Bitumen Train and Wells Contact Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Rotational
  • Canada

Conoco Phillips

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We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

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Job Summary

Job Description

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has approximately 9,600 employees supporting operations and activities in 13 countries. In 2022, production averaged 1,738 MBOED, and proved reserves were 6.6 BBOE.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 85 MBOED in 2022 and proved reserves were 0.2 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. Within our Calgary office, we have implemented a Hybrid Office Work program, which offers eligible employees flexibility with the option of working remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief through a DEI Council of employees, a culture of psychological safety and an Engagement Network, to name a few. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors, and our communities. 


ConocoPhillips Canada (CPC) is currently recruiting a Bitumen Train and Wells Contact Engineer to join our Surmont Operations team. Reporting to the Calgary-based Production Delivery Supervisor, this position is based out of the Surmont field office on a 14/14 rotational schedule, with flight coverage and camp accommodation provided.

Focusing on bitumen train optimization and field production engineering, this role will closely partner with production engineers, production delivery optimization engineers, facility engineers, field superintendents and control room operators. With an aim to help optimize day-to-day operation of the wells and partner with operations to advance the bitumen treating train, a thorough understanding of the overall operation of a SAGD facility is paramount, including detailed wells and facility engineering knowledge. Our successful candidate will play a critical role in coordination across organizational boundaries, where leadership and interpersonal skills are key.

This is an excellent development opportunity for an engineer who is interested in leading a high value, high exposure role, while also expanding their expertise in several areas of field operations.


  • Lead daily operations meeting (Plan of the Day)
  • Real time support for operations including troubleshooting wells and bitumen treating
  • Work closely with production engineers to optimize and troubleshoot wells
  • Be ready to own the Event Management process for large-scale issue coordination, communication, and resolution if necessary
  • Proactively develop operational plans or identify threats within the Integrated Plan 
  • Work with control panel operators on automation, setpoint changes, chemical dosing
  • Work with field operations to troubleshoot well facility issues
  • Identify and propose opportunities to optimize production and reduce operating costs.
  • Work with production delivery engineer in Calgary on alignment of commercial forecast, losses and potential bottlenecks
  • Ensure sales oil quality specifications at custody transfer

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering from an APEGA recognized institution.
  • 8 years in an oil and gas engineering role with at least 5 in SAGD production
  • Strong commitment to ConocoPhillips Canada’s SPIRIT values and HSE philosophy
  • Strong team player.
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of SAGD production and facilities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter, willing to work independently and across organizational boundaries.
  • Strong commitment to safety and support of CPC core values.
  • Production/facility Engineering and/or field operations experience.

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 closing date.

This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the ConocoPhillips Canada substance abuse program and pre-employment health screening.

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license and a copy of a current driver’s abstract.

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Before: April 29, 2024


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