Well Tester/Lease Operator
Aspen Operating Company. LLC - Iraan, TX

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Well Tester/Lease Operator
Aspen Operating Company – Iraan/McCamey, TX
The Well Tester/Lease Operator monitors production batteries, producing and injection wells, tests wells and shoots fluid levels in assigned areas. Works to optimize production in a safe, cost-effective manner with engineer staff.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Personnel Duties:

  • Operation of wells and production equipment to maintain designated operating conditions.
  • Surveillance of automated production operations.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of production equipment.
  • Shutdown and startup of equipment (pumps, facilities, equipment, etc.).
  • Daily rounds and monitoring of facilities to identify operational problems including automated systems.
  • Daily monitoring of wells, testing, optimization, and well actions for production efficiencies
  • Lockout and Tag-out duties for maintenance work.
  • Interaction with contract personnel.
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork.
  • Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel.
  • Operate company vehicles during daily activities.
  • Working knowledge of shooting fluid levels with an echo meter.

Production Duties:

  • Monitor and review daily oil and gas production and water injection rates.
  • Complete and submit daily/monthly production reports for new wells and existing wells.
  • Evaluate problem wells, discuss enhancements and carry out enhancement.
  • Implement new technologies.
  • Ensure Regulatory requirements are maintained and completed.
  • Design and operate locations, lease roads, and equipment at or above established standards.
  • Review, correct, sign and process field invoices.
  • Maintain a safe and environmentally friendly work place for staff and contractors.
  • Attend and assist in all safety meetings.
  • Perform duties in accordance with all Company policies and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years related oil field experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of working with SCADA systems in field operations.
  • Experience in working with fields producing in excess of 75K BWPD, H2S, ESP’s, rod pumps and water injection wells.
  • Ability to understand gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure a machine is working properly.
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications. Able to learn company specific applications.

Working Conditions

  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures applicable to state and federal regulatory requirements at all times.
  • Six month new hire probationary period, including safety initiatives.
  • Random drug screening.
  • Requires working a 12 hr rotating shift schedule. (night and or day shift)
  • May include call-out in some circumstances.
  • On-call answering SCADA alarms.
  • Tasks are performed in all weather conditions, in daylight & darkness.
  • May be required to stand, walk, sit, ascend/descend stairs or ladders, use hand tools, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  • Production vessels and piping systems contain H2S and hydrocarbon gases which are flammable and may be explosive under certain circumstances.
  • Travel and field work where the company has active operations, which include:
  • Tasks are performed indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions in daylight & darkness
  • May be required to stand, walk, sit, ascend/descend stairs or ladders, use hand tools, reach with hands and arms.
  • Wells, production vessels, and piping systems may contain CO2, H2S, and/or hydrocarbon gases which require PPE and may be flammable and/or explosive under certain circumstances.