Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at SM Energy
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted May 6, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The Eagle Ford Asset Team (Briscoe) Reservoir Engineer in Houston will assume a role to optimize the development plans of the Briscoe Ranch Asset. The engineer will strive for continual improvement for the asset by providing detailed technical analysis, economic analysis and recommendations on development projects. The engineer handles moderate engineering assignments with some guidance, with a focus on integrating all available production, completion, reservoir, and geologic data to efficiently perform asset evaluations. The successful candidate works well in a multi-discipline team environment and will prepare technical evaluations and presentations for Senior Management.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Develop correlations between geological and completion variables and well performance.
Integrate learnings with the goal to increase asset value for each drilling cycle.
Evaluate oil and gas reserves for all cases at mid-year and year-end.
Initiate reservoir studies of existing assets to determine completion and spacing improvements.
Incorporates advanced production analysis into workflow for well evaluation and forecasting purposes.
Accurately integrate physics based and data science techniques to improve predictions and data quality
Analyze the asset with a holistic tool kit including rate or pressure transient analysis, volumetrics, analytical or numerical modeling and decline curve analysis.
Prepare and update asset business plans and budgets.
Coordinate the creation of AFE’s to execute development plans.
Provide estimations of resource volumes and recoverable hydrocarbons using both probabilistic and deterministic volumetrics, EURs and recovery factors.
Spotfire, Aries, and Fekete skills.
Seeks to improve and increase efficiency of routine analysis
Assist in technical evaluations and presentations of materials for the executive management team and investor relations departments
Ability to create and utilize technical workflows in Spotfire
Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities.

Role-Specific Technical Knowledge & Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Access are required) applications to manipulate and interpret data and reports
Moderate knowledge of Aries or other economic evaluation software programs
Moderate knowledge of Data Visualization tools such as Spotfire
Experience in coding R or other language preferred
Experience on a Data Science / Analytics focused team a plus
Command of fundamental reservoir engineering disciplines including decline curve analysis (DCA), rate transient analysis (RTA), volumetrics, recoveries, fluid behavior, simple analytical history matching, and flow regime identification.
Understanding of Pressure-Temperatures phase diagrams for practical purposes.
Proficient and strong understanding of probabilistic and deterministic methods. Can easily identify limitations in data set and range in certainty of results.
Proficient and strong understanding principles of flow in porous media, Darcy's law, and relative permeability.
Familiar with core analysis and petro-physical evaluations. Experience relating to geochemistry, operations, geological interpretation, well data integration, petrophysics and seismic attributes.
Effective team player who takes an active role in team responsibilities. Ability to grasp new concepts quickly. Excellent written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills

B.S. degree in Engineering is required

Typical Experience:
3 years of Applicable engineering experience

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