Senior Reservoir Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Conoco Phillips

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About ConocoPhillips:

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has approximately 9,600 employees supporting operations and activities in 13 countries. In 2022, production averaged 1,738 MBOED, and proved reserves were 6.6 BBOE.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 85 MBOED in 2022 and proved reserves were 0.2 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. Within our Calgary office, we have implemented a Hybrid Office Work program, which offers eligible employees flexibility with the option of working remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief through a DEI Council of employees, a culture of psychological safety and an Engagement Network, to name a few. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors, and our communities. 


ConocoPhillips Canada (CPC) is currently recruiting a Senior Reservoir Engineer, reporting to the Director, Montney Reservoir Characterization. The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading a number of reservoir engineering projects in the Montney asset area.  The candidate will have close interaction with GGRE staff on the Reservoir Characterization and Implementation teams in Montney Development, as wells as with the Completions and Operations teams. 

This role is based out of Calgary, on a Monday to Friday, optional hybrid office schedule. 


Well performance evaluation of recent pads to understand system permeability, fracture geometry, decline characteristics, yield behavior, system degradation and estimated ultimate recovery:

  • Use of analytical methods to develop an understanding of contacted volumes, fracture area and EUR for each well/pad.
  • Design and evaluate pilot performance tests to understand impact of pilot variables such as spacing, stacking tests, & completion tests
  • Interfacing with operations on well performance optimization

Type Curve Calibration and Development:

  • Construction and maintenance of calibrated reservoir models to assess performance and predict scaled-up initial development performance.
  • Interface with Technology functions, Global GGRE Chiefs and GTF to ensure methodologies are consistent with Company practices.

Well Production Forecasting:

  • Build detailed production forecasts for recent pads, to be used for budget outlooks.
  • Maintain up-to-date reserve assessments for new wells, capturing proven and probable volumes, and support efforts to maximize PUD opportunities including build-out of reliable technology methods.
  • Perform DFIT analysis of recent wells to estimate closure and reservoir pressure.

Represent Reservoir Characterization on pad teams for upcoming appraisal & development pads:

  • Collaborate with geoscientists on the subsurface basis of designs including characterization, learning objectives, data acquisition planning & production profiles.
  • Prepare documentation and presentations for the relevant project reviews, milestones & assurance meetings.

Competitor Analysis:

  • Monitor competitor activity and evaluate performance of competitor wells using various analytical tools, support data trades.
  • Support competitor benchmarking projects and communicate insights to the broader Montney Development team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering
  • 10+ years of oil and gas industry experience
  • Strong technical skills including PVT analysis, rate transient analysis, empirical decline methods, nodal analysis, and numerical simulation.
  • Able to work independently with limited guidance.
  • Proven track record of effective teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective communication skills to interface with a large number of groups and different disciplines
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3+ years in unconventional resource plays in North America
  • Experience in programing language (R/Python) with data science application.
  • Experience in Spotfire: dashboard, automation, data science/visualization, and workflow development.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of subsurface, completions and operations to have an integrated vision and understand key drivers.
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to make/influence decisions and communicate effectively with management.
  • Ability to generate effective solutions based on available information and make timely decisions that are safe and ethical.

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.

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Before:


May 18, 2024


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