Production Engineer

19 Aug 2023

Title: Production Engineer

Location: United States-Texas-Houston

Other Locations: DescriptionOccidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do businessWe are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Production Engineer in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), Midland Basin Business Unit based in Houston, TX.The business unit’s objective is to optimize base production and maximize value out of existing assets, while growing production by developing acreage with an emphasis on unconventional reservoirs. This position will work within the asset team in collaboration with the field operations team and multidisciplinary technical team. Primary responsibility is to optimize production and expenses in assigned assets to maximize value. The successful candidate will demonstrate self-drive, creativity, and teamwork.Roles and Responsibilities

Lead the well surveillance process to ensure optimal production performance, and identify and safely carry out production improvement opportunities such as artificial lift re-designs and optimization, well enhancements, workovers

Lead the well repair process by evaluating well history, economics, and preparing repair plan including lift design changes. Collaborate with Well Servicing Team on execution of the workover procedure and troubleshoot unexpected changes from the plan. Reconcile findings into RCFA process for continuous improvement on design, chemical program, operation

Provide technical leadership and collaborate daily on team meetings with the operations team and well servicing team

Develop and present detailed project plans to obtain approval for projects or update management on results

Design artificial lift systems for horizontal and vertical wells with various producing depths and fluid types

Conduct post operations audit reviews of workover costs and production results to ensure delivery of an economic base optimization program

Participate in month-end close process for assigned area (responsible for production outlook, capital project cost tracking)

Provide mentorship for less experienced engineers and interns in areas of expertise as appropriate

QualificationsEducationBachelor of Science in EngineeringExperience: 5 years of experience in Oil and Gas production/operations engineeringRequired Professional and Technical Knowledge/Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications:

Experience with Rod Pump, ESP and Gas Lift systems, including:

Selecting the appropriate systems and equipment for different well conditions

Performing surveillance, troubleshooting and optimization for production enhancement

Working knowledge of industry lift design software

Experience in well servicing operations

Strong analytical, problem solving and presentation skills

Ability to work independently to make technically and economically sound recommendations

Must be both a self-starter and a team -player with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment

Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with team members, other departments, and working interest partners to define, sell, and execute value adding work

Exhibit the qualities of a good team player such as conveying a positive attitude within/outside the organization, contributing ideas, and collaborating with team members to find new ways of working efficiently to extract the maximum value from assigned assets

Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work on multiple projects and deal with ambiguity

Strong facilitation and project management skills

Up to 15% travel to the field located in West Texas

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Field experience in production operations or well servicing

Experience in unconventional reservoir operations. Permian Basin experience a plus

Working knowledge of project economic evaluation, and economic analysis software such as PEEP in order to support business decisions

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Recruitment FraudIt has come to our attention various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people falsely pretending to recruit on behalf of Oxy. Please be aware that these recruiting scams and communications do not originate nor are they associated with our recruitment process.Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never:

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  • ID: #50242317
  • State: Texas Houston 77001 Houston USA
  • City: Houston
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-08-19
  • Deadline: 2023-10-18
  • Category: Et cetera