Deepwater Production Engineer

Job Title: Deepwater Production Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: $175000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, 401K, PTO, Life,
Start Date: 2019-04-08
Reference: BH-106030
Contact Name: Mishu Ullah
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 09, 2019 15:26

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Deepwater Production Engineer


TYPE: Direct Hire, Permanent

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a fast growing Independent Exploration Oil & Gas Company, has a permanent opportunity for a Deepwater Production Engineer for a direct hire position to be based in Houston, TX.


Deepwater Production Engineer

The Deepwater Production Engineer is responsible for well activities within the framework of company’s policies and procedures and in compliance of applicable regulations.


  • Day-to-day monitoring of production and well related activities for fields
  • Provide responsive engineering advice, study results, and compelling recommendations to the team in a timely manner
  • Balancing day-to-day operational priorities with longer-term strategic objectives.
  • Develop recommendations and influence operator actions
  • Ongoing production reporting to Management
  • Develop procedures and guide team when bringing wells online
  • Import best practice and key learning's from the Operator
  • Ensure timely receipt of key operating data from Operator to evaluate well/field performance
  • Support HSE initiatives and ensure compliance with the agreed HSE procedures/policies and Management Standards
  • Attend meetings with Operator/Partners and be prepared to influence Operator actions
  • Identify production enhancement and de-bottlenecking opportunities for deepwater fields
  • Monitor and analyze well performance including nodal analysis modeling (PROSPER), decline curve analysis, and pressure transient analysis
  • Monitor and analyze field performance including network modeling (GAP), material balance modeling (MBAL), and downtime/choke modeling
  • Responsible for developing Flow Assurance procedures that include hydrate, paraffin, and asphaltene mitigation. 
  • Progress well related AFEs through GOM (Gulf of Mexico) JIU approval process including preparation of project justification pack and economic evaluation
  • Work with the Operator to develop and maintain an understanding of issues that could hinder delivery of the production forecast to enable early identification of problems and associated mitigations
  • Maintain OFM databases for evaluating and reporting production performance
  • Develop and maintain networks/relationships with key peers and colleagues in others teams for purposes of knowledge sharing.
  • Stewardship of all well related AFEs (Expense and Capital)
  • Additional experience in dry tree wellwork is a positive

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas environment 
  • Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering or related field

  • Production monitoring, optimization, short-term forecasting, and production operations
  • Experience with completion design/operations - conceptual through production including artificial lift, stimulation techniques, gravel pack and fracturing operations, and Smart Well completions
  • Experience with deepwater developments
  • Knowledge of subsea trees and infrastructure
  • Well performance evaluation experience including pressure transient analysis preferred
  • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse and heavy workload
  • Communicate effectively, both orally in person and using a telephone and in writing
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and be proactive in self-development
  • Have a strong sense of integrity and the ability to deal with ethical situations effectively
  • Willing to work a demanding and flexible schedule
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a fast growing, Independent Exploration Oil & Gas Company, who is driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package with short term and long term incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package, medical coverage, 401K, PTO, and more.