SIM Senior Specialist - Production/Reservoir in Houston, United States

at BP
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted June 26, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
The Subsurface Information Management (SIM) Senior Specialist - Production provides technical and data management support to the Western Hemisphere Central (Reservoir Development, Upstream Technology, and Exploration) function. They work closely with the Region/Function SIM to deliver SIM operations and project delivery within their team or region and with Global Domain Leads providing technical expertise and guidance in one or more specific data domains and supporting the delivery of the SIM Strategy.
Key accountabilities
IMPROVEMENT OF INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DATAActively seeking to improve data quality, automate and simplify workflows and processesCreating innovative solutions to improve process, workflow, best practice and service deliveryChallenging conventional thinking, problem solving and innovatingActively seeking to apply data science techniques; automation and machine learning, including the use of analytical and visualisation tools to translate data and interpreted results into actionable insights and value. EFFICIENT OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR CENTRAL AND EXPLORATION TEAMSRecognised as a Specialist in one or more domains or areas of expertise (i.e. Geophysics, Geology, Geospatial, Reservoir, Production, Exploration, Data Science, Physical Data, Documents, Information and Knowledge Management etc.)Supporting the Region/Function SIM in coordinating and delivering SIM services to a team or regionProviding data, information management and technical workflow support to Business Teams using core subsurface and mapping applicationsReformatting of digital data using scripting and toolsAnalysing, modelling or mapping subsurface and upstream data using technical applications, analytical tools and technologiesCoordinating, managing and administering data, information and documents within a variety of technical applications and toolsDelivering and managing elements of projects in a team or regionAssisting Region/Function SIM to monitor the service delivery, performance management and compliance within a team or regionActively using analytical tools and technologies e.g. Spotfire, Excel, Matlab, Python, SQL, R, Relational databases etc., and identifying opportunities for their useBETTER ACCESS TO TRUSTED INFORMATION AND DATAIdentifying, championing and performing data improvement initiativesResolving data management, migration, integration, technical and data quality issuesAdministering access to project and master data storesEnsuring data is correctly loaded to project and master data stores, accurately catalogued and metadata capturedEnsuring key information is captured when data is archivedPROCESS AND STANDARDSLeading efforts to implement and embed SIM global and domain strategies, workflows, processes and solutions in team or regionEnsuring compliance with safety, legal, regulatory, security and governmental guidelinesAccurately documenting data processes, standards & workflowsCOMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENTLeading by example and exhibiting BP values and behavioursProviding support and guidance in one or more specific data domains or areas of expertise (i.e. Exploration, Geophysics, Geology, Geospatial, Reservoir, Production, Data Science, Physical Data, Documents, Information and Knowledge Management etc.)Creating clear, concise, high quality communications and presentationsActively engaging with their team to make complex decisions & solve complex problemsEncouraging and respecting the participation and contribution of other team membersActively participating and contributing to relevant Community of Practice (CoPs) or Communities of Interest (CoIs)Actively sharing knowledge and best practices regionally and globallyBeing an active member of relevant professional and industry bodies to develop deeper domain knowledge & broaden expertiseParticipating in industry events, bringing knowledge and information back to the SIM and Global Data Domain communityEngaging and effectively managing stakeholdersEncouraging Peers to contribute new ideas and creative solutionsManaging and building relationships with external parties, partners, IT&S, contractors and regulatory authoritiesCommunicating and promoting the purpose and benefits of information and data management within Upstream and Subsurface
Essential Education
Degree (or higher) in relevant field and/or 7+ years of experience working with data within the Upstream Oil & Gas industry
Essential experience and job requirements
In supporting the Production domain, the following elements of domain knowledge, understanding and experience shall be evident:ProductionEnd-to-end Upstream Production data types, data flow and lifecycle, Upstream architecture and base management toolkitDefining and implementing data requirements and data standards for Upstream Production data, communicating requirements to IT&S and Data Lake and managing stakeholder relationshipsRelational databases, undertaking simple database queries (Access, SQL), utilising analytical tools to visualise trends and production performanceIntegrating Upstream Production data from different sources, creating derived data sets to deliver analytical insights and automate workflowsReservoirThe use of and management of key Reservoir Engineering tools and resulting datasets (e.g. Nexus, TDRM, Petex toolkit, benchmarking tool, etc.) used day-to-day by the RE community to enable SIM to understand RE workflows. This includes the ability to run a simple Nexus model in the PCE and a simple GAP/MBAL model to get production profilesReservoir data inputs to models (e.g. fluids data, production history, facilities constraints, etc.). Understand where this data comes from and experience the workflow to transform this data to be available for modelling toolsSimple programming code used to analyse Reservoir data (shell scripts, Perl, Python, R, Matlab, etc.) and the use of basic mathematical and statistical analysis/techniques. Also advanced skills in using visualization tools (Power BI, Spotfire) to create dashboards for regional insightsThe use of standard RE tools. Capability to lead the implementation of this within business unit. Examples of this include: monitoring tool for RE behaviours in the PCE (NexTrack); clean up tool for Nexus simulation data (nexclean); and a tool for standardizing visualization of simulation data (NexVis)
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Houston/Flexible. Preference for Houston-based, but could work remotely with periodic domestic travel to Houston.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Recognised as a Specialist with deep data domain expertise in one or more areas (i.e. Geophysics, Geology, Geospatial, Reservoir, Production, Exploration, Data Science, Physical Data, Documents, Information and Knowledge Management etc.)Expertise managing, formatting, analysing and quality control of data in one or more Upstream or Subsurface technologiesIn depth knowledge of data & information management concepts, standards, practices, tools and technologies across the data lifecycleAbility to work unsupervised and supervise othersAbility or previous experience acting as a Data Tag for a particular data domain in a regionExperience implementing data and information management best practiceAbility to use technical knowledge to influence in a team, region or project, providing technical guidance and adviceAbility to plan, coordinate, supervise and lead the activity for a team, data domain, service or projectProven ability to network externally to keep current with technology and best practicesAbility to assist the Region/Function SIM to manage daily activities of team membersAbility to share knowledge and best practices globally
Relocation available
Travel required
Is this a part time position?
About BP
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.
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