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Reservoir Engineer

Date: Feb 6, 2019

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Reporting to the manager of the Meadow Creek resource team, you will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary subsurface team on Suncor’s first greenfield SAGD project since Firebag. Meadow Creek is expected to grow Suncor’s production by 120,000bbl/d with project sanction currently planned for late 2019.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Work on a multi-disciplinary team to develop and optimize a full life of field SAGD depletion plan (for a 3.6+ billion barrel resource and over 100 SAGD well pads)
  • Support facility design efforts (a $4.8B capital spend) with the integrated Meadow Creek project team
  • Forecast production performance using simulation, analytical, empirical and probabilistic methods
  • Establish certainty in local subsurface make-up water supply and disposal capacity
  • Perform caprock analysis and provide recommendations into caprock integrity assessments and studies
  • Develop SAGD surveillance and monitoring plans within the pay zone, caprock, water source and disposal zones, groundwater zones and surface (heave)
  • Recommend and coordinate special reservoir studies related to modeling and lab work
  • Identify and progress opportunities and technologies to improve economic and sustainability metrics
  • Support planning and execution of annual drilling programs with budgets up to $45M per year
  • Support preparation of formal applications, responses, and other submissions to various regulatory bodies
  • Collaborate and align with Nexen, joint venture partner at Meadow Creek

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Seven years of related experience
  • A professional engineering designation through APEGA
  • Prior thermal in situ experience (development, regulatory, operations)
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills
  • A proven ability to manage numerous projects and changing priorities under tight deadlines
  • A track record of continuous improvement and creative process enhancements
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • There will be some travel to site in this role
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs


Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

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