Senior Reservoir Engineer — Rio De Janeiro

at Statoil
Location Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted September 27, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 35 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

Development Production International (DPI) is responsible for Statoil’s existing international comprehensive portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments. DPI focuses on building business clusters and maximizing the value of our producing fields internationally.

Some of the main priorities are to ensure industry leading HSE performance in all our operations and partner operated fields, deliver production and mature new projects. DPI is organized in four regions: Europe and Asia (EA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America (SAM) and sub-Saharan Africa (SAF).

The Peregrino Field (Statoil operated) is located offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Peregrino is a phased development, and Peregrino I development achieved first oil April 9th 2011. Peregrino Phase II is planned to come on stream in 2019/2020.

The Peregrino Main development consists of two wellhead platforms with drilling capabilities, and a Floating Processing, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The current well potential is close to 100 000 bopd. The Phase I area is planned to be developed with 60 wells, 51 horizontal oil producers (including extended reach wells), and 9 water injectors. Important ongoing projects to increase the oil recovery of the field are acquisition of broadband seismic data in 2014, use of ICD/AICD, infill drilling and drilling of extended reach wells. The ambition is to increase the field’s current recovery of 15% to 30%.

The Subsurface (Petec) team counts 37 people, and is part of the Peregrino Production organization, with offices located in Gloria, Rio de Janeiro. The Petec team is set-up as a matrix organisation with 4 disciplines: geophysics, geology (incl operational geologists), reservoir technology and production technology, and two team leaders. The reservoir engineer will report to the Leader of reservoir technology.


Provide reservoir engineering input to multi-disciplinary projects, including field development planning and reservoir performance analysis
Conduct pressure transient analysis using appropriate techniques from well test and PVT analysis
Contribute to production prognosis and reporting
Contributions to Increased Oil Recovery work (IOR)
Identification and maturation of well targets, planning of wells, and operational follow-up
Contributions to reservoir modelling and history matching
Uncertainty and risk evaluations
Handle special projects, as assigned, related to IOR and reservoir monitoring.


Primarily looking for candidates with relevant years of experience within reservoir technology in operated production assets
Candidates with shorter experience might be considered for the position given excellent academic record
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Master degree is a plus
Operator experience offshore in Brazil is a plus
Desirable software skills - Eclipse, RMS Petrel RE, PVTsim


Good overall understanding of multi-disciplinary teamwork
Willingness and ability to share knowledge and experience
Both self-sufficient worker and an efficient contributor to the team
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
Creative, sees opportunities and alternative applications/methods
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Enthusiasm for Statoil’s values


We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.


Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.
Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

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