Stabilizer Multi-Skill Operator- Zia Hills

Conoco Phillips

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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 654,000 unconventional net acres. ConocoPhillips began exploring and appraising the basin’s stacked pay potential in 2012. The position grew to its current size through the Concho and Shell transactions. Entering 2022, the company now operates over 2,200 wells throughout the Basin.

Average net production across the basin in 2021 was 286 MBOED and 95 new operated wells were brought online.

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.


If you are selected as the Stabilizer, Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), you will be responsible for the operation of central facilities, new wells into those facilities, monitoring and optimizing of production and costs. You will also be performing most of your responsibilities at the central facility sites and associated well sites.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Following all ConocoPhillips Health, Safety, & Environmental (HSE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Process Safety Management (PSM) rules
  • Ensuring safe and efficient operation of all condensate stabilizing facilities
  • Monitoring the operation of stabilizer and equipment to ensure the most efficient operation
  • Work hours for this position are a twelve-hour rotating shift, occasionally requiring overtime during facility turnarounds, facility upsets, start-ups or when the work load demands require it
  • Loading and unloading condensate and natural gas liquid (NGL) trucks, running all condensate samples (i.e. copper strips for corrosiveness, BS&W shake out, Reid vapor pressure test etc.), run caustic and amine samples
  • Operation of oil stabilizer trains, compressors, vapor compressor unit, fuel fired boilers, condensate unloading pumps, condensate transfer pumps, positive displacement pipeline pumps and LACT units for delivery to 3rd party pipeline pumps
  • Collaborating with Operations and I&E in optimization of plant instrumentation controls
  • Responsible for trouble-shooting operations problems, housekeeping and record keeping
  • Building strong teamwork with all groups within the Delaware Operations and 3rd party truck hauling partners
  • Inspecting tanks and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and taking corrective action
  • Accessing remote locations to check that rotating equipment maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment and making adjustments to automatic and manual controls
  • Gauging tanks for sale or transfer of crude oil and water
  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision to optimize production and reduce safety & environmental impact
  • Enter daily volumes, well tests, downtime and injection information into a computer database
  • Monitor daily production inputs into electronic data capturing software and comparing input data with output data for correctness
  • Report production losses, causes and resolutions into a computer database
  • Monitor and optimizing production and costs within area of control for new wells and facilities
  • Minor hands on production equipment repairs
  • Maintaining chemical injection rates as necessary
  • Entering compressor downtime report into a computer database
  • Monitoring and optimizing compressor runtime and costs within area of control
  • Operating a company-provided vehicle to perform job duties
  • Regulatory work including agency testing requirements, change of status, tank & meter numbering for new facilities
  • Follow all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management System
  • Work 7 days on and 7 days off
  • This role requires a rotation of 7 days of both day and night shifts


  • 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
  • 1+ year direct experience requiring mechanical skills, including but not limited to: Use, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, General tasks requiring physical operation of equipment and machinery, Performing inspection of equipment and machinery
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) align with/align with following: Work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions, Work in several different geographic locations every single day, Work both in and out of a company-owned vehicle, Wear appropriate special safety equipment, Climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks, Walk, bend, stoop, lift, push, and pull, Use hand tools to make minor repairs, Work weekends and be on call
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis
  • Must be willing and able to work 7 and 7 shifts of both days and nights
  • Must be willing and able to work night shifts


  • Associate’s degree / Trade Certification or higher in Production Technology, Process Technology or related technical field or foreign equivalent
  • Intermediate understanding of fractionation principles and practices
  • Basic understanding of gas and liquid measurement and product drying and sweetening
  • Basic knowledge of mechanics and instrumentation within a plant
  • Ability to utilize a laptop 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
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions
  • Responds inventively, flexibly and positively when faced with challenges and demands
  • 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
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
  • 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

Apply Before: June 20, 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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