Chief Petroleum Engineer

Arrow Energy

Location: Australia

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Salary + super + employment benefits + incentive scheme
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Flexible Hybrid WFH/Office arrangements

About Us
At Arrow, we explore and develop gas fields, produce and sell coal seam gas and generate electricity. We have operations across the Surat and Bowen basins, based in Dalby and Moranbah respectively, as well as our corporate headquarters in Brisbane.

Our vision is to be the most competitive and respected developer of unconventional gas value chains in Australia.

We are an incorporated joint venture between Shell and PetroChina (50/50), with a proud history of operating gas and power assets in Queensland since 2000. We are working to meet the demand for cleaner burning fuels through gas supply

Our Culture
At Arrow, safety is our highest priority and our values – respect, lead, own, solve and integrate – underpin everything we do.

We are proud to be a Work 180 Endorsed Employer for all Women. At Arrow, everyone belongs. We have a high performance culture that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, as one of our key foundations. We believe that enabling people to bring their whole selves to work creates a thriving and successful culture.

You will be Rewarded
We recruit talented and motivated people who are passionate about contributing to our journey.

Your appointment will be met with ongoing training and development opportunities, to ensure your greatest potential is realised.

Our Benefits:

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • Annual incentive scheme based on company & individual performance
  • Flexible working arrangements – combine work from anywhere and the office with flexible start and finish times
  • Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women
  • Ongoing learning and professional development opportunities
  • Indigenous support network, ‘Bundagadan’, offering mentoring, workshops and coaching opportunities
  • Employee Benefits Program - $3000 per year to cover insurances/electricity rebates
  • Novated leasing, corporate discount programs, lifestyle benefit, specialist health care service access, annual flu shot & skin check and Employee Assistance Program
  • Gender neutral leave policies, including paid primary and secondary carers’ leave
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Bonus 5 days annual leave after 5 years’ service

We have a high performance culture that embraces diversity and rewards quality work.

To meet our growing demands, we are looking for a Chief Petroleum Engineer to join our team.

The Role
Reporting to the General Manager Development & Reservoir Management, the purpose of this position is to provide subsurface governance and assurance across all stages of the opportunity realization process, which is from identify to operate phases.

Manage Petroleum Engineering (PE) work and resources, oversee all PE standards required for subsurface governance as well as the implementation of the processes, thereby delivering efficient support to Developments, Projects and Operations.

This is a Brisbane based position and will require occasional travel to our field operations as required, with plenty of notice.

In addition you will:
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to consistently role model Arrow’s values, code of conduct, safety and the environment.
  • Establish positive and productive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Model inclusive behaviours to create a safe environment where different views and perspectives are encouraged and valued.
  • Lead, define and maintain Petroleum Engineering (PE) Framework to support the development concept approvals.
  • Set the PE knowledge and skill standards we need to deliver effectively in the subsurface organization.
  • Ensure successful implementation of PE discipline delivery plan, to help raise the overall effectiveness of the subsurface team.
  • Oversee the implementation of subsurface opportunity realization framework to assess engineering strategies related to reservoir properties and artificial lift performance.
  • Provide recommendations to safely mitigate the risks encountered at various project phases.
  • Lead and manage engagements with key internal and external stakeholders to align, define, and integrate subsurface processes and polices across Arrow Energy.
  • Lead and manage reserves and resources, maintain the corporate reserves portfolio and the associated change control process.
About You
You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to contribute to a high performing-team with a second-to-none focus on safety and integrity.

To be considered for this role, you will ideally have:
  • To operate at a level commensurate with a University Degree in Petroleum Engineering or equivalent
  • Extensive experience managing a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Skilled usage of industry standard reservoir and production engineering software.
  • Petroleum engineering knowledge in field development planning, well performance optimisations, reservoir management studies, well completions and interventions, well testing and nodal analysis.
  • Knowledge of other discipline tasks such as operations, WRFM, drilling, facilities engineering, Petrophysics, geology and geophysics.
  • A sense of humour please
If you’re excited about this role however don’t meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you anyway. You may be the perfect candidate for this role or future roles with Arrow Energy.
We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and genuinely encourage applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.
All applications will be considered with utmost confidentiality.
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