Responsible for designing and executing completions operations in primarily unconventional formations. Oversee full cycle operations of the job including toe-prep, frac, drillout, flowback, and post-production activity. Perform technical post-job analysis to maximize production and reduce cost. Work with completion/production engineers in developing and implementing new procedures with a strong focus on the optimization of stimulation design, logistics, vendor relations, quality control, and safety.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Works as team lead in development area(s). Selects well candidates and designs vertical and horizontal well completions.
Models alternative completion scenarios for manager review.
Designs hydraulic fracture stimulations specific to certain areas with respect to BTU and geologic indicators. Obtain higher efficiencies, better procedures and more cost effective methods for completing wells by performing technical analysis on current/past production.
Prepares contingency plans and work-overs for new wells.
Performs post job analysis in order to estimate best operational techniques for future production. Inspect current process and look for new solutions from other areas to improve business.
Performs analysis and history matching of production data.
Approves, tracks, and reconciles invoices against AFE's for efficiency, accuracy, and completion.
Requests and reviews bids for completions work to be performed by working with procurement and field completions management team.
Provides consultation, training, mentoring, and support to lower level engineers.
Participates in HSE efforts and ensures achievement of team HSE goals.
Directly supervises wellsite operations and personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Petroleum Engineering and 8 years related experience and/or training.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of frac simulating software, nodal analysis software, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Other Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others.
Innovative with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Willingness and ability to travel 35% of the time both domestically and internationally.
Experience in well site completions and/or remedial operations.
Experience with design and planning early stages of well completions, including, tubular design, materials selection and integration of equipment.
Advanced knowledge of horizontal/multi-lateral well bore design, smart well completions, completion equipment selection, reliability, and well test equipment selection.
Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.
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 is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.