Alaska - Coiled Tubing Drilling Reservoir Engineer
Anchorage, AK
Alaska - Coiled Tubing Drilling Reservoir Engineer - 00SVP

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,900 employees as of June 30, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,303 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas per day. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


The GKA (Greater Kuparuk Area) CTD (Coiled Tubing Drilling) Development group is responsible for developing the structurally and stratigraphically complex Kuparuk reservoirs. Kuparuk is a giant, mature oil field that has been on production since 1982 and is the largest field that ConocoPhillips operates in Alaska. The Kuparuk reservoir alone has produced over 2.4 billion barrels of oil from sandstones deposited in a shallow marine environment. The Kuparuk River field is a combination structural and stratigraphic trap which has experienced at least five tectonic events. Structural compartmentalization plays an integral role in the reservoir behavior, and the associated development strategy. In addition to the in-situ complexity, the field also has a complex development history of water and gas injection, often via comingled wells. This, coupled with the structural/stratigraphic complexity of the reservoir, poses a continual challenge to the teams to identify economic drilling opportunities within the field.

For the past decade ConocoPhillips has operated a year-round fit-for-purpose Coil Tubing Drilling rig which sidetracks from existing wellbores to access additional resources. Typically, the rig executes between 15-20 wells per year within the Kuparuk reservoir. ConocoPhillips has over 180 Kuparuk locations within the long-term plan. In 2019 we tested CTD drilling within the West Sak reservoir we are beginning to test an exciting opportunity to ‘de-mingle’ our A & C patterns to maximize recovery. These field tests have the potential to add significantly to our portfolio.

The CTD program is a very compelling investment for ConocoPhillips. Since 2009 the Kuparuk CTD program has produced over 37 MMBO and currently contributes 18,000 BOPD which is approximately 25% of the total Kuparuk reservoir production.

Your responsibilities may include:
Coordinate and advance Kuparuk reservoir characterization efforts
Provide mentoring for the RE staff within the GKA Development Group
Build, history match and maintain simulation models for specific patterns, when appropriate
Support CTD drilling budget & long-range development plans, reserves documentation, and reporting
Collaborate closely with the GKA Base Production group to optimize historically executed CTD projects via artificial lift, waterflood configurations etc.
Support and proactively collaborate across cross-functional teams (G&G, Drilling, Facilities & Production Engineers)
Generate AFE’s and execute CTD drilling opportunities when called upon
Support field efforts to better optimize A & C sand patterns to maximize recovery (KRES – project)
Support DTS and DAS (Ziebel™) technology campaigns within the CTD group—this technology has the potential to further our understanding of reservoir performance and our resulting development strategy
Promote new technologies and methods that expand CTD resource development opportunities, increase CTD pattern recoveries, and/or reduce CTD related costs
Advance CTD data analytics to better characterize and understand Kuparuk reservoir complexities
Improve and support full-field tools – several Spotfire-based tools are currently used

Legally authorized to work in the United States
Bachelor's degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering or related Engineering field or foreign equivalent
7+ years of experience as a reservoir engineer
1+ years of experience actively mentoring less experienced engineers
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Proven track record of effective teamwork and collaboration
Conventional RE experience with waterflood management
Proficiency with reservoir simulation
Knowledge of SEC reserves regulations and reporting
Experience with Coil Tubing Drilling development and North Slope operations
Spotfire, Microsoft Power BI and Programming (R, Python) experience
Experience supporting an active and dynamic development drilling program
Experience with horizontal well rate forecasting and economic modelling
Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
An understanding of surface facilities and well design
Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Proven track record of progressing new ideas and technologies
Ability to influence others and serve as a role model for the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT values
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of September 25, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Engineering
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Organization: ALASKA
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Sep 11, 2019, 9:39:31 PM