Senior Production Engineer in Houston, United States

at Oasis Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 3, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Summary
Oasis Petroleum is seeking an innovative, results-driven, and process-driven Senior Production Engineer. This Engineer will be responsible for maximizing production and profitability of oil and gas properties through assessing the associated costs and estimating the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells. Individual needs a strong background in EH&S associated with artificial lift and field operations. The position is based in Houston, TX and requires frequent travel to field locations. Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.
Essential Job Functions
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assess costs and estimate the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, in order to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites
Monitor production trends, design workover and intervention programs in order to maximize oil recovery
Determine reservoir performance for different recovery techniques using decline curve analysis, nodal analysis, and other models
Review and write technical reports for engineering and management personnel
Research, design, and implement appropriate secondary and tertiary projects, including production forecasts and economic analysis
Provide technical leadership and guidance in the development of artificial lift systems, monitoring, and optimization activities
Mentor production engineers and field techs to optimize production activities and analysis
Update best practices and work with Engineering and Optimization teams to apply Continuous Process Improvement concepts
Provide technical leadership to evaluate new lift systems and optimization of existing program
Artificial lift selection design and troubleshooting: ESP’s, Gas Lift, Jet Pumps, and rod lift systems
Support Supply Chain department in procurement activities including regular vendor meetings, request for procurement (RFP) and performance feedback
Support field staff and engineers as they troubleshoot challenging wells
Review and update artificial lift installation procedures and update for new equipment or as required by operations
Provide engineering support as needed for bolt on acquisitions or new basin development opportunities
Ability to work in fast paced environment
This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
B. S. in Engineering
5 years of experience in production engineering
Experience in oil shale plays; unconventional assets
Willing to travel
Excellent Communication skills & working in team environment
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, strength to lift and carry files weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Preferred Qualifications
B. S. Petroleum Engineering
7 years of production engineering experience
Experience in Permian Basin
Proven ability to mentor other engineers
Field production operations experience
Working knowledge of government regulations and permitting requirements

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