Reservoir Engineer

Reservoir Engineers apply scientific principles to the drainage problems arising during the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs so as to obtain a high economic recovery. Reservoir engineers also play a central role in field development planning, recommending appropriate and cost effective reservoir depletion schemes such as water-flooding or gas injection to maximise hydrocarbon recovery.

Personal requirements of a Reservoir Engineer may include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Good maths and science
  • Strong analytical ability

Reservoir Engineers may complete the following tasks:

  • Subsurface assessment and modelling
  • Reservoir Evaluations & models for prospects, gas fields & contingent resources
  • Identify appraisal & development drilling opportunities
  • Identification of data acquisition requirements

This position requires a relevant number of years on –the-job experience, plus a university degree in a related study area.