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Senior Production Engineer

Company: Sentinel Peak Resources Management LLC
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description: BASIC PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under general supervision, performs all conventional aspects of engineering work for subsurface and surface operations in assigned San Joaquin Valley fields. Conducts engineering studies, evaluates feasibility and economics of proposed projects. Additionally, resolves existing or potential production problems.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct production surveillance as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including leading periodic reviews and reviewing reports, to optimize production on thermal and primary producing properties.
  • Identify opportunities to improve production from active wells and projects, return idle wells to production, repair damaged wells, or abandon wells as needed. Submit well work proposals and coordinate execution with vendors and field operations staff.
  • Participate with the team to develop and propose capital and expense forecasts. Execute, monitor, revise and update forecasts as needed.
  • Provide engineering support to field staff for the installation, operation, optimization, and maintenance of production facilities, extending from wells to sales points.
  • Monitor the performance of thermal or primary production projects. Identify opportunities and submit proposals to improve and coordinate implementation and follow-up optimization.
  • Maintain programs and services under his/her direction within budget, ensure deliverables are submitted on time, and ensure all programs and tasks are completed to meet governmental and contractual requirements.
  • Monitor and optimize artificial lift equipment. Monitor, optimize, and remediate injection wells as necessary to maintain efficient recovery processes.
  • Identify equipment and procedures needed to implement new development or redevelopment projects. Provide production, expense, capital, and material estimates for budgeting and planning.
  • Ensure accurate production allocation by regularly reviewing well tests and updating well status as needed.
  • Interface with Environmental, Health and Safety staff and regulatory agencies as needed to conduct operations in a safe manner and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws. Requirements:
    • Minimum of BS in Engineering.
    • Minimum of 2-5 years work experience in oil and gas production preferred; demonstrated proficiency can supersede experience requirements.
    • Knowledge of oil & gas production operations and facilities.
    • Knowledge of remedial activities, artificial lift, thermal recovery, well stimulations, and new well completions.
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with technical and operations staff.
    • Able to carry out complex tasks and assignments independently.
    • Requires limited supervision; generally, must function effectively in a team environment but also work independently when required.
    • Compliance with Company safety policy, including the use of PPE when working in field locations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, engineering surveillance software such as OFM, and design software preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Visual and manual dexterity are extremely important for this position as is mobility to walk safely in oilfields, along proposed improvement corridors, to view potentially impacted areas, and overall safely traverse irregular terrain. Visual acuity to safely drive at night and in a variety of weather conditions is required. The job presents work hazards that are customary in upstream oil & gas production sites. The incumbent will be subject to performing sedentary to light work, exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects, reaching overhead for items, stooping, bending, and twisting while working. Other physical activities include the ability to utilize fingers to feel and grasp objects or work devices as needed and manual dexterity in the use of the hands, seeing, talking, hearing, performing repetitive motions and standing for long periods of time. Incumbents must be able to drive a vehicle, usually a car or light truck, and get into and out of the vehicle on a regular basis. Requirements include walking on uneven ground and over or around obstacles or structures such as pipes or low rails and walls, and up and down stairs on a regular basis. PM22

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Keywords: Sentinel Peak Resources Management LLC, Bakersfield , Senior Production Engineer, Engineering , Bakersfield, California

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