Lease Operator


Our major client in the Oil & Gas industry is seeking a Lease Operator to work within their facilities located in Barstow, TX for a 6-month assignment (subject to extension).

Responsibilities may include:

  • Adhere to all Safety, Environmental, and Company policies and procedures
  • Be a safety leader in the company safety program
  • Participate in pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR)
  • Participate in incident investigations and HSE audits as assigned
  • Operate a company-provided vehicle in a safe manner while adhering to the company driving guidelines
  • Inspect gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and take corrective actions if needed
  • Access remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment, and make adjustments to automatic and manual controls
  • Gauge tanks for sale or transfer of condensate, crude oil, and water while maintaining appropriate and accurate records
  • Ensure wells are prioritized and operated to maintain contractual obligations
  • Operate rental compressors, flowing gas wells, gas lift wells, rod pump units, submersible wells, surface pumping equipment, and test wells
  • Gather relevant data on the above mentioned equipment to and compare daily changes to both equipment and productivity
  • Adjust pumping unit run time, time clock, injection adjustment, stroke lengths, shoot fluid levels, run dynamometers, and perform basic trouble shooting
  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision, SCADA, etc., to optimize production and reduce safety and environmental impact
  • Maintain chemical injection rates, start up and shut in wells
  • Accurately enter daily volumes, well tests, down time and injection information into a computer database in a timely manner
  • Monitor daily production inputs into electric data gathering software and compare input data with output data for accuracy
  • Proactively monitor and optimize production costs within area of control
  • Perform minor hands on production equipment repairs – generate work notifications/material request for all other work that is needed for equipment reliability
  • Operate and optimize Artificial Lift Systems such as: wellhead compression, capillary strings, plunger lift, foamed injection, gas lifts and flow case equipment
  • Execute required regulatory tasks generated by SAP, such as A&OI inspections, site security, and end of the month closings
  • Take full ownership for daily operations and maintenance of assigned wells
  • Have ability to be on call and respond to call-out alarms
  • Maintain cleanliness and order on lease routes and at facilities
  • Perform detailed and effective shift handovers – communicate shift notes where applicable
  • Contribute to achieving Safety, Production, and Financial goals set by both corporate and the individual Business Units


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to perform/comply with the following:
  • To work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions
  • To work in several different geographic locations each day
  • To work both in and out of a company-owned vehicle
  • To wear appropriate special safety equipment
  • To climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks
  • To walk, bend, stoop and lift
  • To use hand tools to make minor repairs
  • To work weekends and be on call


  • Associates Degree/Trade Certification or higher in a Production Technology, Process Technology or related technical field
  • 6+ years direct experience with oil and gas production practices, equipment and terminology
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • Satisfactory safety record and knowledge of safety rules and practices
  • Ability to utilize laptop PC and applicable software programs
  • Ability to prepare accurate and legible reports
  • Ability to read and understand production and financial reports
  • Ability to react to visual and aural signals, alarms, and instructions
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
  • Responds resourcefully, flexibly and positively when faced with challenges and demands
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Builds positive relationships across organizations that foster a strong work environment
  • Constantly searches for and implements new ways of doing business better
  • Encourages new ways of looking at problems, processes or solutions

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