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Staff Reservoir Engineer

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This senior level position performs aspects of engineering assignments  under general direction and guidance in order to provide technical and specialized solutions to petrotechnical engineering challenges. 


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates costs and estimates the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites
  • Develops plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment
  • Directs and monitors the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys
  • Analyzes data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production
  • Monitors production rates, and plans rework processes to improve production
  • Interprets drilling and testing information
  • Specifies and supervises well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery
  • Assists engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems
  • Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve design, research, and testing problems
  • Coordinates the installation, maintenance, and operation of oil field equipment
  • Performs field and screening studies of existing assets and potential acquisitions, including associated economic analyses
  • Recommends, acquires, and analyzes the necessary test data used to define accurate reservoir characterization
  • Conducts exploration project evaluations to include probabilistic analyses
  • Provides monitoring and surveillance programs for reservoir performance, and coordinates these programs to determine if the development plan is congruent with management strategy
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of the oil and gas industry
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of and skills associated with reservoir simulation techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs, CBM development, and shale gas resource work


  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree - from accredited university
  • Minimum: One of the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program, or
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license, or
  • Master’s degree - from accredited university - Master’s of Engineering degree from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC


  • Minimum: 5 - 8 years related work experience


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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