Role Synopsis: The Reservoir Engineering Manager role is a key senior technical leadership role in L48. The intent of the role is to drive business value through the consistent application of technical and functional expertise using fit-for-purpose workflows, practices, guides and toolkits. In addition to technical leadership, the Reservoir Engineering Manager will work closely with all reservoir engineering staff and their Team Leads to support delivery of proper training, mentoring and career development. The Technical Lead will facilitate sharing of best practices; keep abreast of industry trends; champion pilots, field trials and special projects. The Technical Lead will serve as the sponsor of communities and networks to enable knowledge capture and management. The Reservoir Engineering Manager will report to the SVP of Development of North Business Unit.
Key Accountabilities: As the L48 Reservoir Engineering Manager, you will: • Perform the role on a full time basis with a focus on business delivery by managing your time between technical delivery (including dedicated projects for a Business Unit), discipline health and technology deployment within L48. Technical Delivery • Gain Business Unit alignment on business priorities, opportunities and risks to form and execute key work fronts. This will include an element of front line technical work and coordinating the work of the reservoir engineering staff. • Participate in major technical reviews, working with the leadership to define the nature and level of support for fit-for-purpose technical reviews, including action follow-through. • Engage with the other Technical Leads in the L48 Technology and BP Flagship organizations on key business opportunities & risks to ensure they are addressed in a truly integrated manner across all disciplines. • Assist the Business Units to prioritize and implement critical standard processes, workflows, tools, practices and guides. Reservoir Engineering Discipline • Develop and update (as needed) discipline roadmaps (i.e. career ladders). • Assist in evaluating and suggesting training opportunities for staff, including delivery of fit-for-purpose internal sessions and use of web-based courses. • Work with the Business Unit Managers and VP Exploration to enhance discipline capability, through determining overarching learning opportunities, opportunities for external technical support and the overall discipline health. • Ensure technical support provided for experienced and graduate recruitment by performing technical interviews and/or vetting other technical interviewers for Reservoir Engineers in full conformance with HR processes. Technology Deployment • Help build an external focus that reinforces behaviors exhibited by successful independents. • Be an informed buyer of external work/ service products and work with the vendors to deliver technologies to support the business. • Act as point of contact for discipline specific Technology and IT&S toolkit needs and issues, coordinating with other Technical Leads. • Participate in Technology and IT-related Governance Boards, as appropriate. • Identify key reservoir engineering technology needs internally and externally and identify innovative solutions to move the business forward.
10+ Years of experience in reservoir engineering, with an emphasis on reservoir performance and economic evaluations. Deep technical knowledge of unconventional reservoir engineering discipline practices. Unconventional reservoir or well modeling experience. Clear and concise written and oral communication skills. Strong business sense and commercial skillset. Ability to build consensus across the organization.
Foster an environment of safety first operations
Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions\
Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles: I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value. M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed. P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives. A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance. C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48. T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.
BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 em...ploys about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.
Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.
In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.
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