Production Engineer in Austin, United States

at Equinor US Operations LLC
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted April 30, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Reporting directly to Production and Operations Leader, the successful candidate must possess project management and project execution experience related to production engineering. The primary responsibility of this position is to safely maximize well production from existing and new wells across the assets optimizing Operating Expenses to maximize value creation.
Ensure all activities are performed within relevant regulatory and company requirements, and in accordance with HSE standards
Work as part of a team of production engineers to deliver production targets and quality production reporting
Identify production enhancement opportunities for production optimization and formulate recommendations ensuring high levels of regularity and minimum downtime.
Proactively identify potential production challenges and formulate remedial solutions
Identify options for LOE reduction and optimization opportunities
Execute analysis to assist on artificial lift, chemical program, well integrity, sand production, water management, choke management, tubing sizing, etc.
Execute network analysis to identify production bottlenecks and facilities constraints.
Select, design and recommend downhole and surface configurations based on value creation criteria.
Provide inputs to facility, workover and completion design and HAZOPS as needed.
Oversee cost control and budget monitoring.
Perform additional special projects and duties as directed by management.
Production forecasting short term and working with subsurface on long term forecast.
Support daily well surveillance using real time data, field reports, decline curves, pressure information.
Collaborate with other group such as Reservoir Engineering, Drilling and Completion Engineering, Facilities, HSE, Regulatory, Production Accounting, etc. to ensure maximum value creation.
Coordinate the daily work activities including leading third party personnel and contractors to ensure work is completed safely and efficiently.
Communicate with other team leaders to optimize day-to-day operational activities.

Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or closely related engineering field,
5+ years of industry/operations experience working with a producer/operator or service provider. Strong background in production of oil, gas and condensate
Experience in a variety of Artificial lift operations and design. Preferably Rod Pumps, Gas Lift and ESPs
Software experience should include: SAP, Synergi, Spotfire, Merrick, Theta Software package, Cygnet
Strong Office365 skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerBI, Outlook
Travel to the field to support operations as needed
Onshore background a plus

Personal Qualities
Ability to live by our safety and security expectations
Ability to work in a team environment, as a leader and/or as a member
Demonstrated strong project management skills and execution experience in unconventional or similar plays
Independent, self-motivated, and results oriented; able to drive a project to completion
Demonstrated organizational and coordination abilities across multiple functional disciplines
Strong communications and people skills
High ethical and HSE standards
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

We Offer
Equinor offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Equinor is an equal opportunity employer.
General Information
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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