at Chesapeake Energy
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Date Posted February 2, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.


The Petrotech Engineer III is a senior-level position who, under general direction and guidance, performs aspects of engineering assignments requiring advanced knowledge of engineering principles. Conducts advanced engineering studies.  Possesses a strong understanding of the role's technical or specialized professional knowledge and has defined skills directly related to the functions purpose.  Problems can be defined and understood with an appreciable range of solutions made available and solved with reference to past experience and reference points. Able to draft and defend a technical paper; can deliver a 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredity unversity 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 or Mechanical Engineering preferred.

Work Experience

  • 5-8+ 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.
  • Knowledge of common industry tools and risk analysis, specifically, knowledge in Reservoir simulation modeling, Rate Transient Analysis and familiarity with Rose software.
  • 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.


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