Senior Reservoir Engineer – Conventional Plays - Calgary

at NAFT Energy Consultants
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted September 9, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Job Description
The senior reservoir engineer will play a key role in exploitation and development of
conventional assets in mature basins in Canada or Internationally. This position will work
with a team including geoscientists, production, drilling, land and others functional
disciplines. The Engineer will develop and conduct reservoir studies to optimize the value
creation during ongoing exploitation of existing assets. The Engineer will develop rate and
reserve estimates and provide engineering input and support on acquisition evaluations,
depletion plans, master development plans and EOR projects. The Engineer will initiate
technical work and apply technical knowledge and tools necessary to achieve successful
Complete reservoir engineering work that results in the value optimization of ongoing
exploitation and development of existing assets. This work might include the following:
 Develop exploitation optimization plans.
 Complete volumetrics, material balance, TRA and recovery assessments.
 Evaluate well performance (rate and reserves) of wells in and around area of
exploitation and development.
 Evaluate the completion and spacing effectiveness of wells to optimize recovery.
 Monitor & evaluate offset operators drilling and completion techniques.
 Develop data acquisition plans.
 Complete reservoir surveillance and depletion evaluations.
 Identify & implement new technologies and EOR techniques that can help optimize
exploitation and development plans.
 Develop and implement an ongoing evaluation program to assess the success of
exploitation program optimization efforts.
 Provide acquisition evaluation support to Business Development Group.
 Complete rate and reserve evaluations, capital and operating cost evaluations &
 Identify & study analog fields to understand recovery potential & possible optimization
ideas for our assets.
 Support economic (discounted cash flow) evaluations and risk analysis.
 Complete reserve estimates for developed and developing assets. Serve as company
representative with outside reserve auditors and investment bankers.
 Track record of successful exploitation of mature reservoirs including but not limited to
water-flooding, gas injection, horizontal development, etc.
 High level proficiency with leading edge reservoir optimization platforms and simulation
Career Opportunity
 Clear knowledge of what multi-disciplinary technical work needs to be done, and when it
should be done, in the course of conventional assets life-cycle.
 Knowledge of business aspects of exploitation and development with clear understanding
of economics and risks.
 Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary group involving engineers, geoscientists,
land, finance, and administrative people.
 Strong communication and presentation skills.
 Strong fundamental reservoir engineering skills and knowledge.
 Recent experience with reserve determinations for conventional reservoirs.
 10+ years of oil and gas reservoir engineering experience.
 B. S., M. S. or Ph.D. degree in Reservoir Engineering.


Based in Calgary, with likelihood of travel for asset evaluation / partner and client meetings.

Vacancy will be available until placed.

About NAFT Energy Consultants Inc.
NAFT Energy Consultants is a Calgary based consulting and solutions provider for the global oil and gas industry. NAFT delivers technical excellence, business strategy, project development and execution skills. We provide risk-adjusted solutions to our client’s challenges and opportunities. We help you make sound strategic decisions. Our practice provides services in the following domains:

– Strategy: economics, portfolio management, business planning, Capex / Opex optimization,
– Business Development: A&D advisory, play assessment, bench-marking, field development,
– Subsurface Technical Expertise: exploration, development and production
– Capital Projects: project development, risk and uncertainty analyses, cost optimization

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