Senior Reservoir Engineer (Principal I) in Australia

at BHP
Location Australia
Date Posted June 5, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


About BHP
At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.
About the role
BHP participates in several Oil and Gas Developments throughout Australia as both Operator and Joint Interest Unit (JIU) partner. These include the non-operated North West Shelf oil and gas fields, the Scarborough gas development and the Bass Strait oil and gas fields, as well as our operated oil and gas assets offshore Western Australia. An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Reservoir Engineer (Principal I) to join the Australia Production Unit Subsurface team with responsibility for Subsurface Engineering assignments in one of the three teams that support these assets. Of critical importance to the Production Unit’s success (both as operator and JIU partner) is the ability to optimize existing opportunities, recognize potential opportunities, and identify capacity for enhanced production. The Senior Reservoir Engineer will be capable of completing and leading work independently, including undertaking detailed technical studies, while working in a multidisciplinary team of Geoscientists and Subsurface Engineers to deliver successful results to the Production Unit. An important prerequisite is the ability to guide, mentor and grow less experienced team members. Roles and Responsibilities:
Providing subsurface engineering expertise to a large number of fields with a broad range of maturity and subsurface settings, ranging from exploration, early maturation to post Final Investment Decision & very mature producing fields.
Development Planning & Execution Support
Identify and prioritize opportunities and work scopes, and clearly communicate these to stakeholders
Production and opportunity management through BHP’s internal processes (SEC Reserves Assessment, Budget, Life of Asset)
Represent BHP at Joint Venture technical meetings
Coordinate work plans across reservoir and geoscience and report against them periodically.
For non-operated assets, technically assess the robustness and uncertainty around current reservoir characterizations. Evaluate and identify strengths and weaknesses in current technical work and articulate findings to influence the forward work plans.
Impact the team through ensuring the quality of your own and your team member’s integrated deliverables.
Ability to guide, mentor and grow less experienced team members
Optimize short and long-term field development plans and strategies through interpretation and evaluation of subsurface data.
Engage technical specialists to ensure best practice workflows are followed.
Contribute to the development and execution of integrated subsurface work plans.
Succinctly and clearly communicate deep reservoir engineering understanding and BHP's technical position to Management, Technical Staff and Joint Venture partners.
Proactively share information, support corporate initiatives, promote best practices and contribute innovative ideas in a collaborative team environment.
Actively collaborate with Central Engineering, Central Geoscience, Drilling and Completions, Investment Evaluation, Projects and PU staff on all subsurface engineering related matters including best practices and guidelines.
Committed to safety, inclusion and diversity, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

About You
The role will require a range of capabilities to effectively deliver the objectives of the Subsurface Team and include:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant engineering discipline
Demonstrated breadth and depth in reservoir engineering competencies based upon considerable relevant work experience in the upstream petroleum industry, preferably with an Operator
Proven practical application of reservoir engineering skills with experience on subsea developments with a strong understanding of operations, surface and production engineering principles.
Strong command of common industry software applications including GAP, PROSPER, MBAL, OFM, PETREL and ECLIPSE.
Familiarity with deterministic and probabilistic assessment of in-place and recoverable hydrocarbon resources, range analysis methods and differentiating risk and uncertainty.
Experience in field development planning activities an advantage.
Excellent collaboration skills and strong integrator of information and analysis across multiple disciplines and functions.
Developed communication skills to succinctly and clearly exchange complex information
Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching.
Ideal candidate should be comfortable multi-tasking. They will have an ability to apply knowledge and experience to solve complex issues and make sound decisions. The successful candidate will be able to make robust recommendations with imperfect data, whilst remaining flexible applying good judgment when faced with ambiguity and uncertainty.
Supporting a diverse workforce
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms. #LIWA

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