Sr. Production Engineer - Mexico in Houston, United States

at Fieldwood Energy LLC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 5, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


While only founded in 2013, Fieldwood’s significant footprint in the Gulf of Mexico includes interests in approximately 400 offshore blocks on the shelf and in deepwater, covering two million gross acres, and 1,000 wells. In addition to our U.S. presence, Fieldwood is also the operator of fields in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche. We are one of the largest operators in the Gulf of Mexico, a region that is our heritage and an integral part of our DNA. We strive to be the best in the Gulf of Mexico, period.

As members of the Fieldwood family, we have high expectations for both company and personal performance. We look for team members that are doers, builders, and seekers of excellence. We seek collaborators that creatively, and respectfully, solve problems together. We want people of integrity that possess an inherent grit and take pride in doing the right thing.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will play a key role in the company's success by performing the below duties and responsibilities.
Having completed a successful appraisal program in 2017 in our fractured carbonate oil reservoirs, we anticipate drilling development wells in 2019 with first production soon thereafter. This position will require periodic travel to Mexico City and occasional travel to Ciudad del Carmen or the well locations offshore.
Establish and promote safety and environmental performance expectations with employees and contractors in accordance with the Company’s safety policies and Safe + Sound initiative. Our fields have sour associated gas.
Working with Sr. Completion Engineer, facilities team, and service companies, take responsibility for ESP design, installation and reliability. Ensure well construction is consistent with anticipated well rates, fluids and intervention capability.
Responsible for planning, procedures and procurement for a late 2019 appraisal welltest involving ESP.
Responsible for understanding welltest skins and identifying if and how to improve well productivity.
Working with subsurface team and completion engineer, advise on optimal completion types.
Work with project team to ensure adequate metering and instrumentation. Responsible for making sure we have sensors, data historian, database, software, and procedures correct and aligned with contracts.
Identify storage and pumping requirements for production chemicals.
Ensure data historian for welltests and allocated production in place prior to first production.
Surveillance – monitor and optimize wells, implement production logging and pressure build ups. Lead wellbore corrosion monitoring.
Identify candidates for well intervention and write procedures for intervention.
Manage or advise on chemical program, well integrity program, routine and special procedures, flow assurance, metering and allocation.
During multi-year 20 well drilling and completion program support development.
Well positioning for optimal reservoir drainage
Fluid analysis
Well productivity predictions
Tubing size and artificial lift design
B.S. or M.S. in Petroleum or related engineering
12+ years experience in upstream Oil and Gas
Spanish and English language capability. Strong teamwork, communication skills and initiative
Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams with an operator
Both field and office experience
Inflow/outflow calculations and nodal analysis including practical work experience and software knowledge. Nodal Analysis Ability to build and maintain a 5 to 20 well material balance/tubing/flowline model in support of development, operations and forecasting. Ability to pro-actively predict and advise so as to avoid bottlenecks or slugging.
Knowledge and familiarity with Bay of Campeche fields and operations
Experience leading others
Experience or extreme enthusiasm in the area of fiscal and well metering
Experience with artificial lift: ESP pumps especially
Experience identifying opportunities for well intervention and writing intervention programs
Offshore experience, vendor experience
Carbonate experience
Experience with sour (H2S and CO2) associated gas production
Ability to contribute strongly to completion design
Ability to conduct PTA using bottom hole gauge data
Flow assurance (scale, asphaltenes, chemical dosage)
Production log interpretation
Experience working with vendors
Well surveillance and optimization
Production forecasting

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