Field Production Engineer, Alberta, Canada

at Athabasca Oil Corporation
Location Canada
Date Posted July 5, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Athabasca Oil Corporation (AOC) is an intermediate oil-weighted producer with exposure to several of the largest resource plays in Western Canada including the Montney, Duvernay and Oil Sands. Over the first half of 2017 AOC has closed a transformational acquisition of thermal oil assets, continued to actively drill and expand our light oil assets (partially funded through a strategic joint venture entered into in 2016) and completed a substantial balance sheet refinancing. The company is positioned for sustainable cash flow generation and a fully funded development outlook capable of delivering growth to 60,000 boe/d by 2020. AOC is looking to continue its growth strategy into the future and offers an exciting and entrepreneurial work environment for the right candidate.

Junior Field Production Engineer

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Field Production Engineers reporting to the Production Engineering Manager, Hangingstone. The position is based in Fort McMurray. The rotation is currently planned to be 7/7 (however, may move to a variation on that rotation (i.e. 8/6) upon manager’s discretion). Upon completion of a multi-year assignment in the field, and upon manager’s recommendation, the employee may be transferred to work in Calgary.


  • Ensure correct implementation of daily injection and production targets
  • Main interface from Production Team with Field Operation and Drilling & Completions for day-to-day production/reservoir management & subsurface operation monitoring.
  • Support Operations with well related field activities (i.e. trouble shooting well operations, well testing, start-up, etc.)
  • Work, in collaboration with Production Eng, on assigned technical tasks (i.e. well testing, proration surveillance & improvement, pump performance, Flow Control Devices performance, well integrity monitoring, etc.)
  • Contributes to daily activities related to metering, reporting and production accounting
  • Complete well test scheduling on monthly basis and validation on weekends
  • Responsible for compiling the daily well reports and attending the daily production optimization meetings
  • Responsible for subsurface field production surveillance during weekends and holidays
  • Coordinate subsurface input into maintenance operational plan
  • Coordinate, from the field, change-outs of artificial lift with Operations and Drilling & Completions
  • Work with Calgary Production Engineers and Operations to provide OPEX assumptions for budget purposes


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Minimum of 1-5 years of oil and gas industry experience (inclusive of internships or co-op work terms), preferably within a thermal recovery project team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and team-focused skills
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Experience in SAGD, thermal well hydraulics, and artificial lift (ESP and/or PCP) would be considered an asset
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

We offer an exciting and entrepreneurial work environment and an array of projects in our portfolio.

Athabasca Oil Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Fort McMurray, AB

Required experience:

  • Production: 1 year

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