Senior Reservoir Engineer, Kuwait

at Kuwait Petroleum Corp
Location Kuwait, Kuwait
Date Posted July 27, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


Provide reservoir engineering expertise for optimizing the performance of assigned assets through the appropriate development, acquisition and/or divestment with minimal guidance from Team Leader with the aim of maximising asset profitability; Team Leader in the Region’s budgeting and planning process;

In addition, acting with the Team Leader, supervise Petroleum engineers and UDs and ensure they perform assigned tasks effectively and efficiently and develop their competence on the job.


Major Duties
a)     Review and analyse results of various reservoir engineering studies for dedicated assets to identify and/or optimize field and/or additional development plans

b)     Evaluate as part of an multi disciplinary team acquisition opportunities and the economic value of the same

c)     Analyze reservoir and well performance data and develop/supervise reservoir surveillance programs and reservoir management activities.

d)     Optimize production and recovery using data acquisition, interpretation and analysis as well as techniques such as static and dynamic modelling by making use of reservoir simulation software, well test interpretation, reservoir surveillance (OFM etc.) and well performance modelling (Prosper)

e)     Ensure effective reserves evaluation, classification and booking under the guidance of Team Leader.  Defend assessments at Peer Reviews, Reservoir Management Committee meetings and to executive management. Maintain reserves/ resources in the reserve data base system for the assigned assets and ensure regular and effective execution of periodic reserve audits

f)      Perform periodic technical audits in conjunction with geologists and geophysicists for KUFPEC’s assets to optimize hydrocarbon recovery; Develop, in-conjunction with Geologists, accurate and usable reservoir description to estimate reserves

g)     Represent KUFPEC at Technical and Operating Committee Meetings, workshops, farm out presentations and industry technical conferences to ensure that KUFPEC strategic, technical and financial aims are met.

h)     Monitor review and ensure coordinated, effective, and efficient performance of various Operator-related activities by Area Office based Reservoir Engineering teams in the future.

i)      Critically evaluate operator reservoir studies and make sure that the Operator will consider and objectively respond to KUFPEC’s comments

Operational Duties

j)      Supervise preparation of Reservoir Engineering input to periodic production performance reports/audits for management

k)     Manage projects for specified assets (technical and financial) in the capacity of Project Coordinator; Monitor operator’s technical activity, budgets, AFEs, expenditures, production forecasting and proposals. Supervise annual budgeting and reserves reporting to reduce risk exposure associated with assigned project(s)

l)      Recommend suitable interventions to Team Leader based on a review of monthly and quarterly activity reports produced and other analyses prepared by the Reservoir Engineering team

m)   Participate in Corporate Peer Reviews to support the quality and consistency of technical work

n)     Support Team Leader in finalization of the division’s annual budget and five year plan based on forecasts and inputs received from respective Area offices in the concerned region.

o)     Perform technical related operation program and make sure that the JV Partners will consider and objectively respond to KUFPEC’s recommendations

p)     Prepare presentations, reports and technical materials needed for RBA (Request for board approval), whenever a case needs to be presented to Senior Management;  Present and defend as required.

People Management Duties

q)     Provide on the job coaching and mentoring to help develop capabilities of team members to enable them to grow technically and perform their job effectively and efficiently.

r)      Provide ongoing feedback in an objective and effective manner and appraise performance of any team members reporting to the position.

Miscellaneous Duties

s)     Operate within established HSSE, ERM ISO, insurance and audit policies and procedures and manage job-related risks within established risk thresholds; Obtain management authorizations for risks beyond individual tolerance thresholds.

t)      Comply to end user policies, procedures and guidelines for all quality standards currently in force and facilitate and provide necessary support in any audits conducted in own department as per audit role assigned

u)     Assume full responsibility for performing HSE related duties and roles as envisaged by HSE policies and standards.

Please note – The incumbent may be required to undertake some additional duties as may be reasonably expected from him/her by seniors/ Management and which must therefore be treated as part of the job.


3.1. Academic Background: Bachelor degree in Engineering

3.2. Related Work Experience (Type and years): Minimum 8 years of experience in a varied exposure operating E&P company role; The employee must have demonstrable experience/expertise in a reservoir engineering role including both reservoir engineering and field development aspects along with considerable experience in reservoir modelling and reservoir simulation. He/she must also have had experience of leading teams of petroleum/reservoir engineers.

3.3. Language Skills: English/ Arabic

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