Reservoir Department Manager

  • 500 000 + KZT
  • Aktau

Science, Biotechnologies, Chemistry, Geology

  • 500 000 + KZT
  • Aktau

Reservoir Department Manager

Science, Biotechnologies, Chemistry, Geology


Dear Job Seekers!

We are urgently looking for Reservoir Department Manager.

Job Location: Aktau

Work schedule: 5/2 

Duration of Assignment: direct hire.

Job Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and manage all Reservoir Management Department activities in Dunga oilfield, including Reservoir Engineering and Geosciences.

• Leading and managing c.a. five direct/indirect reports.

• Reservoir surveillance and management including identifying, executing and evaluating data acquisition and surveillance programs, in order to optimize and enhance hydrocarbon production and recovery and reduce key reservoir uncertainties.

• Reservoir and field development planning studies, screening and evaluation, liaising closely with Projects and Engineering Department and Economics.

• Hydrocarbon maturation studies for all five identified reservoir intervals.

• Lead and coordinate annual Total reserves booking process.

• Support for production optimization activities.

• Production forecasting.

• Planning and reporting both internally and to Partners and Kazakh Authorities.

• Liaise with Total HQ & Technical Centre and internal TEP Dunga departments for long term business plan.

• Identifying Exploration/Appraisal opportunities of the wider Dunga contract area and beyond as required.

• Prepare and manage department budget providing input to both internal budget process and budget process with Partners and Kazakh Authorities.

• Representing TEP Dunga across all JV and RoK subsurface technical interfaces including Chair of Technical Committee.

• Prepare and coordinate mandatory regulatory documents including Dunga Field Development Project, State Reserves reporting, Flaring and Emissions Projects etc.

• Involvement in inspections and audits conducted by various RoK authorities.

• Managing contracts and contractor performance for contracts held by Reservoir Management Department

• Lead continuous improvement of work standards, procedures and processes.

• Follow-up on department KPI's, to drive individual and organizational performance and continuous improvements by aligned and efficient leadership.

• Employee development, performance management and appraisal.

Qualification requirements:


• Undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering or Geosciences.  Post-graduate qualification preferred.

• Fifteen years’ experience in Oil & Gas industry.

• Fluent communication in English (verbal and written).


  • Experience with an International Oil Company and international experience will both be highly regarded.
  • Previous experience in leading and managing teams.
  • Proficient user of subsurface modelling tools (e.g. Petrel RE, KAPPA, Petex, etc).