Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at Hilcorp Energy Company
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 12, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.

Hilcorp Energy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.
Identify, prioritize, present, and monitor oil and gas development and exploitation projects.
Identify and quantify oil and gas targets.
Construct plans of depletion.
Identify reservoir mechanics and predict potential for additional recovery.
Research field and well histories.
Produce well bore schematics.
Analyze cased hole and open hole well logs.
Analyze pressure and production/injection data.
Produce structure, production, isobaric, and isopach maps.
Perform Nodal Analysis.
Compile relevant oil and gas field data into a complete history and plan for future development.
Evaluate economics and profitability of potential projects for the company.
Work in an integrated team with geologists and operations engineers to mature rate and reserve add projects to an executable status.
Adhere to the company’s values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.
Support company vision and mission.
Adhere to established work schedule and attendance standards and be punctual to work and meetings.
Maintains employee confidence and protects corporate assets by keeping information confidential.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Four (4) years minimum reservoir engineering experience and a proven ability to generate investment opportunities.
Working knowledge of the roles and job responsibilities of operations engineers, geologists, geophysicists, landmen, and other company professionals in order to accomplish team goals.
Ability to conduct detailed reservoir evaluations and studies.
Ability to integrate geological data into reservoir engineering calculations.
Ability to accurately solve problems.
Ability to make valuable contribution to team goals and objectives.
Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for questions, emergencies, etc.).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.
Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities.
Ability to integrate data from different sources into reservoir models.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with specific ability to translate complex information into an organized and presentable manner.
Excellent project management, administrative, and organization skills.
Proficiency in the use and application of the following software:

Required: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook), economic analysis (Aries), Nodal analysis (Petroleum Experts), and public data retrieval (IHS).
Preferred: Proficiency with geologic mapping tools (Petra), rate transient analysis (Harmony suite), computer simulation (CMG), well log evaluation (IP), risk assessment (Rose suite), Data visualization (Spotfire, R).
Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college with a degree in petroleum engineering.

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