Sr. Appraisal Reservoir Engineer — Houston, TX

at Venari
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted February 7, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Contract
Min. Years Experience Required 10




The Senior Appraisal Reservoir Engineer will be able to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team performing a variety of reservoir engineering duties related to gathering and analyzing data, appraising and monitoring well and reservoir performance, estimating reserves, predicting future performance to ensure optimum recovery, and determining if projects meet company economic guidelines. Position will be based in Houston, Texas.


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

Carry out field and reservoir studies as part of an integrated team, and perform reservoir engineering functions including decline curve analysis, material balance, volumetrics, waterflood studies, pressure transient analysis, nodal analysis, etc.


Provide technical expertise to subsurface risk discussions and decisions, in the generation of appropriate ranges for resource potential, production rates, conceptual development plans, cost estimates and project timing, and in performing sensitivity analysis on any critical factors identified.


Develop simplistic reservoir modeling on an as-needed basis.


Perform routine reservoir engineering principles to identify and initiate enhancement opportunities.


Prepare project economics as required for exploration operations and makes appropriate AFE recommendations.


Support Appraisal teams in evaluation of deepwater projects, including construction of economic models, probabilistic estimation of reserve potential, play analysis, production forecasting, evaluation of possible development scenarios, commercial thresholds, capital commitments, operating expenses and overall operational plans.


Significant collaboration and integration with G&G and Petrophysical team members.


Perform risked economic assessment including decision tree analysis.


Help design the formation evaluation program and assist in the log analysis, fluid analysis, and core analysis efforts on appraisal projects.


Organize and maintain well and field data information to establish resource revisions as appropriate and to provide engineering consulting firms with appropriate data in a concise format for year-end reserve determinations, as needed.


Prepare and deliver technical presentations for management reviews, peer reviews and technical committee meetings.


Represents Venari in meetings and interactions with working interest partners.





Desired Skills and Experience



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.




Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Petroleum, with a minimum of 10 years of oil and gas industry experience working in multi-disciplinary teams adding value to assets through the application of solid reservoir management skills.


Experience in evaluation and development of deepwater reservoirs is preferred, with strong preference for Gulf of Mexico expertise.  Similar deepwater experience in other Frontier Basins would be considered.


Demonstrated ability to use petroleum engineering principles to solve problems and identify enhancement opportunities.


Fluency in integrated production modeling tools (Gap, Prosper, MBal, etc) desired.


Must have strong technical background in reservoir engineering including decline curve analysis, material balance, volumetrics, waterflood studies, pressure transient analysis, nodal analysis, etc. and a good understanding of geology.  Petrophysical and detailed MDT analysis skills helpful.


Flow assurance and reservoir simulation exposure a plus.


Requires proficiency with economic analysis software (such as Aries, Peep, etc.).


Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


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

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