Reservoir Engineer in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted June 17, 2020
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


University of North Dakota

Hiring Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $55,000 plus/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, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


Position Details: The full position description is attached to this posting in the bottom right-hand corner.

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 a scientifically trained, confident, and experienced engineer to contribute to the success of the EERC and its clients. The responsibilities of this role include solving advanced challenges in unconventional reservoirs such as analysis of production mechanisms, diagnosis of production problems, hydraulic fracturing with different fluids, CO2/gas enhanced oil recovery (EOR), high-volume gas storage, advanced reservoir monitoring techniques, and application of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms in unconventional reservoirs.

The selected candidate will perform the following functions:
Evaluate and interpret geoscience and engineering data.
Use oil and gas industry simulation and other software packages to determine the long-term performance of subsurface reservoirs and the fate of produced/injected fluids.
Suggest, assist with, and prepare proposals to potential clients.
Report results to clients.
Some travel is required.

At the EERC, we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Required Competencies:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise
Seen as an expert in technical field
Track record of excellent teamwork and customer service
Excels at mentoring, advising, and/or supervising staff
Strong leadership
Good understanding of geomechanics, and hydraulic/natural fracture characterization.
Knowledge of geophysical or geomechanical or geochemical data interpretation.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in petroleum engineering or related engineering, science, or geoscience field.
Experience building reservoir simulation models to improve understanding on flow mechanisms and to evaluate production methods for unconventional reservoirs.
Experience with CO2 or other EOR methods for unconventional reservoirs.
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:
Doctorate degree in petroleum engineering or related field.
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 Modeling Group's IMEX, GEM, or STARS; SimTech’s EDGS/EDFM package; TOUGH suite of simulators TOUGH3, iTOUGH2 or TOUGHREACT; or Halliburton's Nexus software packages.
Experience of designing or interpreting field or lab experiments for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery and gas storage in unconventional reservoirs.
Experience of diagnosing subsurface problems such as conformance issues in fractured horizontal wells.
Experience with AI/ML algorithms in production and injection data analysis.
Author or coauthor of published peer-reviewed article or technical paper.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

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.

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 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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