Corporate Reservoir Engineer – Houston, TX

CSI Recruiting is working with a Houston-based E&P firm on their need for an experienced and conscientious Corporate Reservoir Engineer.  Our client is an oil and gas exploration, development, and production company with current operations in the Permian Basin of West Texas.


The position will be based out of the company’s office in northern part of Houston, Texas. This role will be involved with corporate reserves, corporate planning and reservoir studies and will include a lead role in the preparation and accuracy testing associated with the SEC reserves process.

Candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers, geoscientist and land professionals and will provide support through his/her knowledge of reservoir characterization, reservoir management, performance analysis and surveillance.  The suitable candidate must be able to handle multiple projects with minimal supervision, while meeting the established deadlines.  This Corporate Reservoir Engineer will work in a team setting and communicate efficiently with a strong emphasis on prioritization, accuracy, and presentation skills. Must have extensive ARIES experience.

Description of Tasks:

  • Primary role will be in corporate reserves and corporate planning
  • Responsible for the annual reserve process including compliance with internal / external reserve auditors, optimizing reserve additions through upside support, and any related reserve reporting requirements
  • Analyze well reserve levels for economic value analysis and company reporting requirements according to established schedules
  • Developing LOE and CAPEX models for corporate modeling
  • Prepare comprehensive cash flow analyses and modeling for capital and expense projects
  • Collect, analyze and summarize information and trends
  • Manipulate data and make appropriate business recommendations for meeting or exceeding requirements
  • Participate in long range business planning by preparing quarterly production volume forecasts and projections
  • Prepare cost comparisons on budgeted versus actual expenditures
  • Evaluate internal production data and acquisition candidate data, and review project proposals and plans
  • Develop production and reserve reports for regulatory and company reporting requirements
  • Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or directed
  • Work with Planning and Performance Management team to ensure robust commercial analysis of drilling inventory, capital program and ongoing operations
  • Provide training, coaching and mentorship, provide engaging career development opportunities for staff
  • Work with Management to ensure compliance with corporate processes


  • BS in Engineering required; B.S. in Petroleum Engineering strongly preferred.
  • 7-15 years of industry related experience preferably with a concentration in reservoir engineering, but experience in operations is required.
  • Extensive experience working with an operator in Corporate Reserves/Reservoir team
  • Proficient computer skills with MS Office
  • Extensive knowledge of ARIES and working knowledge of Spotfire
  • Exceptional work ethic with a high degree of integrity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated individual who works well in a fast-paced environment.