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Job Title: Reservoir Engineering Advisor - Houston

Reports to:

Reservoir Engineering Manager


No direct reports

Interacts with:

Internal: Technical team London Technical team Lagos Technical team Houston Executive team Planning team Houston

External: Consultants Suppliers / Agencies

Job Purpose:

Provide reservoir engineering supervision and expertise for building and running reservoir simulation models, generating forecasts, participate in development plans, field appraisals, and conduct pressure transient analysis.

Responsibilities and Key Objectives:

Provide reservoir engineering technical services for development of Afren assets and exploration prospects. This position is responsible for analysing the production data and creating simulation input files and Petrel static models to: Upscale geological models into reservoir simulation models Build complex reservoir simulation models incorporating all available data (Rock properties, fluid properties, pressure, test information) History match simulation models, production and pressures Provide feedback to improve or validate the geological description/model. Work in collaboration with geologist and geophysicist in order to improve reservoir description and models. Run multiple prediction scenarios for the reservoir development. Actively participate in the field development planning, work with the geo and drilling teams on the optimum well placement based on the reservoir simulation results. Work on the uncertainty analysis incorporated into reservoir simulation Couple reservoir simulation with the surface facilities network model, run multiple scenarios and provide recommendations on the production optimization. Work close with the production team to implement such recommendations. Develop production forecasts for base case performance under current operations New field development support working in teams to generate development plans. Evaluate alternative programs to maximize the value of existing blocks

Pressure transient analysis utilizing Kappa Saphir software

Flowing material analysis utilizing Kappa Topaze software Provide expertise in specialized areas of reservoir fluid analysis Mentor less experienced staff and graduate engineers. This position will also interface with Finance for development of annual budget. Financial / budget responsibility:


Education: Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering required and M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of experience within the oil and gas industry. Experience in reservoir simulation, decline curve analysis and petroleum fluids sampling, analysis and characterization. Extensive experience with clastic and carbonate reservoir systems Experience partnering with other disciplines to develop integrated solutions to complex problems. Self-starter with good team spirit and interpersonal skills. Effective communicator and presenter, both verbally and in written/graphical products. Organized, professional and has high integrity. Interested and motivated to seek continued professional development. Eager to train others also. Good proficiency in Petrel, Petrel RE Eclipse reservoir simulation expertise Expert in Petroleum Experts IPM, model coupling Expert Kappa (Diamant, Saphir, Topaze) Good proficiency with MS Office suite - Excel/Powerpoint/Word.

Job Level/Salary Range:

Competitive salary and benefits

To apply, please send CV together with a cover letter to quoting the reference Reservoir Engineering Advisor Houston.