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Reservoir Simulation Engineer Deepwater Energy Jobs Canada Visa Relocation Paid

We are working with a dynamic Exploration and Production company that is very aggressive in their growth plans over the next 3 years. They are actively looking for a seasoned Simulation Engineer who has significant Deepwater experience. This opportunity can lead to an ex-pat role in the very near future.

 

This deepwater project is a multi-TCF gas pool being developed. The project is slated to be on production in the next year with an estimated cost of over $1 billion.

The Development Project Team is looking for a Reservoir Simulation Engineer to be responsible for the maximization of reserves and the optimization of the development well locations for deepwater field developments. In this role you will be responsible for carrying out accurate reservoir simulation and synthesis for the field(s) in association with other Reservoir Engineers and Geoscientists, and will provide reservoir engineering input to the team as required.
Specific responsibilities include: `
  • Develop 3D reservoir simulation models that accurately reflect all the available geological and reservoir engineering data, and provide reservoir depletion plans
  • Assist in the planning and execution of depletion/drilling strategies within a team environment
  • Help define and optimize the reservoir management strategy, development well locations and well design and production profiles
  • Identify risks and risk mitigation strategies/actions for each reservoir, including evaluation of the reservoir risks and uncertainties associated with development wells and production facilities
  • Define reservoir evaluation programs and participate in the follow up analysis of well results and integration of well results
  • Prepare and present reservoir engineering information to management, partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory applications/documents
  • Keep informed of technical advancements in the field of reservoir modeling
The position will be Calgary based

ALL VISA REQUIREMENTS AND RELOCATION WILL BE COVERED BY CLIENT

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering or Geoscience
  • Eligibility for professional designation through APEGGA or APEGN
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the petroleum industry
  • Fully proficient in reservoir simulation
  • Sound knowledge of reservoir geology and log interpretation
  • Adept at reservoir engineering techniques, numerical simulation, well test interpretation, material balance, production logging analysis, PVT analysis and other industry standard reservoir engineering interpretation tools and techniques
  • Significant “hands on” practice in the use of ECLIPSE
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Superior analytical skills to identify key issues based on relevant data
  • Highly motivated, “can-do” attitude with a desire to achieve goals beyond the minimum requirement
  • Proven ability to work in a diverse team environment (e.g., both in discipline and culture)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to succeed in a work environment with different tasks, responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated proactive work ethic, with ability to multi-task and meet tight time deadlines
  • Effective communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

 

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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

PUBLICATIONS:

Available on request

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Energy Resume Energy CV Petrophysicist MS Petroleum Engineering with extensive Oil & Gas Upstream E&P Experience Open to Relocation

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate # 12730 Petrophysicist with multi-disciplinary oil/gas experience covering upstream E&P, servicing, research, and consulting services. Good knowledge of logging tool specifics, including design and geological limitations. Extensive experience in core (Routine and Special Core Analysis) and fluid data acquisition programs including analysis and interpretation.

Extensive experience in Open and Cased hole log analysis and interpretation. Strenght  in petrophysical modeling of carbonate, clastic and thin bed formations. Extensive research experience in advanced Laboratory testing of core and fluid data. Hands-on experience with the following softwares:  Openworks, Petroworks, Geolog, Techlog, Petcom, IP, Stratworks, Z-map and various proprietary engineering application tools. Geographical areas worked include the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, South America, Angola and Nigeria. Excellent communication, presentation and computer programming skills.

EDUCATION

  • MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, May 2004
  • BS Physics, University of Nigeria, June 1985

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Bakersfield, California, 93311 (08/2006 –present)

Sr. Petrophysicist

  • Planning & cordination of open, cased and production logging programs with service operator companies ensuring the acquisition of high quality log data.
  • Proven ability to analyze open and cased hole log data including proper environmental corrections and an ability to recognize logging tool limitations in an environment of shaly sands, thin beds, steep formation dips and highly deviated wellbores.
  • Strong skill in processing and analysis of cement bond logs (CBL/USIT), Pulse neutron capture logs (PNC), cased hole formation resistivity logs (CHFR) and reservoir saturation tool (RST) in both sigma and carbon oxygen modes.
  • Experience in processing CHFR raw data ensuring proper field K-factor normalization, cement and perforation effects removal and correction.
  • Proven ability to create petrophysical property models based on core to log data transforms and a working knowledge of incorporating petrophysical models into geological models for effective reservoir characterization.
  • Calibrating log data with core and well test data for effective water saturation computation and reservoir characterization.
  • Environmentally processing (SP and RT) logs of different vintages ranging from 1930 to present day using robust inverse and forward modeling techniques.
  • Work with surveillance engineers and geoscientists to identify & quantify opportunities for maximizing production from developed, undeveloped reserves and by-passed oil.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis and interpretation of LWD/MWD/MAD logs
  • Analysis and Interpretation of wellbore images (FMI, CMI, etc).

Independent Oil and Gas Co.

