Lease Operator - Catarina
SM Energy - Catarina, TX

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Lease Operator performs duties on land and is responsible for the daily operations of the oil and gas processing equipment. The individual will maintain the production rate throughout the system, perform daily operational check of assigned wells and production facilities, ensure that safety devices are operational, and test wells to determine production rates. Additionally, the Lease Operator will identify problems or potential problems with equipment; prepare documentation / production reports on a periodic basis and assist in the repair of equipment. Lease Operators are also responsible for ensuring safe and environmentally sound operations in their area or responsibility.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
Gauge production and test wells as required

Ensure proper reporting of production and downtime

Maintain production rate throughout the system

Daily production data entry

Optimize production from wells by adjusting Pump-Off-Controller setpoints, etc.

Diagnose well problems with a focus on ensuring production optimization

Ensure compliance with all Environmental, Health and Safety requirements

Actively engage with land owners and maintain strong relationships/communication to identify and resolve issues

May perform minor equipment repair

May participate in safety meetings and reviews

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

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
High School diploma required

Minimum of 2 years of applicable job/industry experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Proficient utilization of Microsoft Office

Awareness of cost metrics and analysis

Basic knowledge of downhole operations, failure analysis, best practices

Working knowledge of facility construction practices and standards

Working knowledge in the area of Health, Environmental Compliance and Safety

Demonstrate leadership abilities; takes initiative on team tasks

Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills

Must have valid driver’s license

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