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SENIOR RESERVIOR ENGINEER FINANCIAL RESERVES 

TOTAL COMPENSATION UP TO $280K

Our client, a major financial firm is searching for an additional experienced Reservoir Engineer to support their financial functions relating to reserves lending. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a major solid global financial institution that has a long established presence in the Energy industry.

In this key role, you will be responsible for performing technical analysis of upstream investment opportunities.  You will evaluate oil and gas reserves, systems, pipelines and markets in order to support lending and investment decisions. You will work on various projects where your experience in the operational side of Reservoir Engineering will have prepared you to quantify reserves, economic potential, identify reservoir, operational and commercial risk. 

You must have a true passion for Reservoir Engineering coupled with extensive operational experience.   Must be able to write and present conclusions effectively with senior management of the bank, its customers, other bankers and outside representatives.

The ideal candidate will have a strong Reservoir Engineering background which includes extensive experience in onshore basin operations, strong experience of reserves, economic evaluations and acquisitions.  Additionally, the ideal candidate have Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, MBA preferred, at least 8-10 yrs of experience in U.S. petroleum reservoir engineering of which at least five should be in reserve evaluations.
 
You should have been with an upstream E&P company working as a reservoir engineer or M&A consultant or in a leading financial institution. Would prefer some financial background if possible, but work with reservoir engineering consultants or M&A firms will be considered. Must be well versed in Office Software programs, especially Excel, as well as Aries and PhD Win reserve programs.  

 

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Energy Resume Energy CV Senior Production Facilities Engineer Experienced in Western Canada CA

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate 12434.  Senior production and facilities engineer with over 10 years of experience in the WCSB.  Areas of focus have included; Foothills Deep Gas, Plains Shallow Gas, and Plains Heavy Oil. Working in each of these areas has been able to build a strong foundation in production engineering/operations, facilities engineering/operations, completions engineering and workover operations.  Consistently demonstrated exceptional communication and project management skills.  Reliably develop and execute efficient capital and maintenance programs to maximize value extracted while focusing on operational cost reduction.  Self-motivated and highly adaptable to standards and processes where they exist or eager to implement or improve processes where they are lacking or don’t exist, especially relating to safety, regulatory and environmental compliance.

Professional Experience

Major Energy Firm, Calgary Alberta                                                                                                                                            2005 – 2009

Production / Facilities Engineer, Bighorn South SBU

  • Production and facilities engineer and project manager on the Berland (30 mmcfd), Edson/Carrot Creek (20 mmcfd) and Aurora/Ferrier (18mmcfd) unconventional gas, sour gas and conventional oil areas in the Canadian Foothills Gas Region, with capital programs in the $80-$110 MM annually.
  • Involved in the planning, developing and budget preparation of 1, 2 and 5 year full field capital and maintenance strategies with multidisciplinary teams including G & G, development engineering, surface land, joint interest and operational staff.  Worked with operations on facility optimization and maintenance programs including initiating operating cost reduction and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies.
  • Worked closely on the design, scoping, estimating, AFE management and execution of these projects with EPC, construction, safety and operations groups. (including commissioning, HAZOP, management of change (MOC), shutdown key reviews and conducting extensive lookbacks) 
  • Worked closely with drilling and completions to improve well on-stream cycle times through concurrent operations (reducing flare and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction initiative)
  • Worked closely with surface land to update area operating agreements (AOA’s), resolve ungulate restriction issues and ensure all D56 regulatory requirements have been met for facility and pipeline projects.
  • Provided support to acquisitions and divestitures which included review and evaluation of wells, pipeline systems and facilities.  Worked on the oil property sale and the gas property divestiture package.
  • Coordinated bi-monthly area asset team meetings in the field including well reviews and facility optimization reviews, attended monthly field safety review meetings
  • Responsible for new well production tracking, optimizing and making recommendations for well completions.
  • Responsible for developing continued optimization strategies for gas well de-liquification including continuous installation of plungerlift, annular well control systems and wellsite booster compression.
  • Worked with operations and Energy Efficiency Initiative group to install REM Slipstream Technology in the Ferrier 12-33 sour gas booster site (capture vented hydrocarbons, a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction initiative).
  • Continuous redesign and improvement of wellsites and padsites towards developing standard print packages.   Collaborated with operations to design a near zero emissions wellsite (a GHG emissions reduction initiative).
  • Initiated, installed and commissioned approximately 11km of 6-inch Fibrespar composite pipe which realized a 10% savings in cost over steel and was 20% faster in installation.
  • Successfully installed and commissioned the Leland 30 mmcfd grassroots booster compressor and flow splitter.  This $10MM joint interest project was commissioned on time and realized 5 mmcfd of incremental gas production. 

