Senior Reservoir Engineer (Unconventional Reservoirs) — North Dakota

at University of North Dakota
Location North Dakota, United States
Date Posted January 15, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 6


Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Position Details: $80,000+ per year, full time, benefited, exempt,

Deadline: Initial review will begin February 8, 2016 position is open until filled.

Position Summary:
This position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities in a positive and multidisciplinary environment to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. We are looking for an experienced, energetic, and imaginative engineer or scientist to contribute to the success of the EERC and its clients as we pursue problem solving related to advanced challenges in unconventional reservoirs such as production mechanisms and CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight reservoir rocks, CO2 storage, high-volume brine disposal, and advanced reservoir monitoring techniques. The selected candidate will perform one or more of the following functions: evaluate and interpret geoscience and engineering data; use oil and gas industry simulation and other software packages to determine the long-term performance of subsurface reservoirs and the fate of produced/injected fluids; suggest, assist with, and prepare proposals to potential clients; and report results to clients. Occasional travel is required. For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or higher degree in petroleum, geological, or chemical engineering or related engineering, science, or geoscience field.
  • 6 years of experience working for an oil and gas operating company. Equivalent experience with service/consulting companies will also be considered.
  • Experience constructing and running reservoir simulations using Computer Modelling Group Ltd.’s software suite to determine fluid flow in both history-matching and prediction modes.
  • Experience with CO2 EOR and/or unconventional reservoirs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Applicants may be required to deliver a presentation to interviewers during the interview.
  • Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using one or more of the following additional software packages: Schlumberger’s ECLIPSE and PETREL, Energy Science and Technology Software Center's TOUGH2 and TOUGHREACT, COMSOL Multiphysics, or Halliburton's VIP software packages.
  • Knowledge of reservoir engineering analysis techniques such as pressure transient analysis, decline curve analysis, and economic evaluation.
  • Knowledge of well and field production operations.
  • Knowledge of horizontal well development and hydraulic fracturing.
  • Experience designing or interpreting field or lab experiments for CO2 storage or hydrocarbon recovery.
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability, such as author or coauthor of published peer-reviewed articles or technical papers.
  • Advanced degree in petroleum engineering or related field.

To be considered for this position, all applications must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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