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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Oando PLC is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP), the Oando Group comprises six companies who are lea...
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    Principal Reservoir Engineer

    Purpose

    • To lead the reservoir engineering function within the Petroleum Engineering Department.
    • Participate and oversee reservoir engineering involvement for all assets and projects from initial opportunity identification to cessation of production.
    • Manage reporting lines and mentor junior staff
    • Deputy to Head of Petroleum Engineering

    Major Responsibility Areas

    • Quality check, designing, supervising plans and results for pressure transient tests.
    • Quality check / preparing appraisal programs for reservoir engineering data (PVT, RCAL / SCAL, pressure data, well tests, MDT, etc.)
    • Reviewing / quality checking data acquisition reports and lab reports from contractors – quality check samples & results, extract properties required for reservoir engineering studies
    • Quality check predictions of production performance for approval of well proposals
    • Lead efforts to minimize / mitigate subsurface risk
    • Proposing cost-effective reservoir monitoring and surveillance programs
    • Quality check / supervise or perform reservoir simulation studies to test development concepts / recovery schemes and optimize recoveries
    • Quality check / supervise or perform reservoir surveillance analysis & make recommendations for optimization and proper management of reservoirs
    • Quality check and review written reports of reservoir performance, including explaining and presenting results
    • Develop and quality check reservoir performance predictions, including decline analysis and material balance on producing assets
    • Prepare and quality check forecasts for business plan and monthly production outlook
    • Review and quality check deterministic and probabilistic estimates of in-place hydrocarbon volume
    • Lead reservoir related due diligence on potential farm-ins and acquisitions
    • Estimate and review reserves / resources associated with opportunities
    • Capacity to act as technical focal point for commercial initiatives
    • Capacity to coordinate annual independent reserves evaluation and reporting
    • Establish best practices for Reservoir Engineering team
    • Responsible for documenting Reservoir Engineering discipline procedures

    Job Specification

    • First Degree in Petroleum Engineering or other Engineering degree with appropriate professional experience, required
    • Master’s in Petroleum or Reservoir Engineering is a plus
    • At least 13 years of experience as Reservoir Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry with a high degree of competency in the core Reservoir Engineering subjects which includes but is not limited to: reservoir studies, estimating reserves, well test analysis, rock and fluid properties, decline curve analysis & production forecasting, well & reservoir management, field development planning and production support activities
    • Good understanding of other technical and non-technical disciplines with proven track record of leading multidisciplinary studies / projects
    • Experience using standard Reservoir Engineering software, particularly: OFM, MBAL / PROSPER / GAP, Eclipse / Petrel-RE, Ecrin / Sapphire
    • Strong computer skills
    • High skill level user of MS Office software: Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills
    • Management experience
    • Solid analytical skills: problem-solving and critical thinking
    • Networking and relationship management
    • Technical writing
    • Project management skills
    • Business performance monitoring and reporting
    • Strong exposure to good HSE experience, practice, and certification.

    Core Competencies:
    Reservoir Engineering:

    • Reservoir Data Acquisition
    • Fluid Properties
    • Rock Properties
    • Pressure Transient Analysis
    • Determination of Initial Reservoir Conditions
    • Transport in Porous Media
    • Material Balance Analysis
    • Reservoir Modeling
    • Decline Analysis/ Production Forecasting
    • Oil and Gas Reserves Estimation
    • Reservoir Surveillance
    • Well Performance
    • Field Development Planning
    • Integrated Reservoir Characterization
    • Field/Asset Management
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Methods
    • Heavy Oil

    Technical Management:

    • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
    • Field/Project Management
    • Field Development
    • Petroleum Economics
    • Negotiation Techniques
    • Relationship Management
    • HSE - Basic
    • Effective Communication
    • Soft/People Skills.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    • Direct Reports: Reservoir Engineer III & Senior Reservoir Engineer, Lead Reservoir Engineer
    • Technical mentorship of Interns, Graduate Trainees, Reservoir Engineer I and II.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Oando on www.linkedin.com to apply

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