Statoil Field Facilities Engineer DPUSA ON in Williston, North Dakota

Field Facilities Engineer DPUSA ON


  • Job ID: 8691

  • Country: USA

  • Location: Williston, North Dakota

  • Company: Statoil Gulf Services LLC

  • Contact Name: Elaine Nishihata

  • Workplace: Onshore

  • Discipline: Operation & Maintenance

  • Education Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience Preferred: 7 - 10 Years

  • Closing Date: May 52017

Job Description

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. In just a few years Statoil has positioned itself as one of the largest lease holders in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Our GoM portfolio is managed out of our Houston office. The Statoil Houston office, which was established in 2002, also manages our Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Bakken shale gas portfolios. To date Statoil has invested more than USD $11 billion in US upstream activities, and currently produces more than 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. We have US offices located in Anchorage, Austin, Houston, Stamford and Washington D.C. USA, and are looking for talented people to contribute to our growing activity base.

Development and Production USA (DPUSA) is responsible for Statoil’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments across the US. Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Statoil to build a portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. Statoil’s US headquarters are located in Houston, TX, with our unconventional shale assets being managed from Austin, TX. DPUSA’s key operating offices are located in Three Rivers and Runge, TX (Eagle Ford); Williston, ND (Bakken);and Hannibal, Ohio (Utica). Statoil is seeking talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities in even the most challenging situations to contribute to our organization.

Job Description

The Field Facilities Engineer will be responsible for operations support and support of capital projects during design and construction for oil/gas gathering system projects and associated facilities (including well site facilities, gas compression, dehydration, liquid / liquid separation, and gas metering stations)

More specifically, job duties include the following:

Assessing plant operations and identifying optimization opportunities in support of the Production Team

Developing and implementing technical and operational improvements to the overall gas gathering and processing systems

Assisting in troubleshooting issues with equipment or process components and ensuring lessons learned are incorporated into future designs

Providing engineering support and manage Statoil's MOC process for proposed changes to operating facilities

Ensuring compliance with regulatory, industry, and corporate standards and best practices for all brownfield projects/modifications

Providing field-based engineering support during construction and commissioning activities

Following up on construction activities to ensure compliance with construction contract documents

Participating in design and HAZOP/PHA reviews

Providing feedback into design improvements based on optimization efforts and experience with plant operations

Providing feedback to Austin-based Facilities Engineers on project execution timeline and quality as well as staff, consultant, and contractor performance

Ensuring corporate requirements and initiatives related to HSE are incorporated in the design and execution of the project

Drawing on design and project exposure from a diverse array of shale gas, NGL, and unconventional oil production equipment to formulate technical solutions

Collaborate with various groups within Statoil to steward various projects to completion

This position is based in Williston, ND reporting directly to the Bakken Lead Facilities Engineer.


Must have a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum of eight (8) years of facilities and/or operations experience, working with a producer/operator or service provider required

Candidates with US Onshore facilities experience are strongly preferred

Experience with Honeywell process simulation and pipeline hydraulic modeling software would be beneficial

Experience with design of facilities electrical systems would be beneficial

Working knowledge of regulations, codes, and standards applicable to US onshore shale operating regions

Proven ability to resolve design issues and operating problems arising with gas gathering and processing facilities

Strong MS Office skills: Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook

Personal Qualities

Ability to work in a team environment, as a leader and/or as a member

Proactive with a strong aptitude for multi-tasking

Strong leadership skills

Demonstrated problem solving ability applicable to US Onshore facilities

Independent, self-motivated, and results oriented; able to drive a project or task to completion

Demonstrated organizational and coordination abilities across multiple functional disciplines

Strong communications and people skills

High ethical and HSE standards

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations

We Offer

Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Statoil is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral requested.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.