Do you want to be part of building South Africa’s renewable energy future? Do you want to join an emerging business? A gas producer is looking for an experienced Reservoir Engineer / Exploration Manager to provide strategic direction and interface between the exploration team, the executive committee and external reservoir engineers across sustainable gas in South Africa.
The Reservoir Engineer/ Exploration Manager is responsible for providing strategic interface between the exploration team, the executive committee and external reservoir engineers.
The incumbent will be tasked with geologic evaluation and modelling for purposes of well planning evaluations, resource estimations, geotechnical assessments and other project work as required.
Coordinate the drilling effort - manage the campaign from a geological perspective, taking into account the nature of the fractured and low pressure of the reservoir.
Development of exploration plan
Create geologic models
Audit geologic model and reserve areas
Completion of technical reports including reserve and resource, quantity and quality, reserve audits, feasibility, and other specific technical reports, recognizing international standards of reporting
Management of exploration team outputs and monitor performance
Manage exploration programs and geologic modelling updates.
Creation and maintenance of geological and gas quality databases
Geology project management of reserve and resource studies
Responsible for oversight of the development of geologic structure and quality 3-D models
Budgeting and responsibility of P&L
Project planning - risk/milestones
Asset management and maintenance (reservoir)
3rd party/vendor management (SLA)
Geological interface between exploration team and reservoir engineers
Technical oversight - QA/QC of the modelling
Indirect accountability and management of the geological database
Responsible for preparing and evaluating scopes of work for tendering formation evaluation services related to exploration well drilling and analysis
Manage Exploration drilling, including Geological and Geophysical (G&G) planning and operations
Deliver high quality risked portfolio of Exploration Opportunities
Assist with well planning and well site geologist duties, including creating well targets, preparing geological prognoses in the office or onsite when needed
Generate and update all relevant maps
Successful candidates should possess the following qualifications:
Tertiary degree and certified professional credentials
Minimum ten (10) years of experience in the mining industry developing and evaluating geologic models
Experience authoring Competent Person reserve and resource studies
Experience utilising Leapfrog or equivalent geologic modelling software
Considerable understanding of oil and gas geology, and mining data
Must work well in a team environment
Ability to train team to use mapping software
Ability to coach and direct team
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Strong computer problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented and well organized
Strong time management skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to be a self-starter, team player, resourceful, and have a positive attitude when participating on projects