Santos Ltd

Job Description

About Us

Santos is a global energy company committed to increasingly cleaner energy and fuels production, with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and North America.

At Santos, our commitment is to be a global leader in the transition to cleaner energy and clean fuels, by helping the world decarbonize to reach net-zero emissions in an affordable and sustainable way.

Santos is one of Australia’s biggest domestic gas suppliers, a leading LNG supplier in the Asia Pacific region. We are committed to supplying the critical fuels such as oil and gas in a more sustainable way through decarbonising projects such as the Moomba CCS project, while we all transition to cleaner fuels.

For more than 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing local jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing its natural gas resources, and powering industries and households.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

About the Role

Based in Santos’ Brisbane office, this role would be overseeing various petroleum engineering aspects in the Roma & Scotia subsurface team, ensuring efficient and effective scope identification and subsurface evaluation of in-wellbore, stimulation and surveillance scopes in existing and new development wells. This is a key role in terms of opportunity generation, budget planning and execution.

Accountabilities are delivered in line with the Santos company values and Santos Management System (SMS). Key responsibilities of the role include:
Conduct reservoir characterisation and performance analysis for reservoir management and identification of opportunities to optimise production and ultimate recovery from the assets.
Collaborate with drilling, completions and frac engineers to scope well intervention, surveillance, and stimulation opportunities, and manage the budget inputs and execution for the reservoir management enhancement opportunities.
Identify and implement techniques to improve well deliverability and production rates through stimulation, re-activation, and other methods.
Provide technical expertise and leadership in the evaluation, planning, design, and optimisation of Roma and Scotia reservoir management opportunities.
Contribute to the development of long-term field development plans, including well concepts and production forecasting.
Collaborate with Production Engineering on well repair economics, additional production enhancement potential, integrated field reviews and production capacity reviews.
Analyse production, reservoir, and well data to identify trends, evaluate operational performance, and make data-driven recommendations for asset optimisation.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including management, joint venture partners, and contractors, as required.
Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional growth.
Provide subsurface operational support where required.
Contribute to delivering cost reduction efficiencies and value creation strategies.
Compliance with the Santos Management System (SMS), Santos Delegation of Authority (DOA) and the Santos Corporate Governance and Safety requirements.

About You

We are seeking for professionals with experienced in:
Extensive experience in the oil and gas industry.
Demonstrated experience in technical disciplines, including petroleum engineering, completions, production, or reservoir engineering.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Proven self-starter and self-guided, with the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with key stakeholders.

Desired experience for this position includes:
Experience and understanding of Coal Seam Gas reservoir management and hydraulic fracturing knowledge would be advantageous.
Spotfire proficiency
Experience in PTA/RTA and PROSPER

Ideally, you will be degree qualified in the relevant engineering discipline or demonstrate significant training and experience within directly relevant role(s), within large corporate environments.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.
We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.
Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before 5th July 2026.

A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply

Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place. You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is www.recruitment.santos.com

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