Production Engineer - Denver

at BP
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted August 8, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent



  • This role is responsible for designing wells and systems to maximize production while minimizing HSE incidents and well lifecycle costs, in addition to supporting surface facilities operations and design changes. The role is responsible for the downhole and artificial lift engineering activity for assigned wells, surface operations and engineering, with strong emphasis on root cause failure analysis This role is intended to be 25% in the field to observe intervention rig work and interact with field personnel and key vendors to understand operational activities, risks and opportunities for improvement regarding well intervention needs.


  • Support HSE initiatives, promote and confirm use of standard procedures, participate in safety reviews and develop solutions to reduce near miss and incident rates for strong HSE culture
  • Understand daily/weekly/monthly trends of safety/health/environmental incidents, production numbers, and OPEX costs and lead initiatives to improve performance including root cause failure analysis, cost modelling, and deferment reduction programs
  • Analysis of performance of production systems, including equipment reliability, system deferment, scaling tendencies across field, corrosion patterns
  • Develop and implement artificial lift installations (e.g. rod pumps, ESPs, gas lift, plunger, and artificial lift optimization tools) to optimize well performance
  • Analyze failure, reliability, and lifecycle performance of artificial lift types to establish data-driven basis of design for each well type
  • Actively participate in cross-functional problem solving to drive cycle time reduction, identify cost-saving opportunities, and improve production
  • Understanding, optimizing and troubleshooting from the reservoir to product sales


  • BS in Engineering with 2 years of Oil & Gas experience


  • Experience with cost modeling, root cause analysis, systems optimization
  • Proven track record of multi-disciplinary initiatives
  • Demonstrated operational and commercial focus: self-directed, process-oriented, strong business acumen, and experience at driving change
  • Build productive relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, work collaboratively as part of a team, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Learn from new ideas and apply solutions to add value
  • Overcome obstacles with an intense desire to succeed
  • Make value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives
  • Take responsibility and ownership of business performance
  • Share knowledge and work together for the good of the business
  • Keep commitments, listen to others and authentically support change




  • Foster an environment of safety first operations
  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
  • possess the grit necessary to tackle any challenge and a growth mindset to be on constant lookout for new solutions
  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:
    • I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.
    • M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.
    • P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.
    • A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.
    • C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.
    • T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.




Yes - up to 25%




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.





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