Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at Kinder Morgan
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 6, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Description

Position Description
Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, as one of the largest CO2 provider and CO2 tertiary recovery companies in the US, is seeking a reservoir engineer to work within the Yates development team to plan and develop new methods for both extending the field life and for optimizing the on-going development in Yates field, Permian Basin. The selected candidate will be responsible for:
Leading execution of an on-going miscible pilot, including significant interaction with field operations assigning surveillance schedules, quality assuring data, analyzing observed trends, and managing changes throughout execution and post appraisal;

Providing reservoir engineering support to short and long development strategies including optimizing CO2 purchase rate, use of other immiscible injectants, establishing an optimal reservoir and operational pressure strategy, and others;

Developing or working with previously developed reservoir simulation models to history match and forecast recovery for different development concepts, including different secondary and tertiary recovery methods for GOGD and waterflood areas;

Developing a PVT laboratory program for miscible injectants and Yates oil, developing an updated Equation-of-State model, and incorporating models into reservoir simulation;

Conducting reservoir performance analysis for on-going development projects;

Creating and managing workplans and conducting economics evaluations as needed for on-going and new development projects

Interfacing with Yates production, facilities, drilling, and operations engineers during design, implementation and management of Yates development projects;

Interfacing with G&G; staff including geologists, petrophysicists and geophysicists on geomodel development.

Supporting other KM operating units such as Goldsmith San Andres Unit.
Job level will be determined on skills and experience of successful candidate

Position Requirements

The preferred candidate should have/be:
BS or greater in Petroleum Engineering or other related engineering discipline

7+ years of experience as a reservoir engineer in the oil and gas industry. Capable of working independently, but also very active and effective working in a team environment;

Demonstrated ability to proficiently use and/or learn petroleum software such as CMG, MORE, Petra, DSS, OFM, Aries, Kappa, Spotfire, MBAL, and PROSPER.

Significant experience with design, implementation, and surveillance of waterfloods and/or CO2 floods, production/injection forecasting, reserves reporting.

Significant experience with reservoir simulation of primary, secondary and tertiary recovery methods for single and dual poro/perm systems.

High proficiency with MS-Office applications: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint with preference given for VBA, C++, or other coding language proficiency or experience.

A proven track record working effectively within a multi-disciplined development team.

An objective and analytical approach, with a solid command of E&P; project economics.

A clear thinker, concise and effective communicator, and a preferred teammate.

Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s) and lead personnel, focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to established work schedules

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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