Senior Petroleum Engineer

Bærum, Norway
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July 01, 2019
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The chosen candidate will be joining Aker Energy’s Reservoir Development team in Oslo. Aker Energy’s Reservoir Development team is responsible for establishing drainage strategies and well plans in close collaboration with the rest of the organization. It is necessary that the candidate is a good team player and able to interface with other technical disciplines in an efficient manner.

The successful candidate is expected to actively seek advice and perspectives from colleagues and leaders within the Reservoir Development team, the organization at large and from other cooperating sources. All work within the candidate’s area of responsibility is expected to be planned and executed safely and efficiently. The successful candidate will ensure competence and experience transfer through open communication and will participate in relevant internal/external networks.

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group. Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team. We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy. The ‘get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Our values are Transparent, Safe, secure & sustainable, Innovative, Decisive; Respectful; Value Creating. These values are integral part of our Company and the right candidate for Aker Energy identifies with these qualities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Improve field development detailed design
  • Optimize upper and lower completion designs
  • Plan development wells and develop guidelines for production
  • Maintain PVT models for network models and production chemistry evaluations
  • Monitor and evaluate reservoir performance
  • Use advanced modelling tools for wells/reservoirs which integrate rock mechanics, temperature modelling and production chemistry
  • Develop and maintain oil field data acquisition strategies and plans
  • Build and maintain network models for production, artificial lift, gas and water injection systems
  • Support evaluation of reservoir opportunities for the asset
  • Ensure that all work, tasks and projects are carried out to achieve the overall objectives for the fields, including HSE, technical integrity, compliance, production and cost considerations
  • Maintain up to date network models through expert integrator of multidiscipline data
  • Interaction across multiple disciplines, not only within the Reservoir Development team, but also across the company and with our licensed partners and the relevant authorities
  • Coach and mentor junior staff

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Minimum M.Sc. plus 10 years' work experience, across various assets
  • Well-developed production technical skills and experience within the areas of field development, production and well planning / execution
  • Working knowledge of PVTSIM, REVEAL and RESOLVE is required
  • Working experience with Prosper, MBAL, GAP and Open Server
  • Ability to integrate effectively across disciplines and communicate uncertainties (risks and opportunities)
  • Preferred experience includes deep-water / West Africa drilling experience, as well as experience working in new country start-ups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and effective interpersonal skills is required

We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program

Contact information

For further information please contact:
Matthew Cross, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage Solutions, e-mail:
Elisabeth Ferreira, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage Solutions, tel: +47 952 29 352, e-mail:

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.