Sr. Production Engineer – Bakersfield

Crimson Resource Management has an immediate opening for a Sr. Production/Reservoir Engineer in the Bakersfield, CA office. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years of applicable work history and a BS in Petroleum Engineering is preferred. Must be experienced in project design, production monitoring, production optimization, basic reservoir analysis and surveillance; familiarity with OFM and Aries or similar databases is preferred. Heavy & light oil production operations experience is a plus.

Crimson has an excellent benefits package (i.e. 9/80 alternative work schedule, 401(k) company match, company provided life insurance)

Position Roles and Responsibilities:

This production engineering position has the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Analysis and recommendation for improvement of well performance.
  • Analysis and recommendation for well stimulations as needed.
  • Analysis and recommendation for improvement of well failures.
  • Analysis and recommendation for selection of and improvement in performance of artificial lift systems; optimize lift performance relative to failures.
  • Analysis and recommendation for P&A candidates.
  • Provide basic reservoir surveillance and analysis for reservoirs in various areas within California.
  • Provide decline curve analysis.
  • Identify development and infill opportunities with drilling recommendations.
  • Provide well-workover recommendations, AFE’s, procedures, post-job analysis, and documentation.
  • Monitor production and workover rig activity.
  • Engineering support of various projects on downhole equipment efficiency and failure impact.
  • On site failure analysis, recommendation and remediation for team processes/equipment.
  • Review reservoir response with Reservoir Engineering to optimize performance.
  • Assist in the development, implementation or improvement of Standard Operating Procedures and technical specifications .
  • Monitor field production and injection performance. Identify reservoir performance deficiencies and develop solutions to correct.
  • Coordination of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Engineering support for evaluation, optimization, repair or replacement of facilities and related equipment including AFE’s and economic evaluation.

Key Deliverables of Subject Position’s Group:

  • This position will report to the Light Oil Asset Manager and will be responsible for assisting to optimize reservoir and well performance of all of Crimson’s assets.
  • The main goal of this position is to identify and complete work-over and return to production(RTP) candidates that will prove to be economic as well as plug and abandoned (P&A) candidates.
  • Key activities include analyzing production, injection, and reservoir data to gain an in-depth understanding of reservoir performance. Activities also include assisting in the planning of development projects, production forecasting, economic evaluations and providing project implementation support.

Critical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with heavy & light oil production engineering practices and surveillance methods.
  • Proficient at well performance evaluation.
  • Familiar with using OFM and Aries.
  • Familiarity with economic evaluation.
  • Ability to evaluate risks and make decisions with limited data.
  • Ability to prepare well programs for well-workover and P&A candidates.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player able to effectively work inter-dependently.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher in Petroleum Engineering.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in production engineering with basic reservoir analysis and surveillance.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send resume to:

Crimson Resource Management
Human Resources
5001 California Ave., Ste. 206
Bakersfield, CA 93309
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