Senior Reservior Engineer — State College, Pennsylvania

at Eclipse Resources
Location State College, Pennsylvania
Date Posted January 11, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 3


Department: Operations

Reports To: Vice President, Reservoir Engineering

Status: Exempt

Location: State College, PA

Job Summary:

The Senior Reservoir Engineer will characterize reservoir properties, assess development options, and orchestrate the implementation of reservoir management plans, all with the collaborative support and expertise required to deliver outstanding results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct reservoir engineering evaluations to evaluate individual well performance, predict reservoir performance, evaluate completion strategies, and optimize future depletion and development plans.
  • Evaluate and initiate exploitation opportunities including new drill wells and workovers.
  • Support Division engineering and exploration teams through detailed engineering assessments of play and prospect opportunities.  Prepare project economics as required.
  • Prepare detailed studies of producing properties, and determine ultimate primary and potential secondary recovery
  • Recommend collection of additional specialized reservoir data, fluid sample analysis, pressure data and other information necessary to evaluate reservoirs
  • Advise on operational activities from a reservoir engineering standpoint.
  • Build and/or update simulation models and use these to generate forecasts - short term, medium term and long term
  • Attend partner meetings and provide technical input to reservoir and operational concerns
  • Make presentations to senior management and partners as required
  • Make recommendations to production engineer for selection of diagnostic production logs
  • Interpret core analysis - Conventional and advanced
  • Have understanding of reservoir characterization and interpret / incorporate simulation results
  • Understand phase behavior and use in material balance calculations
  • Perform decision and risk analysis
  • Perform single well nodal analysis and assist with network nodal analysis
  • Have thorough understanding of well tests and their application
  • Research well histories & well files in order to understand all prior well work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



OTHER Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with all regulatory, environmental and safety rules and standards, as well as company policy.
  • Relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performing all job duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Adhering to all company policies and procedures.
  • Performing other functions/duties as required.


Minimum Education, Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • 3+ years of work experience specific to petroleum engineering
  • Experience working with independent Petroleum Engineering Consultants on SEC-style Reserve Reports
  • Experience with IHS/Fekete Harmony software suite
  • Extensive experience with ARIES reserves and economics software
  • Detail-oriented but can interpret a wide range of well data
  • The candidate should have a strong desire to creatively apply new and off the shelf technologies and workflows to reservoir characterization/production optimization.
  • Methodical, analytical, and process oriented
  • Strong computer modeling skills
  • Looking for exposure to a wide range of projects
  • Eager to progress quickly
  • Ability to work with multi-functional teams, prioritize projects and have good interpersonal skills


Required Trainings:

  • Corporate Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
  • Harassment and Discrimination

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

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