Asset Manager — The Woodlands, Texas

at Newfield
Location The Woodlands, Texas
Date Posted October 4, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


The Asset Manager is responsible for the direction, performance and management of the GMBU (Greater Monument Butte Unit)  and direct supervision of the subsurface team.  This position will report to the General Manager

GMBU is one of the largest waterflood fields in the lower 48 states.  The unit is comprised of over 1200 producing wells and 1100 injectors.  The field has produced over 70 million barrels of oil.

The candidate will be able to manage a team of technical professionals that coordinate NFX’s technical and business related activity in GMBU.  This will include providing direction, coordinating activities and measuring results for the multidisciplinary team composed of Engineers, Geologists, and Technicians.  This leadership role will promote communication, and foster team contribution to optimize economic performance from the waterflood unit.  In addition to leading, this role will be a working role with technical responsibility to oversee reserves, waterflood optimization and future development.


Detailed Description

  • Leadership role in daily operations of the GMBU
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team of Reservoir Engineers, Geologist, Geophysicists and Technicians including annual performance reviews and impact assessments
  • Manage and optimize the P/L statements for the field.
  • Allocation of technical resources to multiple concurrent projects
  • Establish and deliver on performance targets
  • Prepare business plans, budgets, forecasts and year-end reserves.
  • Responsible for regulatory and financial reporting
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to Newfield’s executive management team
  • Manage partner relationships
  • Actively manage the Strategic Planning and Reservoir Characterization teams
  • Lead team to develop Reservoir management plans and make recommendations to economically optimize current and future development of GMBU.
  • Take New ideas from concept to execution
  • Rank and risk opportunities

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors’ degree in Petroleum Engineering
  • A minimum of 15 years total industry experience with at least 10 years of experience as a Reservoir Engineer or Geologist
  • A minimum of 5 yrs experience in a waterflood environment
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a team leadership position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to work effectively and lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to deliver outstanding results
  • Must be “business minded” and prepared to manage the business aspects of an asset(s).  Must have a strong economic background
  • Must be self-motivated, have a thirst for knowledge, and be receptive to new ideas and approaches.
  • Knowledgeable of SEC reserve reporting guidelines and their application.
  • Experience in managing integrated field studies, optimized field exploitation plans and the identification of growth opportunities
  • Remarkable business acumen with the dedication to providing sound solutions to increase efficiency and value.

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