Senior Reservoir Engineer in Nigeria

at PFL Engineering Services Limited
Location Lagos, Nigeria
Date Posted April 19, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Contract
Min. Years Experience Required 12

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR SENIOR RESERVOIR ENGINEER

REQUIREMENT

  • Good oil industry experience and knowledge of subject discipline area.
  • Minimum of 12 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry (Petroleum Engineering), of which at least 10 years must have been spent conducting integrated reservoir and other technical studies.
  • Expert proficiency in Petrel RE, Eclipse Suite, Petroleum Expert Suites (MBAL/Prosper/GAP/Resolve), Kappa (Saphir/Topaze) and OFM.
  • Sound understanding other related disciplines (Geology, Geophysics, Drilling, Facilities, and Economics) especially working knowledge of static modelling workflows.
  • A working knowledge of reservoir analytical modeling, numerical simulation modeling and uncertainty analysis, decline curve analysis, EOS and fluid characterisation, field development planning & operations, production optimization, reserves booking and reporting.
  • Hands-on knowledge and proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art Reservoir Engineering techniques & softwares, Microsoft suite and their application to problem solving.
  • Working Oil and Gas development work processes and demonstrable track record of success in a variety of upstream oil and gas projects.
  • Good supervision skills, focussed on target delivery.
  • Good team skills, experience of mentoring junior staff. Self-motivated, ability to work without supervision. Initiative, integrity, leadership, communication and cross-cultural skills. Cost consciousness and ability to delegate.

Education Qualification:

  • Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Professional Qualification:
  • Membership of relevant professional organisation(s) such as SPE is desirable but not necessarily a prerequisite.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Implement reservoir/petroleum engineering workflows such as reservoir analytical and/or numerical modelling, EOS and fluid characterisation, reservoir rock characterisation, pressure and rate transient analysis, decline curve analysis, single well nodal analysis and integrated production network modelling.
  • Participate in reservoir and wells monitoring and surveillance.
  • Provide production forecasts and reserves estimates for the assets for planning and reserves reporting.
  • Provide reservoir engineering input into field development plans and ATDs and present same to partners and local approval agencies.
  • Carry out in-house subsurface studies as may be required to assist in development decisions.
  • Recommend and prepare detailed data gathering programmes (pressure surveys, PLTs etc.) for fields and reservoirs based on Asset Team requirements.
  • Contribute to technical and value assurance processes (peer assist/reviews, functional reviews, integrated readiness reviews).
  • Provide support for third party contractors studies including scoping of the technical work, project management, compliance with agreed scopes of work and contract ceilings.
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers.

Health Safety & Environment:

  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in compliance with Addax safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Report any unsafe act, near-miss, accident, dangerous occurrence or dangerous condition to Line management and submit associated incident report within specified timeline
  • Participate in, and comply with recommendations/safety measures from risk assessment organized by line management, as applicable.

Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:

  • Satisfactory delivery of high quality and timely reservoir engineering contributions to ATDs and FDPs
  • Quality reservoir engineering input to asset & reservoir management
  • Apply relevant minimum standards and best industry practices to deliver additional production potential in the assets.
  • Compliance with discipline controls and guideline and discipline QA/QC requirements.
  • Plan, manage and deliver capital efficient projects on time.
  • Manage the interface with government partners (DPR, NAPIMS, NCDMB), as required.
  • Supervise, mentor and coach less experienced Engineers within the Technical directorate.

Financial Dimensions:

  • Required to provide budget inputs and manage assigned budget(s).
  • May be involved in contract negotiation, new & existing softwares/licences evaluation

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