Production Engineer in Denver, United States

at HighPoint Resources
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted September 10, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Summary

Oversee company production areas/assets to ensure effective coordination of operational activities. Manage the total well life cycle from first sales to well abandonment.

Monitor daily production and communicate production variances to the operations management team.
Responsible for day-to-day well surveillance analysis and intervention. Work closely with, field operations staff, geologists, engineers, and external organizations regarding the total well life cycle.
Oversee design and construction of production facility projects.
Formulate & perform routine work-over recommendations to ensure optimum production performance. Responsible for routine downhole well work economic evaluation, recommendations, and execution.
Perform cost efficiency studies to track LOE cost categories that make-up the LOE lifting cost.
Work with the Midstream group to identify, justify and execute surface gathering projects.
Ensure all regulatory, environmental and safety compliance issues are met. Maintain and foster community relations and other related activities as appropriate.
Identify production optimization projects as related to down hole and facilities. Develop and/or research new techniques and approaches to enhance production rates and reduce operating costs. Quantify opportunities and economic justification of work-over, facilities, and artificial lift opportunities.
Forecast monthly and annual production and define variance analysis from Outlook/Budget. Work with team members on strategies and activities so as to ensure team production goals and objectives are met.
Track and report downtime and its causes, initiate programs to reduce downtime
Assist in design, construction, and coordination of midstream gathering projects.

Knowledge & Skills:

High-character individual who exhibits servant leadership and personal/professional humility.
Strong work ethic, an aptitude to learn, and a willingness to take on a variety of production engineering tasks/projects
Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively work with multiple teams/groups within the Denver office and field office organizations.
Strong presentation skills
Proactive in Environmental, Safety, and Health standards and practices
Working knowledge in surface equipment/facility design.
Experience in oil and liquids in a resource play model will be highly regarded.
Prior experience in artificial lift design for tight gas sands and shale is a plus. Gas lift, plunger, ESP and rod pump.
Prior experience/working knowledge of Aries, Wellview, Spotfire, Evin, automation and related software
Commitment to HighPoint Resources expectations and core values.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent field of study.


Minimum of 2 years of production engineering experience preferred. Additional experience in/exposure to facilities engineering, completions, construction, midstream gathering, reservoir, and/or drilling is also a plus.

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