Sr Reservoir Engineering Advisor

Oxy Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Oxy is a growing, action-oriented exploration and production company continually working to be one of industry's best. Our success has and will continue to be dependent upon our talented workforce. We are currently looking for experienced, motivated, creative and entrepreneurial individuals to fill a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor position on our Analysis and Interpretation team. This position will report to the Performance Analysis & Interpretation Manager and will be located in Houston.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor, Analysis and Interpretation Team, are to:

  • Materially advance Occidental's reservoir engineering technologies, methods, and workflows for Permian unconventional resources

  • Provide technical assurance for various unconventional reservoir engineering analyses being performed within the company

  • Within areas of responsibility, develop technical Type Curves aligned with the broader Occidental subsurface workflows

  • Support, and serve as management advisor on, critical business decisions

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and training to less experienced personnel

Job Dimensions

  • Has a theoretical and practical knowledge of (1) the integrated subsurface characterization and engineering workflows required to accurately access and predict the performance of horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs, (2) reservoir surveillance processes, (3) technology evaluation and assessment

  • Drives for results that significantly impact company performance with a sense of urgency. Drives multi-disciplinary integration. Challenges the status quo. Pushes self and colleagues to identify ways to improve and achieve results. Displays energy and dedication

  • Effectively communicates with management, colleagues, various internal work groups, and other stake holders

  • Appropriately adjusts focus and level of detail to deliver results within deadlines

  • Successfully prioritizes and integrates multiple goals, manages projects

  • Deals with ambiguity effectively. Decides and effectively acts without having total picture. Welcomes new ideas and explores different approaches.

  • BS or higher degree in Petroleum Engineering or closely-related discipline

  • 15 year's experience in the oil & gas industry. 10 year's experience with unconventional reservoirs. Multi-functional experience a plus

  • Experience working with IHS Harmony

  • Proficient in RTA

  • Deep understanding of rock and fluid properties in unconventional reservoirs

  • Experience driving multidisciplinary integration

  • Recognized accomplishments in the characterization, assessment, development planning, and/or surveillance of horizontal well developments in unconventional resources

  • Strong technical and business acumen with understanding of the factors driving performance of wells drilled in unconventional reservoirs

  • Strong technical and business acumen with understanding of the factors driving performance of wells drilled in unconventional reservoirs

  • Interpersonal skills to beneficially influence others, build teamwork, and spur innovative actions that achieve challenging goals


  • Experience working with 3D numerical simulation (i.e. CMG, Eclipse)

  • Experience with PROSPER

  • A full understanding of hydraulic fracture modeling output and how rock properties affect stimulation design

  • Permian Basin experience (Delaware and Midland Basin)

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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