Water Strategy Coordinator

Occidental Petroleum

Water Strategy Coordinator00026269



Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.


Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business.


Oxy is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Water Strategy Coordinator in Midland, Texas.


Position represents consolidation of water sourcing activities in order to execute commercial and logistical strategies primarily supporting drilling & completions (D&C) operations.  This function also allows Oxy field operations to concentrate and implement efficiencies on other categories.


Responsible for executing water sourcing and transfer strategy by coordinating assets between Oxy and third parties to meet demands established by D&C in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Job entails heavy focus of networking with Oxy field operations, water midstream companies and landowners with excellent service quality. 


Business acumen required to understand water midstream rates, management and integrity to ensure they correspond with Oxy’s culture for a long-term partnership.  Strong stakeholder management with landowners is also key in core responsibilities.  Competencies in water well mechanics, water pond construction and maintenance and pipeline hydraulics also required.


Job emphasis on logistics including the utilization of assets closest to the area of work needed while considering and scheduling other used assets in the area to cover the jobs, ensuring Oxy can meet its safety, production, downtime and cost goals, including any impacts from other third-party contractors.  Coordination with logistic coordinators from other areas required in order to maintain appropriate utilization of resources.


Position must also maintain, grow and strengthen relations with existing water midstream partners as well as evaluate and recommend the onboarding of new partners at all levels of hierarchy including but not limited to water transfer vendors, construction companies, water well service providers, and other water midstream companies.


Responsible for auditing of field tickets, management and approval of invoices for water sourcing and transfer work performed for Oxy.


Problem solving, decision-making abilities, multi-tasking, creativity and teamwork are required.





High school diploma plus related experience.  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred.


  • Basic knowledge of Drilling, Completions, Well Servicing and Operations
  • 10 or more years of Oil field related experience preferred

Skills & Competencies:

  • Resource scheduling
  • Project management
  • Pipeline hydraulics experience
  • Downhole knowledge
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of Oxy best practices/standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft suites and other computer software
  • Ability to attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills.


Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


  Production Ops

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Midland



To apply for this job please visit oxy.taleo.net.