Production Engineer (Oil and Gas) - Calgary

at The Hayward Group
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted February 12, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


Production Engineer (Oil and Gas)
The Hayward Group - Calgary, AB
Client Profile:

Our client is a high-growth, respected leader in the Energy industry, focused on oil and gas exploration and production. This includes significant acquisition and development efforts in Western Canada that, combined with an emphasis on efficiency and cost-effective operations, have made them one of the most successful and resilient companies in the industry.


As a Production Engineer, you will play a critical role in effectively maintaining and expanding base production and area development, with a focus on improving oil and gas extraction and production. This includes working closely with team members from field operations, drilling, facilities, accounting, and marketing in an effort to optimize base production and facilities, lower costs, and ensure regulatory compliance.


At a minimum, we require:

  • Accredited Engineering degree (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, or related).
  • 5 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to travel to Spirit River 2 times per month (5 hours NW of Edmonton).
  • Willingness to work after standard hours for fracturing monitoring, when required.

Ideally, you also possess:

  • Oil, natural gas, and sour gas experience.
  • Field experience, with an understanding and appreciation for the work of field operations staff.
  • Artificial lift and optimization experience, including working with rod pumps, electrical submersible pumping (ESP), and progressing cavity pump (PCP) systems.
  • Fracturing and completions experience, including work with multistage ball drop systems.
  • Familiarity with AER regulations.
  • Familiarity with Accumap.

Job Type:

Full Time, Standard (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)

Overtime (evenings/weekends) are sometimes required.


Competitive salary

Comprehensive benefits


Production Development

  • Assess costs and estimate the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites.
  • Analyze data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production.
  • Scope new facility projects and tie-ins for new development.
  • Scope completions and stimulations for new wells.
  • Develop plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment.
  • Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys.

Repairs and Optimization

  • Monitor production rates, and plan rework processes to improve production.
  • Improve base production and facilities performance (e.g., “look backs” and analyses), in partnership with operations and facilities staff.
  • Scope out downhole repairs and improvements.
  • Optimize drilling program, in partnership with geologists.
  • Identify ways to lower costs.


  • Specify and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery.
  • Monitor fracturing treatments.
  • Coordinate the installation, maintenance, and operation of mining and oil field equipment.
  • Assign work to staff to obtain maximum utilization of personnel.


  • Interpret drilling and testing information for personnel.
  • Write technical reports for engineering and management personnel.
  • Conduct production and capital forecasting for area.
  • Track capital spending for responsible projects.
  • Raise authorization for expenditures (AFE).
  • Maintain regulatory compliance.

Work Environment:

Engaging Aspects of the Role and Company:

  • Highly talented coworkers, who have a great deal of respect for one another.
  • “Do what it takes” mentality; employees work hard, are dependable and conscientious.
  • Teams get along well, have fun, and work closely together.
  • Relaxed, informal culture.
  • High level of trust and autonomy, including flexible working hours when appropriate.
  • Highly entrepreneurial environment, with limited rules and policies.

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