BP Americas, Inc. Production Engineer - North BU in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Production Engineer - North BU



Role synopsis:

  • Responsible for the safe operation and optimization of base wells. Regularly interfaces with site operations staff to plan and execute well interventions needed to maintain production. Identifies opportunities to safely improve production or reduced cost. Solves the root of the problem, implements solutions, and develops processes and technology to prevent repeat failures. Must be able to understand and ensure compliance with regulatory / management system requirements. Demonstrates understanding of site economic drivers.

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United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the asset. Foster an environment of safety first operations. Ensure delivery of the REVEX repair and rate add programs. Manage budget and schedule of well intervention work. Take on special projects as required. Input to rig schedule and prioritization - Coordinate operations activities w/ maintenance, engineering, and HSSE via Maximo / Planning scheduling process - Comply with procurement and other PSCM guidelines – Participate and lead RCFA process. Develop and implement processes to prevent repeat failures. Evaluate, design, and lead installation of AL: pumping units, gas lift, and plungers. Develop well intervention procedures and review them with wellsite leaders. Work with Optimizers to improve well production via set point changes, etc. Demonstrate ability to work closely with operations field staff. Participate in daily Sector call-ins. Training to appropriate standards, (CBT, safety training, safety meetings, etc.) - Ensure individual training completed in accordance with site training matrix – Input to asset risk identification and management programs - Ensure operations compliance with all relevant/required management programs including ISO 14001, HSSE, CMS, Mechanical Integrity, etc. - Ensure hazards are systematically identified and risks assessed and managed - Ensure facilities and processes are fit for service - Develop and maintain SOPs for improving the safety and integrity of the operation - Adhere to Management of Change process - Ensure protective systems and devices are in place to prevent, detect, control or mitigate incidents - Investigate incident cause.

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Demonstrate ability to work side by side with other members of the team to achieve a common objective. E.g. optimize wells with field production technicians.

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • possess the grit necessary to tackle any challenge and a growth mindset to be on constant lookout for new solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles: I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value. M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed. P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives. A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance. C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48. T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.


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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to tackle challenges

  • Willingness to speak up

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

Travel Percentage: up to 25%

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If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.