BP Americas, Inc. Production Engineer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Job title:

Production Engineer



Role synopsis:

This role is responsible for designing wells and systems to maximize production while minimizing HSE incidents and well lifecycle costs. The role is responsible for the downhole and artificial lift engineering activity for assigned wells, with strong emphasis on optimization of artificial lift systems, including root cause failure analysis across surface and downhole systems. This role is intended to be 25% in the field to observe intervention rig work and interact with field personnel and key vendors to understand operational activities, risks and opportunities for improvement regarding well intervention needs.

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United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Support HSE initiatives, promote and confirm use of standard procedures, participate in safety reviews and develop solutions to reduce near miss and incident rates for strong HSE culture

  • Understand daily/weekly/monthly trends of safety/health/environmental incidents, production numbers, and OPEX costs and lead initiatives to improve performance including root cause failure analysis, cost modelling, and deferment reduction programs

  • Analysis of performance of production systems, including equipment reliability, system deferment, scaling tendencies across field, corrosion patterns

  • Develop and implement artificial lift installations (e.g. rod pumps, ESPs, gas lift, plunger, and artificial lift optimization tools) to optimize well performance

  • Analyze failure, reliability, and lifecycle performance of artificial lift types to establish data-driven basis of design for each well type

  • Analyze performance of Woodford horizontal wells to provide solutions for lateral plugging

  • Actively participate in cross-functional problem solving to drive cycle time reduction, identify cost-saving opportunities, and improve production

Essential Education:

  • BS in Engineering with 8 years of Oil & Gas experience

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Build productive relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, work collaboratively as part of a team, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Learn from new ideas and apply solutions to add value

  • Overcome obstacles with an intense desire to succeed

  • Make value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives

  • Take responsibility and ownership of business performance

  • Share knowledge and work together for the good of the business

  • Keep commitments, listen to others and authentically support change

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 - Oklahoma


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Experience with cost modeling, root cause analysis, systems optimization

  • Proven track record of multi-disciplinary initiatives

  • Demonstrated operational and commercial focus: self-directed, process-oriented, strong business acumen, and experience at driving change

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

25% Travel

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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.