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Production Engineer - WPX Energy

Posted on: 07-Jan-2013

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Career Opportunities: Production Engineer (15441)

Minot, ND



  • Work as part of an operational team that includes production engineers and production operations personnel.
  • Proactive in Environmental, Safety, and Health standards and practices
  • Evaluate historical production to identify and recommend opportunities for production enhancement and minimizing lease operating expenses. 
  • Track and monitor production volumes and lease operating expenses.
  • Evaluate and recommend artificial lift optimization opportunities. 
  • Implement expense work over jobs, track and evaluate past work over jobs.
  • Work closely with completions, facility construction and SCADA/measurement teams.
  • Monitor chemical treatment programs for scale or corrosion inhibition.



  • Must have prior experience in workover design and supervision, production optimization, and ongoing production and maintenance operations activities. Experience with beam pumping oil wells desired.
  • 3+ years industry experience, primarily in production engineering.
  • Some reservoir engineering experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Bakken/ThreeForks reservoirs desired.
  • Prior experience/working knowledge of Aries/OGRE, IHS Power Tools and Cygnet or related software desired.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills to handle multiple tasks with changing and conflicting responsibilities and accountabilities. 
  • Must be self-motivated and an enthusiastic team player capable of completing tasks with minimum direction of others to meet sensitive deadlines and production goals.
  • B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering or equivalent


WPX Energy will pay relocation costs for this position.