Production and Completions Engineer in Evansville, United States

at CenterPoint Energy
Location Evansville, United States
Date Posted May 13, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Production and Completions Engineer-GAS00724

Job Summary
Under general supervision, responsible for designing and providing recommendations for gas storage well drilling, completions, procedure development, cost estimates, and other documentation related to well workovers and drilling activity; and working with field operations during the duration of projects. They will collaborate with the stakeholders to assist with integrated reservoir studies and well reservoir simulation modeling strategies that conform to the objectives set for each project. The engineer will evaluate and design workovers, assist in developing capital and production budgets, provide project leadership, help monitor and address well production optimization and seek opportunities for production improvement. They will be the primary point of contact for all well activities and will coordinate with field operations to schedule well work and oversee the implementation and completion of projects. The engineer coordinates projects with contract engineering firms and coordinates on-site supervision of projects.
Essential Functions
Leads or provides recommendations for all major gas storage well workover and drilling projects and develops associated scopes of work. Schedule and specify the design requirements of the desired scope of work. Under general supervision, create and administer test design to collect data and analyze the results. Helps develop and apply key reservoir management practices for better utilization of all active storage and production fields. Provides recommendations to Storage Field Supervisors on safe and reliable utilization of the storage fields. The engineer will research, understand, and interpret cost drivers and risks associated with various completion procedures and utilize the appropriate resources to implement safe and efficient completions of new and existing wells. Communicates project needs and status with internal and external customers. Supports company operations during time of increased need, such as large customer gas or electric outage events.
Process Support:
Monitors performance against schedule projections, planning and cost to make solid recommendations for achieving workover or drilling-related goals. Develops operational guidance for maximizing withdrawal of storage assets while minimizing costs. Contributes knowledge to long-range planning processes and helps improve well downtime, as well as identify upcoming well logging opportunities related to corrosion or data development needs. Manages documentation of results and actively seeks improvements to management of team's working data.
The engineer provides analysis, selection and implementation of new software products, services, and solutions that enable the knowledge base of downhole/reservoir data and management into the Company. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, Avocet, and OFM programs to help the team with data management strategies. The engineer will also develop methods of streamlining the collection and storage of field data.
Expected Knowledge:
It will be expected of the engineer to have a strong petroleum and/or natural gas production and completions background. Experience related to natural gas fields or tertiary flooding as a production engineer is a plus. It is also expected of the engineer to have working knowledge of interpreting and recommending appropriate cased-hole logs. The engineer shall maintain well-control certification and be proficient at methods and equipment required to work on wells under pressure. Further, the individual will need to be a safety leader when designing and writing procedures for well workovers, capturing risks and ways to mitigate the hazards. The engineer should also have working knowledge of evaluating well performance and prioritizing storage field maintenance around achieving the maximum efficiency out of the field, while also analyzing the economic impact and risk assessments of major development programs.
Functional/Technical Competency Requirements:
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project). Proficient with Avocet, OFM, Petrel. Must exhibit solid analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, reasoning skills, organization skills, multi-tasking skills, and communications skills. Extensive knowledge of gas storage field reservoirs system design, standards, and codes. Strong construction management and project management skills.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Requires a minimum of 2 years of completions & production engineering experience
Business and Financial Acumen – Understand the impact actions and decision have on the bottom line of the enterprise.
Coaching and Development – Develop others’ capabilities to empower them to reach their potential.
Collaboration – Eliminate boundaries and drive common goals.
Connecting, Listening, and Sharing – Maintain open, active, two-way communication
Customer Focus Through Service – Understand and exceed the expectations of internal and external customers
Enterprise Mindset – Act in way that are best for the company as a whole
Results Orientation – Reject the status-quo, find opportunities to improve and drive outstanding business results
Steadiness - Demonstrate strength, poise, and an appropriate presence.
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, office equipment or controls and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift in excess of 25 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Working Conditions:
The employee is required to work in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to both high and low temperatures, at times extreme.
Exposure to loud noises and fumes is possible.
The employee is occasionally required to work around machinery and equipment and in elevated locations.
When appropriate, the employee is required to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to hard hat, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, fall-arresting harness, hearing protection and a respirator.
Employee may be required to travel between corporate offices from time to time. Some positions may require frequent travel to field offices.
This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks for this position. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this position at the Company’s discretion.
Must demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company's values and business practices. Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company’s values and business practices and do both consistently.
CenterPoint Energy provides an essential public service which vitally affects the health, safety, comfort and general well-being of the people living in the area served by the Company. If any business unit activates an emergency operation plan, because of a threat to the continuation of service to our customers, employees may be called to fulfill an assignment. All employees, whether in their normal job or an emergency operation plan assignment, are essential to successful service restoration. CenterPoint Energy values the role each employee plays in serving the needs of our community.
All applicants must take a pre-employment drug test and obtain a negative result as a condition of employment. In addition to a pre-employment test, employees performing job functions regulated by the Department of Transportation (i.e. safety-sensitive functions) are subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing. Other testing (post-accident, reasonable cause, return-to-duty, follow-up, or return-to-work) may be required in accordance with work-related conditions.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Job Engineering
Primary LocationUS-IN-Evansville-NP Wagner Complex
Job Posting May 13, 2019
Posting End Date May 26, 2019
Work Schedule Normal Business Hours

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