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A Mid-Career Reservoir Engineer earns an average salary of AU$127,124 per year. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$86,718 - AU$206,084
MEDIAN: AU$121,889
Salary AU$86,718 - AU$206,084
Bonus AU$19,500
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AU$87,262 - AU$209,262
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Reservoir Engineer

Reservoir engineers are specialists in locating - and helping petroleum companies effectively use - underground reservoirs of fossil fuels. Using geological expertise, knowledge of fluid mechanics, and various forms of technology, the reservoir engineer determines the location of underground fuel reservoirs and their reserve capacities, as well as whether their long-term viability makes them suitable for investment. The reservoir engineer works with geologists to monitor the reserves as fuels are extracted and makes adjustments to extraction processes as geological changes occur with the depletion of the fuel. As easier-to-reach fuel reservoirs are depleted internationally, reservoir engineering increasingly explores new techniques to locate viable drilling spots, and developing and modifying machinery to tap into these spots.


Reservoir Engineer Tasks

  • Monitor and maintain reserve and decline estimates in order to maximize production for existing properties.
  • Conduct reservoir engineering studies, such as field studies for primary recovery, material balance, and decline curve analysis.
  • Draft economic evaluations for all properties and prospects.
  • Coordinate with field production department on well performance and production optimization.

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National Average: AU$125,268

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Key Stats for Reservoir Engineer

5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Reservoir Engineer Salaries


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 50%