Reservoir Engineering Technical Expert - Texas

at Southwestern Energy
Location Texas, United States
Date Posted June 13, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Reservoir Engineering Technical Expert - (11086)

Primary Location

: Texas-Spring


: Engineering



Company Overview

Currently one of the largest producers of natural gas in the continental United States, Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. We are also focused on creating and capturing additional value through our natural gas gathering and marketing business, which we refer to as Midstream Services. Visit to learn more.

Working at Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy produces and provides energy to our world. It’s a commitment that has motivated our employees for more than 80 years. Every day we are explorers and producers, working to discover innovative new ways to fuel the future. Our culture demands creativity and innovation, and we foster this by building programs and procedures that make our company and industry better. We give employees, including new hires, the opportunity to be a contributor from the first day on the job. It’s important to us to create a rewarding and inclusive work environment. We reward team and individual performance, in addition to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits. We support our employees with opportunities to participate in ongoing development training and support groups.


We are at the forefront of several significant projects, including the Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale plays. In fact, Southwestern Energy was the first to discover the economic viability of the Fayetteville Shale and is the largest producer of its natural gas.  We have exploratory efforts in the Brown Dense, located near the Arkansas-Louisiana border.


Reporting to the VP of Technology, the Reservoir Engineer- Technical Expert will work with multi-disciplinary technology team consisting of reservoir engineers, geologists, geophysicist, geochemist, and operations engineers.



  • Provides technical expertise and  in support in the estimation of resource potential using both deterministic and probabilistic methods, estimates anticipated production rates for conventional and unconventional plays, analyzes production histories, DFITS and other information for reservoir characterization, performs sensitivity analysis as required.
  • Participates in reservoir evaluation program and assists in the log analysis, fluid analysis, and core analysis efforts.
  • Work with geologists and geophysicists to relate geologic and geophysical attributes of the play to reservoir quality.
  • Work with production/completion engineers to examine fracture geometry and how it relates to well performance.
  • Review drilling and completion practices and investigate how they relate to reservoir performance.
  • Assess complex problems, challenge conventional thinking and develop creative ideas and solutions.
  • Utilize frac propagation models, 3D flow models or emerging multi-physics models.
  • Frequently presents analysis to senior management.
  • Supports a strong atmosphere of co-operation through team efforts and interaction with supporting groups and organizations.
  • Actively participates in and supports special projects, studies, mentoring, training and personal growth opportunities.
  • Represent SWN at consortia meetings, researching and recommending new join industry consortia, integrating in-house data, developing new mud rock evaluation methods and implementing those ideas for maximum economic impact.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must have recent onshore, conventional and unconventional, experience
  • Must have a substantial working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and economic analysis software (Aries).
  • Knowledge of well performance evaluation and analysis is required.
  • Experience with comprehensive workflows and tools is desired – log analysis, geo-statistics, geo-cellular modeling, big data manipulation with MATLAB or Mathematica.
  • Development planning and/or operations experience is a plus.


  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, with a minimum of 15 years of experience in reservoir engineering and reserve evaluation.

Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability/Managing Change: Ability to embrace new technologies, meet emerging market demands, respond effectively to changing conditions, apply continuous improvement techniques and create new business opportunities.
  • Leadership: Ability to achieve desired results by encouraging and supporting the contributions of others possession of required knowledge, skills and experience to work effectively with others throughout the organization.
  • Teamwork: Knowledge, skill and ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
  • Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles; ability to secure information, listen effectively and get messages across that have the desired effect, including in formal presentation settings.
  • Technical/Operating Skills: Possession of appropriate technical and operational knowledge, skills and experience to ensure performance at a high level of accomplishment and an ability to make reasonable, defendable assumptions in analysis.
  • Initiative: Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations and generates required steps to ensure success.


Southwestern Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities, females, protected veterans and disabled.

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