01 Nov, 2023

Reservoir Engineer – Oil and Gas

  • Shell Oil
  • The Hague, Netherlands
Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

Shell is seeking for energetic and capable Reservoir Engineers to support its Oil and Gas Field Development Organisation based in The Hague NL and London UK.

Where you fit in

The Development and Subsurface organisation, that is part of Shell’s Integrated Gas & Upstream directorate, identifies, evaluates and designs development and subsurface opportunities at all stages of the field development lifecycle and supports projects all over the world including acquisitions and divestments as well as projects for CO2 Capture and Storage.

We take pride in delivering business value through high quality technical work by our capable and competent staff, through multi-disciplinary teamwork and through collaboration with our internal and external business partners.

As Reservoir Engineer, you’ll be member of one or more of these project teams. You’ll be called upon to deliver Reservoir Engineering analysis and work with staff from other disciplines to deliver quality and fit-for-purpose products to meet the deadlines on a range of top priority projects. You’ll need to be strong deliverer with solid subsurface skills base. You must also really enjoy working with people and helping teams to deliver.

What’s the role?

As Reservoir Engineer in the team, you’ll be responsible to deliver technical reservoir engineering work to support project decisions. The portfolio that you will be involved in covers everything from exploration/appraisal projects, acquisitions and divestments to green field developments and large brownfield redevelopments to CO2 storage. Given the global nature of the portfolio, you’ll work on large variety of geological and fluid settings; both onshore and offshore.

You’ll be expected to come up with innovative ideas, robust solutions and be well-aware of latest technological developments. As many projects, have both limited data and a short delivery time. The ability to high level benchmark opportunities to place them is a right context is important. As you’ll often work in small team, being the only discipline representative; you are required to be able to work independently with limited direct steer. The ability to quickly build networks and perform fast quality/sense checks with peers will help you to provide fit for purpose solutions.

As Reservoir Engineer, you’ll often be playing an integrating role in the development team; ensuring proper framing of the value drivers in relation to technical detail required in the subsurface work. Being able to place the technical work in the larger development picture is key. The position may also offer growth and broadening opportunities including cross-discipline integration responsibilities.

What we need from you

Were keen to hear from Reservoir Engineers with relevant experience in integrated Subsurface Studies and/or Well Reservoir and Facility Management (WRFM) and MSc in Petroleum Engineering or similar engineering discipline.

Furthermore, we would like to see the following skills and competencies:

  • Strong skills in Integrated Reservoir Modelling (IRM) and very good working knowledge of Decision Based IRM practices & standards
  • Evidence of Reservoir Engineering support to asset management including consolidation & analysis of production data, history matching of reservoir models and production forecasting
  • Strong skills in analysing large datasets efficiently and able to derive insights quickly, leveraging digital tools, and integrate with other discipline inputs to form a credible view
  • Demonstrable experience in reserves estimation & reporting
  • Well-developed interpersonal and presentation skills, good team player; enjoy working in multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams
  • Ability to work with a high level of uncertainty in data and be able to map out a credible path forward in case of limited and/or ambiguous data
  • Work to high level of technical competence, often under time pressure
  • Effective communicator and influencer
  • Strong motivation towards achieving success
  • Demonstratable commitment to Health, Safety, Sustainability and the Environment (HSSE) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above - we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown, not everyone applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company Description

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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