Reservoir/Production Engineer

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Plano, TX, US, 75024

Company: Denbury Inc.

Job Summary

Denbury is currently seeking a Reservoir/Production Engineer to oversee the field development and reservoir management duties for Riley Ridge, a helium asset in Big Piney, WY. The role will be based in Denbury’s corporate office located in Plano, Texas. Denbury offers a hybrid work from home schedule as well as a 9/80 schedule.  


The Reservoir/Production Engineer will perform injection and production modeling and simulation, assist with permitting efforts, and conduct corporate processes including long range planning and reserves. The role will also encompass some production engineering responsibilities including managing wellwork activities and assisting with production budgets and lease operating expense (LOE) forecasts.


The position will report to the Riley Ridge Asset Leader within the Business Development and Technology Department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work in a multi-discipline team to develop a large helium resource.
  • Generate development plan to maximize PV10 and oversee project development and execution.
  • Prepare and defend reserves and long-range plan (LRP) for area of responsibility.
  • Maintain corporate processes by preparing, updating, and tracking capital, lease operating expense (LOE), production budgets and forecasts, and reserves for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Prepare and manage wellwork activities including well cleanouts, cement squeezes, stimulations, coiled tubing operations, wireline/slickline operations, etc., and artificial lift optimization projects.
  • Work with Plano and Field team to identity key risks and solutions related to various aspects of overall project development
  • Once developed, monitor production/injection/disposal well performance and conduct reservoir surveillance to develop action plans to maximize the value of the asset.
  • Assist geologists to prepare reservoir descriptions through well log, core, well performance, and well test analyses.

Skills and Relevant Experience

  • Exceptional team and interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to prioritize work and focus efforts to deliver value.
  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, creative and results oriented.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly convey practical concepts and relevant information to all levels of personnel, including executive management.

Additional Skills and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years Reservoir Engineering experience; production engineering history a plus.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated understanding of project economics
  • Experience with ARIES, WellView, Cygnet, IHS, OFM, Petra, Spotfire, and IFM (MBal, Prosper, GAP) strongly preferred.


Minimum B.S. in Petroleum Engineering or 10 years with an E&P operating company demonstrating petroleum engineering skills.

Environmental and Physical Requirements

Work will primarily be conducted in an office environment; travel may be required to district and field offices and/or oil and gas production facilities, with the occasional need to wear personal protective equipment. Position requires the ability to frequently communicate information and to manage the possible stress of an office environment. Work may include being stationary for long periods of time, with occasional movement about the office. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds is required. Position requires constant operation and viewing of a computer screen and other office machinery.


  • Travel to Field roughly once per quarter.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
  • Oral communication over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to view computer monitor.
  • Ability to wear personal protection equipment when visiting field locations.

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 #7843 

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas