Senior Reservoir Engineer- Houston, TX

at The University of Texas
Location Texas
Date Posted March 15, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


FLSA Status


Earliest Start Date


Monthly Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department

Texas Oil and Gas Institute

Please Note

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Required Application Materials
  • A resume is required in order to apply.
  • A letter of interest is required in order to apply.
  • A list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

In order to be considered, applicants must have uploaded all required materials in a combined document and must have completed all sections in their on-line application.


Purpose of Position

Provide advanced reservoir engineering support to the Institute, perform hands-on data analysis, reservoir simulation, reserve determination and field development plans. Oversee and mentor junior engineers and geoscientists including graduate and undergraduate students. Primary responsibilities include building and history-matching large reservoir models, collaborating with University Lands staff and operators to develop and maintain production forecasts.


Essential Functions
  • Coordinate field development projects within the Permian Basin.
  • Serve as the expert in finite-difference and streamline simulation studies.
  • Build and history-match large reservoir models using industry standard software.
  • Work with operating companies on University Lands to optimize completion decisions
  • Update reservoir models with real-time monitoring and surveillance.
  • Collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team to optimize production at the field level.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering with a minimum of 15 years reservoir and/or production engineering experience, including hands-on proficiency with industry leading software (Eclipse, Petrel, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications

Candidate will have demonstrated expertise in classical and modern reservoir engineering methods including and building large numerical reservoir models.  Candidate will have broad and thorough knowledge of cutting-edge production and reservoir technologies.


Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Uses personal computer and other standard office equipment.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Complete all sections on the application, including highest level of education, college degrees (if applicable), references and all questions on the application questionnaire. If you are applying for the first time make sure to complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.

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EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.

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