Completions Engineer, Gas SBU                                                        2004 – 2005

  • Primary completions lead engineer for the 2005 Shallow Gas infill capital program consisting of 560 new shallow gas wells. Well workover activity included identifying 150 re-fracs and 100 re-completions.  Suffield gas had an overall capital budget of $110 MM.
  • Responsible for designing and programming of 400 shallow gas wells for multiple zone completion and stimulation, worked with multidisciplinary team to develop and coordinate area budgets for completions and workover activity.
  • Worked with business services on hiring of service rigs and completion services, cost estimate, AFE generation and taking well calls.  Supervised two lead field completion consultants (up to eight total).
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to identify new well and workover candidates, supervised and mentored junior staff and summer interns on programming new well and workover candidates.
  • Coordinated bi-weekly field meetings with completion consultants, operations, area construction coordinator and area safety coordinator to review completion and construction crew movement and to conduct a safety review.
  • Implemented new frac and perforating strategy developed by team to help reduce per well cost while focusing on continuous load leveling throughout the year.
  • Worked directly with other SBU’s (Brooks area SBU’s) to obtain and better utilize area frac services, including logging, perforating, tank storage and trucking services.

Production / Facilities Engineer, Gas SBU                                     2002 – 2004

  • Primary SBU production / facilities engineer for new facility, facility modification, facility optimization, new pipeline installation, gas well de-liquification and gas gathering system optimization for the areas.
  • Worked closely on the design, scoping, cost estimating, AFE management, accrual, project management and execution of several capital programs and operations projects with EPC, construction, safety and operations groups (including commissioning, HAZOP, and conducting extensive lookbacks).
  • Successfully installed 3550hp Koomati grassroots booster station along with facility modification of the existing Koomati main station.  This $7.3MM project increased capacity to 60 mmcf/d in the Koomati area.
  • Siphon String/Tubing Pull program – $2MM well optimization initiative requiring the removal of 2 3/8 tubing from 125 shallow gas wells and the installation of 0.7” HDPE in 400 wells for gas well de-liquification.
  • Successfully installed and commissioned an additional 4700hp of natural gas compression to the existing CD compressor station.  This $2.6MM project had an overall net system gain of 3.5 mmcfd.
  • CD Sales Compressor Station & CD Spine Project ($4.5MM project) – Successfully installed and commissioned a 2350hp grassroots compressor station capable of 50 mmcfd process and the installation of 2 miles of 16-inch mainline with 6 miles of 6-inch pipeline laterals tying in 4 gas production batteries.

Major Oil and Gas Firm, Calgary Alberta

Production Engineer, Gas Southeast BU                                      2001 – 2002

  • Production engineer responsible for gas well de-liquification, gas gathering and facility system optimization.
  • AB-11/B1-5 Siphon String Project – evaluated the effectiveness of siphon strings on low gas well producers, set up for 2002 siphon string project.

