Pipeline Technician
Chaparral Energy, Inc. - Shidler, OK

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Chaparral is a growing independent oil and natural gas production in the Mid-Continent. A key focus of our company is tertiary oil operations, using carbon dioxide ("CO 2 ") for enhanced oil recovery ("EOR"). Our EOR fields require large volumes of CO 2 . We currently own and operate CO 2 pipelines that transport over 80,000 mcf/d of CO 2 to oil fields for underground injection. These pipelines are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation ("DOT").

This position will assist us in operating the CO 2 Pipelines, as well as respond to requests to locate our pipelines and otherwise comply with DOT Part 195 regulations. As part of the EOR team, you would be joining a group of highly skilled engineers, geologists, managers, supervisors, operators and technicians that put CO 2 emissions to better use by injecting it into mature reservoirs and producing oil that otherwise would be left stranded.

You will be a member of the CO 2 Supply and Pipeline team within Chaparral's EOR division. You will perform work that involves visual inspection of predefined construction areas and reading and interpretation of maps to determine the presence of underground utilities. You may use special electronic equipment to actually detect and locate pipelines and other facilities within the predefined construction area. Specifically, you will:
  • Receive and respond to excavation notices ("one-calls") and DOT regulatory inspections during normal and after hours in accordance with established time requirements. Provide accurate documentation and/or sketches related to all locates completed. Use lap top computer or other devices to receive, document and close out one-calls, both during normal hours and after hours. Operate electronic detection equipment to locate and mark under-ground facilities within prescribed accuracy limits.
  • Read and interpret pipeline maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.
  • Inspect and maintain facilities as assigned, including, but not limited to pipeline rights-of-way, pump stations, and mainline valve facilities.
  • Perform excavation with a shovel when necessary to expose buried utilities.
  • Patrol company-owned rights-of-way and easements.
  • Take cathodic protection readings on pipelines.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize assigned responsibilities, and work independently as liaison with landowners, vendors, and other pipeline companies.
  • Oversee vendors and third-party contractors, and inspect third party activities around company facilities.
  • Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities. Communicate clearly and effectively with surface land owners and other individuals.
  • Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance.
  • Perform work in all weather conditions, during normal and after hours.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.