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Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

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By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life.


Company : Al Dhafra Petroleum



Job Purpose

Provide expert reservoir engineering input to multi-disciplinary projects, including field development planning, reservoir performance analysis and reserves estimation.  Leads reservoir management studies, performance reviews and optimization using appropriate, state-of-the-art techniques in order to achieve production targets honoring reservoir management guidelines.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

•    Carry out all aspect of reservoir management activities including field development, performance evaluation, reservoir & asset evaluation and well prognosis. 
•    Develop, improve and implement workflows to evaluate and manage water floods. Use fundamental reservoir engineering techniques and integrate dynamic and static data to identify fluid movement and implement optimization plans to maximize profitable recovery.
•    Develop, improve and implement workflows to carry out pattern balancing and ensure efficient production and injection process. 
•    Design and lead efforts to carry out well, sector and full field performance reviews.
•    Design and lead implementation of state of the art water flood and EOR project surveillance programs including pressure transient surveys, tracer surveys, interference testing, observation well placement and cased hole logging programs. Monitor flood front movement and identify any anomalous well performance.  
•    Identify and support reservoir engineering studies using appropriate, state-of-the-art techniques which may include reservoir simulation, material balance, decline curve analysis, PVT / SCAL data collection, lab programs and analysis
•    Identify opportunities for improving well performance, workover jobs, well stimulation and production enhancement. Follow up on drilling, completions and well intervention activities.  
•    Develop reservoir management presentations and reports. Analyse well tests in conventional and horizontal wells.
•    Analyse production and monitoring logs.  Incorporate learnings into broader understanding and model of fluid movement both local pattern and full field scale 

Generic Accountabilities

•    Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
•    Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
•    Provide input for preparation of the Department/ Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives. 
•    Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
•    Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Department / Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.
•    Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.
Performance Management
•    Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department / Section in line with the Company Performance framework.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
•    Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of   operational processes.
•    Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
•    Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and company Code of Practices
•    Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

Contact with line Manager/ peers and other employees within the company/Group as required

External Communications & Working Relationships

Contact with external parties including consultants, third party service providers, and government agencies as required 

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor Degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum 15 years Reservoir Engineering experience, including proficiency with simulation software (Petrel RE, Eclipse); volumetric analysis; material balance; well performance & monitoring; risk & uncertainty analysis.
  • Recent hands on expertise of Full Field simulation modelling, sensitivity analysis.
  • Large development project experience. Oil and Gas in Middle East experience is a plus.

Revenues/ Budget: As per approved financial budget
Direct Reports: As per organization chart
Indirect Reports: As per organization chart

Professional Certifications

As applicable

Work Condition, Physical effort & Work Environment

Physical Effort
Work Environment
A/C environment, could be exposed to the prevailing weather conditions like heat, humidity & dust during occasional site visits.

Additional Details

Job Family / Sub Family: Operations/Exploration & Development Operations

Job Dimension

Revenues/ Budget: As per approved financial budget
Direct Reports:    As per organization chart
Indirect Reports: As per organization chart

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