Senior Petroleum Engineer Waterflood
BP - Houston, TX

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BP is one of the industry leaders in developing and implementing non-thermal enhanced oil recovery technologies. Proven technologies currently being deployed-at-scale include gas EOR, LoSal™ EOR waterflooding and Bright Water™ chemical treatments.

An experienced Petroleum Engineer is required to support the Pushing Reservoir Limits team in testing and deploying base and other promising waterflood-based EOR technologies.

The candidate should be experienced in Petroleum Engineering, particularly waterflooding operations, performance analysis, design, optimisation, and surveillance (tracers, logging, coring, etc.).

Key accountabilities
• Design and implement multi-million $ field trial activities for LoSal and other waterflood EOR technologies.
• Lead all aspects of field test activities
• Design field testing programme, including pattern design and size, surveillance, and associated costs
• Secure contracts and plan logistics for field trials
• Work with well operations to deliver pilots safely and environmentally
• Monitor pilot performance; re-tune testing where necessary

Essential Education
• B.Sc. or higher in an engineering, mathematics, physics discipline required.

Essential experience and job requirements
• Strong numeracy skills
• Experience in production operations of waterflood fields, including water injection quality, measurements and water disposal/ reinjection.
• Experience in surveillance planning and evaluation of waterflood fields, including use of tracers, logging, pressure transient testing.
• Experience in well management and classical analysis of waterflooded fields.
• Strong commitment to Health, Safety and Environment.
• Strong understanding of Petroleum Engineering practices.
• Ability to gather appropriate information and make decisions.

Other essential skills and knowledge
• Reservoir engineering fundamentals.
• Skilful in petroleum engineering
• Familiarity with reservoir simulation and recovery processes

Desirable criteria & qualifications
• Fascination with unravelling and understanding complex technical processes
• Strong interpersonal, communication and diversity skills
• Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Sound understanding of basic chemistry

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?

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If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

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