Senior Reservoir Engineer Kurdistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

at Dno ASA
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted August 4, 2020
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job Summary:
DNO is a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East region and the North Sea. Founded in 1971, DNO is Norway’s oldest oil company. With a leading position in terms of reserves and production in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, DNO produces around 110,000 barrels of oil per day from the flagship Tawke field.
DNO is seeking an experienced Senior Reservoir Engineer to work with the subsurface team to provide expertise on monitoring, analyses and optimization within well and reservoir management. Work undertaken will have a direct impact on the business decisions made by the Company.
Key Responsibilities:
Formulate, data acquisition, surveillance and monitoring strategies and plans as a basis for proper reservoir management, optimal subsurface development plans and depletion strategies.
Propose, develop and deliver additional fit-for-purpose well and reservoir monitoring and management analysis approaches and tools.
Analyze reservoir and wells performance using analytical and numerical tools.
Reservoir engineering input to drilling, testing and WO programs.
Manage the Company’s wells and reservoir-related databases.
Short and medium-term reservoir and well potential forecasting; providing input into relevant production forecasting.
Reporting and presentation to internal and external stakeholders.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Ideally MSc Petroleum Engineering or, as a minimum BS degree in Petroleum Engineering (or equivalent).
15+ years of experience in the E&P industry in the area of Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering. Extensive experience with an operator.
Practical experience in managing the subsurface aspects of mature oil fields.
Thorough knowledge of reservoir engineering fundamentals and experience in reservoir engineering aspects of fractured carbonate systems.
Sound understanding of data acquisition practices, operational challenges, opportunities and limitations thereof.
Ideally, experience with gas injection schemes in fractured carbonate reservoirs.
Good understanding of static and dynamic reservoir characterization of fractured carbonates.
Knowledge and understanding of other subsurface disciplines.
Good understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning applications in reservoir management and automated well/ reservoir monitoring tools/ tool developments.
Key Attributes:
Sound and proven technical competency.
Practical, hands-on, can-do attitude.
Strong workstation skills, expertise Petroleum Experts IPM suite, Kappa Saphir, ability to learn new software.
Flexible, adaptable, problem solving, resourceful.
Good interpersonal, presentation, communication and reporting skills (fluency in verbal and written English language), including recognition of local cultural requirements.
Good organizational skills to plan and execute multiple studies/projects simultaneously.
Ability to work independently, in the team and across functional groups.
Initiative and desire to learn and expand within the role.
Moderate business travel required.
The role of Senior Reservoir Engineer reports to Reservoir Performance and Optimization Manager and will be based out of the Dubai office. The duration will be continuous and the work schedule will be 5 days per week Sunday to Thursday. Candidate matching the requirements stated above need apply.

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