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Senior Reservoir Geologist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/08/2011
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The Company:
Company’s activities include 1,100 square kilometers of oil sands leases in Northern Alberta where we are currently developing a 10,000 bbl/d SAGD facility. We currently own interests in several exploration, development and production licenses offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The company's culture is founded on strong values and a high ethical standard. We aim to deliver long-term growth and continue to develop technologies and manage projects that will meet the world’s energy and cli

The Role:
The objective of this position is to provide reservoir engineering and simulation support to the development of Client's oil sands assets by using SAGD, solvent co-injection and/or other novel thermal recovery technologies. While this position will report directly to the Manager, Reservoir Studies, he/she may also be seconded to other Division or Department on a short-term basis.

• Contribute to the success of our projects by working effectively in a team environment with Geology, Geophysics and other Engineering disciplines.
• Conduct numerical modeling, subsurface studies and exploitation planning.
• Generate production forecasts using reservoir simulation, production analysis and other reservoir engineering techniques.
• Optimize well pattern layouts, development sequences and well placement.
• Formulate fit for purpose reservoir surveillance plans to collect reservoir data.
• Analyze subsurface and surface field data to obtain key reservoir/well performance parameters.
• Perform regional studies (including analyzing competitor public data) to improve understanding of the SAGD process.
• Generate risked OBIP, production profiles, recoverable volumes for reservoir management. Participate in the reserve booking process including the evaluation, documentation, presentation and the reporting steps.
• Liaison with external partners and regulatory agencies. Support regulatory processes including technical justifications to the regulator and offsetting operators.
• Formulate and implement laboratory data acquisition programs including costing and vendor selection.
• As an asset team member, actively participate in revising development plans and capital cost forecasts as required.
• Provide input to economic evaluations, new land acquisition and joint venture opportunities as required.
• Peer assist QA tasks on other assets.
• Assist in mentoring less experienced Engineers, EITs and intern students.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• To be considered for this position, you must be a Canadian Citizen or be a Canadian Landed Immigrant
• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
• APEGGA membership (P.Eng. designation) is required

• 10+ years experience in reservoir engineering and related experience working within an integrated team including Geology, Geophysics and other Engineering disciplines
• 10 years minimum experience with the SAGD development process is required
• Reservoir experience in thermal recovery of bitumen is required
• Exposure to steam solvent co-injection and/or Gas-Over-Bitumen is preferred
• Experience with STARS, Exotherm or Eclipse Thermal simulation is required
• The candidate must exhibit a pragmatic approach and strong subsurface technical management skills
• It will be necessary for the candidate on occasion to operate under varying timelines and generate recommendations often using poor quality, conflicting, and/or non-existent data
• The candidate must be a self-starter

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