Staff Production Engineer in Stavanger, Norway

at ConocoPhillips
Location Stavanger, Norway
Date Posted April 30, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Staff Production Engineer - 00QVE

Our Company
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $73 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,400 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,356 MBOED in 2017, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.
Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.
ConocoPhillips Norway oil production enhancement activities are at an all-time high and are premised to grow in scope and technology in the future. Would you like to work on an exciting, dynamic team that is empowered to make decisions that directly impact oil production?
We are looking for a highly competent and ambitious Staff Production Engineer. This position reports to the Supervisor, Production Engineering within the Production Delivery Center (PDC).

The purpose of Staff Production Engineer is to safely and continuously maximize oil production and optimize water injection. This senior position is expected to work with other production engineers on complex operations and new technology to drive continuous improvement. The Staff Production Engineer is expected to be available for mentoring of junior staff and also to recommend strategic solutions for management.

Accountability & End Result

Responsibilities include production and injection optimization, short-term interdisciplinary planning, and operations and intervention support. PDC production engineers identify and plan intervention opportunities, perform choke and gas lift optimization, plan and implement openings of new wells, provide gas lift designs, oversee well testing, find ways to minimize production deferrals, and communicate to assigned offshore platform(s) on behalf of the GEA Development organization. PDC production engineers work closely with well intervention and integrity, operations, and reservoir engineering groups to resolve technical issues, execute intervention activities, and deliver production targets.

Key responsibilities

Maximizing oil production through production optimization via gas lift allocation, choke and valve settings, and well routing optimization
Ownership of well testing process, including quality control and prioritization
Identification and execution of production enhancement activities including well intervention activities
Construction and maintenance of well models and production engineering surveillance processes
New well flowbacks and subsequent drawdown management
Periodic travel offshore to oversee activities and establish/maintain good working relations
Gas lift design, artificial lift studies, and production engineering strategic planning
Support of well integrity surveillance and initiatives
Production and injection optimization during simultaneous operations including drilling and intervention
Identification and tracking of production deferrals
Periodically leading multidiscipline teams to identify production enhancement opportunities
Ability to present to and communicate with senior management

Required competency

Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering or a Bachelor degree in Engineering in alternative field with relevant work experience
10+ years of relevant technical background and industry experience
Production engineering experience in a gas lifted, waterflooded field
Use of nodal analysis for production surveillance and optimization, gas lift design, and well performance analysis
Working knowledge of well intervention operations and capabilities – wireline, coiled tubing, pumping operations, and well workovers
Scale management and scale squeeze design experience
Demonstrated capability to work with a variety of disciplines and cultures
Strong interpersonal, influence, advocacy and networking skills
Preferred competency

Master degree in Petroleum Engineering
Business unit experience and experience with carbonate reservoirs
Perforating and acid stimulation / re-stimulation design
Decline curve analysis and production forecasting
Well performance analysis through use of pressure transient analysis
Providing production engineering support for development drilling – rotary and/or coiled tubing drilling
Ability to provide technical mentoring to less experienced production engineers
Working knowledge of waterflood design and operations, well construction, and well integrity
Preferred Leadership Competencies

Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions
Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals
Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change by encouraging innovative thinking and continuous improvement
Demonstrates coaching and strategic thinking capabilities along with good communication skills

ConocoPhillips can offer competitive terms of employment and good welfare benefits.
Questions regarding the position can be forwarded by mail to Daniel Kolesar, Supervisor Production Engineering:

Other questions regarding the recruiting process can be forwarded by mail to

Please note that you only have to fill in the fields regarding work experience and education once to be able to proceed with your application. The most important is that you attach right information in your CV.

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attach motivation letter and CV, and provide your eSignature within the application deadline May 18, 2018.
"ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer"
Job Function: Engineering
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Apr 30, 2018, 1:04:35 PM

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