Senior Reservoir Engineer Simulation - DHLUNB00279 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

at Dragon Oil
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted November 18, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Assume a lead role in reservoir simulation studies and in the development, refinement and application of reservoir simulation models.
1. Establish simulation study objectives and resource requirements.
2. Prepare the scope of work for reservoir simulation studies, including technical evaluations of proposals from consultants or other third parties.
3. Define reservoir properties based on analysis of available geoscience, pressure and production data. Determine the need for additional data acquisition and manage the data acquisition process.
4. Coordinate efforts in building reservoir models using available simulation software applications.
5. Review simulator input data, oversee simulation runs, interpret results and modify input parameters and algorithms as required.
6. Work with geoscience specialists to integrate static and dynamic models, and to incorporate data obtained from new wells and other information sources.
7. Perform history matching based on pressure and production data, and make refinements to the simulator as required.
8. Integrate SCAL/PVT/PTA data in reservoir models and ensure history matching.
9. Integrate reservoir surveillance data in current models.

Apply reservoir modeling results to the development of production forecasts and selection of field development plans.
1. Use results from reservoir simulation studies to forecast production rates and ultimate recovery under different operating scenarios.
2. Provide input to development team regarding optimal well placement, completion design and placement and sizing of surface production facilities.

Provide input into oil and gas reserve estimations.
1. Incorporate volumetric, probabilistic, numerical and performance methods to generate estimates of hydrocarbon reserves.
2. Develop reserve estimates and reports in accordance with SPE guidelines.

Control: Policy, procedure and risk mitigation.
1. Maintain compliance with Dragon Oil guidelines and requirements regarding the gathering, quality control, maintenance, storage and retrieval of technical data.
2. Ensure compliance with and proper application of company procedures and internal regulations, including those pertaining to confidential information, and recommend updates as needed.

Liaison and coordination:
1. Coordinate efforts among reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and geoscientists to ensure a seamless workflow with respect to data transfer and integration.
2. Participate in the well planning process to ensure that the drilling program meets reservoir management objectives.
3. Provide data and assist in surface facilities network simulations for network system optimizations.

Reporting: Prepare reports in support of department activities.
1. Prepare section reports in a timely and accurate manner to meet company requirements, policies and standards.
2. Provide reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders as required.
3. Provide management with reservoir engineering input for making field development decisions.

Coaching, Training and Mentoring: Actively contribute to the development of staff.
1. Support department staff in meeting needs for employee training, development and skill gap closure.
2. Coach employees in order to build their knowledge and skills.
3. Mentor staff to ensure appropriate succession management.
4. Motivate employees by encouraging, recognizing and rewarding superior performance.


Job Factors

Minimum Education Level Required

Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering (Master’s preferred).

The minimum years of experience required
(All qualification listed Must be job related)
At least 10 years of experience with an international exploration and production (E&P;) operator in dynamic simulation modelling. Expert in black oil, compositional, streamline and other levels of simulation. In-depth understanding of static reservoir properties and how to integrate them into dynamic modelling. Strong background in dual porosity/dual permeability reservoir modelling, reserves estimation and reporting.

The amount of supervision required to job holder employee (How and to what extent, is the employee's work checked?)
Level 2 – General Supervision
Some delegation of responsibility, some independence of routine matters. Incumbents exercise some control over both the technical and administrative aspects of work. Objectives may be set for the position, but the incumbent often works independently.

The analytical skill required (What is the complexity or standardization of the tasks which are performed?)

Level 3 – Analytic
Duties and tasks are varied and complex. Work is analytic, nonstandardized, requiring independent judgment to identify, select and apply the most appropriate course of action among available options.

Internal Customer
Reservoir Development group; drilling and production engineering staff, both in Dubai and in field offices.

External Customer
Consultants and service company representatives; technical staff of other oil companies during farm-in visits; joint venture partners and representatives of financing entities.

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