Reservoir Geologist - Calgary, Alberta

at Alberta Energy Regulator
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted January 13, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Openings 1 Location Name
Alberta Energy Regulator
Calgary, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jan 13, 2017 Profession Geology Experience Level(s) Entry/Intermediate Job Type(s) Permanent Education Level(s) University - Bachelors Job ID job-2028

Position Summary

Description of the job

The Reserves and Resources Branch of the AER delivers science-based, peer-reviewed public knowledge and advice on Alberta’s reserves and resources of hydrocarbons and related uses of subsurface pore space and geological formations.

The work of the Reserves and Resources Branch centers on the accurate and timely reporting of Alberta’s current reserves of oil, natural gas, and bitumen. The focus of the Branch’s work is presently on Alberta’s largest deposits of shale gas, tight oil, and in-situ bitumen, though resource recovery in all of Alberta’s conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays are examined annually.

The Reservoir Geologist works on a multidisciplinary team responsible for delivery of Branch functions for a specific part of Alberta’s portfolio of energy plays.  For reserves reporting, the Reservoir Geologist evaluates geological and reservoir parameters from subsurface data such as petrophysical logs, cores, and outcrop analogues, and from these data produces probabilistic geological models of pools and deposits.


  • Create and maintain accurate geological maps and models of Alberta’s deposits and pools of hydrocarbons in a geological play framework
  • Use fluid pressures, fluid contacts, production history, and geological inference to assess extent and hydraulic continuity of pools, stimulated rock volumes, and aquifers
  • Work with other geologists, reserves engineers, data scientists, and technologists to determine reserves and resource quantities of Alberta’s conventional oil and natural gas, bitumen, and unconventional deposits of hydrocarbons in accordance with internationally accepted standards
  • Run water, groundwater, and land simulators to assess the impacts of subsurface development on the surface and subsurface and use this to better constrain resource classifications
  • Present work on reserves evaluation, classification, and estimation to peers in other government agencies, industry associations, and technical societies
  • Prepare and present technical presentations and written reports for the geoscience and reservoir engineering communities of practice at the local level, as well as to AER management


  • A degree in geology, hydrogeology, earth science or a related discipline with a specialty or concentration of courses in petroleum geology or hydrogeology
  • Prior experience in Canadian petroleum geology would be an asset
  • Familiarity with GIS, geomodeling, geostatistics, groundwater or petroleum-reservoir flow-simulators is desirable
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to propose creative solutions as well as communicate them clearly and effectively
  • Proactive team player with strong collaboration skills across all levels and situations
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and collaborate with internal and client teams
  • Strong communication skills (both in person and in writing) while interacting with individuals with a varied range of technical understanding
  • Eligible for registration as a G.I.T. with APEGA 

Join the Alberta Energy Regulator and Be In Great Company!

A career should fulfill many needs. In a team of world-class thinkers who regulate how energy resources are discovered, developed and delivered your reward can go beyond a job well done. It can go to the pride and recognition that you’re doing something that matters.

For 75 years Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has adapted to meet innovations in technology, new industry activity and changing social expectations.

We are seeking diverse individuals with strong technical skills to join us in this exciting journey. Be everything you want to be by helping us build a legacy of excellence Albertans can count on.

How to apply:

Please go to the AER Web site, click on the “Careers” tab, “Search Career Opportunities,”  Select the job you are applying for, click on the APPLY NOW button and follow the instructions.

Please quote competition # 16-162 in your application.

Please note: Should an individual with the required qualifications not be available, applicants with closely related qualifications may be considered. Relocation costs covered by the AER will be considered on an individual basis.


Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2017

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