Reservoir & Wells Reliability Lead in Houston, United States

at BP
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted October 16, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
The Reservoir & Wells Reliability Lead (RWRL) is a technical leadership role in the GoM Reservoir Development Performance Team. The primary role of the RWRL is to maximize uptime and reduce future production deferrals associated with the Reservoir and Wells chokes. Key activities include:Implement Production Efficiency Improvement & Defect Elimination (PEI/DE) segment defined procedure, guidance, and agenda in Reservoir Development.Manage the application of Root Cause Failure Analysis and 5 Whys methodology, liaise with major stakeholders, and lead progression of actions with official documentation.Collaborate and influence across functional teams including Reservoir Development, Operations, Wells, and Above the Region.
Key accountabilities
Drive GoM Reservoir & Wells Reliability:Lead the GoM Reservoir & Wells (R&W) deferrals improvement plan. Recommend top regional R&W deferrals and vulnerability themes, develop corrective or preventive action plans, and implement where appropriate.Lead or coordinate root cause failure analysis (RCFAs or 5 Whys) for all GoM R&W deferral events, recommend and assign corrective or improvement actions, and communicate learnings.Ensure all deferrals allocated to the Reservoir & Wells chokes have correctly identified source and cause from investigations in PEI.Build investigation facilitator capability through training and coaching in GWO & Res DevEnsure all investigations are progressed and actions are tracked in PalantirDevelop and implement a R&W Learnings improvement plan. Identify the key systemic regional learnings from the investigations, share across the region, and ensure learnings are embedded in future activities.Ensure PRODUCTION HOPPERTM includes all shutin and choked well opportunities as well as newly identified IPC, TPC and PTL opportunities.Analyze regional R&W reliability data/trends to determine appropriate interventions and improvements.Support and drive consistency in how the hubs determine their R&W Installed Production Capacity (IPC), Technical Production Capacity (TPC) and Production Technical Limit (PTL). Create and implement plan for performance managing IPC to TPC opportunities.Lead WW and NWD performance management. Ensure linkage between New Well Delivery performance and the resulting production/reservoir delivery is clearly understood, documented, and communicated.Track WW and NWD performance and communicate in monthly Wellwork callsMaintain latest estimates of regional WW and NWD in-year wedges and update WETSTM quarterly in conjunction with QPF cycles.Support teams in PRODUCTION HOPPER maintenanceDevelop subsurface PEI & DE capability by supporting segment defined practices, guides, and agenda (R&W Deferral Improvement Framework).Collaborate with Operations, Wells, Reservoir Development, and Above the Region teams.Share lessons learned with the other Regional Reliability Engineers and actively search out other segment or external lessons learned that may be applicable.
Essential Education
Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited university.
Essential experience and job requirements
At least seven years of experience in the energy industry with knowledge of petroleum engineering, reservoir management, deepwater production operations and facilities, and drilling & completion operations.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
In addition to the required qualifications, the successful candidate would benefit from having: Leadership:Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills to work closely with cross-functional teams including Reservoir Development, Operations, Wells, and Central functions.Ability to influence others who are not direct reports, especially peers, team leads, and managers.Strong verbal communication skills to present ideas clearly and distinctly across all levels of BP, including regional leadership.Organizational and project management skills to ensure complex tasks are completed successfully.Proven ability to manage demanding and often-changing workloads without impacting deadlines. Courage to challenge and progress complex issues. Technical:Deepwater subsea wells petroleum engineering expertiseSubject Matter Expert on PEI principles, procedures and guidance.Experience participating in and preferably leading investigations (RCFA, 5 Whys)Data Analytics and intermediate to advanced Spotfire skillsProblem‐solving, creative and strategic thinking skills to uncover the root cause of any problem and to figure out the optimum solutions.Project Management skillsExperience with utilizing the Continuous Improvement frameworkExperience with BP processes including Area Development Plans, production forecasting, and activity planning
Relocation available
Travel required
Is this a part time position?
About BP
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.
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