Senior Reservoir Engineer/ Subsurface Team Lead in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

at First Recruitment Group
Location Aberdeen, United States
Date Posted July 25, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Senior Reservoir Engineer/ Subsurface Team Lead AberdeenPermanentI am currently recruiting on behalf of an Operator within the Oil and Gas Industry who is looking for a Reservoir Engineer looking to take the next step in career.Job RequirementThe Subsurface Team Lead is responsible for directing the subsurface team to deliver high quality work necessary to underpin operational decisions in reservoir management and optimisation of production from the Catcher Area assets and to add further value through actively pursuing development opportunities in the area. This work will be completed within the framework of company project management processes, investment guidelines and in accordance with Functional, OGA and JV partner requirements. This is a supervisory position with a number of direct reports.Key Accountabilities• Responsible for leading the multi-disciplinary Catcher subsurface team to develop clear, timely, business-focussed decisions and recommendations relating to subsurface aspects of the Catcher Area. • Constantly seek out opportunities to maximise asset value by optimising production, increasing recovery and delivering future development opportunities. Manage the maintenance and ongoing development of reservoir models and monitor reservoir performance in support of this activity. Accountable for reserves reporting and progression.• Manage the subsurface work programme for development planning and development drilling including coordinating and delivering the subsurface deliverables for internal and government approval processes leading to development sanction and drilling approvals for incremental development and near-field opportunities.• Manage the subsurface work programme for near-field exploration, including all licence obligations and exploration well planning and execution.• Provide technically robust inputs into economic models in order to support and recommend production optimisation, field development and near-field exploration activity.• Responsible for mentoring and support of more junior staff across all the UKBU subsurface teams, and work with the UKBU Subsurface Manager to ensure team members have appropriate career development support. Provide reservoir engineering peer review and assistance across the business unit.• Build and maintain strong working relationships with co-venturers and regulatory authorities. Represent client at subsurface and exploration committee meetings. Represent the joint venture on subsurface matters at meetings with regulatory bodies.• Build and maintain strong working relationships with the other internal groups involved in the asset and area development, eg operations, drilling, subsea engineering, finance and group/business-unit functional managers.• Management of multiple third-party subsurface consultants, incorporating the results of their studies into development and exploration decisions.Requirements• This is a multi-disciplinary leadership role and will require prioritisation of work scopes and fit-for-purpose subsurface technical work to underpin operational and business decisions. • Ability to work and lead effectively within a multi-discipline team environment to develop clear, timely, business-focussed recommendations and develop appropriate work-programmes.• Effective leadership to encourage strong, goal-oriented performance from team members while encouraging creativity.• Peer review and effectively mentor Reservoir Engineers across the business unit to ensure delivery of consistently high-quality work and decisions.• BSc in Engineering or Geoscience discipline or equivalent experience. Preferably a post-graduate qualification in Petroleum Engineering or a related discipline.At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.

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