Deepwater Production Engineer in Houston, United States

at Talos Energy Operating Company LLC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted April 24, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


This position will be responsible for day to day monitoring of production at Talos Energy including but not limited to:
Day-to-day monitoring of production and well related activities for Talos fields
Provide responsive engineering advice, study results, and compelling recommendations to the team in a timely manner
Balancing day-to-day operational priorities with longer-term strategic objectives.
Develop recommendations and influence operator actions
Ongoing production reporting to Management
Develop procedures and guide team when bringing wells online
Import best practice and key learning's from the Operator
Ensure timely receipt of key operating data from Operator to evaluate well/field performance
Support HSE initiatives and ensure compliance with the agreed HSE procedures/policies and Management Standards
Attend meetings with Operator/Partners and be prepared to influence Operator actions
Identify production enhancement and de-bottlenecking opportunities for deepwater fields
Monitor and analyze well performance including nodal analysis modeling (PROSPER), decline curve analysis, and pressure transient analysis
Monitor and analyze field performance including network modeling (GAP), material balance modeling (MBAL), and downtime/choke modeling
Responsible for developing Flow Assurance procedures that include hydrate, paraffin, and asphaltene mitigation.
Progress well related AFEs through GOM JIU approval process including preparation of project justification pack and economic evaluation
Work with the Operator to develop and maintain an understanding of issues that could hinder delivery of the production forecast to enable early identification of problems and associated mitigations
Maintain OFM databases for evaluating and reporting production performance
Develop and maintain networks/relationships with key peers and colleagues in others teams for purposes of knowledge sharing.
Stewardship of all well related AFEs (Expense and Capital)
Additional experience in dry tree wellwork is a positive

Minimum of 10 years experience in upstream oil and gas environment
Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering or related field

Production monitoring, optimization, short-term forecasting, and production operations
Experience with completion design/operations - conceptual through production including artificial lift, stimulation techniques, gravel pack and fracturing operations, and Smart Well completions
Experience with deepwater developments
Knowledge of subsea trees and infrastructure
Well performance evaluation experience including pressure transient analysis preferred
Able to organize and prioritize a diverse and heavy workload
Communicate effectively, both orally in person and using a telephone and in writing
Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and be proactive in self-development
Have a strong sense of integrity and the ability to deal with ethical situations effectively
Willing to work a demanding and flexible schedule
Proficient in Microsoft Office

There are no certificates, licenses or registrations required for this position

Employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time and have use of arms and hands in repetitive motion. A fair amount of standing and walking is also required for the position.
Employee must be able to travel offshore to visit production facilities when necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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