Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Anchorage


Job Description
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas seeks an experienced Petroleum Engineer to work in the Resource Evaluation Section. This is a permanent, full-time, Range 26 exempt position located in Anchorage. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Job Duties:

- Work with a diverse technical team of petroleum engineers, geologists and geophysicists to:

- Provide the subsurface foundation for collaborations with unit managers, commercial, leasing, permitting, and royalty accounting staff to develop written recommendations on producing or emerging units, including:

- Applications to form or modify units and participating areas;
- Unit plans of exploration and development;
- Revisions to royalty production allocations (redeterminations) based on analysis of reservoir simulation models.

- Perform decline cure analysis and volumetric analysis of discovered resources and reserves;
- Further the understanding of petroleum potential in nonproducing and emerging areas of Alaska;
- Provide technical guidance regarding terms and conditions for areawide lease sale and exploration license proposals;
- Evaluate oil and gas prospectively of proposed land selections, relinquishments, and trades throughout Alaska;
- Provide sound technical information to the offices of the director, commissioner, governor, and legislative bodies;
- Conduct industry outreach to promote exploration and development of Alaska's petroleum resources; respond to requests for technical information from other agencies, organizations, and individuals;
- Collaborate with Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and U.S. Geological Survey geologists on Alaska petroleum systems studies and oil and gas resource assessments;
- Contribute to the collection and analysis of data to incorporate, optimize and present a biannual production forecast ultimately used in the legislative budget process.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Expert knowledge of petroleum engineering methods, preferably with greater than 15 years' experience working Alaskan basins or fields;
- Proficiency using production and reservoir data in interpretation workstation environments using digital databases;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Effective time management skills, including the ability to advance multiple projects in parallel;
- Strong internal motivation, critical thinking, and an eagerness for continuous learning;
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts; with parties of varied technical background and understanding;
- Commitment to teamwork and effective collaboration;
- Familiarity with Alaska oil and gas statutes and regulations;
- Adaptability and leadership potential.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in petroleum or reservoir engineering from a four-year accredited institution required, graduate level degree(s) in geology strongly preferred; plus, a minimum of 10 years' experience in or working with the oil and gas industry in exploration and development, greater than 15 years Alaskan oil and gas experience preferred.

Qualified persons are encouraged to submit a resume with a complete work history and a professionally formatted cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2019. Materials may be submitted by mail to: Theresa Cross, Administrative Operations Manager, Division of Oil & Gas, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1100, Anchorage, AK 99501 or emailed to

Minimum Qualifications
This is an exempt position - See specific job posting for additional information.

Additional Required Information

Please submit the following items via e-mail to by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2019:
Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information above and below for more information on the cover letter; and
A resume with complete job history, including the names and current telephone numbers of previous employers;

If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:
A list of three professional references, which includes daytime telephone numbers, at least one being from a current or former supervisor; and
A professional writing sample authored by the applicant.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to
For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:
Name: Dawn Greenan
Phone (907) 269-0138
Fax (907) 269-6587

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