Production Engineer in United States

A permanent position is available for a publicly traded E&P, located in Houston, Texas. Our client, voted in this year's top 5 operators to invest in, is currently looking for an experienced Production Engineer to work in their expanding business.

Responsibilities:
*Work as an active team member with geoscientists, landmen, drilling engineers, facilities engineers, production operations, regulatory analysts, reservoir engineers and others in a dynamic, fast paced organization.
*Daily surveillance and evaluation of producing wells in assigned areas, assuring that performance is maximized.
*Understand and follow all HSE and regulatory practices.
*Work with field engineering counterparts to identify, evaluate and implement new technologies that can aid in the production of shale wells.
*Work with team in the development of LOE and production budgets and forecasts.
*Review financial statements - ensure accuracy of reported information and identify cost reduction potential.
*Planning and design of production, remedial and other well operations required to optimize asset performance.
*Write procedures and justification for approved optimization / well intervention / remedial projects in assigned areas.
*Provide engineering support for ongoing operations in assigned areas. Work with production superintendents during the execution of projects in a manner that delivers projects:
*within 10% of AFE estimates with respect to costs and initial production rates;
*improved cost, production and cycle time efficiency ;
*are HSE or regulatory compliant;
*Analyze results of implemented projects and present same to peers and management.
*Identify and document best practices for production of horizontal gas wells.
*Respond quickly to the needs of field personnel so that well production is maximized and downtime is minimized.
*Provide engineering support for various divisional initiatives and studies as required.
*Work with facilities engineer and production ops to ensure proper surface facilities are in place and optimized.
*Aggressively solve problems & deficiencies when they occur.
*Record and share lessons learned; conduct post well reviews as necessary.

The ideal candidate would have:
*8+ years experience
*Strong team player, leader and communicator that is results driven, but places high value on safety; the environment; and regulatory compliance in a team environment.
*Must have ability to develop and manage multiple, fast track projects with dedication to obtaining desired results and a strong drive for continuous improvement.
*Must be flexible and capable of traveling and working in the field as required.
*Must possess strong motivational skills in order to achieve maximum results in a diverse workforce.
*Horizontal well completions; unconventional reservoirs; and facilities engineering experience a plus.
*Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Good PC skills are required.
*Minimum 3 years related experience.
*Engineering degree required; Petroleum Engineering degree a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
*Above market salary
*Excellent benefits
*Generous stock plan
*Annual bonus

About Petroplan:
Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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