Sr. Production Engineer in Midland, United States

at SM Energy
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted April 15, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Main focus will be safely achieving lowest possible operating expense per barrel of oil equivalent for a set of Permian horizontal and vertical wells. Responsible for maximizing production and profitability of oil and gas properties by analyzing associated costs, estimating the production capabilities and economic value of wells. May mentor less experienced engineers on fundamentals.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
Analyze producing properties for profitability and recommend operational improvements.
Evaluate different artificial lift methods and operating practices to optimize profit margin from new and existing wells.
Determining if intervention is needed, when and how it should be performed.
Work closely with Reservoir Engineers and Geologists to maximize the value of assigned assets.
Provide detailed input to well operations staff on all aspects of well completion/production operations design.
Coordinate with facilities and infrastructure team on all required projects to ensure seamless startup and operations.
Prepare written procedures and economic evaluations for well intervention, optimization and upgrade projects and periodically supervise execution.
Evaluate operating expenses and identify key improvement areas.
Collaborate with operations and production engineering team on chemical strategy to maximize profitability.
Implement and lead projects and studies.
On call support, including nights and weekends may be required.
Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities.
Mentor less experienced engineering staff.

Computer/Software Applications:
Proficient level of skill in Microsoft Office. Advanced Excel spreadsheet and/or Spotfire based analysis. Proficient in Rodstar or SRod. Experience with ESP design software and key inputs required by the vendor and common output reports. Competent in some nodal analysis modeling software (Prosper, Snap, Fekete, etc.). Proficient knowledge and utilization of economics analysis software.

B.S. degree in Engineering is required, Petroleum Engineering is preferred.

Typical Experience:
Minimum of 4 years of applicable experience

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