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ConocoPhillips Reservoir Engineer in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Reservoir Engineer


Job Number: 00SUE

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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The Conventional Assets & Enhanced Oil Revocery (EOR) team is seeking a Reservoir Engineer. If you are selected as the Reservoir Engineer, you will provide expertise to major ConocoPhillips projects globally. The primary focus will be on flood management and Enhanced Oil Recovery at different stages of field life. The work will include coordinating integrated studies, data interpretation and integration, reservoir surveillance, performing detailed reservoir simulation work, supporting Business Units (BUs) with pilot design, planning and execution efforts as well as field development and optimization efforts. You will contribute to the EOR Technology Development program by identifying and championing future reservoir technology needs for ConocoPhillips. Attending peer reviews and training/mentoring junior staff is also a part of the responsibilities.

You will need to be confident working as an individual contributor and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic work environment and often managing priorities for multiple projects/clients. The role also requires some travel to international locations and working with our multinational staff.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Providing appraisal, development, production optimization and flood management expertise to ConocoPhillips BUs globally

  • Performing integrated Geology, Geophysics, and Reservoir Engineer (GG&RE) studies in support of ConocoPhillips assets using simulation models. This could include history matching studies, forecasting work, field development optimization, Improved Oil Recovery/Enhanced Oil Recovery (IOR/EOR) evaluations

  • IOR/EOR pilot design, planning and implementation

  • Conducting multi-discipline reservoir characterization and uncertainty studies

  • Analyse reservoir and well performance data and develop reservoir surveillance programs for IOR/EOR pilots and field wide applications

  • Contributing to the technology development programs in Exploration Subsurface and Other Internationals

  • Attending peer reviews and peer assists in supporting of development projects or screening studies for IOR/EOR

  • Supporting the development and implementation of training programs

  • Occasional travel to BU offices in support of training or critical reservoir studies



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering, related field or foreign equivalent

  • 15 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry

  • 5 years of experience working in business units

  • 5 years of reservoir simulation experience

  • 3 years of experience with enhanced oil recovery processes

  • Advanced knowledge of implementation, surveillance and optimization of waterfloods

  • Willing and able (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to travel 20% of the time


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Master’s degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering or related field or foreign equivalent

  • 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry

  • EOR expertise including experience with miscible/ immiscible and/or CO2 injection, pilot design, monitoring and field wide EOR applications

  • Strong Reservoir Simulation skills including history matching, field development, performance forecasting

  • Deep understanding of reservoir monitoring techniques and evaluation.

  • Well performance analysis experience

  • Experience in reservoir fluid sampling, fluid property modelling, routine and special core analysis

  • Proven record of successfully completing a significant number of practical integrated reservoir studies involving reservoir description, fluid and rock property generation and reservoir modeling

  • Significant experience working on mature oil fields under water flood

  • Proficiency in reservoir engineering and pattern management practices including, but not limited to, material balance, injector optimization, conformance improvement, flood pattern surveillance, and performance forecasting

  • Prior IOR/EOR pilot design/planning and implementation experience

  • Strong knowledge of risk and uncertainty analysis

  • International work experience

  • Experience with major project development

  • Real passion for Technology Development

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Ability to work across multi-functions and disciplines

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across organizational boundaries to achieve business goals

  • Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with not all data/information available

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 3, 2019.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Reservoir Engineer