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Reservoir Engineer

I'm Interested Date posted 01/05/2021

Requisition ID # 75445 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview

Gas Storage Reservoir Engineering Integrity Management is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers; the department's roles and responsibilities are for PG&E's natural gas storage wells and reservoirs, including planning, surveillance, analysis, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response planning.

Position Summary

The Reservoir Engineer evaluates gas reserves, supplies and properties and provides estimates of long-term availability.  The position is responsible for designing gas storage well and reservoir engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction including storage well projects from designing and constructing well head repairs to well reworks and new well installation.  It contributes toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.

 Job Responsibilities

•Solves moderate to complex engineering problems and enhances or improves existing approaches through corrective action and continuous improvement processes

•Serves as liaison for various internal and external departments such as Division of Geologic Energy Management, PHMSA, Public Utility Commission, as well as facility and controls engineering to ensure compliance with regulations.

•Conducts annual storage field inventory analysis and reports findings

•Monitors injection and withdrawal performance of storage fields and provides forecasts and reports.

•May assist in design philosophy of surface flow and control processes

•Constructs reservoir simulation models of storage field operations and uses models for performance prediction and performance enhancement studies with assistance

•Assesses well Integrity and reports anomalies.  Develops remedial responses and actions.

•Implements and maintains geologic and geographic maps and mapping systems

•Performs geologic and engineering evaluation of storage development or enhancement prospects

•Administers gas storage data base (GSDB) for reservoir services section

•Participates in project activity (e.g., well drilling, field development, well workover, asset retirement)

•Assists in the development of work standards and practices as related to storage wells and reservoirs.

•Participates on industry roundtables and groups as related to storage



· Bachelor of Science in Engineering

· 3 years of engineering experience, preferably in an oil or gas reservoir-related field.

· Must have a valid California driver's license on day one of employment


·Bachelor's degree in geological, petroleum engineering

·Professional Engineer registration

·Work experience related to natural gas transmission or natural gas distribution

·Experience on all or part of the project life cycle (from conceptual design to final commissioning and handover) and/or in the front-line gas operations

· Project management experience

·Reservoir performance analysis experience

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·Ability to work well in a team environment as well as both an office and field setting

I'm Interested