Engineer Sr Reservoir
Occidental Petroleum - Houston, TX

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Oxy is seeking a motivated candidate to fill the role of Reservoir Engineer. The successful candidate in this position will be responsible for development and exploration drilling, implementation of waterflood projects, recompletions and other workovers, and support of local business development opportunities. The position also requires developing full field forecasts, booking and tracking reserves; and working closely with geoscientists, reservoir engineers and operations to devise field development plans, drilling locations, associated economics and injection requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • Duties involve identification, justification, and implementation of reserves-bearing opportunities.
  • Identify and implement business unit improvements to enhance organizational performance.
  • Short and long term production forecasting, reserves estimation and reporting, and support of annual budget and
planning cycles.

  • Supporting projects through proposal and approval processes.
  • Cooperatively works projects in conjunction with other disciplines, geophysicist, geologists, land personnel and other engineering disciplines.
  • Practical economic analysis of existing prospects along with technical analysis.

Thorough understanding of practical petroleum economic theory

Demonstrated ability to forecast reserves using multiple techniques for conventional and/or unconventional plays

Broad understanding of Pressure/Rate Transient Analysis theory and application.

Ability to make technically sound decisions and recommendations with less than perfect or incomplete data sets.

Ability to work closely with geophysicists, geologists in identifying infill and outset drilling locations.

Proven success in identifying and executing value-added projects

Identify bypassed pay and make economic and technical recommendations for capital recompletions.

Display strong knowledge of reservoir engineering concepts and applications

Possess effective technical presentation and writing skills.

Ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline team environment

Good problem solving skills, time management skills, communication skills, and established drive for results.

Functions well in team-based environment; can effectively establish and maintain peer relationships

Is/becoming comfortable when dealing with ambiguity

Capable of handling multiple jobs simultaneously

Capable of sharing knowledge with others

Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering or related engineering discipline

A minimum of 3 years experience in reservoir engineering

Additional Desired Qualifications:
Strong analytical and computer skills / familiar with computer programining

Ability to work with large dataset / familiar with database manipulation and/or SQL

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