Production Simulation Engineer | Schlumberger

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Production Simulation Engineer

Houston - United States

The Production Simulation Engineer supports completions/geomechanics modeling needs using the SLB’s suite of state-of-the-art software suite. The candidate will work with internal subsurface teams and external clients for optimizing completion designs to improve well performance using high-end workflows. The position is be responsible for projects that directly impact completion designs and execution by utilizing technical expertise focused on data driven decisions using real-time, historical, and public data.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Work on active consulting projects with clients across North America and in other geographies
  • Work on internal projects that require completions expertise and knowledge of the latest trends in unconventional completion practices.
  • Work in a diverse multi-disciplinary team performing subsurface modeling for oil & gas, CCUS and geothermal projects
  • Evaluation of completions field diagnostics and optimization projects
  • Construct single-well and multi-well fracture models using various fracture modeling approaches to optimize drainage for planning future wells in the field
  • Perform lookback analysis for completion design impacts on well performance
  • Support internal domain experts in data science to understand the needs, constraints, and limitations for completions projects and pathway for future growth
  • Evaluate new technology from scoping to field implementation and bottom line impacts
  • Utilize wide ranging data to evaluate well performance and optimum design strategies
  • Engage and participate in internal knowledge events for sharing information on best practices and project learnings
  • Engage with customers to provide best services and integrated solutions to solve the challenges
  • Participate in special projects assigned by the supervisor which may have strategic importance
  • Live up to the ethics and customer centricity standards set by SLB

 Qualitications and Experience: 

  • BS or MS in Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of completions experience along with field experience with 5-8 years industry experience preferred
  • Experience with fracture modeling in Kinetix fracture modeling software is a must and knowledge of other fracture modeling softwares
  • Strong knowledge of geomechanics concepts and their impact on fracture growth
  • Experience in Reservoir engineering is an added bonus
  • Must collaborate with people from other technical domains, business leaders and sales staff
  • Must have good people skills, be well organized, and proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation
  • Extensive knowledge of unconventional completion engineering fundamentals and general production drivers
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal communication skills and data presentation skills, including ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with TIBCO-Spotfire and Dataiku is a plus
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

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