US|Lease Operator III

Midland, TX, United States

Job Reference 1244798

Location Midland, TX, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 14, 2024

Our client, a major O&G company, is currently seeking 6 professionals to work as Lease Operators III in Crane, TX, for a 12-month assignment (Subject to extension).

Job Summary:

Operates, monitors, and maintains lease wells and production facilities to maximize oil and gas sales and control lease operating expenses.

Job Duties:

  • Operations and Inspections:
    • Operates and inspects pumping and wellhead equipment to ensure proper operation and recover maximum production.
    • May utilize SCADA equipment for well surveillance to optimize production and prevent spills.
    • May interact with Artificial Lift Techs to optimize equipment and well performance.
  • Equipment Maintenance:
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and understanding to properly operate and maintain electrical panels, gas engines, testers, phase separators, water knockouts, heaters, stock tanks, and all other on-site wellhead equipment and compressors.
    • Performs routine maintenance of production equipment, including checking fluid levels of pump jacks, wellhead engines, wellhead compressors, dump valves, meters, gauges, and other tank battery equipment.
    • May acknowledge and respond to alarms associated with equipment as needed.
  • Surveillance and Detection:
    • May conduct daily surveillance of artificial lift systems including ESP and gas lift.
    • Detects oil, water, or gas leaks, and broken seals on tank valves.
    • May monitor the work of others to ensure proper operation of equipment.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Clear and extensive knowledge of downhole and artificial lift operations and procedures.
  • 5-7 years of experience in oil and gas operations, with one year as Lease Operator II or equivalent.

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