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United States

Location:

Houston

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A Month Ago

Occidental Petroleum

Oxy is seeking a motivated candidate to fill the position of Senior Production Operation Engineer. Primary responsibility is to enhance the value of the Andrews asset, a technically challenging collection of enhanced recovery (CO2) units that produces +40,000 BOPD. This will be accomplished through the optimization of individual well performance, participation in BU collaboration activities, generation and execution of AFE’s for capital/expense workovers, optimization of artificial lift/stimulation practices, and providing operations engineering support for the field operations team.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Project Manager for CO2 capital development opportunities
  • Develop well enhancement opportunities and provide engineering oversight during execution of program
  • Surveillance : Lead or assist in well/pattern reviews, identify opportunities for lift revisions and well enhancements, and conduct periodic and ad hoc reviews
  • Identify and plan non-routine intervention opportunities: (1) research solution options, (2) evaluate costs, (3) write final procedures, (4) communicate execution priority and (5) act as technical resource for work
  • Active liaison between Reservoir Team and Field Operations
  • Support execution of routine and non-routine well interventions
  • Conduct post appraisals on workovers and drilling projects
  • Participate in chemical reviews with field personnel and chemical company to optimize treatments and results.
  • Evaluate well testing performance and support efforts to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Supports regulatory with filings and may or may not submit directly to regulatory agency
  • Actively participate in the Summer Intern program
  • Advise younger Engineers on decision making processes
  • Gain more exposure to management or other business areas by participating in broader based (beyond the Reservoir Team) teams/projects
  • Participate in communities of practice (PEPAT, Communications Meetings)

Qualifications
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or similar Engineering degree

Experience:
  • 5+ years of production engineering experience
  • 3+ years of artificial lift experience
  • 3+ years in subsurface operations processes

Skills:
  • Understands and demonstrates sound working knowledge of basic and some advanced technical principles and has applied them to solve routine problems.
  • Well intervention options and execution
  • Basic knowledge of artificial lift (beam, ESP, etc.)
  • Surveillance – identifying wells opportunities
  • Basic understanding of reading and understanding well logs
  • Understanding components of detailed well files and histories
  • Ability to lead and direct small ad hoc teams
  • Project management
  • Direct experience in one or more geographic areas/reservoirs/depletion drive mechanisms as well as working knowledge of others.
  • Direct experience in one core business area or life cycle of the field (E/D/P) and working knowledge of others.
  • Understands and demonstrates sound working knowledge of basic and some advanced technical principles, has applied them to solve routine problems
  • Broader understanding of economic programs (PEEP, Aries, etc.)
  • Good Presentation skills especially to management
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-discipline team environment
  • Understanding of field operations including facilities, gas plants, workover and drilling operations
  • Experience with various software/tools e.g MS Office Suite, OFM, ….
  • CO2 experience desirable



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