Senior Petroleum Engineer Operations — Houston, TX

at QRI
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted February 28, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10

Description

Senior Reservoir Engineer (International Assignments)
Petroleum Engineer | Houston, TX, United States

Requirements

  1. You absolutely must be able to work on rotational international assignments. 
  2. PhD or Masters with >3.5 GPA from a notable oil & gas institution (e.g., Stanford, UT, Texas A&M, Colorado School of Mines)
  3. At least 5 consecutive years of international oil company (IOC) experience (e.g., ExxonMobil, COP, Chevron, Shell or BP)
  4. 10 to 20 years of upstream industry experience

Additional Qualifications

1.       High tech
2.       Innovative and independent-minded
3.       Bottom line-oriented versus an academic-oriented scientist
4.       Highly adaptive to different cultures and customs
5.       Socially intelligent
6.       Low maintenance personality  

Expectations and Responsibilities

  • Determine causes of fluid breakthrough in wells.  Evaluate drawdowns and rates to control the near-wellbore effects of coning or channeling.
  • Apply principles of reservoir engineering including well test analysis, petrophysical log analysis, SCAL, PVT, decline curve analysis and material balance to oversee development plans, reserves analysis (deterministic/probabilistic depending on customer needs) and economic evaluation.
  • Develop optimal offsets for well perforated intervals to natural fluid contacts, such as water-oil contacts and gas-oil contacts to limit coning and channeling.
  • Create a depletion plan with strict guidelines regarding the rate of fluid movement in the reservoir.
  • Develop offset of well perforated intervals to natural fluid contacts, such as WOC and GOC to limit coning and channeling.
  • Evaluate various completion technologies to restrict fluid entry and improve wellbore isolation (e.g., external packers and equalizers).
  • Develop an oil column thickness map that is unperturbed by near-well effects.
  • Provide a volumetric estimate of bypassed oil and infer sweep efficiency.
  • Determine the best placement for new wells and workovers in reservoirs.
  • Create a depletion plan with strict guidelines regarding the rate of fluid movement in the reservoir.
  • Develop candidates for testing wells and establish testing criteria.
  • Create protocols for cyclic well production regarding optimum rate, shut-in period and completion configuration.
  • Provide a detailed design of drilling and completion of a wells
  • Provide plans to reduce the time and cost of well intervention
  • Utilize common Industry software such as Gocad, Petrel, Eclipse, VIP and Frontsim for reservoir modeling and simulation.

Travel

May require rotational travel, up to 60% time out-of-country.

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