Reservoir Engineer

Conoco Phillips

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Delaware Basin

Spanning West Texas through Southeast New Mexico, ConocoPhillips holds approximately 709,000 total net acres in the Delaware Basin, which includes approximately 654,000 unconventional net acres. ConocoPhillips began exploring and appraising the basin’s stacked pay potential in 2012. The position grew to its current size through the Concho and Shell transactions. Entering 2022, the company now operates over 2,200 wells throughout the Basin. Average net production across the basin in 2021 was 286 MBOED.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Midland, TX area. For more details visit: Desert Delight: Living and working in Midland


The Delaware Basin West asset team is seeking a Reservoir Engineer with a background in development programs, data management, and reserves. If you are selected as a Delaware Basin West Reservoir Engineer you will report to the Delaware Basin West Reservoir Engineering Supervisor in Midland, TX.

You may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Identify and evaluate technical and economic merits for active development program and ensuring timely execution of field exploitation plans.
  • Perform production and completion optimization analysis using advanced RTA to sensitize on variables impacting well performance and inform type curves and spacing / stacking development strategies
  • Perform advanced economic analysis to optimize and evaluate feasibility of future projects, including considerations for capital, expense, and incremental economics.
  • Lead pad flow streams meetings with extended asset team to review flowback strategy and production targets for upcoming pads
  • Utilize surveillance tools to monitor and diagnose production performance and make recommendations to production operations as necessary to maximize value and minimize operational downtime
  • Recommend data gathering and testing programs to improve understanding of well and reservoir performance such as acquisition of DFITs, petrophysical and production logs
  • Support planning and finance with all business outlooks / budget forecasting and Long Rang Plan
  • Conduct Year End SEC reserves booking for Proved Reserves


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, other related business field, other related technical field, or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in exploration and/or development positions in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis


  • 3+ years of experience as a reservoir engineer
  • 3+ years of experience with unconventional reservoirs and good understanding of hydraulic fracturing and well communication
  • Experience with production and pressure transient analysis tools
  • Experience with evaluating acquisitions, divestitures, and acreage trades
  • Proficient understanding of DCA techniques and fluid flow regime classification
  • Demonstration of strong social skills and ability to work effectively within multi-functional teams supporting concurrent projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 25, 2023.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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