Reservoir Engineer

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


Our client, a leading Oil & Gas Operator based in Aberdeen are seeking a Reservoir Engineer.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Subsurface Manager of the asset to whom they are assigned, the Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for the long-term management, development and optimisation of the fields and associated satellites in the asset.
The Reservoir Engineer will also have a functional reporting relationship to the Reservoir Engineering Discipline Lead.
Working with the multi-disciplinary subsurface team assigned to the asset from Subsurface & Wells, the Reservoir Engineer will utilise simulation models or other analytical techniques to identify and evaluate opportunities to optimise economic recovery.
They will provide long-term production and reserves estimates quantifying areas of uncertainty, as well as identifying and evaluating incremental business opportunities.


Construction and maintenance of appropriate reservoir models incorporating geoscience interpretations of static reservoir properties
Identification of options to increase production and optimise recovery
Manage reservoir engineering studies carried out by 3rd party contractors and vendors
Support the Company's process of change and continual improvement
Work with the other members of the multi-disciplinary subsurface team to identify infill drilling opportunities
Generation of Life of Field production profiles and maintain auditable booked reserves estimates and reserves reports

Key Duties

Reservoir Management Strategy

Develop a reservoir management strategy for each field to maximise production and optimise the economic recovery
Work with the Production Engineer to develop a cost effective monitoring strategy to verify the integrity of the reservoir management strategy

Opportunity Identification and Evaluation

Build and maintain appropriate reservoir models incorporating geoscience interpretations of static reservoir properties
Identify options to increase production and optimise recovery
As part of a multidisciplinary subsurface team, evaluate the incremental production and reserves for each opportunity
Describe the key risks and quantify the uncertainties
Maintain a ranked inventory of development opportunities for the field
Identify and develop study and monitoring programmes to improve understanding and reduce the uncertainty and risks associated with the development options
In conjunction with other function groups prepare a business case describing the opportunity, detailing the benefits, costs and risks
Develop Life of Field production profiles and maintain auditable booked reserves estimates and reserves reports

Data Management and Administration

Provide input to the business planning processes
Write concise reports for all studies and maintain comprehensive, accessible, up-to-date records of input and interpreted data


Other duties consistent with employees expertise and status may also be assigned according to business needs

The key internal interfaces in the role are with Subsurface & Wells, Operations and Projects personnel involved in the work programme and the development opportunity projects and the LT and ExCom.
The key external interfaces in the role are 3rd party contractors and vendors, partners and regulatory authorities.

Education Attainment & Accreditation

Engineering or Geoscience degree equivalent

Professional Skills & Experience

Previous experience in reservoir engineering with Oil & Gas operating companies
UKCS experience

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
Capacity to acknowledge and analyse large quantities of data
Resilient team player, who can work in the face of adversity
Highly professional and tenacious individual, who has humility, understands their own limitations and personal development needs
Ability to embrace change and continual improvement