Senior Acquisitions Engineer – Denver, CO

Senior Reservoir Engineer / Acquisitions Engineer – Denver, CO

CSI Recruiting is working with a Rockies-based independent E&P company in need of a talented Reservoir Engineer / Acquisitions Engineer to focus on Business Development and Acquisitions, in addition to evaluating asset development projects within the company’s current asset base.

Our client is a small, privately-held and entrepreneurial-minded company focused on the proactive acquisition of development-ready oil and gas assets.  This exciting company has strong financial backing and prides itself on the promotion of a culture hungry for growth.

The company is continuing to experience steady growth and is now looking for an experienced Reservoir Engineer / Acquisitions Engineer who possesses a strong technical skill set in asset evaluations and opportunity identification.  A entrepreneurial mindset and enjoyment of a fast-paced, collaborative working environment are key.

Given the company’s encouragement of a tight-knit culture free of bureaucracy, an ability to be creative will be just as important as technical capabilities.


Duties include evaluation of resource plays, estimation of reserves and economic analysis of potential areas.   This senior reservoir engineer will work on deals with company leadership, geoscientists and landmen to quickly and accurately evaluate opportunities based on well logs, production data, pressure data and other well information.  Strong technical acumen and industry knowledge in the deal-making M&A space will be equally important.

Additional key functions:

  • Generate estimates for reserves and economics for proposed new wells and exploration projects for AFE purposes.
  • Work with senior management to identify and quantify benefits and risks of exploration / development plans or acquisition opportunities.
  • Be involved in strategy meetings with outside stakeholders, investors and financial institutions, delivering presentations and fielding pertinent questions related to current assets and acquisition opportunities.
  • As part of the company’s business development functions, evaluate and screen potential acquisition opportunities, visit data rooms, meet with potential partners and deliver opinions to senior management on deal value.


  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the oil industry, focused on working as a reservoir engineer within a domestic, onshore focused operator.
  • Experience with acquisition evaluations, M&A, deal flow and business development functions within an active E&P environment.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.  Able to manage meetings with high-level stakeholders and partners.
  • Current experience with unconventional resource plays – Any of the following are value-add: Permian, Niobrara, Bakken, Haynesville, SCOOP / STACK, Eagle Ford, Marcellus
  • Experience with Aries / PhDWin / Spotfire is strongly preferred.