Houston TX 77024 (01/2001 –July2006)

Research Petrophysicist ( Geographical Areas Worked: USA, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nigeria)

  • Perform multi-well petrophysical field studies integrating wireline log, core and seismic data attributes for effective reservoir description and exploitation.
  • Quantification of petrophysical uncertainty on field or prospect volumetric estimates.
  • Worked in an integrated team of geoscientists and petroleum/production engineers to deliver robust studies that defined future field development opportunities and reserves potential.
  • Petrophysical research on real time differential pipe sticking identification and remediation in the deep gas wells of Unayzah using multivariate statistics, neural networks & fuzzy logic
  • Design specific laboratory test measurements (Routine and Special Core analysis) with SOP’s to address clients needs.
  • A key member of a multi-disciplinary team that updated the static and dynamic reservoir models of the shushufindi oil and gas field in South America, ensuring that reservoir characteristics are properly understood and communicated.
  • Work with surveillance engineers and geoscientists to identify & quantify opportunities for maximizing production from developed, undeveloped reserves and by-passed oil.
  • Developed new Permeability models for the Berri Field (carbonate reservoirs) using neural network, fuzzy logic methods and multivariate statistics.
  • Identifying and managing key subsurface uncertainties, project management and proper documentation of all work products in conformance to client’s requirements.
  • Using openworks & Z-map to help diagnose problems and manage projects, create and annotate basemaps, perform grid operations, create well display templates, correlate well logs and create lines of section.
  • Import & Export various types of mapping data, Generate custom basemaps, model various petrophysical parameters including net/gross ratio, Porosity and hydrocarbon saturation using landmark Z-map.
  • Map and Access hydrocarbon pore volume and Reserves (volumetrics) using Z-map/Mapview.
  • Identifying and managing key subsurface uncertainties, project management and Proper documentation of all work products in conformance to client’s requirements.

Energy Service Company

Nigeria/Houston USA, 1995-1997, 1998-2000

Manager,  Special Core Analysis (Geographical Areas worked:  Nigeria & USA)

  • Designed test procedures (SOP’s) and carried out advanced rock properties measurements such as steady and unsteady state relative permeability.
  • Routine and Special core analysis support, new technology awareness, Client visits, Job acquisitions and presentations.
  • Electrical properties measurement (2/4 electrode) with capillary pressure at  reservoir & ambient conditions (FF, RI, PC, m, n).
  • Critical Velocity and Regain Permeability measurement
  • Laboratory training and weekly lectures of advanced Rock Properties to Engineers and Geologists
  • Budget Control & AFE approvals.

Independent Service Co

Houston. Nigeria, 1987 -1994

Manager,  Advanced Rock Properties

(Geographical Areas Worked: Nigeria, Aberdeen-Scotland, USA, Angola)

  • Designed test procedures and carried out advanced rock properties measurements such as steady, unsteady state relative permeability measurements.
  • Performed 2/4 electrode configuration measurement of electrical properties with capillary pressure at reservoir conditions (FF, RI, PC, m, n).
  • Prediction of oil/water and gas/oil contacts using Core and Log data. Performed Wettability Measurements (USBM, Static, and Amott-Havey). Centrifuge Capillary Pressure at Ambient and Stress Conditions. Residual Gas Saturation Determinations. Imagelog and thin bed evaluation
  • Coordinated numerous projects involving Core-Log data integration and permeability prediction using the Hydraulic Unit Concept. Performed brine sensitivity and Critical velocity measurements.
  • Mud damage assessment (Return/regain Permeability), Pore volume compressibility and waterflood susceptibility tests.
  • Responsible for technical/Personnel development, Design and evaluation of test procedure documentation, Report QC, Review and Presentation.
  • New technology acquisition and presentations. Training of geologists and Engineers on basic and special core analysis.
  • Job acquisition/sales, budget control and AFE approvals.

Major Service Co

Nigeria 1986 -1987

Fluids Engineer

  • Fluids sample acquisition at surface and reservoir conditions.
  • Conducted PVT and compositional analysis of all classes of Reservoir Fluids, Black oil, volatile (Near critical) oil, gas condensate, dry gas and formation water at ambient and reservoir conditions.
  • Separator Flash Tests (single and multi-stages), retrograde liquid curves, constant volume depletion.
  • Phase determination, re-evaporation and gas-injection measurements.
  • Pressure–Volume relation (constant mass expansion), differential vaporization and viscosity measurement at reservoir conditions.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Available upon request

MEMBER

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Petrophysicists & Well log Analysts (SPWLA)

KEY PETROPHYSICAL PROJECTS COMPLETED

  • Development of new permeability model for Berri Field
  • Development of analytical and Neural Network Model to Compute Variable Cementation “m” and Saturation Exponent “n” using Open Hole Log data.
  • Hydrocarbon Saturation Distribution and assessment of Water Mobility in Gas wells-Jauf & Unayzah Formations.
  • Permeability Modeling and Saturation height functions for Qatif formations Using Conventional Open Hole logs
  • Development of Regional Stress Models for Conversion of Porosity and Permeability Data to in-situ stress Conditions.
  • Evaluation of Pipe Sticking Problems in the Deep Gas wells of Jauf  Using Multivariate Statistics and Neural Networks & Fuzzy logic
  • Salvaging Remaining Reserves from Ventura Age-long Fresh Water Injection Field Using Appropriate Clay Inhibitor.

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