Sr. Production Engineer in Calgary, Canada

at Murphy Oil
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted September 22, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


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Work Schedule: CAN - Mon-Thurs 8.75 hours, Fri- 4 hours, 5 days on, 2 off
Company: Murphy Oil Company Ltd CA
Division: Onshore Operations
Worksite: Calgary
Location: Calgary, Alberta

About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Subsurface Manager, B.C. Montney, the Senior Production Engineer will play a key role in the ongoing production and optimization of Murphy’s Tupper and Tupper West Montney assets. Working under the umbrella of the VP – North America Onshore Subsurface, the Subsurface department operates as an integrated team of Production Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, and Geologists. The primary responsibilities of the Subsurface team include Long Range Planning (LRP), delivery of Production and Capital Budgets, well planning and delivery of new wells, production forecasting and well surveillance/optimization, reserves evaluation, geotechnical evaluation, and supporting a high degree of safety and efficiency in field operations. The Production Engineer is primarily responsible for all functions related to maintaining well/field production in line with forecasts, optimizing well performance to maximize value, closely monitoring drawdown conditions for new wells, and interfacing with field operations staff, Marketing, and Regulatory to ensure safe and efficient operations while maximizing asset revenue. Excellent communication, team-work, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment while managing priorities and meeting deadlines is a key expectation for this role. As a Senior level engineer, you will need to provide mentorship and guidance to a junior staff.
Main responsibilities:
Ensure environmentally responsible and safe operating practices are carried out in accordance with government and company policies.
Maintain and optimize field production within integrated area of operations. Maintain updated production reports by field and well and evaluate wells to identify uplift opportunities.
Responsible for production decline analysis of base producing wells using Harmony software to generate forecasts for budgeting and comparing against actual field performance. Variance reporting of actual volumes relative to budget and monthly outlooks.
Identify facility upgrades required to improve production and assist Operations Engineering team in MOC (Management of Change) Process. Support Projects Dept to define scope and execute existing facility improvements or new facility requirements.
Assist the Completions and Well Works teams with coordination of work overs and new well Completion activity to maximize productivity while minimizing costs. Estimate impact of frac communication and implement mitigation strategies.
Provide liaison with regulators, landowners and operators and other cross-functional Murphy groups (reservoir, marketing, finance, geology, D&C) on an ongoing basis.
Assist Facility Engineers work with field personnel on facility and well pad design to ensure all operability and safety concerns are addressed. Provide input and involvement in well pad planning/design meetings.
Assess performance of gathering system by assisting in the development or update of PIPER pipeline models to align with current LRP. Identify system bottlenecks. Conduct economic assessments of operating systems or any proposed projects.
Work with the Field Data Capture team to validate production data entries into ProdView. Troubleshoot any discrepancies with Production Accounting and Operations and make appropriate corrections.

You will also need to possess the following:
B.Sc. in Engineering from an accredited university.
Minimum 8 years in O&G industry with a focused background in production/operations preferred.
Montney specific experience is an asset.
Comfortable with delivering both technical and non-technical oral presentations to peers and members of the leadership team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with project evaluation (economics), production forecasting (decline analysis) and budgeting, and data analysis.
Experience using key software packages: ValNav, Accumap, MS Office Suite, Harmony, WellView, and ProdView
Working knowledge with the following software packages is considered an asset: PIPER, PROSPER, Spotfire, and Cygnet (SCADA)

Other Accountabilities:
Travel to the field required (once a month)
Participate in quarterly safety meetings
Generate daily production reports (2 per day)

Murphy Oil Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have appropriate work authorization in Canada will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other category protected by federal or provincial law.

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