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Advisor/Sr. Advisor Reservoir Engineering Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Reservoir Engineering
Date:  May 13, 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.

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We are seeking an experienced Reservoir Engineer with reservoir simulation expertise to join the non-operated, Guyana Stabroek Central Appraisal Team, reporting to the Senior Manager. This Houston based position is an individual contributor role providing reservoir engineering technical support of exploration and appraisal activity for deep water reservoirs located in the prolific Stabroek block, offshore Guyana. The successful candidate will become a pivotal member of an integrated, multi-disciplinary appraisal team whose responsibilities include appraisal planning, reservoir simulation, field development plan optimization, and reserves evaluation. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in reservoir simulation in deep water environments and the ability to communicate complex technical issues in an effective manner.



  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to appraise and delineate economically robust future hydrocarbon field developments. 
  • Construct reservoir simulation models to assist with field characterization, development planning, and production forecasting.
  • Identify key reservoir uncertainties, opportunities, and recommendations to mitigate risks and improve project value.
  • Support exploration and appraisal activity including data acquisition recommendations, timely data interpretation and reporting results to team members and management.
  • Reconcile reservoir descriptions, resource volumes, and development plan among Joint Venture partners.
  • Support corporate processes including quarterly reserves forecast, internal/external reserves audit, year-end reserves, and budget and plan as required.
  • Ensure high quality standards for managing reservoir engineering data
  • Collaborate within Hess reservoir engineering community to develop and/or leverage new reservoir engineering solutions and promote recommended practice to support business needs
  • Effectively communicate results of subsurface assessments to Hess management and Joint Venture partners. Work with team to identify and promote value creation opportunities and influence future development plans.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor less experienced staff.
  • This is an ideal role for an experienced, innovative, and ambitious reservoir engineer who wishes to contribute to Hess’s continued success in the world-class Guyana Basin.



Experience and Skills: Required

  • Minimum of 10 years experience as a Reservoir Engineer
  • Proficiency in both black oil and compositional simulations for gas and water injection. Ability to independently build, tune, and history match models using both limited and robust data sets including PVT, SCAL, and DST.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with technical applications including Eclipse, Petrel, Kappa Workstation, PVTSIM or equivalent
  • Proficiency in classical reservoir engineering including field development planning, reserves evaluation and production forecasting.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.


Preferred Experiences and Skills, but not required

  • Experience in scripting and programming with the ability to develop new workflows or solutions
  • Exposure to other simulation software packages, such as Intersect, tNavigator, Enable, ResX, etc.
  • Experience with uncertainty analysis techniques and tools


Education & Training

  • BS or MS Degree in Petroleum Engineering or related field



  • Critical thinking ability to identify opportunities and deliver business solutions
  • Excellent communication skills to engage, share, and influence both internally and externally
  • Works well in a collaborative environment, actively shares best practices and strives to develop and cultivate trusted relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and manage multiple concurrent priorities, highperformance delivery with an emphasis on task ownership and completion
  • An ability and willingness to mentor and develop junior staff


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 Nichols | Employee | Reservoir Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26185