Production Engineer in Confidential

at BP
Location Confidential, United States
Date Posted June 25, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
We are looking for Production Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK or Houston, TX. You will be responsible for evaluating well performance and building operations and systems to improve our production while minimizing HSE incidents and well lifecycle costs. You will be accountable for all operational engineering activity for assigned wells, with strong emphasis on optimization of artificial lift systems, including root cause failure analysis across surface and downhole systems. You will be expected to be 25% in the field to support intervention rig work and collaborate with field personnel and key vendors to understand operational activities, risks and opportunities for improvement regarding well intervention needs.
Key accountabilities
- 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- 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 motivated basis of design for each well type- Analyze performance of Woodford horizontal wells to optimize production including solutions for lateral plugging- 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 modeling, and deferment reduction programs- Actively participate in multi-functional problem solving to drive cycle time reduction, identify cost-saving opportunities, and improve production
Essential Education
- BS in Engineering with 8 years of Oil & Gas experience
Essential experience and job requirements
- Strong background in field operations including workover operations and artificial lift management- Proven track record of delivering results: disciplined, willing to take action, strong business insight, and experience at inspiring change- Experience with cost modeling, economic analysis, systems optimization, root cause analysis - Proven track record of multi-disciplinary initiatives
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
- Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Databases, SQL, Spotfire, relational databases, data modeling, database queries- Build positive 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 contribute- Overcome obstacles with an intense passion 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- Engage, listen to others and authentically support change
Relocation available
Travel required
Yes - up to 25%
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.
Closing Date
If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest) As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at or by telephone at 281.366.1999. Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the poster supplement - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. (Spanish version) BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement.
Eligibility Requirements
If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

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