at Chesapeake Energy
Location Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted January 19, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


The Petrotech Engineer IV is considered a team lead. Responsible for performing detailed aspects of engineering assignments requiring advanced knowledge of engineering principles. Conducts engineering studies. Secures, interprets, and evaluates data. Possesses an advanced understanding of the engineering function. Ability to perform complex engineering assignments. Has an excellent understanding of the role's own technical or specialized professional knowledge and has defined skills directly related to the functions purpose. Maintains extensive awareness of other functions in the organization. Problems can be defined and understood with a broad range of solutions made available and solved with reference to past experience and reference points. Able to draft and defend a complicated technical paper; can deliver a detailed technical presentation.

Job Description

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates costs and estimates the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites.
  • Develops plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment.
  • Directs and monitors the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys.
  • Analyzes data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production.
  • Monitors production rates, and plans rework processes to improve production.
  • Interprets drilling and testing information.
  • Specifies and supervises well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery.
  • Assists engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems.
  • Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve design, research, and testing problems.
  • Coordinates the installation, maintenance, and operation of oil field equipment.
  • Performs field and screening studies of existing assets and potential acquisitions, including associated economic analyses.
  • Recommends, acquires, and analyzes the necessary test data used to define accurate reservoir characterization.
  • Conducts exploration project evaluations to include probabilistic analyses.
  • Provides monitoring and surveillance programs for reservoir performance, and coordinates these programs to determine if the development plan is congruent with management strategy.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program required or
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Petroleum, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering preferred.

Work Experience

  • 8-12+ years of related work experience required.
  • 5+ years of reservior engineering experience preferred.


Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications.  Able to learn company specific applications.
  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

 Job Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of the oil and gas industry.
  • Knowledge of common industry tools and risk analysis, specifically, knowledge in Reservior Simulation Modeling, Rate Transient Analysis, and familiarity with Rose software.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to integrate well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential.
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments.
  • Expertise in economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities.
  • Advanced knowledge of high pressure/high temperature environments.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of fit-for-purpose equipment design.
  • Advanced knowledge of formation evaluation.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of reservoir simulation techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs, CBM development, and shale gas resource work.
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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