Reservoir Engineering Technician IV in Denver, United States

at Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted November 29, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent



Performs the most complex and varied tasks in support of the Engineering staff. Coordinates collection of data for engineering evaluations and monitoring of operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains data in company software programs related to the authority for expenditure (AFE) approval process; assists reservoir engineers in presenting economic cases consistent with management objectives

Performs calculations using reservoir engineering software to set up and run economic cases, production, prices, expenses, investments, ownership, taxes, and reserves projections; prepares various reserves reports for management review

Prepares economic price and expense sensitivities to be included in reserve reports; collaborates with multiple teams and departments to gather data on new wells for performance analyses

Assists Reservoir Engineering staff with data management and integration support; gathers and populates rate transient analysis models relevant to engineering evaluations

Performs basic decline curve analysis for forecasting, type well analysis, and documentation of decline parameters for various reservoirs

Provides support in the preparation, execution, and follow‐up for reservoir analyses and well reviews, which includes researching state regulatory websites for property information identification

Assists in the creation of presentation documents for meetings with the Board of Directors, bankers, and potential joint venture partners

Prepares and shares reserves confirmation analysis with third party engineering firms; coordinates external consultant property examinations

Provides guidance to less experienced engineering technicians

Extracts lease operating statement (LOS) data from the Company’s database for review by engineering;

uploads LOS quality controlled data into ARIES, annually Qualifications

To succeed in this role, 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. Education and/or Experience

Associate degree in a related technical field

At least eight years of related experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

None Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Experience utilizing reserves and economic software such as ARIES, Fekete (IHS), and WellView required

Experience utilizing WIIP preferred Other Skills and Abilities

Must be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills

Possesses knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry

Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills

Possesses strong math skills

Communicates effectively with colleagues, regulators, and superiors Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

When performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit; and use hands and fingers. The employee must frequently talk or hear. The employee must occasionally stand; and walk. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The work environment is that of a typical office setting. Whiting Core Competencies

In the performance of respective tasks and duties, all Whiting employees should focus on a high level of professionalismin all interactions in addition to the quality of their work. To perform the job successfully, employees should demonstrate the following competencies:

Job Knowledge ‐ Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Problem Solving ‐ Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service ‐ Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications ‐ Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Teamwork ‐ Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Innovation ‐ Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Safety and Security ‐ Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Ethics ‐ Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Corporate Social Responsibility –Maintains good corporate citizenship; supports the communities in which Whiting operates; maintains the highest ethical standards in business relationships; protects the reputation of Whiting and the industry; is a good steward of the environment.
EEO Statement:
Whiting Petroleum Corporation does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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