Production Engineer in Houston, United States

at Occidental Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted January 25, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent



Oxy is a growing action-oriented exploration and production company who continually works to be one of the industry's best. Our success has, and will continue to be, dependent upon our talented workforce. We are currently looking for experienced, motivated, creative, and entrepreneurial individuals to fill an engineering position within Oxy’s Central Operations Technical Support Team in Houston, TX.

If you have interest in developing and applying innovative production surveillance tools and workflows through strong collaboration with Business Unit operations and engineering personnel, then this opportunity may be a great fit for you.

Our team works with conventional, unconventional, waterflood, CO2 flood, and steam flood recovery projects around the world. The diversity in wells, artificial lift, reservoirs, recovery mechanisms, and geographic locations makes this opportunity challenging but also very rewarding.

We are constantly striving to expedite and optimize economic recovery of hydrocarbons from some of the largest and most challenging reservoirs in the world. You will find that the project inventory, the utilization of new technology, and the entrepreneur spirit associated with Oxy and this technical support team are unique in the industry. This combination will provide the right candidate with a professionally fulfilling and growing experience.

Responsibilities include:
You will be part of an integrated team of highly qualified reservoir engineers, production engineers, and data scientists striving to put in place all the necessary datasets, tools, multidiscipline workflows, and key performance indicators necessary to monitor and optimize Oxy’s base production domestically and internationally. The candidate should have a keen desire to creatively apply new technologies and workflows to base surveillance production and optimization.

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or relevant field of study
Minimum 5 years upstream oil and gas engineering experienceStrong knowledge of reservoir and production engineering concepts and applicationsKnowledge of economic evaluation and business financial metricsCreative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and conventional thinking with the ability to influence new ideas, processes and technologiesStrong analytical and problem solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete informationExcellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple assignments concurrentlyMust be a team player with strong interpersonal skills that are necessary to work with multidiscipline customers with varying degrees of experienceStrong communication skills to effectively mentor and develop others and strong listening skills to learn from others in and individual or classroom setting.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with programming languages like R, Python, VBA, C#Ability to create Spotfire projects utilizing customization via TERR, JavaScript, and IronPythonExperience with databases and SQL SyntaxExperience with Merak/PEEP, OFM, LOWIS, ArcMap, and OSI PIAbility to apply machine learning to surveillance and predictive failure analysisAbility to manipulate large amounts of data quickly from multiple data sources with a variety of toolsPermian Basin upstream Oil and Gas experience

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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