Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted April 15, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Do you have strong leadership skills and a personal commitment to safety? Our client is looking for a Senior Production Engineer to complete a one year contract at their Calgary location. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Production Operations team who will work closely with field operations, well optimization specialists, IOC, reservoir, and completions engineers to provide production optimization and innovation. If this is an opportunity that you feel you would excel at, please apply below.

Job Responsibilities

Provide technical production engineering expertise within a multi-disciplinary team to monitor, analyze and optimize SAGD well production
Optimize artificial lift (Gas Lift, ESP and PCP) and manage well servicing or workovers
Troubleshoot surface facility issues (separation, metering, etc.)
Collaborate with both Field Operations and Reservoir Engineering to ensure adequate field surveillance and production data integrity
Production forecast and optimal operation of SAGD well pairs through well modeling and performance analysis
Cost management of OPEX and CAPEX to ensure that targets are met
Provide forecasting for long range planning
Plan and manage new well startups (steam circulation phase and SAGD phases)
Plan and manage gas lift to ESP conversions
Train and mentor new staff to ensure a highly effective team
Identify and recommend new technologies to improve the SAGD recovery process
Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System
Ensure HSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility
Unsafe acts and/or conditions, no matter in what area of responsibility, are to be reported so corrective actions can be taken
Travel will be required and reimbursable.

Candidate Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Minimum eight plus years of direct experience that includes facilities, completions, production
Strong sub-surface knowledge and reservoir analysis experience within SAGD operations is a requirement
Must be familiar with AER regulations around SAGD operations
Three years of field operations experience would be considered an asset
Strong leadership skills
Demonstrate ability to work independently and on a multi-disciplinary team
Strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork and problem solving skills
Personal commitment to safety
Strong computer skills (MS products – Word; Excel; Project; PowerPoint; SAP experience an asset)
Experience with ESP, PCP, and Gas Lift design and troubleshooting would be an asset
Experience and technical knowledge of Gas Lift, ESP or PCP simulator softwares would be an asset (i.e. Avocet, Autograph, PCPump CFER, Pipesim, PROSPER)
Experience with TWBS or equivalent thermal wellbore modelling

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