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Top 50 Petroleum Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Petroleum Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Petroleum Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.0% of Petroleum Engineer resumes contained Reservoir Characterization as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Petroleum Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Petroleum Engineer:

1. Reservoir Characterization

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Here's how Reservoir Characterization is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Phase 1 / Phase 2. Review and Reservoir Characterization .

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2. AFE

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Here's how AFE is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in accident investigations, development of employee safety/incentive programs, training and management programs, safety meetings.
  • Coached employees and developed office-wide events and communications to increase awareness of safety issues.
  • Reduced environmental hazards, enhanced safety and provided process optimization of new drills.
  • Instructed safety courses and developed training materials.
  • Reduced safety hazards and improved fracture process.
  • Manage the Company's Quality Control/Quality Assurance and make sure all Construction activities meet the Company's Health and Safety plans.
  • Build AFE's and procedural write up for all well work overs and new drills.
  • Design and implement health, safety and environmental controls on oil and gas operations.
  • Educated student workers on health and safety in the field.
  • Generated AFE s/plans for drilling, completion and remedial operations.
  • Report on all actions and approve expenditures within AFE limits.
  • Created Authorization for Expenditure (AFE), invoice checking.
  • Participated in Schlumberger New Orleans Safety Committee.
  • Prepare AFEs for customer/investor approval.
  • Developed procedures, obtained permits, prepared AFEs and selected vendors for various projects in the company.
  • Monitored costs to keep AFEs below their limit.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work enviroment.
  • Generated AFEs for $2-3 MM of well work each year.
  • Developed and managed AFEs and MOCs as needed.
  • Co-ordinated multiple well reviews Supervised well intervention activities to ensure work execution in accordance within safe ope rating guidelines and practices

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3. Completion Operations

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Here's how Completion Operations is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Utilized a team-centered approach, working with multiple professionals in coordination of completion operations and well activities.
  • Supervised and managed production personnel, completion operations and facilities.
  • Work in the field to observe drilling and completion operations.
  • Provided wellsite supervision for Drilling and Completion operations for horizontal wells in the Midcontinent area.
  • Supervised workover, drilling and completion operations at the rigsite.

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4. Waterflood

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Here's how Waterflood is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Lead Reservoir and Petroleum engineer on green field waterflood development onshore Kazakhstan from initial appraisal through initial production.
  • Conducted reservoir modeling for waterflood projects using Gemini Solutions-Merlin & Apprentice mapping & simulation software.
  • Worked directly with outside consultant to model waterflood performance and determined secondary recovery potential.
  • Implemented pilot waterflood project including injection tracer program to identify water breakthrough pattern.
  • Managed the waterflood and maintained regulatory compliance.
  • Performed waterflooding performance of Jubilee Field.
  • Drilled waterflood development injection wells.
  • Served as project engineer over two waterflood projects including 125 producers and 135 injection wells.
  • Testified as expert engineering witness at numerous hearings for waterfloods, contested hearings.
  • Mud damage assessment (Return Permeability), Pore volume compressibility and waterflood susceptibility tests.
  • Developed waterflood startup, data collection, water quality, and chemical monitoring plans.
  • Conducted monthly pattern well reviews for Mauddud Waterflood project with multi-disciplinary team members to identify opportunities of remediation and production enhancement.

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5. Artificial Lift Systems

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Here's how Artificial Lift Systems is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Design and implement artificial lift systems and optimize production.
  • Work also includes optimizing artificial lift systems for heavy oil production (ESP, rod pump, PCP).
  • Optimize artificial lift systems and balance units.

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6. Economic Analysis

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Here's how Economic Analysis is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Participated at technical committee meetings and influenced the operators field development and facility designs by presenting technical and economic analysis.
  • Provide a full range of petroleum engineering services focusing on detailed economic analysis.
  • Decline curve forecasting and economic analysis of Granite Wash reservoirs.
  • Prepared economic analysis, justification and AFC documentation for development wells ($3-5MM per well cost).
  • Performed asset acquisition evaluation employing historic production, decline curve analysis, volumetric estimates and economic analysis.

