Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at Occidental Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted April 6, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Reservoir Engineer within our Unconventional Appraisal and Performance Improvement Support group based in Houston, Texas.

You will be part of an integrated team of highly qualified, engineers, and technician(s) striving to expedite and optimize economic recovery of hydrocarbons from some of the largest, most challenging reservoirs in the U.S. The Unconventional Appraisal and Performance Improvement Support team is responsible for delivering assistance to unconventional appraisal efforts and ways to improve unconventional subsurface performance in Permian’s unconventional assets in the Delaware and Midland Basins.

We do this through a coordinated and collaborative effort with numerous groups / functions (Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Technical Support groups, Geoscience teams, and Business Units). The unique contributions the Unconventional Appraisal and Performance Improvement Support group make are in (1) identifying, representing, and mitigating uncertainties and (2) identifying new technologies and workflows to improve well performance.

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced, action-oriented team, apply for this position.

Essential Job Duties:
Interact with members of the Subsurface Characterization, Stimulation Design, Analysis & Interpretation, Recovery Process teams, the Resources Business Units, and key support organizations to support Appraisal Plans for assigned propertiesDevelop economic models (PEEP) that connect the activities associated with Appraisal PlansAssist in staying abreast of emerging technologies in unconventional resource playsExamine differences in production performance for selective wells in order to unlock the key enablers to improve results

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering or related field required8+ years of reservoir engineering experience (Permian Basin unconventional knowledge a plus)Experience in economic evaluation, and reserves reportingFamiliar with other key reservoir software; PEEP and OFM preferred.Creative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and conventional thinking with the ability to implement new ideas, processes and technologiesStrong analytical and problem solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete informationExcellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet tight deadlinesMust be a team player with strong interpersonal skills with experience working in a multi-discipline team environmentStrong communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to effectively share information to mentor/develop others

Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in Permian BasinExperience with unconventional reservoirsExperience with uncertainty analysis
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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