Reservoir Engineer in The Woodlands, United States

at Newfield Exploration
Location The Woodlands, United States
Date Posted December 6, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Brief Posting

In this position, the engineer will analyze large datasets to support field development optimization efforts. The successful candidate will be comfortable integrating structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources into data-driven or physics-based reservoir and well models. The engineer will primarily focus on reservoir issues, but will interact with specialists of other disciplines: geophysics, geomechanics, geology, production, completion, drilling, etc.

Detailed Description

Extract well and reservoir data from various databases and flat files

Perform basic statistics on datasets to explore trends, patterns, outliers and clusters

Use heuristics, data-driven or physics-based methods to impute data

Bring together data from various disciplines into machine-learning or physics-based models to analyze the geologic and production potential of various well targets, the performance of different drilling, completion and production strategies

Create presentations and Spotfire dashboards to communicate results and distribute the analysis

Develop new workflows and models to analyze unconventional reservoirs and wells and identify value creation opportunities within large datasets

Minimum Requirements

BS in Petroleum Engineering or closely related discipline with a focus in Reservoir Engineering. MS or PhD preferred.

Demonstrated proficiency in Matlab required, experience with other programming languages preferred.
Preferred Technical Skills

Experience with Spotfire

Experience with statistics, machine learning and data mining algorithms

Experience with databases

Experience with various programming languages (Python, R, C, Fortran, JS, etc)

Experience with optimization algorithms

Experience with public datasets (IHS, Drilling Info, etc)
Additional Details

Excellent communication skills

Advanced analytical skills with an aptitude for math.

Ability to offer creative solutions to problems

Energetic self-starter

Proven ability to interact effectively with a multidisciplinary team

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