Engineer, Production in Calgary, Canada

at Suncor Energy Services
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted July 12, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview
Reporting to the manager production engineering, you will be responsible to optimize the value of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well pairs at Mackay River in situ and to support the long term growth and development plan of the asset.
Key Accountabilities
Monitor, predict, plan, and optimize production performance of the SAGD scheme
Identify potential bottlenecks or challenges based on production issues such as artificial lift performance, wellbore design and integrity
Provide technical mentorship to engineers–in-training (EITs) and junior engineers
Design wellbore equipment for new pads including tubulars, sand control, artificial lift, well workovers and stimulations
Identify brown field production sustaining opportunities and follow through the implementation of such opportunities
Identify production cost savings and optimization options and alternatives
Design and size artificial lift methods such as gas lift and electric submersible pumps (ESPs)
Maintain wellbore integrity to prevent corrosion, erosion, maintain containment of wellbore fluid
Ensure regulatory compliance (well testing, metering, observation wells, surface casing vent flows)
Lead risk reviews and manage change
Provide on-time and consistent support to field production engineers on optimum production strategy and targets
Support the planning and field implementation of new technology projects
Required Qualifications
Experience and Education:
Minimum five years of experience in thermal production engineering or equivalent position
Strong understanding and experience with thermal/SAGD recovery
Experience with thermal wellbore modelling, design, nodal analysis and wellbore/gathering system models such as Pipesim, QFlow, WEM, and TWBS
Experience in mitigation of wellbore integrity issues such as corrosion, sand control and surface casing vent flows
Bachelor's degree in engineering
APEGA membership or eligible for registration
Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge on performance surveillance, KPIs and production optimization of SAGD well pairs
Understand thermal well completion and workover techniques, artificial lift design and optimization
Deep understanding of SAGD steam chamber development and surveillance as well as reservoir safety
You drive our business preserving people and process safety as top priority
You collaborate with others in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
You hold others accountable, and expect others to do the same
Working Conditions
This position is located at the Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, Alberta
Occasional travel will be required primarily to Mackay River site
Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:
Competitive base salary and compensation programs
Attractive annual incentive program
Flexible benefits package
Rewarding pension and savings plans
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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.
And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.
As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.
Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

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