Principal Reservoir Engineer

Posted 19 June 2022
Contact NameLachlan Nicholson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Principal Reservoir Engineer, based in Aberdeen.

* Responsible for ensuring adherence to and continuous improvement of technical Standards in reservoir engineering workflows
* Technical QA/QC of reservoir engineering Subsurface technical work across the E&P life cycle, jointly with other Subsurface function Principals and as directed by the Chiefs.
* Responsible for all aspects of reservoir engineering, using predictive flow simulation models that incorporate geoscience, engineering and fluid property data.
* Identify, mature and deliver opportunities for production enhancement and resource growth.
* Independently define and complete reservoir engineering work programmes in support of business strategy and integrating results effectively with other subsurface disciplines.
* Maintain production forecasts in support of mid to long term business plans
* Communicate results and influence stakeholders appropriately to drive effective business decisions.
* Mentor junior staff.
* Interface and leverage technical expertise within the wider G&RE organisation, influencing subsurface team priorities and work programmes.
* Daily tasks include:
* Generation of production forecasts to support key business decisions.
* Construction of simulation and nodal analysis models.
* Maintenance (and history matching) of full field, material balance and sector simulation models.
* Analysis of reservoir engineering data e.g. pressure transient, fluid and production data.
* Evaluation of production enhancement and new well opportunities.
* Well planning and operational support.
* Reserves assessments.
* Monitoring and assisting with specialists and contractors to manage reservoir engineering projects.
* Reservoir engineering aspects of internal/external business approvals (Internal/Partners/OGA etc.).
* Sharing knowledge.
* Mentoring Junior staff

Experience & Qualifications:
* MSc in reservoir engineering or a related subject.
* Substantial reservoir engineering experience.
* Expertise in delivering complex reservoir engineering projects incorporating uncertainty.
* Expertise in different aspects of reservoir engineering e.g. field development, simulation, material balance, pressure transient analysis, fluid properties, decline curve analysis, reserve evaluations.
* Provides technical expertise in multiple significant projects with frequent senior and functional management interface
* Ability to make sound business recommendations to Management
* Coordinates various technical areas in support of given project objectives
* Able to provide technical direction to others
* Recognised as a key technical resource across company
* Sound working knowledge of industry software packages
* Role models openness, integrity and collaboration in all their communication, communicates complex topics clearly and engagingly
* Listens actively, guides discussion, and ensures everyone understands, takes accountability to influence team success through coaching and communicates the message 'their success is my success', shares knowledge across the organisation
* Aims for collective decision-making that draws on the insights of a range of stakeholders, role models a fact-based approach to decisions
* Takes a principal role and continually works to build trust with all colleagues, including those they do not work directly with, actively encouraging a collaborative approach to attain optimal results
* Inspires others, both within teams they lead and beyond, coordinates across the business to drive results and share best practice
* Performs effectively in environments where they need to constantly adapt. Reinforces the need for any improvements across the business
* Rapidly de-escalates tensions, showing a range of approaches for positively managing disagreements and transforming conflict into constructive discussion
* Balances complex requirements for their solutions (e.g. competitiveness, performance) while always recognising our responsibility for safety and the environment
* Uses highly innovative approaches to solve problems and actively encourages others to think of innovative solutions

Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: PR/054803.

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