Seplat Petroleum is a leading indigenous Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company in Nigeria, with dual listing on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Reservoir Engineer
Overall Purpose of the Job
The role of the Senior RE is to deliver quality studies, coach and mentor younger REs, participate as a member of Subsurface teams to support field development planning through a thorough understanding of relevant Reservoir engineering data & using same to build numerical reservoir simulation models of an Asset, recommend and champion pilots implementation leading to the enhancement of the Company’s oil and gas recovery and profits accordingly.
Work in an integrated study team /asset development team where he/she can leverage his/her experience to generate quality studies and field development plans. Make RE input into and coordinate field development planning and integrated field studies. The required technical work will comprise but not limited to dynamic modelling, well/reservoir performance reviews, development options evaluation and economics. Dissemination of best practices and provision of guidance to less experienced team members.
Directs and participates in well surveillance activities (MER, BHP, etc), and reservoir definition and behavior prediction of assigned reservoirs or fields.
Conducts conventional reservoir engineering and simulation studies to identify optimum recovery and field development options, adjusts reservoir development plans in response to changes in well and reservoir performance. Must have experience in well test design & interpretation, material balance modelling and performance modelling of vertical and horizontal wells.
Be familiar with various oil recovery enhancement techniques (water flood, gas injection, gas lift, etc). Conducts, documents, and presents, field reviews, and further development proposals.
Monitors production from existing fields, analyses all relevant data, and ensures that reservoirs are being properly managed, production is maximised and recoveries are optimal. To establish reservoir management strategies where they do not exist, and update them where they do.
Participates strongly in defining the scope and content of reservoir studies used to assist in determining well behavior and optimum recovery methods. Includes, establishing program specifications, reviewing available resources, preparing tender documents, reviewing and evaluating bids, and monitoring study team performance.
Provides estimates of oil and gas resources by conducting annual reserves evaluation, classification, and booking for the assigned assets, and document the report in an appropriate format. i.e Annual Review of Petroleum Reserves (ARPR).
Prepares detailed medium and long-term production forecasts for the asset budget planning cycle.
Prepares production testing proposals and provides guidelines for execution. Evaluates and interpret results, recommend optimum methods of performance monitoring. Must have experience in reservoir pressure & fluid sampling, fluid property modelling, routine and special core analysis.
Possesses working knowledge of gas condensate reservoir systems as well as gas field development experience.
A Senior Reservoir Engineer must have a broad understanding of other E&P disciplines and skills in all key reservoir engineering specialties. A university degree in Engineering or equivalent with 7 - 11 years relevant experience, including a minimum of 6 years RE work experience in an operating company. Skills in the following:
RE Data Acquisition & Data Management
Reservoir Simulation Model Construction
Knowledgeable in modelling workflows including QC, and taking Earth Model to dynamic Model