Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at BP
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted May 14, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The Reservoir Engineer in Unconventional Reservoirs Technology will play a key role in the development and deployment of new technologies as well as applying specialist skills and best practices in the business. The Reservoir Engineer will be familiar with field development planning and optimization strategies in unconventional reservoirs as well as uncertainty analysis. They should be able to work closely with geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers and hydraulic fracturing specialists in the Flagship and other parts of the business.

The Reservoir Engineer will integrate unconventional rock and fluid information, classical reservoir engineering analysis and outputs from hydraulic fracture simulation results in the construction of numerical reservoir simulation and analytical models to perform well, sector and/or field scale development optimization studies.

Key accountabilities:
HSSE focus and ability to influence compliance standards for Safety and Operational Risks
Conduct and contribute to specialized reservoir studies Support asset teams on reservoir simulation of unconventional reservoirs, including building, running and evaluating outputs of reservoir simulation models Progress BP’s Development Optimization theme by improving our ability to integrate fracture models (Itasca and StimPlan) with reservoir performance prediction tools such as Nexus Continuously monitor and evaluate as necessary new reservoir engineering technologies related to unconventional reservoirs Incorporate awareness of competitors and consortia/JIP’s into BP’s unconventional reservoirs technology strategy development Work with contractors and internal specialists to plan, prepare, and deliver technology projects and field trials
Essential Education:
BS, MS or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, or equivalent
Essential experience and job requirements:
Experience with unconventional reservoirs (tight sand and/or shale)
A very good understanding of reservoir simulation and experience with unconventional reservoir simulation software such as Nexus, Eclipse or GEM A sound understanding of classical reservoir engineering evaluation methods that may include DCA, RTA, PTA and others Ability to prioritize work in a high activity environment
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location):
Desirable criteria & qualifications:
Experience with TDRM Experience with fast RTA tools and KAPPA Demonstrated planning, organizational, and communication skills
About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

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