Subsurface Manager - Queensland Assets (12 Month Contract)

  • Senex
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
Contract Reservoir Subsurface

Job Description

About the role

Senex Energy are seeking a Subsurface Manager to join their Queensland Assets team for a 12-month maximum term (parental leave backfill). Reporting to the EGM Queensland Assets, the Subsurface Manager is the functional lead and responsible for managing and co-ordinating geoscience, hydrogeological and reservoir engineering activities related to Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects within Senex’s Queensland Assets. The successful candidate will work hands-on with the team while providing technical guidance on work flow, evaluation methodology and strategy, as well as mentoring and fostering the abilities of the team members, while embedding best practices for CSG exploration/exploitation.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Generating and maintaining geological models;
  • Constructing and maintaining reservoir simulation models and Enersight asset field development models;
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate subsurface databases;
  • Planning and delivering “fit for purpose” appraisal, exploration and reservoir management plans including the design and implementation requirements for well tests and surveillance data;
  • Performing post well studies and integrating new data into existing geological maps and static and dynamic models;
  • Creating field development plans and undertaking the associated economic evaluation to support work programs;
  • Planning and execution of groundwater projects and development of groundwater impact assessments;
  • Ensuring “fit for purpose” well evaluation programs that address key technical and subsurface risks and working collaboratively with Drilling and Completions to develop drilling and completion design and technology;
  • Co-ordinating technical assurance/peer reviews;
  • Preparing and managing the annual reserve and resource reviews and process;
  • Co-ordinating and providing input into Joint Venture meetings;
  • Supporting the annual development budget and corporate latest estimate process;
  • Working collaboratively with production engineering, operations and projects team to ensure well and surface facility designs meet subsurface model assumptions;
  • Supporting the project team to deliver subsurface inputs for key project milestones and assurance gates, and
  • Assisting with the preparation of material and reports for a range of stakeholders.

About the person

You will have a tertiary qualification (geology or petroleum / reservoir engineering) coupled with 15+ years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas industry (including at least 10 years’ experience in CSG). Experience in exploration, appraisal and development is essential, as is proven experience in the Surat Basin. You will also have extensive hands-on experience with industry standard software applications (e.g. Petrel, Eclipse, Saphir, Spotfire).

Your strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a demonstrated track record of delivering strong business outcomes will ensure that you are able to integrate seamlessly into the high-performing team Queensland Assets team. Prior experience leading a team (preferably multi-disciplinary) is essential, as is the ability to influence and build strong relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.

About Senex Energy

Senex is an Australian oil and gas company with a 30-year history. We explore and produce from a diverse portfolio across two of the country’s most prolific onshore energy producing regions. Senex operates existing oil producing assets in the Cooper Basin and is progressing greenfield gas projects in the Surat Basin. Together, the Senex-operated Western Surat Gas Project and Project Atlas involve drilling of up to 500+ wells and will contribute to future energy security for Australia’s east coast. We are headquartered in Brisbane and an ASX 300 company.


All applications should include a current resume as well as a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia in order to be considered for this role. Applications for this role will close at 11.30pm on Sunday the 2nd of December 2018.

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