Senior Reservoir Engineer — Budapest, Hungary

at MOL Group
Location Budapest, Hungary
Date Posted October 5, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


The Senior or Principal Reservoir Engineer is expected to be a technical leader within the Group’s Reservoir Engineering job family specifically in analytical RE tasks and dynamic reservoir modelling. This individual will be a fully independent contributor to projects, and have the technical and communication skills ability to interface directly (non-supervised) with internal and external stakeholders on Reservoir Engineering topics. The scope includes all significant touch points for Reservoir Engineering, and, specifically, late appraisal to development reservoir studies and PRMS/SPE reserve estimations. This individual will work together with integrated Subsurface Teams, occasionally perform stand-alone assessments, and with operations staff, external parties, and internal Senior Management on occasion.



  • Responsible for supporting the Subsurface study teams, and for delivering Reservoir Engineering solutions to the Company
  • Assist in leading Reservoir Engineering activities for CEE and International operations and projects
  • Occasional interfacing with Partners at Technical Committee Meetings (TCM) on various CEE and International assets, etc.
  • Provide occasional support for Business Development assessments
  • Support field development studies including pre-simulation studies, dynamic reservoir model builds (both material balance and 3D), concepts (well counts, spacing, etc.), and production forecasting and planning
  • Assist in drafting subsurface sections of Field Development Plans (FDPs)
  • Support Geology Team with static model builds, as necessary
  • Provide occasional well test plans, ops office support, and well test analyses for Exploration & Appraisal wells
  • Assist in leading yearly internal reserve assessments in compliance with SPE guidelines & PRMS including coordination of the process with the CEE and International Business Units
  • Mentor junior staff, and assist in assuring Reservoir Engineering excellence and best practices


Desired Skills and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Petroleum) required; Graduate degrees preferred
  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in Reservoir and/or Petroleum Engineering studies and operations
  • Experience with stage gate processes, development studies, field development plans (FDPs), and reserve management systems
  • Prior experience with mature field redevelopment, as well as, with greenfield development projects
  • Prior experience with numerical modelling using Eclipse (black oil and compositional)
  • Experience in naturally fractured and hydraulically fractured reservoirs
  • Prior experience as full-time staff with a large/recognized IOC
  • Evidence of analytical RE skills
  • Experience with Eclipse, Petrel RE, Kappa suite, Petroleum Experts suite, as well as, MS Office suite

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