Sr. Studies Reservoir Engineer, Houston

at Surge Energy America
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 20, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Position Summary:

The Studies Reservoir Engineer will report to the Development Manager, and will provide meaningful subsurface technical insight into the predicted performance of fractured unconventional shale wells. This position will be responsible for defining the subsurface data gathering plans, and for performing the technical work to develop predictive models and tools that will be used to understand the future performance of the asset. This role will be expected to use analytical reservoir engineering tools and numerical reservoir simulation to support key development decisions that impact unconventional well and field performance.




  • Support Geology and Geophysics in constructing characterizations of unconventional reservoirs that can be used for dynamic predictions
  • Identify subsurface data needs and recommend subsurface data gathering plans
  • Construct and evaluate analytical and numerical models to investigate well and reservoir performance
  • Use models to recommend optimal well spacing and length
  • Support the creation of field development planning scenarios
  • Incorporate uncertainty characterization and risk mitigation into development planning



  • Analytical and numerical modelling in unconventional reservoirs.
  • Experience with Geological and Geophysical reservoir characterization in unconventional reservoirs.
  • PVT Characterization.
  • Experience with Geomechanics and modelling complex fracture networks.
  • Field development planning
  • Experience with uncertainty modelling and probabilistic assessments
  • Rate and pressure transient analysis.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience including multiple years supporting unconventional assets.
  • Must be a self starter, motivated, with good organizational & reasoning skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and willing to learn other computer applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-discipline professionals and individuals at all levels.

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