Senior Reservoir Engineer - CSG Subsurface in Brisbane, Australia

at Senex Energy Limited
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted January 10, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


About the company

Senex is an Australian oil and gas company with a 30-year history. We explore and produce from a diverse portfolio across two of the country’s most prolific onshore energy producing regions. Senex operates existing oil producing assets in the Cooper Basin and is progressing greenfield gas projects in the Surat Basin. Together, the Senex-operated Western Surat Gas Project and Project Atlas involve drilling of up to 500+ wells and will contribute to future energy security for Australia’s east coast. We are headquartered in Brisbane and an ASX 300 company.

About the position

The Senior Reservoir Engineer will work within a cross-functional subsurface team comprised of engineers, geoscientist and technicians involved in the assessment and active development of Senex Energy Limited’s acreage position in the Surat Basin.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the position include:
Provide reservoir engineering expertise for the Western Surat Gas Project (WSGP) and serve as a technical mentor for exploitation engineers, reservoir engineers, geologists and geophysicists.

Generate and maintain reservoir simulation models incorporating all relevant subsurface data used in reservoir surveillance and field development across the company’s producing assets. Construct reservoir surveillance plans including designing and implementing well tests and assessing surveillance data.

Work with the geoscience team to prepare yearly appraisal and development well drilling programs.

Prepare Reservoir Engineering Studies of key well performance parameters such as well spacing, completion design and choke management as input into field development plans.

Assist in preparation and maintenance of Field Development Plans and exploration and appraisal programs.

Monitor and analyze internal and peers’ data to build internal production forecast models to assist with field development, A & D activities, and booking reserves and resources.

Able to effectively evaluate production and pressure data of existing wells with emphasis on deliverability prediction for economics modeling.

Perform post well studies and integrate new data to existing maps and models.

Provide strategic technical support to the Production team on reservoir engineering matters.

Prepare reserve reviews and annual reserve estimates with knowledge of SEC/PRMS reserves guidelines,

Evaluate acquisition and divestiture opportunities.

Makes independent decisions in planning, organizing, and completing technical assignments.

Ensure integration and consistency between engineering and geological interpretation by collaborating with reservoir and exploitation engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists and geophysicists.

Preparation of technical documents and presentations, for technical staff and management.

Mentoring of less experienced and inexperienced individuals is required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The incumbent will require the following qualifications and experience:

BSc. in Engineering or relevant tertiary qualifications,

8+ years petroleum/reservoir engineering experience,

Surat Basin CSG experience is highly desirable,

Experience with reservoir simulation software (industry simulation software & industry well test software),

Independent, self-motivated, creative, results oriented, can work to given deadlines,

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle some ambiguity in analysis.


All applications should include a cover letter which addresses your suitability for the position, along with a current resume.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

At Senex our people have opportunities to learn and grow, along with a range of great employee benefits. To find out more about our company and discover some of the other reasons why you should apply for this role, visit our corporate website at:

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