Senior Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Calgary, Canada

at ConocoPhillips
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted October 29, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Calgary, ABSenior Reservoir Simulation Engineer - 00T2G

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, approximately 11,100 employees worldwide and total assets of $71 billion as of Sept. 30, 2018.

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 62,000 barrels of oil equivalent in 2017 when adjusted for the impact of asset dispositions, and proved reserves were 300 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 Senior Reservoir Simulation Engineer to support Surmont asset development and optimization. Reporting to the Supervisor, Reservoir Performance, this role is responsible for building and running thermal dynamic simulation models. This role will require the ability to deliver fit-for-purpose reservoir models that meet established deadlines, provides interpretations and insights, and shares learnings from the model with peers and leaders. The role provides the opportunity to coach junior simulation engineers on thermal simulations.


Build fit-for-purpose reservoir simulation models to characterize bitumen reservoirs within Surmont, history match these models to available field data, and forecast future performance of the DAs
Work with the Geosciences team to ensure good consistency between the static and dynamic reservoir models
Utilize CMG STARS and/or Schlumberger Intersect to perform thermal simulations
Work with Surmont Development team to use reservoir simulation models to assist or optimize:
field development plans,
reservoir performance forecasting,
monitoring and evaluation of various subsurface technologies
Prepare documentation on models including presentations for the relevant project reviews and milestones
Coach junior simulation engineers
Explore and capture new technologies and workflows that help deliver fast and high-quality simulation models


Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in engineering
10+ years of experience on thermal reservoir simulation
Experience in history matching SAGD reservoir models to field actual data
Proficient in using commercial reservoir simulators such as CMG STARS
Excellent understanding of thermal recovery methods
Legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Schlumberger Intersect and Petrel will be considered an asset
Strong communication skills
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with attention to details
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 13, 2019.
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 30, 2019, 2:02:02 PM

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