Petroleum Engineer in Denver, United States

at BP
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted March 14, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
Key role in direct support of operations. Responsible for design and execution of well work, identification and follow through on production improvement opportunities, and management of the base decline. Additional responsibilities include identification and problem solving on longer term problems i.e. wells requiring intervention on a regular basis. Candidate should have an understanding of or be willing to learn management of big data which may include basic coding skills.
Key accountabilities
- Continually monitor well performance and base production decline of assigned well stock, by tracking daily flowing conditions, facilities reports and well testing results.- Generate and update accurate well performance models and provide any additional information required to ensure adequate production allocation between wells.- Recommend, plan and deliver the required surveillance program.- Analyze the information obtained to optimize reserves exploitation.- Ability to forecast production.- Identify cost efficient and feasible wellwork opportunities to increase BU's production and reserves.- Plan and mature those options, considering both risks and benefits, generate the required SoR's and ensure private partner's approval if necessary.- Evaluate wellwork results and provide technical assurance to assess performance.- Maximize the field total production by making the most of the available flow lines, surface facilities and well stock and by identifying opportunities to optimize its usage.- Provide technical input and petroleum engineering support for new wells evaluation and planning to ensure optimization of the well rate taking into account potential gas, oil, and gas volumes, reservoir and surface pressures, and skin damage.- Know and apply HSE policies as well as the requirements and commitments of Operating Management System (OMS) (including well integrity standards).- Identify, control, rectify existing hazards in working area while in the field.
Essential Education
- University degree in Engineering.
Essential experience and job requirements
- Understand basic logging tool principles and applications.- Production and injection well performance management: skills include managing & troubleshooting well performance issues, nodal analysis, well testing, and reservoir surveillance analysis.- Basic understanding of slick-line, e-line, coiled tubing and stimulation operations.- Good understanding of key well integrity issues.- Basic production operations and basic petroleum geology and reservoir engineering knowledge are highly recommended.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Travel on regular basis to field locations in Durango, CO or similar.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Relocation available
Yes - Domestic (In country) only
Travel required
Yes - up to 50%
Is this a part time position?
About BP
BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.*LI-NOWRAP
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