Reservoir Engineer

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Plano, TX, US, 75024

Company: Denbury Inc.

Job Summary

Denbury is currently seeking a Petroleum Engineer to support Denbury’s Texas asset base, including conventional and CO2 EOR assets. As part of Denbury’s Gulf Coast Business Unit, they will be expected to collaborate daily on a multidisciplinary team, work independently on assigned tasks, effectively communicate their work to the team, and provide constructive feedback to others. The position will oversee well work operations, daily field operations, and perform reservoir management duties and will be based in Denbury’s corporate office located in Plano, Texas. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Business Unit Owner of the asset(s) assigned and Point of Contact for field operations.
  • Lead and take part in the Denbury’s efforts to promote Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance throughout our workplans and workflows.
  • Work with Plano and Field team members to develop, manage, and optimize conventional production by analyzing the entire system, both surface and subsurface.
  • Maximize PV10 investments by finding and developing new value-add projects.
  • Prepare and defend reserves and long-range plan (LRP) for area of responsibility.
  • Prepare, defend, and update production budgets and forecasts for area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and manage well work activities including sucker rod, downhole pump, and ESP repairs, remedial services such as cleanouts, cement squeezes, stimulations, coiled tubing operations, wireline/slickline operations, etc., and artificial lift optimization projects.
  • Diagnose root cause of surface and subsurface failures, derive options for corrections, evaluate economics, execute corrective plan optimally, and perform lookbacks to improve systematic and reoccurring failures.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor production/injection/disposal well performance and conduct reservoir surveillance to develop action plans to maximize the value of the asset.
  • Work with the Facilities Engineering team to design, construct, and modify production facilities and infrastructure including flowline, tank, and vessel replacements and upgrades.
  • Maintain corporate processes by preparing, updating, and tracking capital, lease operating expense (LOE), production budgets and forecasts, and reserves for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Exceptional team and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and focus efforts on delivering value to the company
  • Self-motivated, organized, creative, and results-oriented work style
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly convey practical concepts and relevant information to all levels of personnel, including executive management

Skills and Relevant Experience

  • 5+ yrs. experience in Production, Operations, and/or Reservoir Engineering in the oil & gas industry.
  • Experience with Wellview, AFE Navigator, Spotfire, Cygnet, ARIES, DSS, Petra, IFM (MBal, Prosper, GAP), and the full suite of Microsoft Office tools preferred
  • English language proficiency required


  • BS degree in Engineering with a preference in Petroleum Engineering

Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location:  Plano , Texas
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt



Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Inc., a Delaware corporation, is an independent energy company with operations focused in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. We are differentiated by our focus on CO2 EOR and the emerging CCUS industry, supported by our CO2 EOR technical and operational expertise and our extensive CO2 pipeline infrastructure. The utilization of captured industrial-sourced CO2 in EOR significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the oil that we produce, making our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions negative today, with a goal to reach Net Zero for our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 CO2 emissions within this decade, primarily through increasing the amount of captured industrial-sourced CO2 used in our operations.


Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.


To become part of our organization, you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require successful completion of pre-employment physical examinations and/or the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).


Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #7845 

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas