Rig Workover/Coiled Tubing Drilling Engineer

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

Alaska Overview
ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.6 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2021. The company produced an average of 197 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2021. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope—Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates the Alpine Field located on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.

If you are selected as the Rig Workover (RWO) / Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD) Engineer for ConocoPhillips Alaska, you will be specializing in rig-based workover operations and through-tubing sidetracks of existing wells as horizontal multilateral completions. The position reports to the CTD / RWO Engineering Supervisor and resides within a dynamic and highly skilled wells function. This team is responsible for well work planning and oversight on ConocoPhillips Alaska wells, including well workovers and completions, CTD, rig workovers, short rotary sidetracks, and pre-rig well work (service coil, slick-line, and electric-line). ConocoPhillips Alaska wells are located on the North Slope of Alaska. Completions vary from single horizon to multi-horizon selective to multilateral completions. Development drilling continues on a year-round basis, with the oldest wells being of 1960’s vintage. The reservoirs are primarily sandstone, separated by shales & faults, and contain light to viscous oil and associated gas. Most are under waterflood and miscible EOR.

The Rig Workover / Coiled Tubing Drilling Engineer position is responsible for supporting and implementing an active year-round program. The program’s primary focus is the repair of older damaged or broken wells and redevelopment of North Slope reservoirs with through-tubing sidetracks of existing wells as multilateral horizontal completions.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Provide HSE leadership and actively participate in all town and field HSE processes to help progress the ConocoPhillips Incident Free Culture
  • Support a multi-discipline team to develop work procedures meeting well objectives and comply with policies and regulations
  • Optimization of final directional trajectories
  • Assess risk in well planning and operations and develop contingency plans
  • Track cost estimates, AFE’s, and provide AFE overrun notifications within Company policies
  • Provide logistical and scheduling support to operations including identification of long lead materials
  • Prepare regulatory filings for work procedures
  • Maintain working knowledge of company Standards and Recommended practices and conduct work accordingly
  • Schedule/coordinate/monitor pre-rig preparations for workover and CTD rigs
  • Communicating and working with global technical function and local technical leadership as needed to plan and execute the program
  • Provide technical support to operations through daily interfaces with the implementation team
  • Maintain accurate daily costs for work and report final project costs
  • Primary contact for the Asset team during well planning and execution
  • Develop required documentation needed for operational activities
  • Communicate with well service providers to ensure understanding of well objectives and access to relevant technology
  • Monitor activities of service providers to ensure acceptable performance
  • Conduct and document post-project reviews to identify areas for improvement and transfer to other projects
  • Monitor historical and current performance to benchmark progress.
  • Provide support to an active technology development effort


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • 3+ years direct experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Basic level of proficiency with well construction and completion technology
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to visit field locations to review safety, technical issues, and operating practices as needed
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to be available “24hr on-call” with computer and phone access for part of each year supporting rig operations from the office (typically 8 weeks per year, but subject to change)


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, related technical field or foreign equivalent
  • 3+ years of rig workover, drilling, or coiled tubing operations
  • Innovative thinker with an ability to recognize opportunities for work efficiency and cost savings
  • Demonstrates active problem-solving skill set
  • Positive approach to change
  • Commitment to promoting safety and protecting the environment
  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what’s right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Engagement in new programs, processes, and tools to get work accomplished

Apply Before: April 18, 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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.conocophillips.com.

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