Lease Operator

Vacancy ID

BBBH1061300

Location

Jal, New Mexico, USA

Job Type

Contract

Job description

Our client, a major Oil and Gas company, is seeking a Lease Operator to work within their facilities located in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Job overview:

This person will monitor, maintain, and report the operations of wells and sites on an assigned route. Inspects and maintains property and equipment on a routine basis. Works to optimize production in a safe, cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Adhere to all Safety, Environmental, and Company policies and procedures
  • Be a safety leader in the company safety program
  • Participate in pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR)
  • Participate in incident investigations and HSE audits as assigned
  • Operate a company-provided vehicle in a safe manner while adhering to the company driving guidelines
  • Inspect gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and take corrective actions if needed
  • Access remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment, and make adjustments to automatic and manual controls
  • Gauge tanks for sale or transfer of condensate, crude oil, and water while maintaining appropriate and accurate records
  • Ensure wells are prioritized and operated to maintain contractual obligations
  • Operate rental compressors, flowing gas wells, gas lift wells, rod pump units, submersible wells, surface pumping equipment, and test wells
  • Gather relevant data on the above-mentioned equipment to and compare daily changes to both equipment and productivity
  • Adjust pumping unit run time, time clock, injection adjustment, stroke lengths, shoot fluid levels, run dynamometers, and perform basic trouble shooting
  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision, SCADA, etc., to optimize production and reduce safety and environmental impact
  • Maintain chemical injection rates, start up and shut in wells
  • Accurately enter daily volumes, well tests, down time and injection information into a computer database in a timely manner
  • Monitor daily production inputs into electric data gathering software and compare input data with output data for accuracy
  • Proactively monitor and optimize production costs within area of control
  • Perform minor hands on production equipment repairs - generate work notifications/material request for all other work that is needed for equipment reliability
  • Operate and optimize Artificial Lift Systems such as: wellhead compression, capillary strings, plunger lift, foamed injection, gas lifts and flow case equipment
  • Execute required regulatory tasks generated by SAP, such as A&OI inspections, site security, and end of the month closings
  • Take full ownership for daily operations and maintenance of assigned wells
  • Have ability to be on call and respond to call-out alarms
  • Maintain cleanliness and order on lease routes and at facilities
  • Perform detailed and effective shift handovers - communicate shift notes where applicable
  • Contribute to achieving Safety, Production, and Financial goals set by both corporate and the individual Business Units

Preferred:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Lease Operator.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • Satisfactory safety record and knowledge of safety rules and practices
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
  • Responds resourcefully, flexibly and positively when faced with challenges and demands
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Constantly searches for and implements new ways of doing business better
  • Encourages new ways of looking at problems, processes or solutions