Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Denver, Colorado

at SM Energy
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted March 27, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 6


Simulation Reservoir Engineer would have a leadership role on managing and conducting simulation studies for the purposes and in support of development, exploration, or business development teams. Necessary experience in multiple unconventional reservoirs. This position operates independently while handling reservoir model assignments working in coordination with asset team geoscientists and engineers. Reports to the Chief Reservoir Engineer as a member of the Corporate Resources group.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize simulation to increase development asset value for each drilling cycle.
  • Refine and enhance simulation workflow to increase rigor and efficiency.
  • Train and educate others in the limitations and application of simulation for development, optimization and forecasting purposes.
  • Collaborate with asset teams to provide support for completion and spacing decisions.
  • Run multiple sensitivities to determine optimum development scenario based on incremental basis.
  • Represent and engage SM in simulation technology joint ventures and consortiums.
  • Collaborate with geoscientists on construction, maintenance and utilization of the geo-model.
  • Ability to incorporate soft constraints such as fiber optics, microseismic, tracers and other diagnostics in model validation.
  • Initiate, manage and carryout reservoir studies including EOR applications and infill studies.
  • Update existing models when required or new data becomes available.
  • Utilize a holistic tool kit including rate or pressure transient analysis, volumetrics, analytical models and decline curve analysis to support model findings.
  • Provide post-process images to illustrate depletion and findings.
  • Recognize data limitations and recommend data acquisition.
  • Support business development when required.
  • Provide estimations of resource volumes and recoverable hydrocarbons using both probabilistic and deterministic forecasting tools.

Required Skills and Experience:
Simulation experience with SENSOR and Lynx is required for consideration. Six years’ experience including a minimum four years with an operator. Experience with a variety of unconventional resource plays. Advanced understanding of reservoir engineering disciplines including decline curve analysis (DCA), rate transient analysis (RTA), volumetrics, recoveries, fluid behavior. Must understand geomechanical principles, shear and tensile failure and the relation to completion optimization and design. Up to date on the leading technical fracture diagnostic techniques to characterize unconventionals. Viewed several cores and understands the core-log petrophysical process. Solid knowledge / experience relating to geochemistry, operations, geological interpretation, well data integration, petrophysics and seismic attributes.

B.S. degree in Engineering is required

Typical Experience:
Minimum of 6 years of applicable experience

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