Reservoir Engineer (2 roles) — Portland, Oregon

at NW Natural
Location Portland, Oregon
Date Posted September 24, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 3

Description

NW Natural offers a Reservoir Engineering 2 or 3 opportunity to interested applicants.  The following is a summary of the position specifics.

Purpose of Position:  

Plans, develops and coordinates subsurface development of underground storage projects.  Provide operational support for multiple underground storage fields.

 

Position Essential Functions:

•Oversees the geologic and reservoir engineering aspects of underground storage field development.
•Collects, evaluates and analyzes storage field pressure and inventory data for inventory verification studies, asset reliability evaluations and capacity expansion potential.
•Evaluates potential storage reservoirs. Provides reservoir optimization strategies.
•Performs field simulations and computer modeling to predict field capacity and well deliverability.
•Conducts well tests and surveys to determine well condition, functionality and longevity.
•Determines injection and withdrawal flow profiles for both wells and reservoirs.
•Monitors observation wells for aquifer dynamics and storage gas losses.
•Prepares annual production forecasts, remaining reserve estimates and ultimate production estimates.
•Interfaces with geological and engineering consultants and regulatory agencies.
•Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
•Participate as a subject matter expert for external audit preparation, data gathering in order to demonstrate compliance.  

 

Position Qualifications:

•Undergraduate degree in Reservoir, Geological or Petroleum Engineering.
•3+ years’ experience (Level 2) or 7+ years’ experience (Level 3) in storage facility engineering required.  
•Ability to register as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desired. 
•Thorough understanding of engineering principles and theories and advanced technical expertise in geological and reservoir engineering. 
•Broad-based experience with well drilling and completion, field production and operations, geophysics and geology, economic evaluations, and corporate budgets.
•Experience with reservoir modeling, inventory verification studies, and design and analysis of flow, pressure drawdown and pressure buildup tests.
•Drilling and completion experience encompassing all phases from well planning through first production/operations including experience with horizontal wells and gravel pack completions.  
•Strong technical, project management, verbal communication and writing skills.
•Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record.
•Subject to random drug testing.

Salary Range:	$67,750-$83,000-$98,250 (Level 2 – Grade 20) or $85,000-$104,100-$123,250 (Level 3 - Grade 22) depending on qualifications

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