Production Engineer, Oil Southeast BU                        1998 – 2001

  • Production engineer responsible for oil well optimization and workover maintenance programs for the South Jenner, Dieppe, Deberg and Dakota conventional heavy oil fields (under active waterflood), which produced approximately 14,000 bopd.
  • Worked directly with service rig consultants on developing workover programs, cost estimating, AFE generation and taking well calls.
  • Worked with vendors to obtain contracts for service rig usage, purchasing rotary screw pumps, electric submersible pumps and surface drivers and motors.
  • Evaluated and identified well optimization candidates for speed up and pump upsizing.  Initial well completion design for artificial lift (ESP, PCP and beam pump), power optimization, waterflood management (through injector recompletions), cost estimating and project management.
  • Successfully re-completed 13 oil wells over to water injection increasing overall field injection capacity to 31,000 m3/d in South Jenner.
  • Successfully initiated the installation of primary three phase above ground and below ground power to the area.  This 5.0 MW of additional power allowed for the conversion of all gas driven pumping systems into electrical systems. Worked with operations to convert 65 natural gas pump drivers over to electric.  Worked with operations to convert 50 beam pumps over to progressive cavity pumps.
  • Successfully installed the first two electric submersible pumps (ESP’s) in South Jenner for oil well production optimization purposes.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering,

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1998

Software Skills:

Microsoft Office, PVR, PVR Wizard, PEEP, Accumap, PIPESIM, WEM, C-FER, FAST Piper and Virtuwell.

Certifications & Memberships:

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists of Alberta – Professional Engineer
  • Emergency First Aid CPR Level A (expires Aug 2011),
  • H2S Alive (expires Aug 2011), W.H.M.I.S. and TDG
  • Member of the Petroleum Society of the CIM,
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Gas Processors Association of Canada

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Energy Resume Energy CV Houston Based Advanced Reservoir Simulation Engineer PhD Bilingual German Open to International Relocation

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate 6345.  A highly motivated, results-oriented reservoir engineering consultant with 27 years of domestic and international experience.  Extensive experience in general reservoir engineering, including PVT/EOS fluid characterization, nodal analysis, gas fields, and gas storage.  Specialist knowledge in all aspects of simulation technology including its application, and in the physical and mathematical fundamentals.  Contributions helped lead to significant dollars savings in project developments in Brazil, Qatar, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Knowledge and skills

¨     Reservoir engineering fundamentals and practice

¨     Reservoir simulation applications, compositional modeling

¨     PVT Analysis

¨     Well Tubing Analysis

¨     Gas Storage

¨     Small Business Management

Professional Experience

Major Energy Corporation                                                                         2005-2010
Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor – Houston, Texas

Reservoir engineering for development in Brazil.

¨     Ongoing reservoir management for the reservoir in the  field in Brazil.  Worked with a team of geoscientists, drillers, and completion engineers to optimize reservoir development.  Successfully proposed water injection location based on modeling work to delay water breakthrough while still providing needed pressure support to increase production.   Recommendations have contributed to the reservoir performing significantly beyond expectations.

¨     Developed a simulation model for the carbonate reservoir in the field.   One of the main issues was the natural fracture system, which was implemented both in a Dual Permeability/Dual Porosity mode and with an enhanced Single Porosity representation.  The model is currently in the history matching phase, but has reached a level where it has been applied to locate two infill wells to be drilled  in 2010.

¨     Evaluation of (Equatorial Guinea) light oil reservoirs for company working with major energy firm, the operator of the field.   Prime focus was on operating issues, such as well locations and gas/water injection, and developing strategies for increased ultimate recovery.  Constructed three Eclipse reservoir models as a tool for discussions with the operator.   Along with other members of the team, influenced partner to modify the project development with positive results for wells.

¨     Evaluation of property in Equatorial Guinea.   Compositional and economical analyses carried out which influenced the operator in the ongoing appraisal of the field.

¨     Appraised and proposed well development plan for the Green Sand in Equatorial Guinea, which was an important component to the block being declared commercial.

¨     Mentored three summer interns, all of whom selected employment at company.  Assisted and mentored new reservoir engineers from other departments in their studies.

¨     Applications were implemented using primarily the Eclipse simulator with support from Prosper, MBAL, and PVTSIM software.

