Research Associate - Petroleum Engineer
University of Texas at Austin 326 reviews - Austin, TX

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Purpose To provide expertise as a Petroleum Engineer to a multidisciplinary team evaluating domestic unconventional gas and oil resources.

Essential Functions Gather, manage, and analyze large amounts of data through spreadsheet applications to conduct resource and production outlook assessments of key shale gas and shale oil plays. Quality check existing information and methodologies, identify areas of improvement and implement necessary changes. Provide quality reservoir engineering expertise for other conventional and unconventional resources projects. Communicate closely with geologists and economists and prepare presentations as required. Present research results at sponsor meetings and conferences. Contribute to fund raising and proposal writing. Publish research findings as senior author in peer-reviewed journals. Serve on the Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School of Geological Sciences committees as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications Ph.D. in the field of petroleum engineering with two years of related experience. Must have experience in production forecasting via decline analysis. A record of independent research, and publication commensurate with experience. A record of program leadership and service commensurate with experience. Evidence of ability to coordinate and direct ongoing research and meet reporting and other project milestones and deadlines. Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications Two additional years post-degree experience in a related field. Numerical modeling experience and knowledge of software products such as Petrel and Eclipse. Demonstrated ability to perform independent research as well as work within an established research team. Professional demeanor.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime, and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program ( ORP ) instead of TRS , subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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