Sr. Engineer Production Engineering Job



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 



Production Engineers (PE) have responsibilities in Safety, Quality, Delivery (Production), Cost and People (SQDCP). The core responsibility is to optimize production by deploying “Hess Way of Working”. They serve as the focal points between the Offshore Operations Team and Onshore Discipline Engineers and supporting functions. They optimize production by providing a broad range of engineering, scientific and operational input. The nature of work can be brownfield or greenfield and the assets can be Hess-operated or operated by others (OBO).



Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

  • Support the design and execution of well treatments and interventions to meet asset EHS targets through risk assessments, Hazops/Hazids etc. so that everyone, everywhere, every day goes home safe

Quality, Delivery and Cost

  • Production Optimization
    • Responsible for production/injection surveillance
    • Establish the Well Operating Envelope (WOE) and provide well management guidelines (pressures, temperatures, rates etc.)
    • Function as Project Manager for well treatment projects following the “GOM way of well treatments” and manage multidisciplinary teams through the stages of the well treatments process (Frame through Refine) till the well is ramped back to production
    • Support partner engagements and communication with regulator for various well production-related aspects
    • Model the inflow and outflow system to optimize production. This includes completion performance (flux) modeling, development of inflow and vertical lift curves, performing nodal analysis and Integrated Production Modeling (IPM)
    • Provide support for production-related well problems (lift, flow assurance and hardware/software issues)
    • Work with Completions, Reliability Engineers and Supply Chain Management to review and improve artificial lift and other well equipment
    • Provide guidance for monitoring, managing and remediating downhole corrosion, hydrate, scale, wax, paraffin and asphaltene, including chemical treatment and well interventions
    • Troubleshoot well productivity issues using appropriate LEAN tools such as Problem Solving A3 (PSA3) and Value Stream Maps (VSM)
  • Value Estimation
    • Conduct decision and economic analysis to support production optimization measures including well interventions
  • Business Process
    • Provide the 2-year Short-Term Production Forecast (STPF), uncertainty and deferral analysis (availability and reliability assumptions) and production variance commentary
  • Greenfield Development
    • Determine well construction and production limits (such as tubing sizing, erosional velocity limits, flux limits, drawdown and critical sanding limits)
    • Supply well surveillance and data acquisition (SDA) requirements, input into the formation evaluation program and compose the well ramp-up plan for a start-up
    • Input into well concept selection (e.g., dual-zone completions, sequence of production from dual zones, smart sleeves, artificial lift requirements)
    • Support operations readiness to receive well production
  • Networking
    • Participate in engineering networks and share lessons learned
    • Present topics of interest at a network or internal and external conferences


  • Teach less experienced engineers aspects of PE
  • Mentor them as they traverse their career paths



  • 10 + years of production engineering experience; with at least 5 years of experience working deepwater
  • Production system knowledge
  • Deepwater, subsea and field operations experience a plus
  • Project Management skills
  • Software skills in PETEX Suite, Microsoft Office, MS Projects, PI, Visio, Oilfield Manager (OFM) and Spotfire
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical, problem-solving and process improvement skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Production / Operations Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26745



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