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Advisor Reservoir Engineering-Bakken Well Factory Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Reservoir Engineering
Date:  Jun 14, 2022


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 



The Houston-based position reports to the Area Work Team Manager providing reservoir engineering support. The position requires experience in development plan optimizations such as well spacing and completions design, economic evaluations, pilot development / implementation / evaluation, uncertainty analysis, developing and presenting recommendations to management, and classical reservoir engineering techniques such as DCA, RTA, and material balance. The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary team seeking to optimize the development strategy of the asset.


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



  • Contribute to maximize asset value, with focus on optimizing completions and well spacing. Recommend production improvement opportunities through a combination of different reservoir analysis techniques.
  • Plan, manage and deliver multidisciplinary projects such as field pilot and data collection programs to reduce uncertainty and drive continuous improvement.
  • Recommend, plan, and deliver optimal development strategies across varying geology and reservoir fluid properties.
  • Conduct lookbacks and ensure lessons learned are captured and applied moving forward.
  • Monitor and analyze well production performance. Ability to evaluate using various tools such as RTA to make improvement recommendations to optimize production and delivery highest DSU value.
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring to less-experienced engineers and technicians.
  • Support Well Planning activities to deliver drill ready batches on time.
  • Develop new wells flowback procedures and support execution of the same.
  • Support economic evaluations such as: AFE, artificial lift, acreage trades, acquisitions and divestitures, optimizations, etc.
  • Represent Hess in State regulator hearings, such as with NDIC.
  • Actively identifies and solves problems utilizing a structured approach to increase value.
  • Support delivery against annual targets such as production, wells online, and costs.
  • Ensure high quality standards for managing reservoir engineering data, ensuring consistency with Hess guidelines.



Experience: Required

  • Unconventional basin experience is required
  • Minimum of 12 years of industry experience with at least 7+ years reservoir engineering experience. 15+yrs is strongly preferred
  • Effectively presents to peers and senior leaders. Possesses the ability to simplify and clearly articulate complex issues to others.
  • Results and value stream oriented. Makes clear well supported recommendations that align with business drivers and accounts for the impacts on other functions.
  • Proficiency in using well surveillance tools, e.g. RTA, for identification of well performance characteristics and flow regimes.
  • Proficiency in classical reservoir engineering and field development planning.
  • Some experience of Eclipse, Intersect, Petrel, or SQL Server Management and SQL queries.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with technical applications including Excel, Kappa, Petroleum Experts, PEEP or other economic software, and Spotfire.
  • Skilled at working with others such as Completions, Production/Operations, Global Reserves, Finance, and Geology to deliver quality work for the asset.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and influencing skills are highly desirable; ability to lead multidisciplinary projects and delivery quality work on time
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, collaborate fully as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and imperfect data.
  • Demonstrate track record of self-started initiatives to recommend production improvement opportunities through reservoir analysis techniques.


Experience: Preferred

  • Knowledge expertise of predictive analytics tools and techniques and some exposure to reservoir simulation.
  • Experience with acquisitions and divestitures
  • Surface network modeling (Gap, HYSYS)
  • Artificial lift optimization
  • Refracture candidate identification


Education, Training & Certifications

  • BS or MS Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering (or equivalent)



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. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

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

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Reservoir Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26222