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7. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed other business development and projects for small consulting firm as requested.
  • Create and maintain financial models for projects and business development.

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8. Bopd

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Here's how Bopd is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Directed engineering responsibilities for 4200 BOPD and 2900 MCFPD of natural gas from 450 oil and gas wells in Northern Oklahoma.
  • Produced above 500 BOPD with 11,000 million cubic feet of gas lift gas circulated daily in Cox Bay.
  • Increase production by 10 BOPD through efficient and effective water injection determination.
  • Directed operations of 110 wells & 180 BOPD in district 9.
  • Designed and wrote the procedures to equip two wells to pump in the Martin Field increasing production 55 bopd.
  • Provided incremental production of 75-mbo within first 9 months, at average daily rate of 0.3 mbopd.
  • Screened prospect submittals resulting in an eight well development drilling program which increased production 1,000BOPD, 2.0MMCF/d.
  • Increased Uintah Basin production by 400 BOPD in a 60-well field over a 2- year period.
  • Direct supervision of the well site production averaging ~33,000 bopd.
  • Increased production by 1,000 bopd.
  • Manage operating activities for multi-state FERC/ DOT 16 crude oil pipeline; carries 9500 BOPD, 3 pumping/ storage stations.
  • Increased production from 244 shallow wells from about 640 bopd to 1500 bopd.
  • Evaluated and completed numerous wells for 80-120 Bopd and +-300 Mcfgpd.
  • Acquired wellbore and facilities for $40,000 salvage value, converted well to producer making 100 Bopd and 300 Mcfgd.
  • Maximized production from North Slope Lisburne Field drillsites producing in excess of 10 Mbopd.

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9. EOR

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Here's how EOR is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Support for several McKinsey company wide reorganization initiatives.
  • Assisted EOR department in identifying the applications of new EOR technologies for existing fields.
  • Evaluated applications for Enhance Oil Recover (EOR) throughout Gulf of Mexico.
  • Reorganized stalled project on well log digitization and data management for BP.
  • Provide economic and engineering consultation on EOR projects (CO2, Surfactant).
  • Managed development and production on several large, fast-track projects including waterfloods, a steamflood, and CO2 EOR.
  • Provided production engineering support for repressurization of the Wertz Tensleep reservoir prior to initiation of CO2 EOR.

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10. Development Plans

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Here's how Development Plans is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Field development plans, including production forecasts and reserve analysis.
  • Prepared economic analysis and field development plans.
  • Evaluate previously submitted exploration and development plans.
  • Assisted in the evaluation of field development plans in Ghana
  • Review and approval of the Field Development Plans.
  • Worked in the creation of a Exploration and Development plans for a gas field in South Louisiana.
  • Participated in the design and execution of exploration & development plans for "La Ceiba Project".

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11. Economic Evaluations

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Here's how Economic Evaluations is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Monitored oil and gas production for existing wells and new wells for future development opportunities and provided economic evaluations and recommendations.
  • Assist in running economic evaluations for clients.
  • Conducted economic evaluations on both a risked and an unrisked basis.

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12. Production Operations

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Here's how Production Operations is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Developed economic analysis procedures for Volvo Petroleum production operations.
  • Conducted reserves certification and production operations modeling validation for light oil integrated offshore fields for PETROSA (South Africa).
  • Reported to top management production operations * Performed retrofit studies for process and piping design of offshore processing platforms.
  • Rig-based production operations including, Drill Stem Test (DST), Well Completions, Wellhead/X-mas Tree Installation.
  • Engineered and implemented drilling, completion, and production operations in the Barnett Shale.
  • Supervised and managed daily production operations of Ohio Trenton gas field.
  • Supervised and managed production operations including the tracking of revenue and expenditures for all company leases.
  • Liased with team in Luanda and field operations personnel for optimizing production operations.
  • Liaised between sub-surface, production operations, and rigless intervention teams to optimize and maintain production level at 410+ mbod.
  • Optimized production operations, selected wells for workovers, and designed downhole completions.

