Sr Engineer Production Operations in Houston, United States

at Occidental Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 5, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Oxy is seeking a motivated candidate to fill the position of Senior Production Operation Engineer. Primary responsibility is to enhance the value of the Andrews asset, a technically challenging collection of enhanced recovery (CO2) units that produces +40,000 BOPD. This will be accomplished through the optimization of individual well performance, participation in BU collaboration activities, generation and execution of AFE’s for capital/expense workovers, optimization of artificial lift/stimulation practices, and providing operations engineering support for the field operations team.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Project Manager for CO2 capital development opportunitiesDevelop well enhancement opportunities and provide engineering oversight during execution of programSurveillance : Lead or assist in well/pattern reviews, identify opportunities for lift revisions and well enhancements, and conduct periodic and ad hoc reviewsIdentify and plan non-routine intervention opportunities: (1) research solution options, (2) evaluate costs, (3) write final procedures, (4) communicate execution priority and (5) act as technical resource for workActive liaison between Reservoir Team and Field OperationsSupport execution of routine and non-routine well interventionsConduct post appraisals on workovers and drilling projectsParticipate in chemical reviews with field personnel and chemical company to optimize treatments and results.Evaluate well testing performance and support efforts to ensure accuracy and consistencySupports regulatory with filings and may or may not submit directly to regulatory agencyActively participate in the Summer Intern programAdvise younger Engineers on decision making processesGain more exposure to management or other business areas by participating in broader based (beyond the Reservoir Team) teams/projectsParticipate in communities of practice (PEPAT, Communications Meetings)


Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or similar Engineering degree

5+ years of production engineering experience3+ years of artificial lift experience3+ years in subsurface operations processes

Understands and demonstrates sound working knowledge of basic and some advanced technical principles and has applied them to solve routine problems.Well intervention options and executionBasic knowledge of artificial lift (beam, ESP, etc.)Surveillance – identifying wells opportunitiesBasic understanding of reading and understanding well logsUnderstanding components of detailed well files and historiesAbility to lead and direct small ad hoc teamsProject managementDirect experience in one or more geographic areas/reservoirs/depletion drive mechanisms as well as working knowledge of others.Direct experience in one core business area or life cycle of the field (E/D/P) and working knowledge of others.Understands and demonstrates sound working knowledge of basic and some advanced technical principles, has applied them to solve routine problemsBroader understanding of economic programs (PEEP, Aries, etc.)Good Presentation skills especially to managementAble to work effectively in a multi-discipline team environmentUnderstanding of field operations including facilities, gas plants, workover and drilling operationsExperience with various software/tools e.g MS Office Suite, OFM, ….CO2 experience desirable

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