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Principal Reservoir Engineer at Oando Plc

Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Principal Reservoir Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job type: Full-time
Entity: OER
Reports Directly to: Head of Petroleum Engineering

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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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