Large Energy Engineering Firm                        2000-2004
Reservoir Engineering Consultant –  Texas

¨     Completed an appraisal of a marginal oil field in Nigeria for an Energy firm.  Lead role on a team with a seismologist, a petrophysics expert, and a production engineer to evaluate a property with three well completions and 3-D seismic data.  Appraisal using CMG simulation software led to a proposed development plan, which was estimated to lead to production of 18 million barrels as compared to 0.5 million that was actually produced from the three original wells.

¨     Completed analysis of NGL production for the reservoir (gas condensate) for the energy operator.  Updated one previous model and generated a scoping model for a new reservoir. Three separate reservoir simulation models were then run under one surface control to provide compositional profiles from the produced gas stream.  A detailed compositional history match was carried out on each of the three reservoirs to validate the predictions.  The results were used to evaluate whether an upgrade in processing surface facilities would be necessary in order to eliminate the gas flare.  The model also provided an improved estimate of future NGL production.

¨     Completed update of study for Energy Corporation.  With a lead role on a team of geoscientists and engineers, updated previous models with information from 146 new well perforations.  Carried out analysis of well hydraulics to identify limiting factors on production.  Revised fluid characterization for the reservoir which helped explain declining reservoir performance.  Submitted new findings to a simulation model, which now achieved a significantly improved history match with the new data, and completed an evaluation of future development for the field.  The uplift in recovery (400 million barrels), along with the uplift from nearby reservoirs, justified the funding of the East Area project, an extensive investment (over $1 billion) in gas injection and surface facilities.

¨     Completed an EOS/1-D compositional scoping analysis using the CMG simulation software for a Joint Operating Company in Vietnam.  After guiding the selection of PVT experiments at Core Labs, an EOS model was developed which closely matched the experimental data.  The EOS model was then applied in a scoping simulation to evaluate the effectiveness of dry gas injection at different pressures, recycled gas injection, water injection, and depletion.  The work allowed development planning while an appraisal/exploration program was being carried out.

¨     Completed an evaluation of a gas storage reservoir in Oregon to assist the land owners in obtaining a fair market rental from the gas storage operator.  The storage capacity and deliverability was first evaluated by carrying out a history match of pressure, water-contact advance, and water production.  This information was then applied in a proprietary program to evaluate the fair economic value.

¨     Consulted for Large Energy Operator in the Middle East on a relatively thin oil rim (100 feet), volatile oil with a large, rich gas condensate zone.  Proposed a relocation of the wells to develop the oil rim first.  This prognosis was then verified in a reservoir simulation model.  The revision led to an estimated increase of 75 million barrels in oil recovery, 12 fewer wells drilled, and a deferment of gas compression, all of which significantly improved the project’s economics.

¨     Consulted/assisted on several ongoing engineering projects.  Work contributed to project approvals for(Intermediate and Deep) water injection, and to the (volatile oil depletion) and (gas/water injection) developments.

¨     Provided engineering software support for fields, which included the North Field in the Middle East and several Nigerian reservoirs.

–     Made modifications to the code to meet specific field requirements.

–     Provided the support necessary to bring the simulation studies to a successful conclusion.

¨     Consulted for the Major oil company in Russia.  Served in a mentoring role with several Russian engineers using the Eclipse simulator in developing a large model for the Luginesk field.  Purpose of the study was to modify the reservoir strategy of water injection in a field with a large primary gas cap.

¨     Managed a small engineering consulting firm, which entailed the handling of tax issues, unemployment, payroll, accounting, invoicing, and marketing.

Large Energy Corporation

Exploration and Producing Technology Co.                                                     1989-2000

Reservoir Engineering Consultant –  Texas

¨     Consulted as reservoir engineering/simulation expert on major reservoir studies during the period 1990-99.  Guided the construction of models and consulted on interpretation of results.  Work contributed to major project revisions, which significantly reduced well and surface facilities costs, and in one case, added 200 million barrels of reserves.

¨     Served as team lead on maintenance and support team of proprietary simulation software.  Made significant contributions to program capabilities to meet company’s modeling needs in the field, and provided user support.  Company’s simulation software and expertise had been effectively applied on over 50 of its major oil and gas assets worldwide.

