Advisor Reservoir Engineering – Global Exploration Job



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


The Exploration Pre-Developments team at Hess is responsible for development planning in support of ongoing Global Exploration activities. The current geographical focus areas for Global Exploration are primarily the deepwater regions of the Atlantic Margin and the US GoM.



The Exploration Pre-Developments team at Hess is responsible for development planning in support of ongoing Global Exploration activities. The current geographical focus areas for Global Exploration are primarily the deepwater regions of the Atlantic Margin and the US GoM.


The Reservoir Engineer will report to the Pre-Developments Director and will be responsible for executing evaluations of subsurface uncertainty, while working closely with the relevant Exploration G&G teams. This will require: 
•    Use relevant analogs and reservoir engineering knowledge to prepare deterministic and probabilistic estimates of production rates and overall recovery. 
•    Decision analysis work, supported by economics staff, to determine optimum development concept(s) and work with other disciplines (e.g. facilities/drilling/economics) to devise and evaluate a range of development options. 
•    Interfacing, influencing and providing support to other disciplines in Developments and Exploration to maximize the value of the asset. 
•    May have to assist in generating data acquisition planning for exploration wells, assist in the preparation/presentation of decision support packages required for sanctioning of exploration prospect drilling and/or provide support to projects to allow them to move from one decision gate to the next. 
•    When needed, the Reservoir Engineer will work with partners and regulatory agencies to gain alignment on well locations, data acquisition plans, and future forward planning for exploration prospects.
•    Utilize commercially available software and, when necessary, develop internal databases or standalone new software products to streamline future evaluation work. Typical examples of the focus areas and software used in the role include the use of black oil and compositional reservoir simulation using Eclipse and Rubis, material balance, nodal analysis and Integrated Production System using Petroleum Experts IPM suite (MBAL, PROSPER and GAP), production decline-curve analysis using OFM, prospect statistical evaluation using GeoX and Crystal Ball, pressure/rate transient analysis (PTA & RTA) using Saphir and Topaz, fluid PVT analysis/modeling using PVTSIM, data visualization / mapping / editing via the use of Spotfire, ArcGIS, RE-Studio and Tecplot and external databases including C&C Reservoirs, Welligence, IHS, Knowledge Reservoir, OWL, Geopost, GoM BOEM.

Travel to worksites as deemed necessary for business need. 


•    10-15+ years of progressive related reservoir engineering experience in an exploration and production field including reservoir simulation and uncertainty analysis.
•    Deepwater offshore experience
•    Strong understanding of reservoir engineering principles, to include reservoir evaluation techniques and data interpretation
•    Good overall understanding of all subsurface issues, covering functional understanding of geology, geophysics and reservoir/fluid characterization issues and how they relate to reservoir performance and development planning. 
•    Ability to work closely with exploration teams to perform early conceptual reservoir engineering, typically with limited data
•    Experience in overall field development planning and economic evaluation
•    Good presentation and communication skills and confident in representing the team and the company at internal and external technical and operational meetings
•    Positive attitude and proactive team worker.  Capable of problem solving and always looking for efficient operational solutions
•    Self-starter, able to work independently and collaborate fully as part of a multi-disciplined team. Able to work to tight deadlines and effective at multi-tasking
•    Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), economic software (PEEP), Monte Carlo software (Crystal Ball) and engineering software (for example: Eclipse, ENABLE, Prosper, MBal, GAP, PVTSIM or PVTi, Kappa, Sapphir, Topaz, Diamante, PI Process Book, OFM and GIC)


Education, Training & Certifications: 
•    Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Engineering, or a related field, 


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. The individual is expected to demonstrate these Hess behaviors to be considered an effective performer. 

Builds Trusted Relationships 
Drives Continuous Improvement 
Makes Quality Decisions 
Delivers High Performance 
Thinks Strategically 
Inspires Innovation 
Creates Effective Teams 
Demonstrates Courage 
Develops Talent 


    Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Reservoir Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26285


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