Engineer Advisor Reservoir

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Occidental Petroleum

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Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.


Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment, and positively impacting our communities where we do business.


We are currently looking for experienced, motivated and creative individual to fill a Simulation Reservoir Engineer position in Unconventional Simulation & Recovery Process Design team within Oxy’s Onshore Resources and Carbon Management (ORCM) organization in Houston, TX.


If your interests lie in driving aggressive development plans and growth projects while engaging in competitor analysis, surveillance, tactical execution and strategic planning across multiple disciplines (reservoir, geology, petrophysics, drilling, completions, operations and facilities) with the collaborative support and expertise required to deliver outstanding results, then this position may be the right fit for you. You will be part of an integrated team of highly qualified geoscientists, engineers, and technicians striving to expedite and optimize economic recovery of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs. You will find that the primary development, the EOR in unconventional reservoir and associated CCUS/CCS, the utilization of new technology, and the entrepreneur spirit are unique in the industry, providing the right candidates with a professionally fulfilling experience.


If you are interested in joining a fast-paced, action-oriented team, apply for this position.



  • Has a theoretical and practical knowledge of (1) 3D dynamic reservoir simulation, (2) development of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, (4) improved Oil Recovery (IOR) and Enhanced Oil Recovery processes.
  • Develop and evaluate supplemental recovery concepts (water injection, gas/CO2 injection) for unconventional resources, determine key uncertainties & develop plans for EOR commerciality
  • Provide surveillance and optimization design for pilots/field tests. Mature and optimize field development approaches from pilot/test information
  • Effectively communicates with management, development team, reservoir characterization team, petrophysical team, engineering team, operations team, and other key support organizations including Land, Legal and Regulatory Teams.
  • Drives for results that significantly impact company performance with a sense of urgency. Challenges the status quo. Pushes self to identify ways to improve and achieve results. Displays energy and dedication.
  • Deals with ambiguity effectively. Decides and acts without having total picture. Welcomes new ideas & explores different approaches.




  • BS or higher degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience in the oil & gas industry. Multi-functional experience a plus.
  • Proficient in reservoir simulation tools, such as TNAV, CMG and Eclipse.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to effectively share information to mentor/develop others.
  • Creative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and conventional thinking with the ability to implement new ideas, processes, and technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills with experience working in a multi-discipline team environment.
  • Experience in economic evaluation, AFE process and reserves reporting.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Permian Basin
  • Experience with unconventional reservoirs
  • Experience with unconventional fracture modeling
  • IOR/EOR experience


Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.


Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status


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Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





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