HKN Energy Ltd

Reservoir Engineer

Job Overview

About Us:

HKN Energy Ltd. is a privately held, independent energy company with oil exploration and production operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

HKN Energy is focused on increasing production of its Sarsang Block, located in the prolific Zagros fold, and thrust belt of Northern Kurdistan. We have a highly experienced, diverse team with work experience in over 80 different countries. HKN Energy is committed to building a company culture that is guided by its Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Teamwork.


Position Summary :

Primary responsibilities include coordinating the subsurface engineering efforts of the Swara Tika trend appraisal program and moving this project into the development phase.

Also included is designing the evaluation programs, including well testing, to gather critical reservoir information in all future wells on the Sarsang license.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the reservoir engineering work as required for Reservoir Management and Development Planning for the Sarsang Block.
  • Provide reservoir engineering analysis and work with Geology, Drilling, Reservoir teams and other departments as job require.
  • Perform and maintain updated material balance modelling of the Swara Tika reservoirs.
  • Assist in reservoir operations in the field during the drilling/testing/production phase.
  • Assist in ensuring the day-to-day production behaviour of the wells in consultation with the Sr. Reservoir Engineer/Director of Reservoir Management.
  • Assist in interpreting all required data: well testing, production and PVT. Gather, report, and analyse reservoir information for the Sarsang Block.
  • Provide technical support for Production, Drilling, Well Services, and Well Intervention activities including program design, execution, data analysis and reporting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Engineering Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) Required, preferably in Petroleum Engineering.
  • 5 years of Previous Working Experience in Oil and Gas Industry is preferable, especially as reservoir/petroleum engineer.
  • Good interpersonal skills and organisational ability are required.
  • Fluent in English – written and oral, ability to read and write in Kurdish.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Working experience with Industry standard software like Petex (Mbal, Prosper), Saphir and IHS Harmony is preferable
  • Primarily based in Erbil office, able to travel to HKN Field Locations as needed.