Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at Encino Energy LLC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 5, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Overview
This position will be based out of Houston and will report to the Reservoir Engineering Manager. The Reservoir Engineer will be engaged in tasks related to the development of Encino’s Oil & Gas assets. Additionally, the Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for supporting the following tasks.

The economic and reservoir evaluation of existing and proposed investment opportunities
The annual budgeting and development plan process
Technical studies and recommendations to drive the optimization of well performance
Well surveillance and optimization of PDP wells
Reserves preparation workflows


Participate in various phases of economic evaluations including sensitivity analysis for well performance reviews, single-well projects, multi-well projects, and other basin related proposals
Support the Land team in evaluating acreage trades, providing inputs for the unitization process and daily ad hoc support
Prepare AFE materials for operated and non-operated wells as well as other large CapEx projects
Work with technical functions to optimize completion designs and improve performance
Enhance base production by working with Production Engineers / Field Operations to analyze existing production, identify trends, and recommended actions
Compile and analyze operating budget, capital budget, and production forecasts
Engage in the annual planning process working to optimize the asset development plan (5-year plan) including the drill schedule, planned completion tests, forecasting volumes, and running economics
Support the senior engineers in the generation of quarterly reserves updates
Work with Midstream & Marketing to understand pricing, differentials, GP&T; costs, system pressures, system constraints, and volume requirements to adjust development plans appropriately
Analyze capital and expense budgets as well as LOE statements
Stay abreast of engineering technology advancements and recommend utilization of appropriate technology on company assets.


Experienced in well performance analysis methods including DCA, RTA, and probabilistic methods
Proficient in Aries, Excel, and Spotfire
Strong understanding of oil and gas economics and accounting methods
Familiarity with Drilling, Completions, Geology, Land Considerations, and Production Operations
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a small multi-disciplinary team setting
Demonstrated experience of leadership, initiative, and project management
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Previous, direct Shale experience preferred


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Petroleum, Chemical, or Mechanical preferred
Minimum of 2 years of Reservoir Engineering experience working for an upstream operator

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

This position is not eligible for domestic relocation.

Work Environment
This job is predominately located in a professional office environment with occasional travel to the field operations.

Work Schedule
This is a full-time position. Encino has a compressed work week with a “4/9/4” Work Schedule. Employees have the option to work four nine hour days with the addition of four hours each Friday. Some flexibility in hours is allowed.

The Company
Encino Energy is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston. The company is committed to accumulating high potential assets in multiple U.S. basins and to enhancing returns with active discipline and technologically-driven development programs.

Encino Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating, and promoting applicants and its employees. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee’s and applicant’s disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Encino Energy does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.

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