Completions Manager
SM Energy - Midland, TX

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The Completions Manager is responsible for completions operations. Responsible for contracting completions personnel and equipment to carry our Company’s completions program and monitors performance. Ensures engineering design operations practices, training, and safety performance meet company expectations. Responsible for generating completion AFE’s as well as controlling costs during actual completions process. This position has the ability to modify technical guidelines and makes independent decisions that are typically not subject to technical review. Act as an interdisciplinary coordinator to ensure efficient project execution. Must be able to manage and mentor a team of engineers; may assist in training less experienced Engineers.

Provide strategy and solutions for completions issues / operations

Coordinate the project completions plans and schedules closely with all other departments

Report project progress and highlight completion plan issues / deviations

Identify critical needs and issues to develop specific well completion designs and alternatives for consideration

Identify hazards, best practices, evaluates state of the art equipment and practices, and incorporates sound engineering practices for the design and construction of all new well completions and recompletion candidates

Manage design and well completion changes as determined by internal control standards, and effectively communicate all well completion changes to the regional team

Provide input to the team on where to locate wells and facilities, how to mechanically configure completions and the size and type of stimulation

Provide AFE cost estimates for facilities and completions plans

Prepare written procedures to stimulate wells

Supervise execution of well completion procedures to ensure safety, quality and control costs

Analyze completions database and offset production to predict Non-Op well performance and preparing written AFE justification

Develop good relations with and effectively manage equipment contractors and suppliers

Support Business Development and Reservoir engineering in the preparation of scoping cost estimates for acquisitions and the budget and planning processes

On call support, including nights and weekends may be required for field locations

Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities

Other duties as assigned

B.S. degree in Petroleum (preferred), Mechanical, Chemical Engineering is required

Minimum of 12 years of applicable Petroleum / Completions engineering experience

Proficient level of skill in Microsoft Office

Experience with WellView and other commonly used industry software

Comprehensive understanding of onshore land, unconventional resource plays in regards to completion design and execution

Deliver functional well designs that account for the entire life-cycle of the producing asset

Strong technical knowledge and operational experience required in horizontal well completions engineering

Strong technical knowledge and operational experience with coiled tubing operations in horizontal wells

Highly skilled in engineering economic evaluations

Driven, organized and detail oriented

Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing demands on resources

Ability to collaborate effectively in a team a team environment and manage/mentor engineers

Applies specialized knowledge in the completion of projects

Actively transfer knowledge to colleagues and management

Excellent communication skills including: written, verbal and formal presentation