Equinor Senior/Principal Reservoir Engineer in Austin, Texas

Senior/Principal Reservoir Engineer


  • Job ID: 280060

  • Country: USA

  • Location: Austin, Texas

  • Company: Equinor US Operations LLC

  • Contact Name: Elaine Nishihata

  • Workplace: Onshore

  • Discipline: Petroleum Technology

  • Education Preferred: Bachelor or Master's degree

  • Experience Preferred: 7 - 10 Years

  • Closing Date: Jan 172019

Job Description

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI's intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio - always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI’s operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness. Equinor’s North American locations include Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as Calgary, St Johns and Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.

Job Description

Provide reservoir engineering technical expertise for Global Unconventional team and serve as technical mentor to inexperience engineers. Williston Basin experience and background in completion operation and frac modeling is preferred.<

Monitor and analyze internal and peers’ data to build internal type curve models to assist with field development, A&D activities and booking reserves and resources.

Interpret well results in the context of reservoir fluids, completion design, flowback strategy, and artificial lift installation from a reservoir engineering standpoint

Develop and apply new technology/theories to the analysis of unconventional reservoirs and production performance with emphasis on optimization of new horizontal wells, reservoir characterization and reserves analysis

Strong in reservoir engineering skills, especially in Rate Transient Analysis and Forecasting

Proficient with the use of Aries for economic analysis

Proficient with the use of Spotfire analytics tool

Assist in preparing long-term development scenarios

Technical Skills:

Engineering skills from simple production decline and analytical analysis to complete economic analysis

Able to effectively evaluate production and pressure data of existing wells with emphasis on deliverability prediction for economics modeling

Advance understanding of fracture analysis and fracture stimulation modeling, with ability to work closely with completions engineers

Capable to work with a large amount of data, and present and work with stakeholders, both internal and external

The chosen candidate will also build competence and networking with other disciplines in the team as well as with the relevant networks and advisors

Some supervision of both internal and external studies may be required

This position requires excellent communication skills. This includes internal with management and technical positions in the office as well as with our operating partners


Bachelor or Master’s Degree in an Engineering discipline

7+ years industry experience

Knowledge and ability to work with IHS Harmony or KAPPA, Aries, ECLIPSE or CMG and Spotfire

Position requires strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference on potentially large impact opportunities

Independent, self-motivated, creative, results oriented, can work to given deadlines

Experience with unconventional reservoirs

Ability to effectively use well data and production databases (IHS, HPDI, Access, Drilling Info etc.)

Some Field visits may be required

Office Based in Austin, TX

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment

Very strong oral and written skills are required, as is the ability and desire to work in a multi-discipline team environment

Strong interpersonal skills

Well structured work practices

Self driven

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Flexible and a team worker

Ability and willingness to teach others

Able to adhere to and contribute to development of best practices

Commitment to Equinor ethics and HSE standards

We Offer

We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Equinor is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral requested.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.