Senior Reservoir Engineer - Houston

at Marathon Oil
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted June 6, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8



The Senior Reservoir Engineer will work together within a cross-functional subsurface team comprised of engineers, geoscientists, and technicians involved in the assessment and active development of Marathon’s acreage position in the Permian Basin.


Duties include:

  • Providing reservoir engineering support for multi-disciplinary projects including field development planning, reservoir performance analysis, and completion optimization
  • Assisting in the development of technical standards for key workflows including type curve generation, production forecasting, rate transient analysis
  • Developing recommendations for data gathering and testing programs to enhance subsurface understanding and enable development optimization
  • Providing support to reserves and planning processes including type curves validation, production analysis, decline curve analysis, reservoir simulation
  • Mentoring of less experienced or intern reservoir engineers within the asset will be required.
  • Some travel to other MRO locations and field locations as appropriate.



  • BS or higher in Petroleum Engineering (or related engineering discipline), with a minimum of 8 years of reservoir engineering experience, including 5+ years in unconventional reservoirs experience preferably in tight oil
  • Demonstrated ability to apply reservoir engineering techniques to optimize development plans & completion practices
  • Experience with reserve estimation techniques and knowledge of SEC reserves guidelines
  • Experience with reservoir simulation studies, history match, spacing and other simulation studies, EOR
  • Experience with decline curves analysis & up to date with industry trend and latest techniques used
  • Experience with artificial lift methods and optimization
  • Proficiency with eclipse, CMG and other reservoir simulation software, Build and/or update simulation models and use these to generate forecasts - short term, medium term and long term
  • Proficiency with petrel and static modeling, and reviewing well performance versus geologic parameters (structural position, pay thickness)
  • Proficiency at economic evaluation and risk/uncertainty assessment including ARIES
  • Experience with pressure transient analysis (PTA) and rate transient analysis (RTA), preferably using Fekete or Kappa Sapphire/Topaze software
  • Data analysis experience, preferably with Spotfire
  • Self-directed and capable of working in a small team environment along with other engineers and geoscientists
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Cooperative and interactive team player, act as mentor to junior team member in team and within asset
  • Collaborative and open to be challenged and technically debate technical projects in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrated creative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle some ambiguity in analysis

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