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13. Decline Curve Analysis

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Here's how Decline Curve Analysis is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed classical reservoir engineering analysis including material balance studies and decline curve analysis.
  • Used decline curve analysis of new completion design to justify increasing reserve base by 20% with reserve auditors.
  • Used material balance and decline curve analysis to forecast future field performance.
  • Perform decline curve analysis to determine potential hydrocarbon reserves.
  • Consulted and revised other companies' projects Created Decline Curve Analysis Model using PhDWin and Excel.

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14. ESP

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Here's how ESP is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Position is responsible for performance monitoring and improvement, coordination of surveillance and data acquisition, flow assurance and production optimization.
  • Performed investigations in response to complaints of rule violations and environmental pollution to determine sources and identify possible causes.
  • Prepare and execute all type of rig and rig-less operation, well intervention with responsibility and accountability.
  • Completed the Reserves 2015 mapping using ArcGIS for fields of responsibility utilizing the beyond direct offset booking methodology for booking P1Us.
  • Designed and installed artificial lift (rod pump, ESP, conventional & annular gas lift) for new wells.
  • Exercised broad range of Engineering responsibilities primarily related to the development of major oil and gas facilities and projects.
  • Performed production Surveillance, work-over, well stimulation and artificial lift including ESP, rod pumps and gas lifts.
  • Based on the objectives of the company and information gathered from all sources, responsible for financial recommendations.
  • Support records management efforts including timely response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Functioned as company training officer, solely responsible for all aspects of new employee orientation.
  • Sole engineer with responsibility for the Sacramento Basin assets, which included 300+ gas wells.
  • Assigned responsibility to analyze existing fields and determine to either enhance &/or abandon.
  • Gas lift, beam pump and ESP operations, design and optimization.
  • Informed clients of production levels and responded to inquiries.
  • Job Duties and Responsibilities:.
  • Have run rod pumps, ESP's, jet pumps, etc.
  • Contract Engineer for various companies with well planning, completion operations and workover recommendations responsibilities.
  • Helped in sales with customers and conducted inventory Trusted with daily sales responsibility
  • Designed and installed ESP packages to replace gas lifted wells in Alamein formation.
  • Selected Accomplishments Responsible for production optimization of the Circle Ridge Lease.

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15. Production Engineering

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Here's how Production Engineering is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Specialized in Production Engineering and provided engineering support to field operations.
  • Job description: Covered all work in production engineering and water injection plant laboratory.
  • Worked as a Trainee Engineer in the Production Engineering Department of the organization.
  • End of Contract Classical reservoir and production engineering responsibilities for Coastal's Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent properties.
  • Act as focal point for production Engineering related contracts where fields requirements and to be prepared and contract pre-qualification is conducted.

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16. Oil Recovery

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Here's how Oil Recovery is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed reservoir model and simulation output for CO2-enhanced oil recovery in CMG GEM and provided optimization solutions to improve CO2 utilization.
  • Analyzed fields, internationally, for potential enhanced oil recovery target and drafted proposal for field engineering development.
  • Worked as part of a team of Engineers and Geologists on a DOE research project aimed to improve statewide oil recovery.
  • Involved with the installation of two enhanced oil recovery projects (a steam flood and a polymer injection project).
  • Key Accomplishments: Achieved record oil production rate from thermal oil recovery project without major capital expenditures.
  • Performed oilfield research and reviewed past Enhanced Oil Recovery studies for carbon dioxide flooding.
  • Field Engineer, primarily responsible for a polymer flood oil recovery project.
  • Optimized the number of the producers and injectors for the optimum per well oil recovery.
  • Prepared various patterns for waterfloods to maximize oil recovery, prepared waterflood applications for State hearings.

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17. Nodal

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Here's how Nodal is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Suggest methods to achieve optimal production by performing nodal analysis and well flow.
  • Used nodal analysis to increase production from flowing gas wells.
  • Completed well performance evaluation, nodal analysis, rate and pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and DCA.
  • Implemented engineering calculation for multiphase flow, nodal analysis, well deliverability and PVT properties in loading wells.

