Senior Exploitation Engineer in Calgary, Canada

at Vermilion Energy
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted May 23, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Senior Exploitation Engineer

Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Exploitation Engineer. Based in Calgary, this position will report to the Team Lead, AB Foothills Ferrier CBU. This position is a key member of the team and will be responsible for subsurface characterization of the Mannville to identify opportunities to improve recovery and increase present value of the asset through: decline analysis, well spacing evaluation, type curve generation, risk and uncertainty management, basic log interpretation, in place resource assessment, RTA, and liquid yield estimation.

Key Responsibilities
Multi-disciplinary collaboration with the GG&E team to identify, assess, and evaluate economics of growth opportunities including M&A deals, landsales, swaps, farm-ins and new zone appraisals.
Work closely with land to evaluate and make recommendations on expires.
Construction of the annual budget, quarterly production forecasting and associated capital tracking to monitor actual performance versus budget while communicating and managing risks, opportunities and deviations to the plan.
Lead the reserves process as the single point of contact for the 3rd party auditors to ensure accurate, comprehensive and timely completion of the asset reserve report.
Update of the Long Range Plan (LRP) detailing categorized workovers, well inventory, type curves, DCET costs, well schedules, facility and other capital, operating costs, transportation and offsets, as well as depletion planning.
Collaborate with Joint Venture and Marketing to ensure long term access to profitable gas processing and take away is in place and aligned with the LRP.
Build and maintain an inventory of execution ready locations through the Scout and Survey process, ensuring timely completion of H2S Assessments, RTDs, Geohazard meetings, and prospect reviews.
Work in partnership with D&C to efficiently design and execute the D&C operations including frac design, frac spacing, and completion technology.
Work in partnership with Facilities to efficiently design and execute the ET operations including wellsite design and infrastructure planning.
Complete look backs of capital programs; make recommendations to improve well performance and reduce capital.
Role model Vermilion’s HSE culture and take responsibility for the safe execution of work.
Build & maintain relationships with competitor companies, monitor and influence non-op DCET activity.
Participate in Production/Operations well reviews to identify opportunities to reduce costs, increase production, reduce downtime and streamline processes.
Evaluation of optimization opportunities including compression installation and debottlenecking.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Experience & Skills
Minimum of 10 years Exploitation Experience
Detailed understanding of geologic concepts in relation to Reservoir and Exploitation engineering
Good working understanding of Facilities and Production Engineering concepts
Additional time spent in cross-disciplinary roles would be a strong asset
Software experience in Geoscout, Mosaic, Prodview, Petrolook, Microsoft Project, Excel, Powerpoint,, Zed-i
Must be able to work collaboratively in large, multi-disciplinary teams
Professional, team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain partnerships
Detail oriented, logic based decision making, critical thinking, adaptable to change, project management and ability to manage multiple priorities
Effective verbal and written communication skills with acute attention to detail
Strategic thinker with exemplary analytical and problem solving skills and capacity to identify information and resources needed to complete tasks
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a deadline driven environment

Bachelor Science in Engineering

Attributes & Characteristics
Open and honest team player
Positive and engaging personality
Flexible, influential and assertive when required

Vermilion Attractions
Alberta based, international company
Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
20-year history of market outperformance
Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada, France and The Netherlands
Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work

Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents. All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.

Posting Close Date: Open until a suitable candidate has been found

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