Fundamental Objectives: Under the general direction of the Vice President, the Sr. Production Engineer is responsible for maximizing production while maximizing profitability of oil and gas properties through assessing the associated costs and estimating the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells.
- ·Assess costs and estimate the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, in order to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites.
- ·Liaising with geologists in interpreting well logs in order to assess the amount and quality of oil, the depth at which resources lie, and the equipment needed to properly extract them.
- ·Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys.
- ·Coordinate pump system selection, design, and testing.
- ·Production Surveillance.
- ·Monitor production trends and design stimulation programs in order to maximize the oil recovery.
- ·Plan work over to increase the production trend.
- ·Provide technical support to operations.
- ·Write technical reports for engineering and management personnel.
- ·Assist in and supervise production forecasts and economic analysis.
- ·Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President.
- ·B.S. degree with a major in Petroleum Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.
- ·At least five years experience as an Operations/Production Engineer.
- ·Experience in thermal recovery in oil and gas industries is preferred.
- ·Must have excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
- ·Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people
- ·Skilled in the use of computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Builder Master)
- ·Ability to be self-directed and establish priorities to achieve goals and meet deadlines
- ·Willing to aid in the development of lesser experienced engineers
- ·Ability to execute proper telephone procedures
- ·Ability to comprehend instructions as given by the supervisor
- ·Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- ·Utilize computer equipment and other standard business machines effectively
- ·Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and State automobile insurance, and acceptable driving record substantiated by a DMV printout.
- ·Completion of a substance abuse screening upon offer of employment.
- ·The following physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- ·Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as hot and cold temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and loud noises. Exposure to the oil fields. Little physical effort required.
- ·While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- ·Some overtime and weekends may be required.