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Research Reservoir Engineer

  • Job reference: 928950
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 03/12/2019

As a reservoir engineer, the primary role is to help build, execute, and deliver a first-class and cost-effective R&D program as well as perform advanced technology applications to solve the asset's needs.

The program focuses on the following

  • Predict well performance from first principles
  • Accelerate the empirical calibration process
  • Improve recovery factor
  • Make optimal subsurface development decisions
  • Make a step change in unit cost
  • Leverage and handle data


The holder of this position will primarily work with UPU partners and other members of the team to support the delivery and tasks below through a combination of experiments, field trials, analytical solutions, and numerical simulation

  • Simulation modeling & history matching
  • Fundamental Physical processes
  • Well test analysis
  • Scripting
  • Coupling of hydraulic fracturing programs with flow simulation Well test interpretation
  • Data analysis
  • Able to manage complex projects


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Production Engineering or Reservoir Engineering. Ph.D. is preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in reservoir engineering with a grasp of the fundamental phenomena
  • Previous Unconventional experience is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledgeable in:
    • Simulation Modeling
    • Fundamental Physics
    • Well Test Analysis
    • Scripting
    • Geophysical Modeling
  • Reservoir engineer with a demonstrated track record of innovation demonstrated through publications and/or project delivery.

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