ConocoPhillips Drilling Supervisor - Multiple Locations in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Drilling Supervisor - Multiple Locations


Job Number: 00RV6

The Drilling Supervisor will provide support for the Great Plains Business Unit (GPBU) OR the Gulf Coast Business Unit (GCBU).

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Bakken Asset Overview

The Bakken is a large shale play located in the Willison Basin, which stretches across portions of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. The Bakken is one of the company’s three key growth areas within its Lower 48 business unit, with a development area covering approximately 630,000 net acres at the end of 2017. The company’s activities focus on unconventional tight oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin. Operational and capital efficiencies continue to improve in the basin through the use of multi-well pad drilling, completion optimization, facility design changes and data analytics. In 2017, net production from the Bakken averaged 65 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Eagle Ford Asset Overview

ConocoPhillips acreage is located in the sweet spot of the Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas. The company was one of the first to enter the play in 2009, and by year-end 2017 held approximately 210,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak counties. Since field inception, ConocoPhillips has produced more than 300 million barrels of oil equivalent from the field and continues to build the Eagle Ford into a legacy asset with production expected for years to come. In 2017, net production from the Eagle Ford averaged 133 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, with about 80 percent of the production coming from liquids.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2017, the company held about 1 million net acres across the basin, with net production of 60 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally-responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.


Position reports to the Drilling Superintendent and is responsible for providing onsite supervision of development drilling operations for ConocoPhillips. The position will safely and expertly run rig site operations and personnel to deliver the business objectives. This position will also act as the COP safety leader for wellsite location and operations. This is a rotational position that requires travel to and from home to the work site.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Be a safety leader and define the HSE tone and expectations for the location

  • Lead all operations in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all personnel and the protection of the environment

  • Lead all pre-tour safety meetings, participate in all 3rd party safety meetings, and JSA discussions

  • Responsible for the onsite participation and implementation of all safety policies and programs

  • Maintain proper well control certification and be capable of running well control situations

  • Identify/assess HSE and operational risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate same

  • Ensure work plans are communicated to and understood by all affected personnel

  • Ensure operations comply with all statutory, policy and program requirements

  • Ensure all regulatory approvals are in place prior to any operation

  • Continuously identify ways to reduce cost and improve work program effectiveness without sacrificing quality, production rates or reserves

  • Daily communication with Drilling Engineer to improve the learning process is used to continuously improve well planning and execution

  • Maintain direct and timely communication with the Field Drilling Supervisor / Drilling Superintendent

  • Investigate, follow up and ensure all incidents relating to rig site personnel, equipment and procedures are closed out

  • Monitor, evaluate and regularly report on overall performance against program and performance of the services and equipment involved in the operation

  • Ensure all daily Wellview reports are submitted on time and information is complete and accurate

  • Coordinate, supervise, and critique service company activities. Report opportunities for improvement and significant achievements that are specific to service company performance

  • Review and recommend optimization of drilling program/procedures

  • logistics planning and communications for equipment, personnel, and services

  • Maintain working knowledge of COP Standards and Recommended Practices and conduct work accordingly



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • 5 years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Valid Driver's License

  • IADC Well Control Certification

  • Willingness and able to work a rotational on-call schedule


  • 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Advanced level of conducting visible HSE Leadership

  • Knowledge of well reporting (WellView) and Landmark drilling engineering software packages

  • Well-developed project management skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects concurrently

  • Knowledge and capability with Spotfire, Treeage, and data analytics tools

  • Ability to prioritize in a multi-faceted work environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to build an environment which fosters innovation and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated strong networking and communication skills

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment

  • Demonstrates a strong dedication to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 21, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Drilling & Completions

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor


Title: Drilling Supervisor - Multiple Locations