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18. Production Data

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Here's how Production Data is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated monthly refinery production data.
  • Worked with Reservoir Engineering team to manage and run extensive well database Historical production data Well forecast.
  • Analyzed well production data from SCADA and designed well production decline curves for reserves.

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19. PVT

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Here's how PVT is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Drill Stem Testing with hydrocarbon PVT characterization were done for Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) and subsequent simulation data input.
  • Performed PVT transient pressure studies (pressure fall-off tests) for reservoir evaluation and State compliance.
  • Work Description: PVT PROJECT: PVT analysis validation and migration to corporate data base.

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20. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Communicated with governmental and private regulatory agencies and industry organizations throughout the permitting process to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

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21. Joint Venture

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Here's how Joint Venture is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in Joint Venture (JV) Reservoir engineering Studies and made recommendations of studies result to Management.
  • Led joint venture audits on drill wells and performed internal audits for compliance to company policy and procedures.
  • JOINT INTEREST BILLINGS - Review and approve monthly billings for the Joint Venture and other operators.
  • Conducted screening studies of select oil and gas properties for potential Schlumberger/Client joint venture/alliance opportunities.

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22. Engineering Support

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  • Provided engineering support for daily operations of gas pipeline.
  • Planned and supervised field work and provided engineering support for production operations of onshore wells in South Texas.
  • Planned and supervised field work, and provided project leadership for jobs that required engineering support.
  • Provided Operations, Reservoir and Facilities Engineering support to multiple Permian Basin projects.
  • Provide engineering support for heavy oil reservoirs in the partitioned neutral zone.
  • Provided engineering support for completion and workover activities.
  • Centralized engineering information to serve as the subject matter expert in engineering support for client meetings and gatherings.

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23. Cost Estimates

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Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Detailed programs and cost estimates for management approval.
  • Created drilling plans and cost estimates for an extended reach Parkman wells.
  • Prepared drilling permit applications, bid specifications, budgets and cost estimates.
  • Review, recommend, contracts and cost estimates.
  • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, and market demand.. Review, recommend, contracts and cost estimates..

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24. Oil Production

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Here's how Oil Production is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Recommended well candidates for work-over and completion including preparing the time and cost document with oil production increase justification.
  • Monitored individual well daily oil production that comes from the same type of formation.
  • Optimized production operation to prevent the incursion of edgewater, leading to significant cost reduction and improved oil production.
  • Maximized oil production through well optimizations; prevented year-over-year decline.
  • Design of the water injection unit in Riverbend and oil production uplift forecast for the offset wells.
  • Experienced at increasing oil production through well servicing, workovers, and re-completions.
  • Maintained and improved oil production in waterfloods.
  • Prepared and planned multimillion-dollar well intervention programs that helped to alleviate oil production decline rate by 5%.

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25. CO2

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Here's how CO2 is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted periodic pressure surveys to maintain miscible pressure and logging programs to track reservoir CO2 movement.
  • Contract manager and coordinator for the 2013 CO2 Well tracer survey campaign on the North Slope.
  • Supervised well stimulation procedures to improve CO2 injector wells.
  • Gas analyses for: H2S, O2 and CO2.
  • Helped revise waterflood forecast, as well as initial study for conversion to CO2 flood.
  • Designed workovers and recompletions on water/CO2 injection wells.

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26. Material Balances

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Here's how Material Balances is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed reservoir engineering studies including material balances, decline curves, well pressure analyses and water Injection.

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27. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Supplied technical support and worked closely with the field and asset development team.
  • Provided technical support to COO, drilling/completions and production managers.
  • Provided technical support to field engineers.
  • Provide technical support to field personnel and work closely with multi-discipline teams.

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28. Optimize Production

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Here's how Optimize Production is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Recommended additional mechanical methods of completing gas wells and determined most cost-effective stimulation methods to optimize production.
  • Recommended cost-effective improvements and executed solutions to optimize production and ultimate recovery.
  • Experimented with pressure transient analysis to optimize production where available.
  • Worked with teams of production superintendents, production foreman, pumpers, and consultants to optimize production.
  • Managed production and injection on 80+ production and injection wells to optimize production.
  • Completed project studies for various Antrim Shale gas fields to evaluate for reworks to optimize production.

