Production Engineer -Midland, TX in Midland, United States

at Shell
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted November 30, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent

Description

Job Description
This Production Engineer will be responsible for a full range of production engineering activities in support of producing operations during his or her posting with the Permian asset. He or she will work with other members of the surveillance team as the primary engineering resource for production surveillance and operations support in the field area to which they are assigned, supporting increased production, minimal downtime, and Goal Zero HSE performance. Key role responsibilities include:

Daily production surveillance:

Align priorities between Surface/Subsurface and Operations for a field area
Participate in Daily Production calls with operations
Monitor and assess the production performance of a large portfolio of wells and maintain the Integrated Production System Capacity curve for those
Monitor and assess the artificial lift performance with a focus on reliability
Troubleshoot downtime
Optimize production and identify opportunities to improve production or reduce cost
Monitor saltwater disposal well performance for injectivity trends or system optimizations
Prepare for and participate in asset WRFM activities
Provide leadership and assist in prioritizing the work for a field area
Evaluate new well performance for key production indicators and opportunities to better manage ramp-up or sand production
Maintain awareness of opportunity volumes and locked in potential volumes for field area
Support development of exception-based surveillance workflows

Development Planning
Support the development PT in forecasting new well production and infrastructure constraints for a field area
Provide inputs to field development plan based on operational knowledge
Participate in weekly development team meetings to share learnings
Support Integrated Activity Planning through detailed analysis of changes and impacts thereof
Support commercial activity within the field area to maximize deal value for Shell

This Production Engineer will be responsible for a full range of production engineering activities in support of producing operations during his or her posting with the Permian asset. He or she will work with other members of the surveillance team as the primary engineering resource for production surveillance and operations support in the field area to which they are assigned, supporting increased production, minimal downtime, and Goal Zero HSE performance. Key role responsibilities include:

Daily production surveillance:

Align priorities between Surface/Subsurface and Operations for a field area
Participate in Daily Production calls with operations
Monitor and assess the production performance of a large portfolio of wells and maintain the Integrated Production System Capacity curve for those
Monitor and assess the artificial lift performance with a focus on reliability
Troubleshoot downtime
Optimize production and identify opportunities to improve production or reduce cost
Monitor saltwater disposal well performance for injectivity trends or system optimizations
Prepare for and participate in asset WRFM activities
Provide leadership and assist in prioritizing the work for a field area
Evaluate new well performance for key production indicators and opportunities to better manage ramp-up or sand production
Maintain awareness of opportunity volumes and locked in potential volumes for field area
Support development of exception-based surveillance workflows

Development Planning
Support the development PT in forecasting new well production and infrastructure constraints for a field area
Provide inputs to field development plan based on operational knowledge
Participate in weekly development team meetings to share learnings
Support Integrated Activity Planning through detailed analysis of changes and impacts thereof
Support commercial activity within the field area to maximize deal value for Shell
Country of Work LocationUnited States
City, State (if applicable)
Midland, Texas
Work LocationTexas - Midland
Company Description
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Requirements
5 + years of relevant industry experience
Onshore oil production background with experience in field operations is preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
Skill in artificial lift design and operation
Knowledge level competency demonstrated for Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) techniques and methods, preferably including Causal Learning.
Knowledge in production forecasting (e.g. Decline Curve Analysis and/or Rate Transient Analysis)
Demonstrated abilities to work across multi-disciplinary teams that could include operations, leadership, finance, engineering, regulatory, and others.
Change Management skills, including knowledge level understanding of the Management of Change (MOC) process
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.
Self-directed individual requiring minimum supervision
Goal-zero and Enterprise First mindset
No. of Positions1
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Job Expires29-Dec-2018

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