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BP Americas, Inc. Reservoir Engineering Manager in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Reservoir Engineering Manager



Role synopsis:

  • This role will report directly to the VP of Eagle Ford Non-Op Development. The successful candidate will manage reservoirs in the Eagle Ford Non-Op BU to ensure delivery of annual plans, optimize asset value and define field/reservoir development plans. In addition, this role sits within the Business Unit Leadership Team and will work directly with peers and partners at Lewis Energy to manage a 400k acre joint development.

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United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead integrated team including Reservoir Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, and Data Analysis

  • Create and maintain reservoir development plans across the Business Unit, optimizing recoverable reserves for maximum economic value

  • Lead technical relationship with Lewis Energy as partners to align development plans and foster sharing of best practices. Influence Lewis to continually improve performance.

  • Coordinate short and long term development plans working with Business Unit LT to ensure assumptions and delivery

  • Deliver in year production forecasting and economic evaluation of existing and future well prospects

  • Lead capital allocation process with Finance and LT for in-year capital reallocation and following year capital allocation budget

  • Work with the Central Reserves team to book resources and reserves

  • Coordinate across disciplines and companies to optimize well design and delivery

  • Develop and maintain hopper of prospects (new drills and recompletions) and progress them through the portfolio to execution-ready

  • Define and incorporate the necessary reservoir and well surveillance to optimize the overall field program economic value

  • Ensure post-appraisal of well performance occurs within a timely manner such that lessons learned and observations are incorporated in upcoming projects

  • Collaborate with Exploration and Business Development to assess offsetting industry performance, identify new lease areas and evaluate potential acquisitions

Essential Education:

  • BS in Petroleum Engineering or other Engineering disciplines

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Foster an environment of safety first operations

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

About BP:

BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value.Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.

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General Engineering

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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of reservoir engineering experience in US onshore

  • Ability to lead teams and provide direction and objectives to accomplish delivery of business unit programs

  • Strong economic skills to assess and prioritize projects across acreage position

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills

  • Demonstrate ability to work well with peers across the Leadership Team

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time for internal and external meetings

  • Skilled in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Software: ARIES, Spotfire and Fekete tools

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

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Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.