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29. Service Companies

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Here's how Service Companies is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Created Excel programs to analyze and verify calculations used company-wide as base programs for multiple service companies and operators.
  • Improved profit margins by negotiating fees of service companies hired.
  • Coordinate the provision of service companies required by contract, drilling rig contractor and subcontractors 8.

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30. Oil Company

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Here's how Oil Company is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Assigned to Romania to work with our partner Shell Oil Company on joint drilling operation.

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31. Log Analysis

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Here's how Log Analysis is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed open and cased hole geophysical log analysis and interpretation.
  • Conduct log analysis, log correlations, and evaluate formations.

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32. Petrel

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Here's how Petrel is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Well Path Design Petrel 2009.1 Worked with Client to improve accuracy of imported of trajectories from 3rd party software.

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33. SPE

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Here's how SPE is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed gas meter calibrations for mechanical and electronic gas measurement, pipeline and utility's inspection, and reclamation.
  • Gained commercial exposure to farm in deals in support of geological prospect identification and selection.
  • Evaluated 30+ bank prospects for viability, price sensitivity, management effectiveness and organizational capability.
  • Analyzed records of petroleum supply sources, movements of materials from plants to refineries and current and prospective refinery demands.
  • Developed well drilling plans for management approval, specifying factors such as directional drilling, testing material requirements and costs.
  • Consulted, advised, and organized the different phases of well completions, specifically hydraulic fracturing and site supervision.
  • Work with the president to invite and coordinate special guest, speakers, and event for SPE member.
  • Supported drilling activities totaling a capital spend of $50MM with an NPV of over $120 MM.
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Assist other engineers from client companies with all aspects that required for the job.
  • Assist with all aspects of oil and gas operations from initial exploration to production.
  • Co-authored SPE paper 100171 - CTU operations in a desert environment.
  • Initiated and spearheaded implementation of $5.7 million capital investment project.
  • Provided final processed logs to client with specific needs.
  • Lease evaluations for drilling prospects and producing lease acquisition.
  • Gained respect & admiration of field personnel.
  • Consult with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Test proppant density and specific gravity at location before hydraulic fracture.
  • planned scope to fit customer needs and management specified delivery date.
  • Experience analyzing effective downhole stroke issues, different pumping speeds etc.

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35. Production Rates

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Here's how Production Rates is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Collected engineering data such as production rates, wellhead pressures, cumulative production, well completion, etc.
  • Monitored production rates, and planned rework processes to improveproduction.

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36. Aries

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Here's how Aries is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Implement reservoir management through annual review of all reserves and update all production and cost forecasts in ARIES.
  • Experienced in evaluation of oil and gas properties, using ARIES and working with Ryder-Scott and Netherland-Sewell.
  • Analyzed pressure transient tests, identified different flow regimes and reservoir boundaries.
  • Monitored and forecasted production performance and economics using ARIES software.
  • Single, multi-well economics using ARIES.

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37. Oil Fields

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Here's how Oil Fields is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Specified drilling, completion and workover equipment to be used in for existing oil fields in Sudan
  • Completed waterflood studies of three oil fields.

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38. Production Facilities

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Here's how Production Facilities is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Provided expert advice to Aramco s Production Facilities department on development of technology collaboration efforts.
  • Designed and coordinated installation of production facilities (compression, water disposal, separation, tank batteries).
  • Designed, specified, drilled and completed oil and gas wells and production facilities.
  • Designed and built tank batteries/production facilities in Louisiana, Texas and Texas offshore.
  • Design, layout, and manage the construction of production facilities.
  • Lease operator (pumper) for the company's production facilities in Haskell County, Texas.
  • Project Engineer Managed the construction of various production facilities.

