Production Engineer in Houston, United States

at Encino Energy LLC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 6, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job Summary
Encino Energy is seeking to hire a Production Engineer, due to a recent agreement to purchase assets in the Utica Basin. The position reports to the Production Engineering Manager. The Production Engineer will be responsible for the daily operation of wells, including constant monitoring of well performance, planning, and understanding workover operations to maximize recovery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in maximizing the daily production and ultimate recovery of producing properties
Monitor and track well downtimes
Identify and justify potential production enhancement, well repairs and workovers opportunities on candidate wells
Monitor production rate of gas and oil from producing wells, diagnose and identify corrective actions to well production problems, analyze, interpret, and optimize the performance of individual wells
Identify methods to maximize the utilization of well assets, equipment, pipelines, compressors, etc.
Identify facility bottlenecks and underperforming equipment
Ensure proper maintenance plans are established for well production equipment
Communicate with Production Superintendents and Lease Operators on a regular basis to maintain a complete understanding of wells and any existing issues
Analyze offset wells to determine full lifecycle artificial lift design and optimization
Aid in maintaining all water delivery, gathering, and disposal systems
Anticipate and plan for all possible events and outcomes that could impact the execution or desired outcome of a project, the validity of an assumption, the accuracy of an estimate or the result of an analysis or evaluation
Plan and coordinate well repair, workover and recompletion activities and facility and construction operations.
Manage projects with regard to safety, proposed timeline, and budgeted cost
Work closely with reservoir engineers and those in other disciplines
Assist in the monthly reporting of production volume to state and federal agencies
Ensure well files, both electronic and hard copy, are accurate and current.


Working knowledge of well optimization techniques, including workovers, recompletions and technology of artificial lift methods
Prior experience in production processing and surface facility design, operation and maintenance
Strong mechanical aptitude with good working knowledge of all oil and gas operations
Proficient in ARIES, WellView, Spotfire, MS Office suite, and other oil & gas engineering applications
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with small multi-disciplinary team settings
Strong track record of leadership, initiative, and project management with effective written and verbal communication skills
Advanced technical and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to coordinate multiple initiatives and support diverse teams of large-scale completions operations
Conducts themselves and the operation with stringent safety, environmental and regulatory practices


A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in petroleum, mechanical or chemical engineering required, professional registration preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of oil and gas Production Engineering, Reservoir Engineering or other Operations Engineering experience preferred.

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

This position is not eligible for domestic relocation.

Travel Requirements
The percentage of travel anticipated for this position is 10 – 20%, including overnight extended stays.

Work Environment
This job is predominately located in a professional office environment with occasional travel to the field operations.

Work Schedule
This is a full-time position and typical office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed.

The Company
Encino Energy is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston. The company is committed to accumulating high potential assets in multiple U.S. basins and to enhancing returns with active discipline and technologically-driven development programs.

Encino Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating, and promoting applicants and its employees. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee’s and applicant’s disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Encino Energy does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.

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