Senior Exploitation/Production Engineer in Germany

at Vermilion Energy
Location Germany
Date Posted January 18, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Based in the Hannover area, we are looking for a Senior Exploitation/Production Engineer who will be a key member of the German team responsible for contributing cross-functional engineering skills to the maturation of exploration and development projects to optimize production and add reserves or resources. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for the assessment of exploration prospects from an engineering perspective, including generation of type curves, analogue well/field evaluation, reservoir engineering evaluation, and generation of production profiles. The company has a fast moving work environment where decisions are made quickly, technical excellence is paramount and a senior level understanding is key to unlocking an asset and basin’s potential. This role provides an excellent opportunity to join a growing team within an exciting and growth focused company.

Key Responsibilities

Evaluation of potential field development plans, including different development options, selection of an optimal development concept, evaluation of evacuation and facility options and impact on the gas/oil transport network

Acting as the Vermilion focal point for Non-operated producing gas fields and providing Engineering input, including responsibility for production forecasting, budget management & partner engagement

Economic assessment and screening at detailed level for the portfolio and individual prospects

Coordination of, or input to, the corporate Long Range Plan and Reserves/Resources assessment for the GBU

Project management of specific projects. Responsible for defining project plans and project management, ensuring that projects deliver to expectation. Liaise as required with the production/operations and drilling teams

Applying oil and gas asset evaluation experience to the evaluation of acquisition or farm in opportunities and the preparation of the associated business proposals

Essential Experience & Skills

Minimum 10 years production and/or exploitation/reservoir engineering experience

Experience in conventional hydrocarbon and tight gas exploitation, reserves evaluations, production forecasts and performed a wide variety of other technical & economic evaluations.

Demonstrated experience in managing and executing exploration and development projects, ideally with a mix of both Production and Reservoir Engineering

Experience in conventional oil and gas, and specifically in tight gas developments, including use of hydraulic fracking technology

Excellent analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in German and English language

Strong collaboration and teamwork

Strong track record of delivering results; with focus on value creation


Petroleum Engineering or other relevant degree

Attributes & Characteristics

Open and honest team player

Positive and engaging personality

Flexible, influential and assertive when required

Vermilion Attractions

International company, headquartered in Alberta, Canada

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: Until a suitable candidate has been identified

Please forward all applications, cover letters and resumes, in English, to:

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