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39. MM

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Here's how MM is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Recognized as facility engineer designing and recommending purchase of surface facilities required to produce oil and gas.
  • Facilitate economic production; submit work-over recommendations for multiple leases.
  • Chaired and participated in engineering subcommittees with partners.
  • Summer 2007: Pogo Producing Company Engineer Intern, Houston Texas - Monitored field operations, assisted engineers and geologists.
  • Perform field studies and make recommendations on work overs including polymer treatments, Pump changes and rod design.
  • Presented technical results to the members at Technical Committees and internal reviews.
  • Interpret and analyze gamma logs for the purpose of treatment design.
  • Prepare exhibits & witness for an Oklahoma Corporation Commission protest hearings.
  • Make recommendations for work overs to maintain and increase production.
  • Recommended three-well lease acquisition for value of remaining reserves.
  • Budget size $10 MM/year.
  • Budget size: $100 MM/year
  • Identified opportunities for re-development of unexploited parts of the reservoir and made technical recommendations for redrilling.
  • Communicated with geology and reservoir experts to analyze drilling efficiencies.
  • Provided recommendations (infill drilling, hydraulic fracturing) focused on increasing the profitability of the asset by $2 mil.
  • Supported commissioning of cross-country pipelines affecting 150 wells and reducing production impact by over 3,000 bbls.
  • Collaborated with reservoir team to identify, recommend, and perform recompletions.
  • Zone came in @ 3.2 MMCFD an 350 BCPD with 0 water..
  • Design well tests and perform subsequent analyses and calculations to estimate reserves, predict future deliverability and make workover recommendations.
  • Streamlined workflow and communication between office and site team by developing generic work programs and SOPs.

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40. Methane

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Here's how Methane is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised installation, testing and plugging of 2 Coal Bed Methane Pilots, 14 wells total.
  • Completed coalbed methane feasibility study of several coal mines considering collecting and selling GOB gas.

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41. Production Reports

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Here's how Production Reports is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Generate monthly production reports and distribute to investors.
  • Prepared daily production reports and government reports.
  • Prepared analysis and production reports.
  • Reviewed geological, drilling plans, and production reports for two O&G operations.
  • Assisted with monitoring the production of oil and documented results in daily production reports.
  • Build weekly production reports, monthly field cost accruals.
  • Processed well data in Enertia software to generate weekly production reports.
  • General filing, telephone and administrative duties Proof and prepare weekly oil and gas production reports Prepare and distribute weekly royalty checks

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42. CBM

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Here's how CBM is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed, evaluated cost and designed for P&A CBM wells, in Soldier Creek Field, Utah.
  • Initiated staking pilot wells to drill 8 CBM pilot wells in 2010.
  • Planned HCBM drilling, completions, production, and workovers.
  • Presented Alfavor's technology UNRES3 (demo version) petroleum engineering software and technical expertise to CNOOC, CUCBM.

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43. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Accomplished Daily and weekly tasks given by the Internship Mentor Skills Used Multitasking Organization Data Analysis Data Entry Excel Exporting Data Reporting
  • Provide structural information to the data base and data analysis.
  • Performed production data analysis using Dr. James Crafton's Reciprocal Productivity Index (RPI).

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44. Capex

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Here's how Capex is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Facilitated cross-functional groups on optimize field CAPEX & OPEX reduction results in ~ $8MM OPEX savings.
  • Project Manager o Facilitated total of ~ 30MM CAPEX projects from planning to execution.

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45. Production History

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Here's how Production History is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Develop and maintain production history database.

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46. Simulation Studies

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Here's how Simulation Studies is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Performed Reservoir Simulation studies for field development.
  • Involved in reservoir simulation studies for use in the evaluation of primary and secondary recoveries of oil and/or gas fields.

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47. H2S

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Here's how H2S is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Conduct water cut analysis, API gravity analysis, gas gravity analysis, salinity analysis, pH & H2S.
  • Oversee hot oil jobs, and freshwater/H2S treatments.
  • Conducted H2S safety training and provided oversight of the BLM H2S safety program for the Cody and Worland Field Offices.

