Reservoir Engineer (salary grade commensurate with qualifications and experience) in Irving, United States

at Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Location Irving, United States
Date Posted October 29, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have revolutionized the successful development of shale oil resources. However, ongoing shale development increasingly provides new challenges as additional reservoir horizons or new areas are developed. Prior development, depletion and primary recovery have had material impacts on the reservoirs that affect ongoing development. In this position the Reservoir Engineer will lead Pioneer in the technical analysis of development or redevelopment strategies, including EOR opportunities, for the multiple shale reservoirs of the Midland Basin. The Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for assembling geological, production and completions data to construct simulation models that represent the hydraulic fracturing effects on reservoirs, and the subsequent production performance. Practical factors, such as prior development, prior completions, artificial lift, production infrastructure and potential for enhanced recovery by various means must be considered. The reservoir engineer will be responsible for identifying and utilizing the most appropriate means to accomplish these goals, including adopting new or different simulation approaches, and justifying new monitoring technologies or data acquisition programs to promote knowledge and understanding that leads to higher economic recovery of Pioneer resources. Job Duties: Complete advanced reservoir engineering and modeling studies to support development planning, implementation and optimization of shale development with particular emphasis on well-spacing and stacking/staggering, completions, depletion, development timing and sequencing, well interference and mitigation, and enhanced recovery techniques. Coordinate engineering studies for implementation of development and optimization projects in the Midland Basin, in support of Asset Team needs Lead multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of operations, facilities, reservoir engineers, geologists and other supporting disciplines to address all aspects required for field project implementation. Identify, justify and steward appropriate lab or other external studies to develop basic engineering data, such as phase behavior, geomechanics or core characterization experiments Maintain and improve technical competencies by attending schools, seminars and conferences, participating in SPE, and recommending research sponsorship opportunities for Pioneer Qualifications: Advanced degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering is required. Must have 5 years E&P; experience. Additional years preferred. Salary and grade for the posted position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate. Required skills/experience include reservoir simulation, geomechanics, advanced fracture stimulation and completion modeling, project management of multi-disciplinary teams, economic evaluation with applied experience in shale development and/or enhanced oil recovery, and rate/pressure transient analysis as applied to reservoir and well performance evaluations. Additional experience in business development, operations, drilling or well completions preferred. Position requires periodic travel within the United States. Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Pioneer Natural Resources is an EEO/AA-M/F/disability/veteran Employer.

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