Senior Reservoir Engineer — London, United Kingdom

at Sasol
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted November 23, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Job description

Position Title: Senior Reservoir Engineer
Business Unit: E&PI (Exploration & Production International)
Geographical Location: Central London
Function: Business Development and Non Operated Joint Ventures
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Manager: Business Development

Purpose of Job /Role Intent:

Providing fit-for-purpose technical screening and evaluations of projects to build a portfolio of New Venture opportunities. The screening and evaluations would also support potential corporate acquisition opportunities.
The candidate should be able to work both collaboratively within a multi-discipline team and independently, when required, to ensure that appropriate data is gathered and processed, suitable models are built and calibrated, and potential solutions are evaluated, reviewed and reported. The Senior Reservoir Engineer will be required to work with the Senior Geoscientist and commercial/economic/legal support in data room visits and evaluations and independently scope out the technical work that is required.
The Senior Reservoir Engineer will be required to engage with other Subsurface, Engineering, and Commercial specialists on specific New Venture evaluations.

Core Elements of Job/Key Performance Indicators:

1. Perform technical activities to deliver consistent, high-quality analysis to support Sasol decision making.
 Set the scope and deliverables of a required new venture technical evaluation
 Proactively generate new opportunities through networking with business development and new venture staff within the Industry
 Prepare technically robust and validated petroleum models and simulations based on inputs from the sub-surface team and/or inputs from the external data room. When all the required model inputs are not available, use judgment, industry benchmarks and/or analogues and document the risk and uncertainties of such methods.
 Use the most appropriate tools, models, software and industry benchmarks
 Ensure that standards, guidelines and best practice are followed. Assist with the development and maintenance of such standards to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose.
 Present deliverables for peer review and close-out any review actions.
 Present good quality reports and presentations of deliverables, clearly documenting assumptions, results, risks, action items and recommendations.
 Must be able to work under extreme time pressure.
2. Team Work
 Collaborate in integrated analyses, model-building and calibration. Participate in diverse teams to recommend solutions to business problems.
 Have a willingness to discuss method and results, openness to other opinions, ability to assimilate, decide and convince.
 Share knowledge and skills with team members
 Participate in Functional Development activities/programmes
3. Training and Development
 Identify appropriate training opportunities to build knowledge.
 Belong to an appropriate professional body, attend meetings, read papers, build understanding.
 Actively pursue on-the-job opportunities.
 Develop expertise in appropriate technical tools. Develop expertise in key productivity, collaboration and communication tools.
 Stay abreast of global trends, developments and opportunities in own area of work.
 Identify internal or external research consortiums where Sasol should participate.
 Participate in the planning of research programmes within Sasol or Sasol-sponsored industry consortia.
4. Stakeholder Management
 Professional interaction with the customer / client (presenting to partners and other stakeholders).
 Understand and address stakeholder requirements and ensure regular feedback.
 Actively develop a positive working relationship with customers/stakeholders.

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Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Reservoir Engineering , Petroleum Engineering or other Science with a strong numerical component)
  • MSc or PhD in a petroleum or earth science subject is an advantage.
  • A business degree or petroleum business training would also be an advantage.
  • Extended relevant experience (15 years+)

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