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JOB TITLE Sr. Petroleum Engineer
DATE POSTED 19/01/2014
INDUSTRY Engineering/Oil/Mining
DISCIPLINE Engineer - Oil/Gas
LOCATION Middle East - Qatar

Purpose of the Job

             Executing and assist in upgrading field development and reservoir management plans and programs. Includes working within the E&P Division to develop overall field development strategies in the context of client's overall business objectives. Contributes expertise to studies to appraise and set field boundaries, updates the Company's reserve figures and provides guidelines for long term production/injection notes.

Key Accountabilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

         Manages and controls petroleum development activities in the assigned oil fields to ensure effective and economic exploitation of the Company's hydrocarbon assets consistent with client objectives and targets.  Includes issuing guidelines for daily development activities covering logging and testing, etc.  Monitor overall implementation schemes.

         Exercises overall control over reservoir, geoscientific and petroleum engineering studies in the assigned fields aimed at achieving optimal recovery of oil and gas reserves to be consistent with company development strategies. 

         Assist in Managing activities aimed at developing long term production/injection forecasts.

         Assist in Managing activities aimed at developing short, medium and long term plans and injection forecasts. Assists in Generating medium and long term production and injection rates' scenarios.

         Allocates assignments in various fields, ensures integration of schedules with rig availability and assigns approved work plan segments, for the preparation of detailed proposals.

         Ensures the regular updating of Company's reserve estimates for all fields, based on data acquisition and understanding of the fields' properties, reservoir characteristics and behaviours, and the introduction of new technologies.

         Assist in the preparation and of the annual reserve report to management, identifying hydrocarbon in place, estimating recoveries and outlining possibilities of production optimization.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

         Assures the implementation and strict financial control of all operating and capital budgets.  Reviews budgeted expenditure.

         Initiates, plans and implements efforts to maximize EOR/IOR projects.

         Actively and effectively participates in technical and managerial meeting of joint venture companies and presents company's views on various subjects

         Carries out other similar or related duties, such as directing and coordinating all database management for assigned fields; monitoring and controlling expenses and providing justifications for major budget variations; coordinating engineering projects.  Advises management on requirements to introduce new technology, implementation of enhanced oil recovery techniques and responds to Shareholders' inquiries and requests as appropriate.

Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment

         Ensures that the Company's occupational safety and health and environment policy is effectively implemented in all areas of work under his control, reducing unfavourable trends and ensures that corrective actions are promptly implemented. 

         Assist in the Development of safety plans and programs in coordination with the Safety Department. Evaluates the impact of all activities under his responsibility on the environment by participating in the development, implementation and monitoring of a sound environment protection program.

Related Assignments

         Select suitable equipment for different functions and take responsibility of maintenance of equipment.

         Design systems that help the well to flow, manage problems of fluid behavior and production chemistry.

         Maintain record of drilling and production operations.

         Simulate reservoir performance for different recovery techniques using computer models.

         Ensures state of the art technology and resources and accurate input data into reservoir models that will allow optimum development and sustainability of a healthy reservoir.

         Keeps abreast of related developments within the oil development industry. Prepares reports and papers on developments and industry trends, distributing to colleagues in the Division.

Qualifications & Experience

         Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

         B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences or equivalent.

         Fluency in English

         Computer applications


         +10 years' varied experience in the oil industry.

Job specific skills & competencies:

         Technical hands on experience in reservoir characterization and/or reservoir management.

         Works well and leads multi-disciplined team of professional engineers and Geoscientists within the petroleum development function.

CONSULTANT Warren Gibson


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