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Job Title: Senior Reservoir Engineer

Location: Nigeria (Lagos, Benin City, Warri) and Zurich

Organisation: Atlantic Energy – Nigeria

Purpose of the role:

•   Responsible for anticipating, managing and controlling ALL reservoir based analysis and project planning on all capital projects and joint ventures, by ensuring accurate and current data & analysis of all reservoir related information

•   Coordinate and manage the Joint Venture and projects and reporting to the Site Manager and COO ensuring complete and accurate site assessments and change implementation plans


•   Demonstrate ability to use petroleum engineering principles to solve problems and identify enhancement opportunities

•   Strong background in reservoir engineering and pattern management practices

•   Good overall practical oilfield operations knowledge

•   Expertise in working with geoscientists, and production and facilities engineers

•   Proficiency in using PC and expertise in using commonly used reservoir engineering, and EOR software must have working knowledge of Production Management Software DSS

•   Strong interpersonal skills for working in multi-disciplinary and multi- cultural project teams

•   Project management of outsourced reservoir engineering studies

•   Planning and execution of technical programs in conjunction with drilling/well operations and geoscience teams

•   Technical input/support to appraisal and new field development planning

•   Monitoring production and injection performance on existing fields to optimise production and maximise recovery

•   Construct reservoir simulation models to ensure proper management of reservoirs, including the design of well locations and preparing production profiles

•   Oversee the implementation of approved plans for appraisal and development

•   Formulate production policies and ensuring they are complied with

•   Construct reservoir surveillance plans, including the design and implementation of well tests, and managing data from surveys

•   Adding value through the innovative application of new technologies

•   Manage and Co-ordinate all reserves reporting

•   Carry out Quality Assurance, Quality Control and peer assist initiatives            

Key competencies/experience required:

•   At least fifteen (15) years post qualifying experience with not less than ten (10) years in a managerial position in the upstream Oil and Gas Industry.

•   Experience of reservoir modeling, field development planning, and reserves reporting.

•   Experience in constructing reservoir simulation models, designing well locations, and optimizing well profiles, estimating production availability, and designing and implementing well tests, would all be useful.

•   Analytical skills are critical, particularly with respect to constructing reservoir surveillance plans and interpreting the resultant data.

•   Should have excellent leadership, communication and coaching skills, as well as sound business awareness and experience of leading multidisciplinary projects.

•   Experience working in West Africa or preferably in Nigeria would be an advantage.

•   Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, or equivalent, is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

•   Expertise in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) software

•   Has experience in managing team an coaching junior staff

•   Has experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams

•   Well-developed report writing and presentation preparation and delivery skills, Strong appreciation of project management skills with ability to multi task and function effectively under pressure

•   Very Strong leadership with excellent negotiating and influencing skills.

•   Ability to think strategically and holistically and provide direction and coaching to the team

•   Results oriented with a high sense of responsibility, accountability and dependability.

•   Strong analytical and problem solving skills with business and financial acumen.

•   Excellent relationship building, interpersonal and communication skills. Political savvy, diplomacy, maturity and tact including the ability to relate with a diversity of people.

•   Strong business ethics and high level of integrity


•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

•   Petroleum Engineering advanced degree (preferred)


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this post. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.  These may therefore be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Joining Atlantic:

Please note that, due to the values upon which our organisation is based, all candidates who progress to final interview will have their credentials fully verified by a third party company.  This includes authenticating your background including education, qualifications, employment history and places of residence. By submitting your application to Atlantic you hereby agree that all information provided by you is correct and that you agree to undergo such checks as required prior to attending the final interview. Only when the new employee has successfully completed their probationary period will the employment deemed to be permanent.

All successful candidates will receive a copy of the terms and conditions on which employment is offered with their offer letter.

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