Eng Facilities Sr

Occidental Petroleum

Eng Facilities Sr00033484



Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.


Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people.


We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Eng Advisor Facilities in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), EOR and Midland Basin Business Unit based in Houston, TX.


This business unit’s objective is to grow production by developing new fields with an emphasis on unconventional reservoirs. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary asset team which includes production engineers, facilities engineers, reservoir engineers and operations personnel to help deliver business unit targets. Primary responsibility is to optimize oil and gas production at the well and field level. The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, motivation, and teamwork necessary to challenge and optimize well performance potential and current field operation practices. Additional cross-functional team support and collaboration will include Planning, Land, Finance, Production Revenue & Accounting, Drilling, Completion, Facilities, Asset Operations, Well Analysis & Design, Reserves, Midstream, and Supply Chain.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

·         Ensure short and long term well development plans can be delivered without 3rd party takeaway limitation.

·         Assist in monitoring field wide performance to identify and implement production enhancements for wells, facilities, and or operations.

·         Work closely with subsurface, production, and field teams to optimize well drawdown and facility operations.

·         Collaborate within and outside the company to evaluate takeaway readiness for oil/gas/water and develop economic options to resolve system/facilities constraints and or production downtime due to takeaway limitations.

·         Primarily responsible for developing and managing an integrated hydraulic model for each product stream (water/oil/gas) to support field development planning and takeaway optimization.

·         Utilize flow simulation tools (e.g., PIPESIM, HYSIS, OLGA, Synergi, GAP) to identify system bottlenecks to help develop economic solutions.

·         Drive projects and initiatives to minimize surface facilities downtime and create KPI’s to monitor progress.

·         Ensure all basis of design incorporate latest HSE compliance, standards and recommended practices.

·         Participate in HSE initiatives and help drive for Operational Excellence

·         Develop or support standard designs for common infrastructure to benefit the organization.

·         Recommend system upgrades/retrofits/adjustments to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency.

·         Drive initiatives for OPEX reduction and facilities optimization.

·         Conduct root cause failure analyses and implement preventive measures.

·         Prepare cost estimates, economic analyses, procedures, and AFEs for optimization projects as needed.

·         Prepare clear, technically supported memos, recommendations, and reports.

·         Participate in or coordinate HAZIDS, HAZOPS, PSSRs, and PHAs.

·         Mentor early career engineers and interns.




Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ME, ChemE, or PE) with 5-7 years of relevant experience.


Required Qualifications:

·         Team player with strong facilitation and project management abilities.

·         Familiarity with computational flow dynamics (CFD) concepts and multiphase flow modeling.

·         Working knowledge of industry software (e.g., Spotfire, PowerBI, PETEX Suite, PIPESIM, HYSIS, OLGA, Synergi etc.)

·         Strong communication skills and ability to work in a cross-functional team environment to resolve complex problems.

·         Proactive engagement with internal stakeholders and external parties (contractors, vendors, and partners).

·         Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and handle ambiguity.

·         Understanding of hydraulic modeling, artificial lift types and nodal analysis software.

·         Ability to apply engineering skills to problem-solving and performance analysis.

·         Fundamental understanding of inflow and outflow concepts.




This position is eligible for Balanced Work Program (work from home on Mondays & Fridays) and the 9/80 work schedule.


Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





To apply for this job please visit oxy.taleo.net.