Senior Reservoir Engineer in Denver, United States

at Drawbridge
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted May 8, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent



Under general supervision, the Senior Reservoir Engineer works on multi-disciplinary teams to analyze the performance of unconventional reservoirs and to plan the efficient development of these.Applies technical analysis to evaluate well, reservoir and field performance using state-of-the art methods to resolve problems and identify potential to add reserves and value to the Companys operations.Also responsible for economic evaluations, production forecasts, assisting with acquisition evaluations, creating SEC-compliant reserve reports and other related duties as assigned. Performs work to a technical standard consistent with professional engineering practices and in conformance with governmental guidelines and Company policies.



Create and utilize surveillance methods to track and analyze well performance
Provide well performance forecasts using best practices methodologies appropriate for the reservoir at hand, incorporating as needed fluid and reservoir properties including PVT data
Create type well curves for booking of non-producing reserves and for economic analyses of drilling programs
Work with geoscience professions to tie well performance to key reservoir characteristics and create basin-wide understanding of trends in production potential
Provide expertise in rate transient analysis and reservoir simulation to characterize hydraulic fracture treatment efficacy and forecast recovery potential
Assist production engineers with analysis of well performance issues
Commission and coordinate fluid property studies to delineate reservoir compartmentalization and understand dominant recovery mechanisms
Provide flow assurance support through analysis of in situ multi-phasefluid behavior, water scaling tendency, and paraffin and hydrate formation potential
Provide auditable estimates of company reserves
Assist in the creation of production budgets and schedules of future expenses for producing, exploration, and exploitation projects.
Assess economic merit and technical feasibility of alternative development schemes including various well completions and well spacing options
Provide reservoir engineering support to acquisition and divestiture efforts
Regular and punctual attendance



General knowledge

Land and lease rights, property and severance taxes, operating expense budgets, well completions methods, and geological concepts related to unconventional reservoirs
Production engineering concepts of inflow performance, artificial lift and nodal analysis.
Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs

Working knowledge

Reserves categorization and estimation methods
Production characteristics of unconventional reservoirs, the Permian Basin in particular
Well transient analysis
Log and routine and special core analysis
Basic and intermediate proficiency using industry software such as ARIES, OFM, Wellview, Harmony, Eclipse or equivalent
Production decline models (Arps and its variants) as applied to unconventional reservoirs
Type well forecasting techniques
Standard well production surveillance methods
Horizontal well interference and pattern spacing concepts
Reservoir engineering techniques and applications (material balance, reservoir drive mechanisms.)
Reservoir fluid properties and their effects on production
Project economic analysis including probabilistic methods

Skills and Abilities

Organize, prioritize and make decisions under time restrictions
Work effectively with diverse groups of people
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies
Manage multiple projects simultaneously
Self-directed and detail-oriented
Travel required


BS in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline
Minimum 5 years working in the above disciplines with specific experience in the Permian Basin

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