Production Engineer - Oil & Gas

Reference Number: lB49uX
Location: Midland, Texas, US

We are actively recruiting for a Production Engineer on behalf of a medium sized oil & gas independent E&P client.  This role will be best suited for a driven, self-starter person who feels at home working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast moving upstream oil & gas company. 



  • Conducts analysis, optimization, production maintenance and improvements on wells and fields.
  • Provides engineering support to other technical staff and departments; like land, finance, accounting, and EHSR; as required.
  • Responsible for the evaluation, development, and implementation of short and long term production plans and forecasts of wells, platforms, and fields, and for maintaining required safety training and compliance.
  • Identifies opportunities and provides economics, procedures and implementation planning and oversight for workovers, recompletions, sidetracks, artificial lift, optimization, intervention, surveillance, well integrity, P&As and other work needed on existing wells and infrastructure.
  • Applies basic knowledge to carry out a sequence of tasks. Under close supervision, performs routine assignments requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Assists in the management of production operations by setting and maintaining production goals.
  • Develops completion, recompletion, and workover plans for new and existing wells.
  • Reviews economic status of well fields, requests/reviews bids for work to be performed, and recommends contractor and equipment.
  • Provides recommendations that optimize completion design.
  • Provides cost estimates and timing for future workovers and new executions.
  • Monitors capital budget.
  • Determines which wells need production enhancement and recommends procedures or processes to maintain or increase production.
  • Provides standard procedures (SOPs & SOGs) for common operations in the business unit.
  • Assists in well production analysis and troubleshooting.


  • Knowledgeable in nodal analysis and fluid flow in reservoirs and wellbores.
  • Knowledgeable in PVT (pressure, volume, temperature) analysis of reservoir fluids.
  • Awareness of pressure and rate transient analysis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline
  • Requires 5 + years of related experience with an oil & gas operating company
  • Requires 3 + years of Permian Basin experience
Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)