Production Engineer
Occidental Petroleum - Houston, TX

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Production Engineer


Oxy is seeking a motivated candidate to fill the position of Production Engineer. The production engineer will work with a team of reservoir and production engineers, geologists, engineering technicians, and field operations personnel to maintain base production and develop new programs for capital reinvestment.

Duties involve well surveillance, identifying and carrying out production improvement opportunities on wells, facilities, operations.

Identify and implement opportunities to improve production through optimization and stimulation of wells in gas, light oil and heavy oil.

Implement reservoir surveillance to improve performance of fluid injection projects.

Identify and implement opportunities for cost reduction.

Help support technical excellence of the operating staff and field operating personnel, and work closely with other multi-disciplinary teams.

Manage capital programs involving project management of drilling and recompletions of existing wells from planning to execution, providing cost evaluations and assessments through to project tracking.

Coordinates reviews with field operations and engineering personnel to optimize individual well performance.



Display a strong understanding of hydraulic fracturing, and its application and re-application throughout field life.

Understanding of formation damage, identification and remediation.

Ability to identify, develop, execute and continually improve profitable workover/completion projects

Ability to make technically sound decisions and recommendations with less than perfect or incomplete data sets.

Proven success in identifying and executing value-added projects

Display strong knowledge of production engineering concepts and applications

Possess effective technical presentation and writing skills.

Ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline team environment with office-based and field-based technical staff.

Good problem solving skills, communication skills, time management skills, and established drive for results.

Functions well in team-based environment; can effectively establish and maintain peer relationships

Is comfortable when dealing with ambiguity

Capable of handling multiple jobs simultaneously and planning projects independently

Is willing to coach and mentor others

Capable of managing changing priorities

BS degree in Engineering (preferably in Petroleum Engineering)

A minimum of 5 years Production Engineering experience

Must have operator experience


Proficiency in surveillance and tracking software such as DSS, LOWIS, Openwells or industry equivalents.

Artificial lift experience

Hydraulic fracturing experience

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company — one of the largest...