Senior Reservoir Engineer in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted February 22, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Hiring Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $90,000 plus/annual, full-time, benefited, exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

Position Summary: Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

This position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for
clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities in a positive and multidisciplinary environment to people with an exceptional work attitude,
dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development.

We are looking for an experienced, energetic, and imaginative senior engineer or scientist to contribute to the success of the EERC and its clients as we pursue problem solving
related to advanced challenges in conventional and unconventional reservoirs such as production mechanisms and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight reservoir rocks, CO2 storage,
high-volume brine disposal, and production data analysis and interpretation for unconventional reservoirs.

The selected candidate will perform one or more of the following functions: Evaluate and interpret geoscience and engineering data. Use oil and gas industry simulation and other software packages to determine the long-term performance of subsurface reservoirs and the fate of produced/injected fluids, mentor junior staff. Constructively work with other groups at the center; suggest, assist with, and prepare proposals to potential clients, manage client tasks and projects; and report results to clients. Occasional travel is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise Seen as an expert in technical field Track record of excellent team work and customer service Excels at mentoring, advising, and/or supervising staff Strong leadership For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Minimum Requirements: Advanced degree in petroleum engineering or related engineering, science, or geoscience field. Experience leading efforts related to writing reports and publications for DOE or oil and gas companies. Expert user of Computer Modelling Group Ltd.’s software suite to determine fluid flow in both history matching and prediction modes. Experience with primary recovery and EOR. Applicants may be required to deliver a presentation to interviewers during the interview. Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with unconventional reservoir performance and methods of production Experience with reservoir engineering analysis techniques such as pressure transient analysis, material balance analysis, decline curve analysis, and economic evaluation. Experience with well and field production operations. Ability to design well completion test /DST programs and manage execution of such tests in the field. Experience and understanding about CO2 EOR, CO2 storage, and reservoir monitoring techniques. Experience designing or interpreting field or lab experiments for CO2 storage or hydrocarbon recovery. Demonstrated technical writing ability, such as author or coauthor of published peer-reviewed articles or technical papers.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
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