Reservoir Engineer in Perth, Australia

at Chevron
Location Perth, Australia
Date Posted August 6, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Offering some of the most dynamic career opportunities in the industry, Chevron Australia leads the development of two of Australia’s largest natural gas facilities - the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects - and manages world-class operations and exploration activities.
Chevron Australia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Reservoir Engineer to join the Technology and Reservoir Management team. This three-year maximum term role will be based in Perth and will report to the Manager, Technology and Reservoir Management.
Key responsibilities:

Responsible for building and maintaining reservoir models to mature development plans, forecast production and reserves and incorporate production surveillance information in real time
Coordinate delivery of the suite of probabilistic history matched models to support ongoing reservoir management (operational, development and other business decisions; forecasting production, reserves, and resource maturation)
Lead planning and execution of appraisal, development and infill wells as required
Accountable for maintenance, quality control and management of subsurface data  
Provide technical input on the acquisition and interpretation of reservoir surveillance data to inform reservoir offtake decisions
Coordinate and provide technical support to projects involving Chevron’s Energy Technology Company and corporate technical teams
Effectively communicate results to the local and corporate leadership, as well as other internal stakeholders
Provide general reservoir engineering leadership, mentoring and providing work directions to less experienced reservoir engineers
Provide technical consulting on advanced techniques and workflows to modelling teams
Influence joint venture partners and effectively communicate key findings to peers and management
Write concise documentation of technical work, and development plans
Commitment to health, environment and safety and Chevron best practice

Key skills and experience required:


Minimum masters level qualifications in petroleum engineering or related discipline, from a recognised tertiary institution
A minimum of 10 years relevant international oil and gas upstream industry experience, with a proven track record in offshore, deep-water field appraisal and development
Offshore/capital projects experience, deepwater experience on major capital projects, particularly during execution and early operation where development well drilling, production start-up and reservoir surveillance and management expertise is strongly desired
Experienced in all phases of subsurface evaluation and project management from appraisal through greenfield and brownfield development and production surveillance analysis.  Timely integration of field surveillance data into the dynamic modelling process
Experienced reservoir simulation engineer. Fluency with Intersect, IPM, Petrel and many of the Chevron Simulation workflows is a must
Experience with ‘design of experiments’ for rigorous uncertainty analysis, building and maintaining simulation models and history matching workflows are critical
Practical experience with pressure transient analysis
Experienced qualified reserve estimator, reserves estimation and understanding of Chevron internal requirements
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
Effective communication skills for stakeholder management and cross-functional dialogue
Able to understand and discuss complex technical matters with internal stakeholders and regulatory agencies
Highly proactive in all areas and able to deliver high quality products on schedule
Demonstrated commitment to Chevron’s values of diversity and inclusion, high performance, integrity and trust, partnership and protecting people and the environment

Why join Chevron:

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and has been present in Australia for more than 60 years
You will be provided a competitive package and an opportunity to contribute to two of Australia’s largest natural gas facilities
Chevron offers career development opportunities to all employees including onboarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and networking groups 
Chevron is proudly recognised as an employer of choice, guided by a vision of diversity, inclusion and committed to equal employment opportunity
Chevron supports work-life balance and offers employees access to various health and wellness programs
A nine-day fortnight is offered for eligible roles

We actively encourage applications form Australian Aboriginals, women, mature age applicants, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds. To be a part of our success, apply now.
Position Close Date: Thursday 5 September 2019, 3pm WST

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