SENIOR PRODUCTION ENGINEER
Location: Houston, TX
Education: BS degree in Engineering is required; Petroleum discipline preferred
Experience: Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience
• Production operations
• Well intervention operations
• System modeling
Production surveillance for company operated fields, coordinate well intervention activities, optimize surface production handling equipment and provide support for field development planning.
Essential responsibilities include:
• Provide well surveillance on a day-to-day basis using available real time data streams, field reporting, decline curves, cumulative production, ratios, etc., in order to efficiently regulate the wells and meet production and financial targets.
• Prepare recommendations and issue AFEs for well intervention activities such as production logging, well testing, electric and slick line operations, stimulation, artificial lift, coiled tubing operations, and uphole recompletions; follow up by coordinating activities
• Provide support for new field development planning. This includes preparation of design basis for flowlines, chemical delivery systems and process equipment; determination of treating chemical requirements; management of chemical screening; and development of operating and flow assurance procedures.
• Conduct facility analysis and Production/Field Reviews. Facility optimization to include debottlenecking.
• Artificial and assisted lift design, implementation, surveillance and enhancement using: Rod pumps, Gas lift, Plungers, ESP's of various pump designs (centrifugal and positive displacement), Jet Pumps, Plungers.
• Accept and act on Field Supervisor requests for engineering, Ensure all information communicated is of high quality and correct
• Support well integrity issues, Design new completions for existing wellbores. Identify opportunities to apply new technology and improve performance
• Integrate safe practices and regulatory compliance into all procedures, plans and projects as received from field operations, management, and other guidance sources.
• Day to day engineering support to field operations.
• Establish work priorities for areas of responsibility.
• Using real time data, field reports, decline curves, pressure information, wireline information, rates, etc., to support daily well surveillance to meet production targets.
• Prepare procedures and AFE I"Approval For Expenditures") packages for well intervention activities such as, production logging, artificial lift, well remediation, stimulations, electric line, slick line, coiled tubing, etc.
• Track AFE cost performance to ensure AFE's are written with a prudent amount of funds for the work to be performed.
• Write supplemental AFE's.
• Identify areas to reduce capital and operating expenses by recommending changes to practices, facilities or well design that accomplish cost savings.
• Coordinate activities and resolution of problems that affect engineering projects with land, reservoir, drilling, field operations, accounting, etc. to ensure efficiency.
• Review lease operating statements to identify cost saving opportunities.
• Work on assigned projects.
• Enhance base production by identifying programs that make significant impact. Ideally, a program (like gas lift installation, HP system creation, centralized compression) should be made up of many individual projects of like kind that can be implemented in order to gain efficiency and cost savings.
• Oversee and evaluate contractors.
• Support reservoir engineering and geological requests.
• Support the preparation or prepare budgets and asset development plans.
• Review completed work projects to enhance efficiency and success of future projects.
• Review field compression for optimization by removing, adding or relocating compression to address future projects that impact compression.
• Incorporate safety and environmental compliance as input from outside sources. Prepare contract specifications, Statements of Work and Requests for Quotations as necessary to support work projects of assignments.
• Model wellbores with NODAL type analysis or pump programs to determine if wells have been optimized.
• Responsible for field facility design and optimization from the wellhead to the custody transfer points for oil and gas streams.
• Assist in Management of Change and Process Hazard Analysis.
• Recommend and implement as responsible production processes.
• Recommend and implement as responsible and internal documentation/notification processes.
• Review existing working process to expose problems then apply engineering techniques to solve problems and update processes with recommendations.
• Attempt to utilize the latest technology that is sound while applying engineering practices.
• Oversee or perform tubing and packer movement analysis and be responsible for all inputs to the analysis.
• Ensure anything in procedures or assignments that has a long lead time is ordered on time to avoid delays.
• Review existing tank, pressure vessel, motor, pump, compressor and other related equipment design fitness and create AFE packages to address safety, regulatory, reliability or economic issues.
• Tracking Base and Cap Add production.