Reservoir Engineer — Pittsburgh, PA

at Tartan Group
Location Pittsburgh, United States
Date Posted November 24, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


We are searching for a Reservoir Engineer with the skills and passion to join a rapidly growing Exploration and Production (E&P) company. This new business was formed by a group of successful professions in the O&G industry and backed by investors with a proven record of delivering results. This is an opportunity to be a key member of this capable, professional team.

Our client is an emerging E&P company focused on underdeveloped Appalachian basin assets. The company is looking to hire a Petroleum Engineer with capable Reservoir and Production experience. This engineer will evaluate the company's acquisitions and will be in charge of the operations of these assets. We are looking for someone with 15+ years of experience with extensive experience in the Appalachian basin conventional reservoirs. As a key member of the leadership team the positon includes equity and will be an integral part in the success of the company.

The candidate we seek is a seasoned technical professional, with strong business acumen. The leadership team is a talented group building a performance driven team for success. We seek a Reservoir Engineer with the experience and drive to develop the required systems to grow this business.


This is a privately held, newly formed E&P with a capable leadership team. Our client and location are confidential. We will share the details with qualified candidates. All inquiries will be handled with the highest level of confidentially.


The Reservoir Engineer is responsible for maximizing value through reservoir studies, economic accountability, and enhanced production recovery methods. This position is a key member of a seasoned collaborative team. As a member of the team the Reservoir Engineer will contribute to asset acquisition, develop economically viable asset plans, forecast oil and gas flow rates and project the number of wells and methods needed to optimize recovery, or recommend well locations and how their maximum efficiency can be achieved.

This role requires reserves evaluation and surveillance, classification and booking. They will work with various contractors and consultants. They will be responsible for initiating and administering contracts for services.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will have a degree in Petroleum Engineering. They will have 15+ years of progressively responsible industry engineering experience with some of that experience in the Appalachian basin conventional reservoirs.

They will have rounded experience in production engineering and working on mature fields. This position requires advanced analytical ability to assess complex plans for drilling.

This role requires a candidate that has effective verbal and written communication skills. They must have strong MS office suite skills including a high level of demonstrated proficiency with Excel. They will have the ability to employ advanced analytical skills and fact based problem solving. They will have strong critical thinking skills.

Characteristics used to describe this candidate include:

- Passionate, Driven

- Results oriented

- Anticipates obstacles and meets deadlines and commitments

- Accurate with strong attention to detail

- Accountable

- Transparent

This candidate will have highest standard of unquestioned professional conduct and act continuously to model integrity and credibility.

· Field engineering experience in oil &/or gas operations.

· Experience / knowledge of current computer software for reservoir engineering applications.

· Strong business acumen and commercial skills.

· Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

· Self-reliance and able to work with a high degree of independence.

· Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and execute.

Location: This position is based in an attractive suburban community.

Compensation: The compensation plan is very attractive and will reward the execution of the growth strategy. This positon is eligible to participate in an equity program.

Additional information about this position should be directed to Gerry Peterson, Managing Principal, Tartan Group, LLC.

Employment Type: Full-Time

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