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Sr Advisor Reservoir Engineering Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Reservoir Engineering
Date:  Nov 26, 2020


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 Hess.com. 

Hess Corporation in Houston TX has an opening for a Senior Advisor in Reservoir Engineering, reporting to through the Reservoir Engineering function. Delivering superior subsurface knowledge has been identified by Hess’ Executive Committee as a critical enabler to maximize shareholder value and to become the industry’s best performing energy investment. This position is central to the organization and supports all internal assets teams. In particular, the successful candidate will be regarded as a reference within the organization on Reservoir Simulation and Fluid Characterization matters.

The job responsibilities are focused on delivering asset support on a broad range of reservoir management problems including field development optimization, production optimization, incremental development opportunity identification, enhance oil recovery evaluation, etc. Additionally, the Sr. Advisor in Reservoir Engineering will provide Technical Assurance support for the Production and Exploration Leadership Teams. As such, the successful candidate will be able to collaborate effectively with other key functions of the organization such as Reserves, Geoscience, Production, Operations, Drilling, Completions, Facilities and Economics. Some collaborations with external partners will be required for this position.

A significant technical component of the role will involve building and using reservoir simulation models to support business decisions. The fields under study will range from conventional offshore sandstone and chalk reservoirs to unconventional onshore fields. To be successful, the candidate will need a robust experience in reservoir simulation, encompassing green and brown field development and associated workflows.

Additionally, the position requires a demonstrated expertise in fluid characterization that will be used to support all internal assets, which span the full range of fluid systems: black and volatile oils, gas condensate and dry gas.

Finally, as an experienced reservoir engineer, the candidate will need to have demonstrated competencies in other classical reservoir engineering skills.

The successful candidate will display flexibility in how they approach problems: they should be comfortable using analogues, analytical models, numerical models as well as data-driven models when required. Programming skills in a scripting language will enable the candidate to apply more creativity and automation to their work and will be regarded as a significant plus.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering; advanced degree with specialization in Reservoir Engineering strongly preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Reservoir Engineering in an operating company environment
  • Required project experience:
    • Conventional and unconventional reservoirs
    • Green and brown fields
  • Ideal project experience:
    • Onshore and offshore, including Gulf of Mexico
    • Secondary and Enhance Oil Recovery projects
  • Software competencies:
    • Proficiency in Reservoir Simulation (Eclipse® or equivalent)
    • Proficiency in a fluid characterization package (PVTSim® or equivalent)
    • Familiarity with geomodelling (Petrel® or equivalent)
    • Familiarity with production systems modeling (Prosper® or equivalent)
  • Reservoir Simulation competencies
    • Uncertainty analysis
    • Field development planning and optimization
    • History matching
    • Identification of production opportunities in mature fields
    • Fluid characterization experience
    • Ability to review and interpret PVT reports, tune an equation of state to experiments, create a compositional or black-oil fluid description.
    • Experience with a wide range of fluid systems, including black and volatile oils, dry gas and gas condensate.
    • Experience with both conventional and unconventional fluid systems.


  • Deep and free thinker with ability to find creative solutions to engineering problems
  • Excellent communication skills – can effectively explain technical subjects at all levels, and deliver recommendations to senior executives as well as provide clear guidance to technical staff; strong influencing capabilities
  • Works well in a collaborative environment; actively shares best practices and strives to develop and cultivate trusted relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Delivers High Performance – unsatisfied with the status quo; urgently driving to improve business performance through technical rigor, smart processes and innovation.

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Reservoir Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25508