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Senior Reservoir Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/01/2020
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
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Our objective is to increase production by nearly three times,considerably beyond the field's historical peak rate of 1.75 million barrelsper day.
The investment required, technology application, and increased production are world scale and come with wide ranging development and training opportunities. This project is material and long lasting with significant benefits to the Republic of Iraq at the local, regional and country level.

Role synopsis
This is a Senior Reservoir Engineer agency position in the Reservoir Management team, which is a core part of the in-country Subsurface Team. This team provides day to day management of the giant Rumaila reservoirs and their world-class water-floods.
A key part of the contract is the development of national staff and this position will be accountable for implementing the development programmes devised for the national reservoir engineers, as well as identifying further development opportunities for them, such that the transfer of subsurface work from Sunbury to Basra can occur at an appropriate pace. The role is aimed at developing reservoir management capability within, with primary responsibility of coaching and mentoring of Iraqi Reservoir Engineers to this purpose. This will allow responsibilities currently held by the Middle East Support (MEST) RM team to be fully transferred to the RM team.
The requisite reservoir management skills will be transferred to Iraqi staff by means of focused coaching and supervised on the job training. Additional learning will be provided by targeted training courses.
Activities relating to skills development of Iraqi staff via coaching will represent 60% of the role. The other 40% will be focused on providing reservoir management expertise and inputs relating to oilfield production, e.g. Water flood pilots and Reservoir management support to Production and NWD teams.
This role is key to achieving the objective of having a competent Iraqi led reservoir management team based in the prior to the contract expiry in 2034.

Key accountabilities
Primary responsibility will be coaching and mentoring of Iraqi Reservoir Engineers to develop their skills in strategic reservoir management.
Support Reservoir Management Manager in the update and maintenance of Reservoir Engineering personal development plans (competencies and training plan) and continual assessment of individual progress.
Responsible for cross-disciplinary integration of data (static reservoir description, dynamic surveillance and production data) - from field start up to end of production
Work closely with Reservoir engineers, Geologists and Petrophysicists to develop understanding of current distribution and volume of remaining hydrocarbons, support production plan.
Work closely with MEST to implement the long-term reservoir management strategy, to manage and provide input into operating plan, base management activities and finding new production opportunities.
Actively lead the reservoir engineering workfront in the identification and progression of value adding opportunities into the Wellwork hopper and the update of NWD Hopper.
Provide Reservoir Engineering framework for the interpretation of dynamic field data in support of ongoing production operations on the field e.g. surveillance planning, well work options etc.
Communicate subsurface uncertainty and risks to other disciplines at mini well review and panel reviews, ensuring reservoir management strategy and panel guidelines are followed.
Performance Management of Main Pay and Mishrif Waterflooding, and coordination with Base Management and Waterflood Operations team to optimize value of water.
Reconcile Depletion plan assumptions with field performance and recommend changes to optimize delivery.
Develop and maintain various performance management tools to track reservoir performance against plan and actively feedback with reasons and actions to improve performance.
Provide well and reservoir performance analysis and predictions utilizing classical reservoir engineering techniques, identifying opportunities to improve sweep and recovery.

Essential education Degree in petroleum engineering or related applied science
Essential experience and job requirements
* Extensive and relevant technical experience (including previous role in Reservoir Management team), 10+ years
* Experience of managing mature oil fields under water flood
* Expert in classical reservoir engineering
* Experience of using a variety of classical and analytical techniques to aid reservoir management
* Experience in analysis of well surveillance data
* Great integrator and excellent team working behaviours
* Experienced Reservoir Engineering coach with established track record in coaching and mentoring roles preferably with National Most of World staff
* Experience of working within or closely aligned with Base management and New Well delivery teams
* Experience of working in a split site environment

Desirable criteria & Previously worked in the Middle East or for a JV
Rotational position (28:28)

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