Reservoir Engineer Job in Houston, United States

at Marathon Oil
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 10, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers.
The Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for modeling complex engineering and operational problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this individual will-also be proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets including time series data, designing specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.

The Reservoir Engineer will work closely with engineers, geo-scientists, project/program managers, and IT teams to turn oil & gas data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions. Other responsibilities include providing data that is clean and reliable.
The position will require a creative thinker who will propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining approaches on the set of information available, and validate findings using an experimental and iterative approach.
The successful candidate will need to be able to present back their findings to the business by focusing on the specific business value while exposing their assumptions and validation work in a way that can be easily understood by the business stakeholders.
This role requires a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem solving skills and programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypothesis through the discovery phase of the project. Excellent written and communications skills to report back the findings in a clear, structured manner are required.

Essential Functions:

Focusing on business value of providing solutions - adapt statistical methods to solve specific engineering problems
Collaborate with -geoscientist, drilling and reservoir engineers in data extraction transform & load, visualization,- statistical analysis, predictive modelling and data science concepts
Follow established project methodology and strong quality assurance for delivery to scope and requirements
Report results of analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables to all levels in Marathon
Evaluate the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data in order to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.


Masters Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field with minimum 10 years of experience
Undergraduate in Petroleum Engineering with Reservoir Engineering experience or PhD in GeoScience

Oil and Gas Industry experience

Solid knowledge of statistical techniques: High proficiency in the use of statistical packages in R and Python
Experience with SAS analytics suite
Strong Practical Programming skills (practical SQL; MS Excel; -Java, R, Python,
Scala; strong understanding of software development techniques
The ability to come up with solutions to business problems by leveraging data mining and machine learning over potentially varied & large datasets.
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Display high degree of initiative, self-starter ability and results orientation
Experience using machine learning algorithms
Experience in unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning.
Proficiency in statistical analysis,
quantitative analytics,
forecasting/predictive analytics,
Multi-variate testing, and optimization algorithms.
Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork and communications
Open attitude towards and ability to learn and utilize new technologies and standards
Proven leadership skills, demonstrated in both academic and business environments
Project Management

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.
If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

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