Senior Reservoir Modeler & Appraisal / Development — Houston

at Global Edge Consultants
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted June 2, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


:  The Senior Reservoir Modeler & Appraisal/Development Geoscientist is an experienced technical professional with broad detail-oriented technical skills, providing sound geological expertise in the appraisal and development of deepwater sub-salt discoveries. This role involves both independent work and contributing as a member of a multi-disciplinary team creating static geological and flow simulation models to support ongoing oil and gas operations. Individual will be responsible for following well operations and integrating well results with seismic & engineering data into a static reservoir model. Position will be based in Houston, Texas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Integrates well log, core, biostratigraphic, and seismic data to develop interpretation of structure, deepwater depositional environments and facies.

Works on a multidisciplinary team, constructing geologic models in Skua or equivalent: constructing structural frameworks, upscaling the wells and geostatistically distributing facies and rock properties.

Constructs static reservoir models that integrate: well data, trend data, analog data and seismic attributes.

Provides ongoing geologic modeling support as part of an integrated reservoir management strategy to assess: production rates, drilling locations and development plans to optimize value.

Quantifies subsurface uncertainty using stochastic modeling techniques and works with Reservoir Engineers to derive hydrocarbon resource distribution estimates.

Collaborates in the creation and execution of appraisal/development plans for deepwater fields.

Establishes the technical basis for well objectives, well evaluation programs and well locations. Works with operating partners in planning of appraisal/development wells.

Follows and reports on well operations, making recommendations when appropriate.

Interfaces with partners to ensure technical alignment, plans for and participates in partner technical meetings, and works with Land/Commercial Department to facilitate partner communication.

Employs project management skills to meet the project deadlines and deliver quality presentations and reports in a timely manner.

Travels to data rooms to provide assessments of acquisition proposals.

Participates in peer-based risk and resource estimation processes, ensuring adherence to such processes in conducting evaluations and seeking input from peers to ensure achievement of technical high-quality evaluations.

Mentors and provides technical assistance to junior staff.



There are no direct supervisory responsibilities; however, he/she may help coordinate technical efforts of a small group of technical personnel and provide technical guidance to more junior geologists.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Master’s degree in Geology or Geophysics, plus 6 years of oil and gas appraisal/development and reservoir modeling experience using SKUA-Gocad <x{(}>(preferred)/Petrel/RMS. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geophysics with 8+ years of oil and gas appraisal/development and reservoir modeling experience will be considered.

Experienced in model-building and geostatistical analysis using SKUA-Gocad/Petrel/RMS and 3D seismic interpretation. Familiar with the principles of formation evaluation, core data analysis, reservoir simulation, reservoir mapping and well planning.

Experience in evaluation, appraisal and development of deepwater reservoirs is required, with a strong preference for Gulf of Mexico expertise. Similar deepwater experience in other basins would be considered.

Requires a broad knowledge of stratigraphic, depositional systems and structural geology principles, as well as a demonstrated ability to integrate core and log analysis with seismic interpretation and production data.

Experience using stochastic modeling techniques to quantify subsurface uncertainty is required.

Experience following and reporting on drilling operations is required.

Experience in 3D seismic interpretation is a strong plus.

Requires a solid understanding of project management concepts including developing model-building objectives and work plans for an integrated project team.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment, and able to simultaneously handle multiple projects.

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