Alaska - Kuparuk Drillsite Facility Engineer
ConocoPhillips - North Slope, AK

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Kuparuk is a giant, mature oil field on the North Slope of Alaska that has been on production since 1982 and has produced in excess of 2.3 billion barrels of oil. It is the second largest oil field in Alaska after Prudhoe Bay. In addition to Kuparuk, there are four satellite oil fields, Tarn, Meltwater, Tabasco and the viscous oil West Sak, operated by ConocoPhillips Alaska. The Greater Kuparuk Area (GKA) consists of 47 drillsites with over 1,100 wells. GKA also contains three Central Processing Facilities (CPFs) that gather, separate, and process hydrocarbons, denoted CPF1, CPF2, and CPF3. There are active water flood and Miscible Injectant Water Alternating Gas (MWAG) floods in GKA. The North Slope Kuparuk assets collectively produce ~ 125 MBOPD and 600 MMSCFD produced and lift gas, and inject 600 MBPD of water and 150 MMSCFD of Miscible Injectant.

The Facility Engineer serves as the primary ConocoPhillips engineering representative providing support to Operations, Maintenance, Construction, and other field support groups. This is a key technical leadership position in assuring the business unit meets overall business goals and objectives in the area of surface facilities performance.

The engineering organization employs a combination of Anchorage based Facility Engineers (40 hr work week) and North Slope based Facility Engineers (14 on/14 off or 7 on/7 off) working as a team to provide Kuparuk support. The current vacancy is a North Slope based assignment. However, candidates interested in an Anchorage based assignment are encouraged to apply as the vacancy location could shift as a result of internal transfers.

The Drillsite Facilities Engineer responsibilities may include:

Providing design and basic engineering support for a Central Processing Facility (CPF) with 13-19 drillsites and responsibility from the wellhead to the inlet manifold of the CPF.

Providing technical consultation services to Operations via interfacing with Superintendent, Supervisors, Operators, and Maintenance Technicians to clarify day-to-day facility operations and engineering issues, planned maintenance, regulatory compliance, troubleshooting and incident investigations/breakdown reports.

Recommending and implementing modifications to systems to reduce operating expenses, enhance HSE performance or economically maximize production.

Leading the facility's process safety management programs including MoC, PHA and equipment integrity. Perform Risk Assessments as required to comply with the HSE Management System.

Continuously monitoring and reporting on the progress of facility projects.

Providing technical review of all major projects modifications to ensure continuity of operations, process safety, and assurance of project deliverables.

Ensuring applicable industry and company standard and codes are adhered to and seek support of company Technical Authorities as required for clarifications.

Providing leadership and strong advocacy for process and personal safety through participation in the facility and field safety processes.

Provide Facility Engineering relief.

Additionally, the CPF3 DS Facility Engineer responsibilities include fieldwide DOT Pipeline engineering support to include:

DOT Pipeline capital project review to ensure continuity of operations, process safety, and assurance of project deliverables.

Implementation of new regulation requirements requiring engineering input.

Review of Emergency Action Plans, O&M procedures, QC documents, and regulatory reports as required.


Basic/Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering

2+ years of Oil and Gas Industry experience including gas / oil production, gathering, separation & processing, chemical processing, refining, etc.

Basic understanding of Facility Engineering fundamentals including a working knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) and Management of Change (MOC)

Experience with the use of Industry Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices.

Must possess a valid US driver's license

Must be willing and able to occasionally travel to the North Slope for field support.

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of Oil and Gas Industry experience including gas / oil production, gathering, separation & processing, chemical processing, refining, etc.

2+ years in US Oil and Gas Industry upstream experience including gas / oil production, well testing, gas compression and re-injection, corrosion and scale inhibition, water injection, miscible injectant recovery processes, etc.

1+ years of field engineering experience in a direct maintenance or operations support role

Demonstrated ability to operate in a decisive and committed way to deliver results that are sustainable and measurable. Track record of delivering results on time and within budget

Ability to prioritize and execute multiple assignments in a changing environment. Capable of handling a large volume of diverse tasks. Capable of adapting to changes in project scope

Must to able to foster working relationships with numerous levels of the organization and other departments. Strong interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of

November 21, 2012


Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer

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