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48. HSE

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Here's how HSE is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Note this work required on site HSE audits and equipment inspection and inventory work at a remote, poorly developed location.
  • Ensured delivery per policies and HSE requirements.

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49. IPM

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Here's how IPM is used in Petroleum Engineer jobs:
  • Determined compression requirements, selected equipment, monitored operating conditions, and identified opportunities to reduce operating costs.
  • Evaluated work-over potential identified and implemented cost reduction, and designed surface and subsurface equipment.
  • Approve the technical specifications for drilling machinery and related equipment to purchase.
  • Produced engineering designs for oilfield equipment for sale to international markets.
  • Engaged in technology transfer to China manufacturers of oilfield equipment.
  • Subcontracted with manufacturers to produce equipment.
  • Created and maintained a master database of all onshore oil wells enabling easy analysis of equipment usage and cost trends.
  • Optimized use of field facilities equipment and other logistics for year-round production programs spanning the Louisiana Gulf coast.
  • Researched methods, techniques, and equipment to improve drilling and save on costs.
  • Approve budgets and purchasing of materials and equipment for field operation.
  • Designed, specified, purchased and installed oilfield production equipment.
  • Monitor the delivery of material and equipment required for projects.
  • Repair and maintain surface equipment.
  • Well production modeling using the IPM suite of software (PROSPER, GAP, MBAL).
  • Utilized OFM and IPM tools.
  • Worked with vendors in design/acquisition of well equipment/completion design, sized flowlines.
  • Pumped wells and installed permanent production equipment.
  • Work on site to help setting up equipment and computer system before hydraulic fracture.
  • Approved the purchase of materials and equipment as well aspayments made to contractors for the services theyprovided.
  • Worked extensively with vendors, involved in design of wellbore, facility equipment and flowlines.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Petroleum Engineer

Reservoir Characterization

24.9%

AFE

13.4%

Completion Operations

7.6%

Waterflood

4.6%

Artificial Lift Systems

4.5%

Economic Analysis

3.9%

Business Development

3.8%

Bopd

3.7%

EOR

3.6%

Development Plans

3.5%

Economic Evaluations

3.5%

Production Operations

3.3%

Decline Curve Analysis

3.0%

ESP

2.7%

Production Engineering

2.5%

Oil Recovery

2.5%

Nodal

2.4%

Production Data

2.4%

PVT

2.3%

Ensure Compliance

2.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Petroleum Engineer

Rank Skill
1 Reservoir Characterization 17.0%
2 AFE 9.2%
3 Completion Operations 5.2%
4 Waterflood 3.2%
5 Artificial Lift Systems 3.1%
6 Economic Analysis 2.7%
7 Business Development 2.6%
8 Bopd 2.5%
9 EOR 2.5%
10 Development Plans 2.4%
11 Economic Evaluations 2.4%
12 Production Operations 2.3%
13 Decline Curve Analysis 2.0%
14 ESP 1.8%
15 Production Engineering 1.7%
16 Oil Recovery 1.7%
17 Nodal 1.6%
18 Production Data 1.6%
19 PVT 1.5%
20 Ensure Compliance 1.5%
21 Joint Venture 1.4%
22 Engineering Support 1.4%
23 Cost Estimates 1.4%
24 Oil Production 1.4%
25 CO2 1.3%
26 Material Balances 1.3%
27 Technical Support 1.3%
28 Optimize Production 1.3%
29 Service Companies 1.3%
30 Oil Company 1.1%
31 Log Analysis 1.1%
32 Petrel 1.1%
33 SPE 1.1%
34 OFM 1.1%
35 Production Rates 1.1%
36 Aries 1.1%
37 Oil Fields 1.1%
38 Production Facilities 1.0%
39 MM 0.9%
40 Methane 0.9%
41 Production Reports 0.9%
42 CBM 0.8%
43 Data Analysis 0.8%
44 Capex 0.8%
45 Production History 0.8%
46 Simulation Studies 0.8%
47 H2S 0.8%
48 HSE 0.7%
49 IPM 0.7%
50 State Regulations 0.7%
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