Staff Reservoir Engineer - Oklahoma City

at Chesapeake
Location Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted August 20, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


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.

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 with a Masters of Engineering degree from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC required.

Work Experience

5-8+ years of related work experience required.


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

Strong 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.

Strong knowledge and practical application of well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential.

Strong knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments.

Strong knowledge and practical application of economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities.

Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

Strong knowledge of and skills associated with reservoir simulation techniques

Strong knowledge of unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs, CBM development, and shale gas resource work.

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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