Reservoir Engineer: CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG)

ETH Zürich

ETH Zürich


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    26 Februar 2024
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    80 – 100%
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    Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
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Reservoir Engineer: CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG)

The ETH Zürich Geothermal Energy & Geofluids Group (GEG) investigates reactive fluid and (geothermal) energy transfer in the Earth’s crust, employing computer simulations, laboratory experiments and field analyses to gain fundamental insights and to develop sustainable technologies that address society’s needs. One of these technologies (co-invented by Martin Saar) is CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG), which turns CCS into CCUS by extracting geothermal energy from the CO2 whilst geologically sequestering all injected CO2. To advance this technology within the recently founded CPG Consortium, a reservoir engineer is needed, starting 01.04.2024 or later upon agreement.

Job description

We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated to provide quality subsurface evaluations of CPG processes, ranging from the development of high-level portfolio screening tools to detailed compositional reservoir modelling. As reservoir engineer / simulation expert you will integrate and quantify the uncertainty of (subsurface) data for model development, requiring knowledge of, and ability to collaborate with, multiple disciplines ranging from geosciences (geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, etc.) to process engineering (CO2-based geothermal power plant design) and techno-economics (of geothermal power plants and CCUS). Leveraging your expertise and modelling insights, your innovative thinking extends the state-of-the-art of CPG technology and drives the development of high-value CPG projects together with industry partners of the CPG Consortium.  

Your profile

You have a university degree (MSc or PhD) in Geoscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent technical subject and at least 4 years of reservoir simulation experience in industry, as well as:

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of 3D compositional, multiphase and non-isothermal (i.e. including energy transfer) reservoir simulations, ideally in the domain of CCS or CO2 EOR/EGR. Geothermal energy modelling experience is a plus
  • Proficient in reservoir simulation tools (CMG GEM or equivalent)
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, with exposure to geology, geomechanics, petrophysics, production chemistry, production technology, well engineering, facilities/power plant components and economics
  • Knowledge of Petroleum Engineering fundamentals (PVT, SCAL, MBAL, PTA)
  • Understanding of methodologies to assess and quantify subsurface uncertainty
  • Experience in data analytics and visualization (use of Python or equivalent)
  • Exposure to field piloting, surveillance planning and/or field development planning is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capability
  • Self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an inclusive, multicultural environment
  • Experience publishing research results in peer-reviewed publications is a plus
  • Fluency in English is required

We offer

We offer a dynamic and exciting work environment at the cutting edge of emerging energy technology with the potential to deliver clean power while geologically sequestering CO2.

The position is for one year with a likelihood of yearly extensions, depending on the project and employee performance.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including:

  • cover letter describing your motivation, experience and qualification for the position
  • your CV 
  • diplomas and relevant work certificates
  • if available, a professional reference letter

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

If you have questions, please reach out to Jasper de Reus (CPG Project Manager), 

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