Reservoir Engineer (Reserves) in Houston, United States

at Surge Energy America
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 5, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Reserves/Reservoir Engineer
Position Summary:
The Moss Creek Asset area is a significant Spraberry and Wolfcamp unconventional shale development in the Permian Basin, with an active and sustained multi-rig development program in execution. The Reserves/Reservoir Engineer will report to the Subsurface Manager and work in a multi-discipline team to provide reserves analysis and reporting including year-end SEC Reserves Report along with quarterly updates to management and external stakeholders. Experience with advanced decline curve analysis techniques and reservoir modeling to build type curves are key job responsibilities.
Additional responsibilities include reservoir engineering analysis in support of field development implementation. This position will bring a varied reservoir engineering toolkit to diagnosing and resolving engineering uncertainties in a major Permian Basin unconventional development. A key expectation of this role is an ability to use petroleum engineering and knowledge of unconventional reservoirs in conjunction with production rate and pressure data, drilling observations, and completion design parameters to identify and develop opportunities to improve recovery and maximize reserves. The Reserves/Reservoir engineer will also use base field production data to identify and assess performance anomalies then recommend optimization/recovery plans in coordination with Production and Facilities Engineering.
Provide annual reserves reporting and quarterly updates to both internal and external stakeholders. Work with external reserves auditors to ensure compliance.
Use advanced decline curve techniques and reservoir modeling to assess reserves on a well by well basis and to incorporate this knowledge into building type curves.
Provide technical reservoir engineering data to support the economic analysis of drilling opportunities and the AFE approval process.
Integrate data and observations across disciplines to relate field observations to fundamental physical reservoir behavior.
Work in a team environment with various disciplines to implement a multi-rig drilling program.
Observe/analyze field production data for subsurface performance trends and reservoir management implications.
Provide well level reservoir performance results and insights to the Planning Reservoir Engineer.
Identify and develop improvement opportunities to optimize the completion design and maximize access to reserves.
Reservoir Engineering expertise in fundamental principles of petroleum engineering. Should be able to demonstrate applications of advanced decline curve analysis, analytical material balance, rate transient analysis, pressure transient analysis, wellbore modelling, and PI/IPR curve construction to rate and reserves estimation.
Knowledge of geo-mechanical properties, fracture stimulation theory, and completion techniques.
Strong problem-solving skills using reservoir engineering know-how to identify technical and business improvement opportunities.
Experience implementing multi-rig drilling programs.
Familiarity with production operations.
Practiced at risk analysis and probabilistic economic analysis.
Demonstrated ability to work at a strategic and commercial level.
Strong interpersonal, analytical and communications skills
Ability to work effectively with cross-discipline professionals and individuals at all levels.
Must be a self-starter, motivated, with good organizational & reasoning skills.

Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and 3+ years of experience including multiple years supporting unconventional assets.
Expert knowledge of PHDwin software or other applicable Reserves based software tools.
Proficient in use of Spotfire tools.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and willing to learn other computer applications.

Who We Are
How this position delivers results is as important as what is achieved. Every employee is expected to demonstrate these behaviors to be considered an effective performer.
Safety – We conduct our work in a way that ensures EVERYONE SAFELY RETURNS TO FAMILY and friends every single day
Integrity – We do THE RIGHT THING with high ethics and standards in compliance with laws, regulations, and policies
Teamwork – We work together collaboratively creating SUCCESS AS ONE TEAM
Excellence – We always STRIVE FOR INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT using our mistakes as positive learning experiences
Transparency – We work with OPENESS AND CANDOR creating an atmosphere of strong communication, trust and credibility

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