Reservoir Engineer in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted August 2, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Hiring Department: Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classifications: $55,000+/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some travel required.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date. Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2018. Positon remains open until filled.


Position Summary: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

This position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an International leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. We are looking for experienced, aggressive, scientifically trained, and market-oriented individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions: Developing geophysical models of the subsurface and running dynamic simulations to determine the long-term fate of produced/injected fluids, including hydrocarbons, CO2 storage, and brine, using oil and gas industry simulation software.
Some travel is required.

Required Competencies: Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise. Seen as an expert in technical field. Knowledge and willingness to learn about new technologies. Strong leadership abilities. Adherence to and promotion of good safety practices in the workplace and field For more information regarding the EERC, visit


Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in petroleum engineering or related engineering, science, or geoscience field. Extensive experience building reservoir simulation models to improve understanding on production mechanisms and evaluate enhanced oil recovery methods. Applicants may be required to provide a presentation to the interviewers during the interview. Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae Successful completion of a criminal history background check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of experience working in the oil and gas industry or in a research position related to the oil and gas industry. Experience using one or more of the following software packages: Schlumberger's ECLIPSE and Petrel; Computer Modelling Group's IMEX, GEM, or STARS; TOUGH suite of simulators TOUGH3, iTOUGH2 or TOUGHREACT; or Halliburton's Nexus software packages. Experience designing or interpreting field or lab experiences for CO2 storage or hydrocarbon recovery. Experience with enhanced oil recovery or CO2 storage is a plus. Experience with geophysical or geomechanical or geochemical data interpretation is a plus. Experience with Embedded Discrete Fracture Model is a plus. Experience in analyzing and manipulate large datasets and/or previous experience using machine learning algorithms. Author or coauthor of published peer-reviewed article or technical paper. Doctorate degree in petroleum engineering or related field.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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