¨     Consulted as reservoir engineer on non-simulation projects.  Frequently reviewed work and conclusions presented by company partners which lessened company’s risk in multi-million dollar projects.

¨     Designed and delivered regular reservoir simulation courses at company’s affiliate sites.  Courses always received high ratings by the participants.  In addition, trained over sixty engineers one-on-one in simulation technology.

¨     Developed part of the code and mathematical algorithms used in properitary software.

Internationl Energy Corporation – German Division                                             1985-1989

Staff Reservoir Engineer – Germany

¨     Provided engineering expertise and documentation for company’s case in an equity dispute that was eventually resolved with company’s gaining its previously estimated share (90%) of the reserves.

¨     Conducted reservoir engineering studies to help determine future development of oil and gas fields.  Applied classical reservoir engineering, well test technology, and simulation techniques that contributed to one of company’s most profitable affiliates.

Major Energy Research and Development Corp.                                                                       1981-1985

Research Engineer – Texas

¨     Created two-dimensional chemical flooding/polymer simulator using the finite element method.  This simulator was applied in several research projects.

RESERVOIR EVALUATIONS PERFORMED

¨     Taiwan TCS Gas Storage: Led a team of engineers to convert a 1.3 Tscf gas-producing field to gas storage.  Application of 13 horizontal and 6 deviated wells for 660 tons/hour up to 1500 tons/hour deliverability.  Results: Determined cushion gas requirements and the number and locations of new wells for each deliverability scenario.  The analysis accounted for an active aquifer.

¨     Qatar North Field: Lean gas condensate, 10-30 Tscf in different project areas, 15 wells initially in project area, over 150 wells in total field, compositional model, 6-10 components.  Results: project design to meet deliverability for gas-sales contracts, minimize H2S production to delay $600 million investment by several years, predict condensate recovery given different field development scenarios.

¨     Indonesia Arun Field: Gas condensate (78 barrels/MMscf), 20 Tscf in place, 100 wells, compositional model, 9 components, surface facilities model coupled to the reservoir.  Results: matched pressure, CGR, water vapor, CO2, and stabilized condensate over 25 years of history, model used to optimize surface facilities and reduce expenditures by $100 million.

¨     Nigeria Asabo and Isobo Fields: Light oil, 660  and 415 million barrels, black oil model.  Results: pressures, GOR and water cut matched over 30-year production history.  Study showed a 15-20% increase in recovery using gas injection, which has been recently planned for both fields.

¨     Norway Smorbukk South: Volatile oil, 400 million barrels, compositional model, 7 components.  Results: indicated effectiveness of gas injection.  Project was initiated in combination with other fields in the area.

¨     Norway Kristin Field, Qatar North Field, and Indonesia Madura and NSO Fields: Compositional tubing analysis coupled with reservoir simulation for evaluation of corrosion.  Tubing model determined water, CO2, H2S distribution, velocities, film thickness, and other parameters affecting corrosion.  Results:analysis indicated that L80 carbon steel was sufficient in the North Field, Madura, and NSO saving $1 million per well. In Kristin, higher quality steel was shown to be required.

¨     Germany Söhlingen Schneverdingen, Söhlingen Dethlingen, Siedenburg Staffhorst: dry gas, hydraulic fracturing (Dethlingen), water-drive (Schneverdingen) – reservoir modeling.

Education:

Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology

B.S. in Civil Engineering,University of Notre Dame

B.A. in History,University of Notre Dame

Computer Skills:

Reservoir Engineering Software – Petrel, Eclipse, CMG, PVT software

PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, graphics

XP and UNIX environments

Language:

Foreign language fluency – German

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Energy Resume Energy CV Senior Petrophysicist experienced in Uncoventional Analysis of North America

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate 12433.  Master’s prepared Petrophysicist experienced in unconventional analysis throughout North American.  Extensive experience in exploration and development geology, reserves determination, and reservoir delineation.

