Reservoir / Simulation Engineer (unconventional) — Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

at Randstad
Location Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted November 3, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Reservoir/Simulation Engineer - Unconventional

As one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises, my Client is currently seeking an experienced Reservoir/Simulation Engineer – Unconventional to join the Exploration Department in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


The main responsibilities of the role will be to:

·         Design modelling strategies based on objectives of the unconventional team.

·         Build representative dynamic models of unconventional reservoirs to assist in developing unconventional production concepts and full field development planning.

·         Deliver production profiles, including uncertainty envelopes on those profiles.

·         Provide risk mitigation methodologies, along with rest of the unconventional development team, to ensure robust delivery of company’s business plan.



Minimum requirements:


·         Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering. An advanced degree is preferred and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by one year for a master’s degree and two years for a Ph.D.

·         A minimum of 15 years of experience, with at least 5 years of experience with unconventional resources on shale and tight gas plays (U.S. preferred).

·         Hands-on experience in black oil, compositional and thermal simulation of conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields.

·         Proficient in the use of software such as Eclipse, Petrel RE, PVTi and other commercial reservoir simulation tools.

·         Experience in single well and multiple well modelling, stress analysis and nodal analysis preferred.

·         Other desirable skills include:

ü  Oil and gas field development and production operations, including unconventional.
Workover/recompletion program design and well site supervision to include coil tubing, wireline, stimulation, snubbing, log analysis, etc.

ü  Surface facility design, including compression, gas metering, tank batteries, dehydration, treaters, separators and production units, pumping units, etc.

ü  Operating expense analysis, decline curve analysis, well test analysis, pipeline design and installation.

ü  Understanding of geology and reservoir mechanics to perform pressure analysis, material balance and have the ability to read logs, understand formation evaluation, core analysis, geomechanics and stimulation data.

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