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Lead Reservoir Engineer
May 15, 2007

SIEP Overseas Services Inc

Lead Reservoir Engineer

INDUSTRY: Utilities and Energy
JOB CATEGORY: Engineer (Design, Technical, Research, Software, Hardware)
v2 JOB CATEGORY: Petroleum Engineer


CITY: Houston
ZIP CODE: 77001


Research, development and the deployment of technology for Shell's global exploration and production businesses is managed by Shell's technology division of Shell International Exploration and Production (SIEP). Two companies, one based in The Netherlands and the other in the United States, work together to provide a wide range of products and services to Shell companies in the sector.

EPT-Solutions is the front-end project delivery organization of Shell International Exploration and Production. The organization embeds 700 technical professionals with more than 20 different nationalities, located in Houston and Rijswijk/Aberdeen. In addition to EPT-Solutions staff, the multi-disciplinary project teams are staffed with resources from other Global Technical Partners for specialist support and surface engineering skills. Together with the Regions and the Global Exploration and New Business Development organizations, EPT-Solutions works on delivering many high profile EP projects, and thus is a key enabler for the future of EP. Working in EPT-Solutions guarantees a global reach and involvement in Shell's top priority E&P projects. This position offers exposure to work in a high tech environment, working with highly experienced and competent colleagues, in an atmosphere where technical and operational excellence, and diversity, are highly valued. The variety of projects, their global reach, and the different roles within the project teams offer numerous development opportunities to increasing one's personal network and promote one's reputation and influence, as well as provide for a good appreciation of Shell's business needs and priorities.  Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. is currently seeking a Lead Reservoir Engineer for its Houston, Texas location.

Responsibilities :
In this position, you will be responsible for leading a team of 2-3 reservoir engineers. You will contribute individual Reservoir Engineering work products, in support of the maturation of subsurface development plans for Bobo deepwater development project. You will also deploy the most appropriate dynamic reservoir modeling technology in the most efficient way, whilst maintaining a high level of integration with static modelers and with the other disciplines on the project team.

Key Accountabilities:
Playing a lead role in providing RE technical input required for the development planning of opportunities within the Shell Deepwater Group · Being responsible for the reservoir engineering work content and quality in studies assigned to you · Leading the reservoir engineering team for your project, including project planning, allocation of work across the RE team, QC of completed work, monitoring progress against project plans, and providing mentoring and guidance to the RE staff · Supporting the scoping of new projects, be involved in project framing and development of forward work programs. · Having a good understanding of the reservoir simulation techniques (including the related PVT, SCAL and well testing aspects) for a wide range of reservoir engineering and integrated reservoir problems Maintain world-class expertise in at least one area of reservoir engineering Having a role in the sharing of best practices and coaching young reservoir engineers · Having some contact with new technology developments in EPT-R (Research and Development) through which you may stimulate and initiate implementation of appropriate new technology · Giving feedback from a project perspective to the R&D teams

Requirements :
To be considered for this position, you must possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering and have approximately 7 or more years of experience in an OU/NBD/research environment, with a good mix of operational and studies work. Experience in both greenfield development and brownfield optimization (including history matching) would be a bonus. You will have a good understanding of the business impact of your subsurface studies. Some experience in coaching and mentoring of inexperienced staff would be desirable. Additional Requirements: · Reservoir simulation skills, based on hands-on usage of simulation tools, together with a sound grasp of basic RE principles, coupled with a keen interest in the latest RE technology developments · Specific skills in the management of uncertainty and the use of multiple scenario modeling will be an advantage as will system modeling including the use of HFPT would be a bonus · Full Range of Analytic/Numerical RE Techniques · Use/Application of Dynamic Reservoir Simulation skills · Integrated Field Study Methodology skills · Experience in Formation & Implementation of FDPs · Management of Uncertainty Techniques skills

In addition to the tasks outlined in this job description, you may be assigned other responsibilities as needed. The Shell Group of companies offers an outstanding benefits package. In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online candidate profile. No phone inquiries will be accepted. Shell Companies in the U.S. are equal opportunity employers.

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