Oasis Petroleum

Development Reservoir Engineer

Location US-TX-Houston
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Position Summary

Oasis Petroleum is seeking an innovative and results-driven Petrotechnical professional specializing in Development planning for Bakken Assets. He/she will be part of the Development team interfacing with multiple disciplines to create development pads involving multiple wells.  Candidate needs relevant technical skills and project management background to create plans of development interacting with drilling, completions, facility and reservoir engineering.  This engineer will have a proven history of applying advanced technical engineering skills, performing complex project analysis, and collaborating with a wide variety of sub-surface disciplines. The position will report to the Development General Manager is based in downtown Houston, TX.  Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Desire to participate in a company with strong EH&S goals
  • Create development plans starting with pad location through forecasting volumes
  • Interact with Drilling and Completions Engineering teams to develop strategy for Execution phase
  • Develop surface use plans to effectively gather all produced fluids to central tank batteries while coordinating with Oasis Midstream Services and Marketing
  • Create Fluid Disposition Plans including gross and net volume projections for sizing equipment, pipeline timing and Marketing options while focusing on capital efficiency and EH&S
  • Maintain project development schedules to keep relevant parties informed, maintain options to accelerate or decelerate projects to meet corporate goals
  • Collaborate with Regulatory to acquire APD’s for wells, Develop working understanding of State and Federal Regulations relevant to development decisions
  • Coordinate plans for salt water disposal (SWD) wells
  • Prepare monthly updates for Executive Team to communicate Release for Execution (RFE) and Authorization for Expenditure (AFE), presentations skills are essential for communicating project status and securing timely project approvals
  • Testify at State hearings as necessary to develop or modify spacing units, resolve operator status, amend setback provisions and SWD applications
  • Apply innovative ideas to create value through strong planning to assist Execution team
  • Coaching and knowledge transfer
  • Other duties as assigned by manager


This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Engineering
  • years of experience in multiple disciplines including: production, reservoir, drilling or completions engineering
  • Experience in leading multi-discipline projects - especially full field development planning of horizontal plays
  • Experience in shale plays, unconventional assets, and tight-oil reservoir development
  • Strong background in economics
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone, and fax; maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Petroleum Engineering
  • Proven ability to mentor other engineers
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively across all functions in the organization
  • Actively participates in industry technical events
  • Educated in and applies risk analysis and decision quality methodologies
  • Working knowledge of Aries and Enersight


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