QA Engineer (Product Development Reservoir Engineer) | Schlumberger

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QA Engineer (Product Development Reservoir Engineer)

Abingdon - United Kingdom

Job title:

QA Engineer (Product Development Reservoir Engineer)


About Us:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.


At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.



Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


SLB’s Abingdon Technology Centre, UK, is the home of reservoir simulation.  The most widely used reservoir simulation tools in the industry are conceived and created here.  The depth of experience of the Oxfordshire group is unparalleled anywhere else.  As we continue to support the energy transition to low carbon solutions, we require a dynamic recent graduate to join our software development team.   


Job Summary:

The product development reservoir engineer is a key technical contributor working in the area of reservoir engineering. The successful candidate will utilise key reservoir engineering expertise to validate the applicability and quality of the newly developed software solutions.


Direct Supervisor: Discipline Manager/Métier Manager/Project Manager


Liaises with Software Developers, Automation Engineers, Product Champions, Product Analysts, InTouch Analysts and Customers.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to: 


  • Review software requirement documents, provide input to improve product deliverable (including technical documentation).
  • Designs, reviews, organizes and executes test strategy, test plans and test suites with focus on intended quality of application workflows and in close cooperation with the development team.
  • Makes independent studies, analysis, interpretations and conclusions to evaluate data quality and application during testing of new products and services: compares tool performance versus specification and evaluates the relevance of the measurement in respect to customer needs.
  • Reviews test plans with focus on the intended application workflows, contribute technical expertise to ensure test plan completeness.
  • Find, explore, analyze and prioritize technical problems based on the importance to the end user and effect on overall product quality.
  • Develop automated tests to support efficient regression testing.
  • Track testing progress and report test results in a timely manner using provided systems for reporting and defect tracking.
  • Ensure engineering solutions meet the acceptance criteria as based upon the current functionality to be released.
  • Proactively identify and escalate project risks.
  • Assist in planning and testing of incremental releases or new versions of the product.
  • Delivers training and technical support to engineers, the R&D, field organization and customers in applying or understanding the software functionality for their interpretation needs.
  • May participate in joint case studies between R&D organization and customers.
  • Investigates and proposes new development areas and technical solutions in the domain of Reservoir / Production Engineering which demonstrate understanding of the Company strategy.
  • Assists the Product Champions during product or service introduction, in particular for marketing documentation, publications in professional societies, training schools, presentation of tools and answer products to customers, on-line training packages.
  • Participates in the relevant technical reviews and audits of the projects.
  • Offers technical guidance and mentoring to staff
  • Contributes to the innovation activities and university relationships of the technology or research centre.
  • May participate in recruiting.
  • Complies with applicable company policies', including Personnel, Quality System and Health, Safety and Environment standards and procedures.
  • Successfully complete required safety training (including but not limited to drugs and alcohol, electrical, emergency response, fire, first aid, health and hygiene, PPE, SIPP, risk reporting, IT security, driving).



The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Advanced degree (Masters) in Petroleum / Reservoir Engineering
  • Experience (work placements / internships etc) in commercial reservoir engineering roles


Career Advancement:

SLB Eureka Technical Career (SETC) provides proven technical contributors with a career path that offers them recognition, reward, and influence that parallels an equivalent management progression. We are leaders in Technology Domain Knowledge – Our Eureka Community of practice has over 28,500 members, in 30 communities, with 123 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). We’ve published over 10,000 publications in the past decade. The early stage of SETC known as “SETC Associate”, is a new addition to the SETC Framework in the Technology Organization. This ensures you have the appropriate training within the team and SLB, and allows multiple networking opportunities throughout the company.


BlueFlex (if eligible):

We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.


What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the SLB flexible benefits program.


SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.