Unconventional Resources Reservoir Engineer (Ultra Tight/Tight Sand)


Position description

We are seeking a reservoir engineer, with unconventional reservoir experience, to join our Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Department (URED). URED provides high-level technical support to upstream management in all areas related to unconventional field development within the Kingdom.

Your primary role will be to perform well evaluation, play assessments, and generate reliable production forecasts for the Company. You will work within a multidiscipline team consisting of geoscientists and engineers, involved in the assessment and development of the specific UR assets. You will support the team with your experience in reservoir management, performance, and surveillance, to develop and execute a field development plan for ultra tight and channels sand reservoirs.

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate, you will have a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering, or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An advanced degree is preferred, and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below, by one year for a master degree, and two years for a Ph.D. degree.

You will have a minimum of 12 years’ experience with a strong preference for 20 years’ plus experience, with at least 5-10 years in unconventional plays, including shale or tight gas/condensate or channel reservoirs, with international experience in unconventional hydrocarbon basins required.

You should have experience, or a good understanding, of stimulation program design, open hole and cased hole logging capabilities, well test analysis (pressure transient analysis and rate transient analysis), decline curve analysis, dynamic reservoir modeling, reserves classification, EUR predictions, and well spacing optimization, as you will be required to support key development decisions.

Knowledge of the following applications is required: IHS Harmony, Kappa Workstation Suite (Saphir, Topaze minimum), GOHFER (DFIT Analysis), Petroleum Expert, CMG, Peep, OFM, MOSAIC, PVTsim NOVA, and EOS modeling is preferred.
You must have demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle some ambiguity in analysis.

You must have solid organizational and time management skills. Ability to work with limited data.

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You must have the ability to generate management reports.

You must have strong computer skills and data analysis experience, preferably with Spotfire or OFM.

You should have good business planning acumen (economic analysis/project management).

Be familiar with field development/economic concepts with a broad knowledge in drilling, completions, and reservoir stimulation technologies, with an understanding of horizontal multistage fracturing for unconventional reservoir.

Duties & responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

  • Design and implement field development plans for unconventional resource plays.
  • Monitor operating expenses to operate and maintain wells to produce the highest volumes of oil and gas at the lowest cost.
  • Prepare annual volumes and expenses for budgeting.
  • Monitor and analyze well tests and production curves.
  • Gather, perform calculations on and analyze data such as well tests, fluid levels, bottom-hole pressures, and decline curves to assure efficient producing and equipment utilization.
  • Coordinate all aspect of new completions, especially design of fracture stimulation.
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary team in planning and conducting field studies.
  • Prepare requirements for well construction, develop well designs for new wells, and provide technical assistance to drilling staff to ensure that each well is completed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Provide economic evaluation to support fast-paced development decisions and work closely with drilling, completions, and production teams.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced Saudi engineers and effectively explain ideas, concepts, and techniques.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the requirements for this role, please contact us with your CV and state AAS - “Job Title” in the subject.

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