Reservoir Engineer-Growth Exploration
SM Energy - Tulsa, OK

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The Reservoir Engineer assumes a leadership role in managing efforts to identify, evaluate and implement development plans and growth opportunities. Provides detailed technical/economic analyses and recommendations on development and exploration projects and coordinates efficient exploitation of reserves and initiates supplemental recovery methods in assigned areas. This position operates under limited review while handling assignments of a broad scope and moderate difficulty.

Identify, evaluate technical and economic merits, and make recommendations on oil and gas investment opportunities

Identify new plays by monitoring competitor leasing, permitting and development activity and studying associated geological and engineering reports

Work with geoscientists and petrophysicists to interpret and analyze static and dynamic wells, geologic and seismic data to develop reservoir characterization models

Prepare recommendations for development drilling, recompletion and workover opportunities, including economic analysis. (Interpretation of well performance, nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analysis is critical to the evaluation.)

Perform comprehensive economic analysis including risk and profitability for project or acquisition AFE’s, and recommend course of action

Coordinate the creation of AFE’s to execute development plans

Perform field and reservoir studies of existing assets to determine near and long term development plans which may include secondary and tertiary recovery operations

Provide estimations of resource volumes and recoverable hydrocarbons using both probabilistic and deterministic methods for resource and exploration opportunities

Identify recompletion, workover, remedial, enhancement and optimization opportunities in support of the Production Engineer throughout the life of the resource

Assist with annual and mid-year reserve reports by:
o Complying with guidelines and standards contained in the corporate “Reserves Manual”
o Forecasting production annually and at mid-year for all reserve classes
o Scheduling capital and incorporating updated operating costs associated with the forecast in support of corporate management
o Preparation and presentation to executive management

On call support, including nights and weekends may be required for field locations

Train and develop less experienced engineers and technical support personnel

Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities

Other duties as assigned

B.S. degree in Petroleum (preferred), Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is required

Minimum of 6 years of applicable petroleum engineering experience

Proficient level of skill in Microsoft Office

Knowledge of Aries or other economic evaluation software programs

Experience with industry/company software including: AFEN, SROD, OFM, Wellview, AVM & Data Cube training is a plus

Familiar with core analysis and petro-physical evaluation

Working knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments

Experience with conventional oil and gas reservoirs and unconventional resource plays. Secondary recovery, horizontal development and EOR experience is a plus

Basic understanding of engineering economic evaluations

Demonstrated ability to produce results that meet economic goals and make economic recommendations that have a positive financial impact

Driven, organized and detail oriented

Strong project management skills and the ability to advance multiple projects simultaneously; takes a multi-disciplinary approach to projects

Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

Strong communication skills including: written, verbal and formal presentation

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Periodic field visits, internally sponsored conferences, continuing education seminars