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

Purpose of the Job

             Carries out all reservoir engineering and production planning of all QPI's producing and developed reservoirs in terms of proper monitoring of reservoir performance. Plans and recommends production off take points and infill wells. Monitors reservoir health and recommends necessary actions for reservoir maintenance including injection, fracturing, stimulation. Monitors and evaluates all QPI's developed reserves and keeps an updated reserves portfolio.

Key Accountabilities


Duties and Responsibilities

         Monitors reservoir behaviour for all reservoirs in all producing fields and recommends and implements necessary technical and operational actions with respect to; infill drilling, well work over programs, abandonment.

         Recommends, implements, and monitors production tests and related interpretation and analysis.

         Plays an important overall role over reservoir engineering studies in assigned fields aimed at achieving optimal recovery of oil and gas reserves consistent with company development strategies.  Encourages exchange of know-how between subordinates across the professional team boundaries. 

         Coordinates, recommends and implements activities aimed at developing long term production/injection forecasts. Coordinates establishment of medium and long term production and injection rates' scenarios and initiates and implements the preparation of related field development plans. 

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

         Carries out 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.

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

         Applies state of the art technology and resources and accurate input data to produce accurate high quality reservoir description for overall development and sustainability of a healthy reservoir.

         Carries out and contributes to Field Development Plans for green fields with direct control on reservoir engineering, simulation and dynamic model

         Works independently guided by functional objectives. 

         Carries out and oversees activities by setting and controlling specialized professional standards. 

         Supervises and oversees all reservoir engineering activities in all fields.


Budget, Plans, and Expenditure

         Provides input to the Team's work program and budget and the Section and Department's Business and Operating Plans.

         Recommends expenditure within a pre-approved work program and budget and presents necessary diversions from planned work and expenditure.

Reports and Presentations

         Prepares annual reserve report, identifying hydrocarbon in place, estimating recoveries and outlining possibilities of production optimization.

         Prepares reports and papers on developments and industry trends, distributing to colleagues in the Division.


         Consults Reservoir Team Leader Reservoir Engineering and Production Planning in Technical and Administrative issues of the team

         Consults peers in regular peer reviews and or Technical review meetings.


Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment

         Adheres to and implements the Company's occupational safety and health and environment policy effectively in all of his work.  Evaluates the impact of all his activities on the environment by participating in the development, implementation and monitoring of a sound environment protection program.

Related Assignments

         Keeps abreast of related developments within the oil development industry

         Work accomplishments are subject to Reservoir Engineering Team Leader's review.


Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

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


         +10 years' varied experience in the oil industry, including 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.

Problem Solving & Decision Making

         Carries out, oversees and influences quality and integrity of Field Development Plans and recommends its final approval.

         Oversees and monitors all reservoir performance and recommends proper actions for optimum recovery.

         Uses objective judgment and discretion for urgent matters that require immediate actions.

         Responsible for all outcomes and results of field development and reservoir engineering activities.

CONSULTANT Warren Gibson


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