Senior Engineer, Reservoir Management

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Job Description

About the Job:

Provides support to the Reservoir engineering function within the development teams in developing Equation of State (EOS) and compositional reservoir simulation models. Generates correlations between various fluids to help in data validation for utilization in various reservoir behavior studies.


 Participates in the study of reservoir hydrocarbon fluids (behavior) preparatory to introduction of appropriate compositional reservoir simulation model, Includes advising the design of fluid sampling procedure, sampling activities, laboratory study and quality evaluation of study to determine validity of data.

 Participates in complex testing, where required, to provide critical analyses and evaluation of reservoir fluids for selection of appropriate compositional simulation model.

 Conducts phase behavior study for hydrocarbon fluids, as required, and develops Equation of State (EOS) on the basis of validated laboratory experiment data, and assists Reservoir Engineers in selection of appropriate compositional simulation model.

 Develops compositional simulation models to predict and extrapolate reservoir behavior. Prepares study reports and generates supporting data, illustration plots, plates and distributes to concerned teams and specialists.

 Monitors the activities of service contractors involved in sampling reservoir fluids and running laboratory experiments.

 Designs Asphaltene experiments, quality check Lab results and Prediction of asphaltene precipitation using equation of state

 Develops tools to facilitate quality checks on laboratory experiment results. Includes developing appropriate computer programs, to check validity of experiment results by comparing resulting data with historical matches to highlight and investigate abnormal deviations. Generates correlations between various hydrocarbon fluids produced to assist in validating new data and compensate for missing data required for studies.

 Defines and assists in procuring computer software requirements for reservoir fluids simulation and related data processing requirements. Provides software support for phase behavior simulation packages to ensure efficient manpower and resource utilization. Liaises with vendors and information technology support group as required.

 Keeps abreast of new development in reservoir simulation and phase behavior studies by attending and representing the Company in industry conferences, fora, symposia, PE society meetings and similar functions.

 Develop workflows for areal and vertical composition variation mapping for compositional model initialization and condensate tracking for saturated reservoirs.

Minimum Requirements:

 Bachelor Degree Reservoir/Petroleum/Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

 6-8 years of experience in reservoir engineering including oil and gas fields’ development management and Full Field simulation studies (use software models).

 Reservoir and Production Operations Knowledge.

 Analytical Reservoir characterization (Material Balance) knowledge

About the Company

ADNOC is one of the world’s leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.

Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us.

By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life.

Job Purpose

Provides expert reservoirs engineering input to multidisciplinary projects including field development planning, reservoir performance analyses and reservoir estimation of production / injection capacities. Leads reservoir management studies, performance review and optimization using appropriate techniques.

Job Specific Accountabilities

•    Caries out all aspect of reservoir management activities including field development, performance evaluation, reservoir & asset evaluation, well prognosis, and supervises the integration between fields.
•    Identifies, justifies, develops the implement of workflow to evaluate and manage the field in line with industry best practices. Uses advanced reservoir engineering techniques and integrate dynamic & static data to identify field movement and implement optimization plans to maximize profitable recovery.
•    Governs field’s production and injection capacities according to company objective guidelines along with drilling workover schedules and identify mitigations in case of shortfalls.
•    Identifies workflows to carry out pattern balancing and ensures efficient production and injection process.
•    Designs and leads effort to improve well sector and full field development performance review.
•    Designs and leads the implementation of the project surveillance programs including pressure transient surveys, tracer surveys, interference testing, observation well placement and cased hole logging programs.
•    Provide expertise to identify and support reservoir engineering studies using apocopate techniques which may include reservoir simulation, material balance, decline curve analysis.

Generic Accountabilities

•    Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
•    Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
•    Provide input for preparation of the functional budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives. 
•    Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
•    Implement approved Section / Department policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s / Department work programs in line with Company and International standards.
Performance Management
•    Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the function in line with the Company Performance framework.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
•    Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
•    Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with best Industry standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
•    Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
•    Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Management.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor Degree Reservoir/Petroleum/Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

8 years of experience in reservoir engineering including oil and gas fields’ development management and Full Field simulation studies (use of hardware & software models).

Revenues/ Budget: As per approved financial budget
Direct Reports: As per organization chart
Indirect Reports: As per organization chart

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates