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.