Petroleum Engineer in Anchorage, United States

at BP
Location Anchorage, United States
Date Posted May 9, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The GC1 (Gathering Center 1) Area Team, in the Greater Prudhoe Bay Field, is looking for a Petroleum Engineer to provide technical oversight for several production pads. The Petroleum Engineer will be part of a multi-disciplinary Area Team generating value for the Area. The PE will be responsible for providing engineering input into Base Management, Reservoir Management, and New Well Delivery tasks/decisions.
Key accountabilities:
Promote a strong safety culture in line with BP Global and BP Alaska’s stated safety objectives; aim for no incidents in area of influence
Recognize the HSE impact of all work; communicate as appropriate to stakeholders

Demonstrates a deep understanding of well management from reservoir to Plant and maximizes utilization of area wellstock and production / injection systems to deliver the regional production / injection targets
Perform routine well ownership requirements.
Quality control all well information including well tests, well events, production / injection rates and well trends
Maintain current well information and actions in Palantir -Argus and ensure the proper databases are updated for perforations, logs, etc.
Execute Reservoir management and surveillance strategies in the areas where they are employed (Sag, GD, GDWFI, UZI, WF, GPMA, West End)
Troubleshoot under-performing or inoperable wells and identify value adding wellwork solutions or end of well life options.
Safely design, plan and execute expense & small capital (non-drilling) wellwork activity according to BP Best Practices
Manage non-rig wellwork, RWO and well tie-in SOR delivery for respective pad/drillsite area
Generate cost estimates for well intervention opportunities & provide an estimate of value (NPV, ROR, Payout) utilizing the appropriate economic tool and make value based decisions
Ensure appropriate Sundries and WIO approvals are requested and obtained for wellwork and well conversions
Provide town based support for GWO Wellsite leads as needed during wellwork operations often being coached by more experienced PE’s and GWO staff

Integrate with Area teams, GWO (Global Wells Organization) & Operations
Build understanding of the depletion mechanism(s) and provide PE input to pattern performance, waterflood targets, MI plans, and other reservoir management issues as appropriate
Contribute to subsurface target ideas, contribute PE information into WID discussions, and provide SOR input for PE sections
Work with New Well Delivery PE to influence completion design and Support drilling & completions operations with D&C; team during execution
Understand the surface facility equipment. Work with various operations and projects groups to progress facility projects which affect the well set including well tie-ins, production optimization, corrosion repairs, well meter repairs, etc.
Communicate with Pad Operator and Well Optimization Engineers to ensure the well set is optimized
Understand metering equipment and any issues, perform density updates or other metering inputs as required, and lobby for metering improvements where needed
Attend and participate in regular video conferences with Operations
Visit the North Slope regularly and develop strong connectivity with the Operators, Lead Operators, Production Team Leaders / Maintenance Team Leaders and Onshore Site Manager
Essential Education:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Preferably Petroleum Engineering)
Essential experience and job requirements:
Petroleum Engineering or related experience
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location):
Willing and able to work a position based out of our Anchorage, Alaska regional location with some travel to the North Slope.

Desirable criteria & qualifications:
Contribute to an energized team environment delivering technical expertise and innovation
Familiarity with Spotfire, Power BI and/or Palantir software platforms
Willingness to participate in team goals of adopting agile work methods
About BP:
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BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.

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