Senior/ Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer – Carbon

at Aera Energy Services Company
Location Bakersfield, CA
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Come grow with us!
As a California company that accounts for about 25% of the state’s oil production, Aera holds the values of Californians: we strive to innovate, we celebrate productivity and advocate for the preservation of our beautiful state. The oil we produce enables millions of Californians to travel to work every day, allows businesses to grow and thrive, and helps California-grown food for the dinner table.
Aera is looking for candidates who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves – authentic individuals who believe in having a career that makes a meaningful impact on our company and the world.
We are looking for the brightest minds and boldest spirits; people with a passion for learning, growing, and continuously improving and innovating. We want individuals who live our values each and every day and will help us power great todays and better tomorrows.

Position Deliverables, Roles and Responsibilities

Lead the carbon capture subsurface technical design and integrate with surface design requirements
Develop and implement compliance tasks, procedures, methods, and tools to comply with issued environmental permits
Manage and provide SME oversight of subsurface consultants for technical work and permit documentation
Actively support the regulatory team to deliver all required environmental permits for implementation of CO2 sequestration from pre-combustion and post-combustion sources
Participate in regulatory agency meetings and other forums to develop and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the regulatory and political drivers influencing climate change regulations and policy
Develop effective relationships with regulatory agency leadership to influence agency policy and the regulatory rule making that will ensure the best chance of success for the project

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Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast pace working environment
Must have strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills proven in multi-discipline teams
Consistently seek to innovate, adapt and improve in response to challenges and opportunities
Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
Passion for continued learning and mentoring of others
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Technical / Discipline Specific Requirements

Minimum of BS in Engineering, preferably mechanical, chemical or petroleum engineering
10+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
Thorough understanding of California and EPA requirements for a carbon capture and sequestration projects
Strong technical skills and reservoir engineering experience including CO2 technology and a working knowledge of reservoir simulation
Experience working with various air, water, and waste regulatory agencies is preferred
An understanding of Federal EPA class VI and California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Clear understanding of project management, scheduling, budgeting, and cost estimating
Basic understanding of geology, production engineering, and petrophysics
Basic understanding of economic analysis, decision analysis, and ability to develop and effectively communicate technically and economically sound project recommendations

Aera Energy Services Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

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