Occidental Petroleum Reservoir Engineer in Houston, Texas

Title: Reservoir Engineer Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Reservoir Engineer within our Permian Resources group based in Houston, Texas.

This position will be part of a multi-discipline reservoir management team (RMT) of geoscientists and engineers involved in the assessment and development of Oxy’s operated assets in the West Wolfberry Asset Team in Midland Basin. This is a core asset in Oxy’s tight/unconventional oil horizontal development portfolio. Duties include reserves assessment, volume forecasts, project economic evaluation, development of business plans, monitoring and interpretation of new drill well and base well performance, and data collection plans and implementation. Some overnight travel to field as required.



  • BS degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering (or related engineering discipline), with 5 years of reservoir engineering experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply reservoir engineering techniques to identify opportunities and create value.

  • Experience with reserve estimation techniques and knowledge of SEC/PRMS reserves guidelines.

  • Experience with unconventional resource development.

  • Proficiency with economic evaluation and risk/uncertainty assessment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Collaborative and effective teamwork skills.

  • Demonstrated creative approach to problem solving.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle some ambiguity in analysis.

  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Availability for occasional travel to field operations.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Permian Basin.

  • Proficiency with an economic analysis software, preferably PEEP.

  • Experience with utilizing production database software, preferably OFM or DSS.

  • Experience with pressure transient analysis (PTA) and rate transient analysis (RTA), preferably using Fekete or Kappa Sapphire/Topaze software.

  • Data analysis experience, preferably with Spotfire.

  • Statistical analysis experience.