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Graduate - P&O - Reservoir Engineer - US

Graduate - P&O - Reservoir Engineer - US

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068201
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Subsurface Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for supporting the team to evaluate new business development opportunities through the provision of reservoir engineering analyses, supporting the subsurface risk management plan and developing technical expertise to provide appropriate input to the surveillance activity.

Job Description:

Location: Houston, Texas

From exploration to production, our petroleum and reservoir engineers play a crucial role in bp’s field operation success. As a petroleum or reservoir engineer, you’ll be key to ensuring we extract hydrocarbons safely and efficiently from our global discoveries. You’ll be a vital member of our team and support the entire lifecycle of an oil or gas field, gaining exposure and experience through partnering with specialists across our business. This covers everything from evaluating prospects to define potential productivity and profitability, to developing which areas to optimize hydrocarbon production.

As a Reservoir Engineer, you’ll focus on integrating geoscience, facilities and well engineering data to understand hydrocarbon reservoir performance, plan field developments and optimize the economic recovery of hydrocarbons. Reservoir engineers also support exploration and carbon sequestration projects. Depending on your bp location and role, you will gain broad capability, primarily through job experiences in:

  • Reservoir and Well Performance: participation in the reservoir and well reviews; involvement in reservoir performance analysis, well planning, or flood management

  • Reservoir Management: setting depletion strategy, generating field development options, or reserves estimation

  • Reservoir Simulation: history matching or model building

This role will be a part of bp’s early careers P&O development program. Through this program, early careers employees will build their experience through challenging development assignments, by developing a toolkit of transferable skills for the future and having a dedicated network of support to help them succeed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.2 or higher

  • bp will not support US Immigration sponsorship for full-time or long-term employment

  • Seeking a Bachelor's degree

Preferred Requirements

  • Majoring in Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline

  • Must be in final year, graduating from Dec. 2023 through May 2024 or in the last three years

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Cost-conscious decision-making, Data acquisition strategy, Data Analysis, Data Management, Dynamic reservoir description, Fluid Properties, Fluid sampling and analysis, Monitoring, measuring and verification, Reservoir and storage unit modelling, Reservoir quality, Resource and storage development plans, Resource and storage estimation, Secondary recovery forecasting, Secondary recovery planning, Static reservoir description, Subsurface integration, Subsurface uncertainty and risk management, Subsurface verification and assurance, Well and area performance, Well planning

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