Senior / Staff Reservoir Engineer - Yates Field Development Department

at Kinder Morgan
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted April 1, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Position Description

• Key member of a multi-discipline team adding value to the Yates Field asset through capital reinvestment and application of solid reservoir management skills.
• Work in concert with team reservoir engineers, geologists, production/facility engineers, and field operations to identify, develop, and execute new EOR project opportunities in the Yates Field Unit, Permian Basin.
• Coordinates and leads efforts for efficient exploitation of reserves and initiates supplemental recovery methods in assigned areas.
• Generate EOR Development Plans with all supporting technical and economic justifications.
• Manage budget and AFE preparation for the EOR Development Plan
• Manage pilots and testing in prospective development areas
• Monitor  drilling, completion and development programs in expansion areas
• Support reserve determination for EOR expansion projects.

Position Requirements

• Bachelor degree in Engineering.
• 10+ years experience with oil and gas properties
• Previous experience in operated field EOR development activities is essential, including developing technical documents such as AFE’s, economic analyses, and presentations to management.
• Knowledge of / exposure to water-floods and CO2 floods.
• Demonstrated ability to use petroleum engineering principles to solve problems and identify enhancement opportunities.
• Proficiency in reservoir engineering and pattern management practices including, but not limited to, material balance, injector optimization, conformance improvement, flood pattern surveillance, and performance forecasting.
• Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations.
• Expected to take leadership roles in projects.
• Understanding of oil and gas finance in relation to reserves and economics.
• Good overall practical oilfield operations knowledge.
• Ability to understand typical well-logging suites.
• Demonstrated initiative and results oriented team member skills. Willingness to share knowledge and mentor younger engineers.
• Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
• Good time management skills. Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• High proficiency in all required technical and economic software packages.

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