Senior Reservoir Engineer, Surmont Base Exploitation in Calgary, Canada

at ConocoPhillips
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted October 22, 2020
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Senior Reservoir Engineer, Surmont Base Exploitation - 00TTB

Company Overview
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) company, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,900 employees as of June 30, 2019.
We are focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Our diverse portfolio primarily includes resource-rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.
In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our world-class portfolio includes the Surmont oil sands project in the Athabasca region of northeastern Alberta and exciting opportunities in the liquids-rich Montney play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018 and proved reserves were 200 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief throughout our company. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities.
ConocoPhillips is recruiting a Reservoir Engineer to support our Surmont Oilsands asset. Reporting to the Surmont Base Exploitation Supervisor, this position is accountable for optimizing the recovery process by integrating reservoir management strategies into operational execution. This successful candidate will leverage the analysis of SAGD KPIs to drive production and integrate Subsurface GGRE understanding into the One Surmont operating strategy.
This role is based out of the Calgary office on a 5/2 schedule.
Evolve and execute the Reservoir Management Plan pertaining to the producing drainage areas
Characterize exploitation and subsurface opportunities and lead project justifications for budget consideration
Advance exploitation opportunities through stage gate approval processes, integrating and coordinating cross functional teams
Identify and support well optimization strategies and designs (steam splitters, TDFCD, bridge plugs, dilation, ESP conversions, steam allocation, etc.).
Manage drainage area steam chamber efficiencies and thief zone interactions
Collaborate with the development team(s) by providing feedback on operating asset’s lessons learned to be applied in future development areas and long term planning
Maintain and update short-term forecast scenarios for the operating asset
Ensure subsurface containment assurance (SCA)
Monitoring/Surveillance of KPIs (Monitoring and analyzing individual well performances (short/ mid/ long term) to identify problems and opportunities)
Monitoring observation wells data to support SCA and depletion strategies. Ensure quality of data and identify problems
Evaluation of alternative depletion strategies and technology pilots (ie: NCG, surfactants, de-watering, dilation, etc.) through collaboration with the technology, production, facilities, and subsurface teams
Evaluation and implementation of ramp down planning and optimization of late life drainage areas
Deliver steam optimization plan including operating pressure and subcool targets to Operations
Integrate with the bitumen treating, water treating, and steam generation teams to build curtailment plans for short-term maintenance work, economic, or regulatory curtailments
Annual drainage area reviews


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering or related engineering field
8+ years of experience in the upstream oil & gas industry with a focus on SAGD assets
Must be legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications
Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
Understanding of surface facility and downhole well operations
Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Proven track record of progressing new ideas and technologies

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 4, 2020.
Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.
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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Function: Engineering
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Oct 21, 2020, 3:37:59 PM

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