Production Technologist/Field Engineer in Grande Prairie, Canada

at Canadian Natural
Location Grande Prairie, Canada
Date Posted April 3, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Production Technologist/Field Engineer
- (1910471)


You will be responsible for the optimization and downhole maintenance of the areas oil and gas wells, coordinating the well servicing group activities for the area, while maintaining an environmentally safe and cost effective work environment. Specifically, you will interact and coordinate daily with the technical and operations staff along with well servicing contractors to execute programs compliant to all regulatory and company standards. You will demonstrate company core values while endorsing the company’s safety management system with employees and contractors alike.

This position is based out of Grande Prairie, Alberta and is eligible for:
Relocation to Grande Prairie


Work with Production Engineers and area foreman to meet area production targets
Work with field operations groups to prioritize rig activities on a daily basis
Review well and artificial lift performance on a regular basis
Monitor volumes for both oil and gas properties, working closely with operation and engineering groups to maintain uptime performance
Understand down time drivers and pursue improvements with field staff
Actively participate in all district well reviews
Track and prioritize actions and ensure timely completion
Set up and manage a district wide pumping well fluid level program
Optimize oil well pumping performance utilizing fluid level and dyno data
Review oil and gas well production history and respond to anomalous decline
Recommend and implement production optimization programs including but not limited to:
Rod pumps
Gas lift
Plunger lift
Utilize Virtuwell and Rodstar software to model wellbore and pipeline systems to design and optimize artificial lift systems
Monitor and evaluate booster compression for economic incremental gain
Develop and maintain the Non Volume Add WO budgets to forecast and explain variances for capital expenditures
Prepare and review WO AFE’s to ensure economic evaluations have been completed and economic hurdles cleared
Work with Superintendents and Foreman to prepare and manage DH opex budgets
Ensure reasonable payouts and generate Authorizations for Expenditure (AFEs) as necessary and manage the capital budget for funds spent on the above items

Safety is a core value at Canadian Natural. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

In keeping with our commitment to safety, all employees and contractors must be fit for work while on duty and be both mentally and physically able to perform job requirements safely and effectively. The use of illicit drugs and the inappropriate use of alcohol, marijuana, medications and other substances can adversely affect the safety of employees and others, job performance and the work environment.
Canadian Natural requires alcohol and drug pre-employment testing for all of our safety sensitive positions.

Minimum of 2 years of operations/well servicing experience complemented by a technical diploma or degree
Valid Class 5 driver’s license
Working knowledge of safety standards and environmental regulations and budget preparation experience
Understand and apply cost benefit analysis, business practices/controls, ethics and financial reporting
Skilled with required software (MS Excel, MS Word , MS Outlook, Production Tracker, Accumap, PVR, Fieldview, Scada Systems, Well Review Tracker, Virtuwell, Rodstar/Srod, Tableau)

At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

Primary Location Grande Prairie
Job Conventional Operations

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