Senior Reservoir Engineer - Calipatria

at CalEnergy Generation
Location Calipatria, California
Date Posted January 3, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


Senior Reservoir Engineer 

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 A senior reservoir engineer collects and processes information on well-field and plant performance, diagnoses well problems and designs procedures to fix them. The position uses advanced interpretation techniques of reservoir simulation to provide essential information for the resource department's function of reservoir development and forecasting. The data is also used to support plant operations and comply with governmental reporting.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
Adhere to and support all safety and environmental rules, policies and procedures.

Maintain an accurate and current reservoir engineering database for the areas of responsibility. This includes maintaining a current set of well production histories, observation of well data, geochemical trends and relevant geological data for the assigned fields. (10%)

Prepare authorization for expenditures (AFE's) and economics for well work and equipment. (10%)

Conduct and supervise well-field related activities that include but are not limited to the following: well acidization, well surveys (static, pressure-temperature-spinner (PTS), caliper), coiled tubing cleanouts, capillary tubing installations and tracer enthalpy testing. (10%)

Develop new and innovative technical solutions to resource and/or drilling related issues as required. (10%)

Diagnose well problems and engineer solutions. This includes using simulation tools to model downhole flow conditions to diagnose well problems and be proactive in preventing possible problems. (10%)

Monitor well-field performance to determine potential problems that could arise and simulate current trends to the future to determine needed changes in operating procedure. (10%)

Coordinate with all professional resource sources to provide a comprehensive interpretation of the company's geothermal reservoirs. Interpretation should be fully documented for financing. (5%)

Responsible for data collection and analysis of Region 1 shallow heat anomaly to meet regulatory obligations and provide an appropriate management program. (5%)

Responsible for coordinating the development of appropriate software tools to manage the reservoir and production data gathered from the field. (5%)

Provide monthly reporting to California department of oil, gas and geothermal resources on production and injection as well as quarterly reporting to environmental agencies. (5%)

Collect/analyze Pressure-Temperature-Spinner (PTS) and capillary tubing data. (5%)

Must have working knowledge of reservoir simulation to oversee, direct and troubleshoot outside simulations of reservoir for financing and development. (5%)

Develop well flow performance curves. (5%)

Provide engineering analysis and economic models for exploration, development, workover and acquisition projects. (5%)

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. 


 Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, preferably petroleum. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Five years of related experience or equivalent of reservoir simulation and wellbore modeling expertise. Some petroleum engineering experience in oil and gas is also desired.

Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical procedures or regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and employees.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics and complex equations including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, as well as differential equations. Must have basic computer programming ability and be very fluent in spreadsheet analysis.

The employee should be able to solve tough problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. A valid California driver's license is required.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.

A valid California driver's license is required.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



: Science

Primary Location

: CA-Calipatria


: CalEnergy Generation


: Full time

Hiring Range: $91,700-$118,700

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