Sr. Petroleum Engineer-Product Optimization

at Weatherford
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 14, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.
Handling upstream oil and gas Smart Field and optimization projects, as well as a sound understanding of integrated asset management projects.

Support countries and Product Lines to execute billable and non-billable projects
Provide domain expertise in all client engagements
Participate in the client engagement cycle from lead to execution stages
Collaborate with SAMs and Business Development Mgrs to provide bid support
Develop and promote integrated solutions and consulting services and via technical papers, conference participations, etc.
Manage/assist multidisciplinary teams. Provide technical leadership to multi-disciplinary projects. The candidate should have a good understanding of reservoir, well, and surface network modelling concepts, and of software packages used in each discipline.
Work with a team and the client, advising on data as needed to estimate production potential, determine the best artificial lift strategy to maximize production and minimize costs through the life of the well. Identify potential issues for the client, form hypothesis based on technical data or simulations and present solutions or alternatives to the client.
Support new solution development via field trials and develop data to support commercialization
Work with the software/manufacturing managers to ensure timely/on schedule release of dependent software/hardware
Develop solution launch plans, including presentations, promotions, and coordinate launch activities with marketing, supply chain, and operations
Work closely with R&D; to bring concepts faster to the market & foster market driven innovation
Ensure compliance with and commitment to, company processes like, but not limited to, EEP, QHSSE, submission and approval of AFEs
Responsible for collaborating with other technical lead disciplines in reservoir and well construction to pursue combined opportunities in the regions.
Provides thought leadership for the regional and country operations and assist in recruiting for projects won as well as proposal generation and technical support in customer presentations.
Ability to formulate a development/solutions strategy for both conventional and unconventional resources.
Experience with defining completion strategies, performing production allocation and selecting reservoir and surface condition for reliable production forecasting
Experience with production challenges under primary recovery; secondary recovery including water flood, gas injection; and EOR methods.
Experience with digital oil field technology for real time production optimization, production accounting, well management etc.
Experience of performing flow assurance studies for reliable surface network operation
Oilfield Data Management
Oil Production Operations Experience
Oilfield Automation and Radio Communication
Intelligent Daily Operations Management
Workflow As-is and To Be mapping
Production Optimization
Nodal Analysis Principles for wells and facility networks
Well testing
Degree in Petroleum, Electrical, Computer Engineering or Business Administration
Minimum of 8years’ experience in oil & gas industry. Minimum 5 years of experience in one or more areas - Digital Oilfield, Production Optimization, Smart Field , Intelligent Field Development Technologies, Engineering and Business Computer Applications, SCADA, Telecommunication, System Development and Implementation. Domestic and international project experience.

Master’s degree preferred
Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.
Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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