First Delivery Multi-Skill Operator

Conoco Phillips

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Who We Are

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.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Job Description

Delaware Basin Overview

Spanning West Texas through Southeast New Mexico, ConocoPhillips holds approximately 709,000 total net acres in the Delaware Basin, which includes approximately 699,000 unconventional net acres. ConocoPhillips began exploring and appraising the basin’s stacked pay potential in 2012 and has gained extensive technical expertise to optimize development. Entering 2023, the company now operates over 2,800 wells throughout the Basin.

In 2022, the company operated an average of 10 drilling rigs, including one electric rig, and 153 new operated wells were brought online. Net production in 2022 averaged 321 MBOED.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Loving/Carlsbad, NM area. For more details visit: Living in Loving/Carlsbad and view the A Diamond in the Desert video.


The First Delivery Multi-Skill Operator MSO will be responsible for start-up and commissioning of new wells and facilities within the Delaware Basin. You will be responsible for working with flowback contractors, ensuring safe operations of assigned facilities, and responding to alarms as necessary.

This is a Safety Sensitive position

Responsibilities may include:

  • Safely executing the start-up plan of new wells and facilities
  • Inspecting gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and taking corrective action
  • Assessing remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressure and flow on separation equipment, making adjustments to automatic and manual controls.
  • Gauging tanks for sale or transfers of crude oil and water
  • Operating and troubleshooting rental compressors, flowing gas wells, gas lift wells, testing wells and operating of sand traps and flowback equipment
  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision to optimize production and reduce safety and environmental impact
  • Maintain chemical injection rates, start up and shut down wells
  • Entering daily volumes, well tests, downtime, and injection volumes into a computer database
  • Monitoring daily production inputs into electronic data capturing software and comparing input data with output correctness
  • Reporting production losses, causes, and resolutions into databases
  • Monitoring and optimizing production and costs within area of control for new wells and facilities
  • Complete hands-on production equipment repairs
  • Executing new facility walk-throughs, management of change (MOC’s) and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR’s)
  • Regulatory work including agency testing requirements, change of status, tank and meter numbering for new facilities
  • Operate a company provided vehicle to perform job duties in a safe manner
  • Implement all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management System


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Current / Valid driver’s license
  • 3+ year direct experience with oil and gas production practices, equipment, and terminology
  • 1+ year experience working with pressurized equipment
  • 1+ year experience in troubleshooting and repairing facility equipment
  • Willing and able to perform/align with the following (with or without reasonable accommodation): Work in extreme temperatures or adverse weather conditions, Work in multiple geographic areas every day, Work both in and out of a company owned vehicle, Wear appropriate PPE as required, Climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks, Walk, bend, stoop, lift, push, and pull, Use hand tools to make repairs, Work weekends and be on call
  • Willing and able to work an 8/6 rotation


  • 3+ year experience working with pressurized equipment
  • 3+ year experience in troubleshooting and repairing facility equipment
  • Associates degree/Trade certificate or higher in Petroleum Technology, Process Technology, or other related technical fields or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of direct experience with oil and gas production practices, equipment, and terminology
  • 1+ years of experience with flowback equipment
  • 1+ year with gas lift experience
  • Basic level of proficiency with Microsoft O365 applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, and Word)
  • Ability to build accurate and legible reports
  • Ability to react to visual and aural signals, alarms, and instructions
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

Apply Before: June 30, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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