The Reservoir Engineer, APC-JV is responsible for the reservoir engineering of SM Energy’s interest in the Anadarko Petroleum Company operated oil & gas properties in the Eagle Ford in South Texas. Primary responsibilities will include evaluations of reserve & capital performance and economic assessments.
Assist to transition of management of the APC-JV assets from Houston to Denver.
Assess performance of the producing non-operated oil and gas properties in the APC JV (Aries Database Reserve Forecasting).
Assist in the assessment of existing and future field development/projects through partner meetings and internal administration of the non-operated activity.
Provide technical input into the budget process, specifically drilling schedules, project deliverables, and production and reserve forecasts.
Evaluate the economic performance of non-operated capital program and understand appropriate projects to support maximizing the value of the asset base.
Along with the Asset Team Leader, coordinate with internal organizations for volume forecasting, capital and operating expense accruals and monthly new well reserve estimates.
Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings as the engineering lead, coordinate project timeline and deliverable schedules, and ensure key project benchmarks and budget plans are met through partner meetings and internal administration of the non-operated activity.
Lead the reserve report preparation and resource model assessment for the APC JV assets.
Coordinate with Investor Relations to provide type curve and performance information.
Work as liaison with other corporate groups and the Houston regional office for key personnel not directly assigned to the APC-JV asset including accounting, land, marketing, and geologic personnel.
Transfer technical advancements across SM, when possible.
Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities.
Perform duties as assigned.
B.S. degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Geologic Engineering, is required.
Minimum 5 years of experience in the E&P Business.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Solid understanding of engineering economic evaluations including competency with Aries or other economic software programs.
Advanced knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments.
Experience with a variety of reservoir types, depletion scenarios, and development scenarios.
An operations background with working in a multi-disciplinary team is a plus.
Experience with conventional oil and gas reservoirs and unconventional resource plays. Exposure to horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and multi-basin experience is a plus.
Able to operate independently and professionally represent SM Energy in technical/operational settings with Operator and partners.
Ability to understand the entire life-cycle of the producing asset and economics of proposed drilling/projects, including midstream investments and economic drivers.
Experience with gas condensate/volatile oil reservoirs and their associated facilities and operations desirable.
Strong influencing skills to enhance relationships and achieve SM’s objectives with Operator and partners.
Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing demands on resources.
Ability to manage significant information flow in terms of AFEs, well data, forecasts, etc. through dedicated team and functional support.
Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
Ability to actively transfer knowledge gained to colleagues and management.
Excellent communication skills including: written, verbal and formal presentation.
Experience with industry/company software including: Risk Analysis Software (MMRA, UCRA, Crystal Ball, @ Risk), OFM, AFEN, Wellview, & Data Cube training is a plus.
Proficient level of skill in Microsoft Office.
Driven, enthusiastic, and passionate.
Self-directed, organized, and detail oriented.
As needed; approximately 20% of time.
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