• Thermal Reservoir Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Bakersfield
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/1/2019 2:40 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Seneca Resources Company, LLC, the oil & gas exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) explores for, develops and produces natural gas and crude oil reserves in Appalachia and California.  Most of Seneca's investment activity is in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in Pennsylvania, where the company controls approximately 785,000 net prospective acres.  Seneca's California operations remain a steady contributor to the overall portfolio, in which this division currently manages nearly 16,000 acres and has more than 1,100 wells.  The Company is furthering its delineation efforts in the Utica Shale, and acquired properties in California that will increase, and further diversify, the Company's oil production footprint.  As an active exploration and production company in the northeastern U.S. for more than 100 years, Seneca Resources Company, LLC is committed to safety, environmental stewardship, increased productivity and maximizing shareholder value.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Thermal Reservoir Engineer will report to the Director, West Division and serve as an integral member of the West Operations and Production team and will also work closely with the Development Planning and Reservoir Engineering teams. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


    • Lead implementation as well as contribute to development of thermal recovery strategies for Seneca’s San Joaquin Valley heavy oil assets (including Midway Sunset, Lost Hills and Coalinga Fields) in collaboration with Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering, Facilities, and Operations groups, including:
      • Review and reconcile steam forecasts
      • Recommend and review steam rate testing, allocations, well-pattern level steam rates, distribution system changes and optimization of same
    • Lead the well surveillance process for thermal operations to identify and carry out EOR improvement opportunities
    • Work closely with Production Engineers to ensure that Seneca’s production and thermal recovery plans are implemented with optimal success
    • Actively participate in formulating Division forecasting, development planning and budgeting efforts in collaboration with all stakeholders
    • In collaboration with the Development & Operations Planning group, provide economic data and analysis of Seneca’s capital and LOE projects in the West, including recommendations for changes and optimizations
    • Ensure EOR UIC projects are in compliance with DOGGR regulations
    • Assist with the review of potential acquisitions as they arise
    • Project invoice review, coding, and AFE approval
    • Comply with Seneca’s EHSQ policies, standards and procedures and demonstrate active and regular involvement in EHSQ programs

    Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight (8) years combined production and reservoir engineering experience in onshore thermal recovery options is required. Candidates with 12+ years of combined production and reservoir engineering experience in onshore thermal recovery options highly preferred.
    • Expertise with industry standard software systems, including or similar to WellView, OFM, Theta, and Aries is highly desired
    • Strong project management skills, communication skills, attention to detail and self-motivation are key attributes of the successful candidate
    • Successful candidate must possess well developed interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of employees across the organization
    • Strong computer and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of standard accounting procedures and practices is highly preferred


    This position will require time both in an office and field environment. The candidate must be able to work long periods sitting, long periods using a computer and looking at a computer monitor. Some field work will be required in which the successful candidate must have the ability to navigate unstable and uneven terrain, and the ability to work outdoors in all weather.


    The successful candidate must be authorized to work in United States of America with a valid driver’s license with no restrictions to operate a company vehicle.


    Seneca Resources offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. 


    Seneca Resources Company, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


    Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Seneca Resources jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.


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