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE:

Petrophysical analyses                                                            Reserves determination

Exploration and development geology                                   Reservoir delineation

Wellsite geologic/petrophysical supervision  Mentoring/Training lead

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Canadian Major Energy Firm

Petrophysicist Specialist                       1996 – Present

Geological & Geophysical Applied Technology – Petrophysicist (2002 –present):

  • Provide petrophysical support and analyses to North American Natural Gas Business Unit, focusing on the continental USA, shale and tight gas sand prospects.
  • Technical evaluation of OGIP values for potential shale gas acquisitions in the Marcellus, Haynesville and Woodford shale prospects. Reserve calculations for existing J-sand and Niobrara carbonate oil reservoirs.

Previous Assignments:

Reservoir Management Team – Petrophysicist/Ops Geologist (1996 – 2002):

  • Well planning, geologic operations, detailed petrophysical analysis and reserves determination of Terra Nova wells. On site field supervision and data analysis incorporating wireline log, MDT/RCI pressure data, core and production test data.
  • Design and write geological, open hole wireline and LWD programs for project wells and CNOPB ADW submissions. Reservoir characterization determination studies for field simulation modeling.

Basin Operations Consortium (Offshore Newfoundland):

  • Wellsite supervision of offshore logging operations, formation evaluation analyses, MDT programming and implementation, VSP data acquisition.

Western Canada:

  • Detailed petrophysical analyses of new wells in both clastic and carbonate reservoirs. Foothills deep well carbonate basin evaluations and multi-well petrophysical evaluation of existing fields.

(Offshore Newfoundland): multi-well evaluation for reservoir and hydrocarbon development potential.

  • In addition review and evaluate new wireline and LWD technologies and analysis techniques and make recommendations for their application where suitable.
  • Taught the Suncor Introductory Log Analysis course to new hire earth scientists, engineers and technologists.

Major Independent E&P

Petrophysics and Operations Geology          1994 – 1996

  • Responsible for acquisition of well site geological data and well log evaluation for all Company interest wells drilled in Canada.
  • Supplied detailed petrophysical analyses to project geologists, production and reservoir engineers, including net pay, porosity, permeability, water contacts and reserves calculations for all Company interest wells.
  • Recommended well testing and completion strategies to senior management.
  • Initiated regional petrophysical studies to assist in carbonate and clastic prospect generation.
  • Identified additional drilling opportunities in undeveloped secondary targets for several existing fields resulting in substantial additional gas reserves.

Major E&P

Supervisor, Geologic Operations                   1989 – 1994

  • Supervised geologic operations team. Responsible for the planning, acquisition and distribution of geologic and petrophysical data on all Canada operated and company interest wells. (Typically more than 150 well locations per year)
  • Evaluated potential benefits of new logging technologies and geologic services for acquiring high quality geologic data in a safe, cost effective manner.

Petrophysical Specialist                                      1987 – 1989

  • Responsible for the design, supervision and analysis of petrophysical programs on Company operated wells.
  • Conducted detailed petrophysical analyses on Company interest wells and recommended well completion strategies.
  • Analyzed multiple well data sets to assist with prospect generation.
  • Supervised on-site logging operations for quality control.

Development Geology                                    1985 – 1987

  • Responsible for the development/exploitation of several major field areas.
  • Discovered and developed two major oil pools and a gas pool in north central Alberta.
  • Evaluated land sales and prepared government submissions for lease renewals.
  • Identified and coordinated drilling opportunities in several Alberta pools.

WELLSITE GEOLOGIST:  Independent Firm  1983 – 1985

Project Geologist                                               1980 – 1983

EDUCATION:

University of Alberta, 1979, M. Sc.

University of Waterloo, 1977, B.E.S.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Canadian Well Logging Society          (CWLS)

Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

Can. Soc. of Pet. Geologists (CSPG)

Society of Core Analysts (SCA)

SOFTWARE SKILLS:

Paradigm Geolog6, Baker Atlas eXpress, and PetroWorks log evaluation software, OpenWorks and Accumap, Unix/Linux Systems and MSOffice Suite.

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