Senior Staff Completions Engineer (Midland, TX)

at Diamondback E & P LLC
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted January 19, 2017
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10
Must Already Have Work Rights Yes


The primary responsibility of the Completions Engineer is to handle completions engineering and operational assignments of a broad scope and moderate difficulty. Coordinates with asset teams and/or technical professionals to support the completion of wells in the appropriate priority. The scope of the position includes: costs estimates, AFE preparation and execution of all completions, recompletions, mill-outs/clean-outs, workovers, and snubbing operations. Mentors less experienced engineers on fundamentals and supervise technical work is a large portion of this role and is in leadership position on the team.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develops specific well completion designs and alternatives for consideration. Analyzes historical company and industry completion designs in providing recommendations.
  • Works with reservoir engineers in the development of completion design and procedures
  • Communicate completion plans and calendars to the Asset/Management team
  • Identifies hazards, best practices, evaluates best equipment and practices, and incorporates sound engineering practices for the design and construction of all new well completions and recompletions
  • Provides AFE cost estimates for completions and operations
  • Assists in supervising the execution of well completion operations to ensure safety, quality and costs control
  • Analyzes completions database and offset production to predict Non-Op well performance and prepare written AFE justification
  • Develops good relationships with and effectively manage equipment contractors and suppliers (including bidding of cost for services)
  • Supports Business Development and Reservoir engineering in the preparation of scoping cost estimates for acquisitions and the budget and planning processes
  • Frequently visits onsite of completion operations
  • Takes call as needed, including nights and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient level of skill in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Wellview is a plus.
  • Familiar with industry software for modeling and data analysis.
  • Proficient understanding of unconventional resource plays in regards to completion design and execution.
  • Proficient technical knowledge and operational experience required in horizontal well completions engineering.
  • Proficient technical knowledge and operational experience with coiled tubing operations in horizontal wells.
  • B.S. degree in related engineering discipline is required
  • 10 years progressively responsible experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States indefinitely

Diamondback Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • oilfield related: 10 years

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