Staff Reservoir Engineer - Denver, Colorado

at QEP Resources
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted August 21, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 12


Staff Reservoir Engineer - 160077 


Challenging opportunity available for an experienced reservoir engineer in one of our asset teams. Qualified candidates must have 12 or more years with a variety of resource play experience with a background including evaluation of drilling and recompletion opportunities; evaluation of field studies to maximize value and recovery of reserves, an understanding of SEC reserves classification and evaluation, strong computer skills and advanced working knowledge of ARIES.
  • Create or modify, as needed, a comprehensive development plan to maximize value by optimizing well density & hydrocarbon recovery
  • Use appropriate reservoir models, including reservoir simulation, to assist in reservoir optimization
  • Work with team to maximize value associated with completion strategy
  • Provide reservoir engineering and economic evaluation support for an active drilling program
  • Evaluate reserves and economic potential of asset acquisition opportunities in area of responsibility
  • Work in multi-disciplined asset management team
  • Responsible for budget, long-range planning, and reserves activities
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced employees and effectively explains ideas, concepts, and techniques
  • Generate new ideas and recommendations that are respected by colleagues
  • Work closely with drilling, completions, and production teams and have understanding of each




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Petroleum Engineering discipline preferred)
  • 12+ years of reservoir and/or operations engineering experience, well performance analysis, reserve estimation and economic/risk analysis, including recent experience with in unconventional (tight reservoirs and shale) resource play quantification
  • Understanding of geological, geophysical and development planning / economic concepts
  • Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems and is excellent at objective analysis
  • Advanced proficiency with ARIES, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Collaborative and able to work well with others in a multi-discipline team environment
  • Strong communication, presentation, writing, and organization skills
  • Must be self-motivated and be receptive to new ideas and approaches
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to present to all levels in the organization
  • Successful candidate will be expected to mentor and direct inexperienced engineers and technicians
  • Experience with Spotfire, MS-Access, RTA, and reservoir simulations preferred
  • Some travel may be required

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