Western North Slope Fieldwide Operations Supervisor

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 1.2 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2022. The company produced an average of 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest legacy conventional oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope: Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates several fields 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.

Western North Slope Overview

The Western North Slope encompasses the Colville River Unit (Alpine), its satellite fields and the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit.

Alpine Overview

The Alpine Field, located approximately 34 miles west of Kuparuk, is one of the largest conventional onshore oil fields developed in North America in the past 25 years. Alpine is a model for future oil developments as directional drilling and other innovations minimize its environmental footprint. Field installations include one central production facility that separates oil, natural gas, and water.

In 2022, net crude oil production was 30 MBOED.

Alpine Satellites Overview

The Alpine satellites fields consist of the Fiord, Nanuq and Qannik. All satellite fields are produced through the Alpine facilities. In 2016, approval was received to construct an extended-reach drilling (ERD) rig to access the western extension of the Fiord Field. The rig was delivered to the Alpine CD2 drill site in 2020 and commenced drilling operations in June 2021. As North America’s largest mobile land rig, it is capable of drilling lateral lengths to more than seven miles and is expected to enhance resource recovery and minimize the surface footprint of development. The wells are being drilled from a 5.8-acre expansion of the CD2 drill site. In May 2022, Fiord West Kuparuk achieved its first production.

In 2022, net crude oil production was 30 MBOED.

Greater Mooses Tooth Overview

The Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit, the first unit established entirely within the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A), was formed in 2008. In 2017, the company began construction in the unit with two drill sites, GMT1 and GMT2. GMT1 achieved its first production in 2018. It is connected to the CD5 processing facilities by gravel roads and pipelines. GMT2, the North Slope’s westernmost producing field, achieved its first oil in 2021. The drill site is connected by road and pipeline to GMT1 and has development plans for 36 wells initially, with capacity for up to 48 wells.

In 2022, net crude oil production was 14 MBOED.


The Western North Slope (WNS) Fieldwide Supervisor role is a new position designed to strengthen planning and execution of critical work at Alpine and its associated drill sites as the asset prepares for significant growth through Willow construction, and ultimately, operation. The Fieldwide Supervisor leverages an established background in operations, technical and/or field experience to lead field activity in WNS’ remote environment with strong Operating Integrity.

The WNS Fieldwide Operations Supervisor leads multiple services and teams that are critical to work execution across the Western North Slope through direct COP staff supervision and indirect third-party contractor work group management.

Service responsibilities include management of the mobile and non-mobile equipment fleet, maintenance of all gravel roads and pads, well support group activities, and oversight of routine airport operations. The WNS Fieldwide Operations Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that these services are performed in a safe, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective manner. These scopes are executed by a workforce of approximately 130 contract employees. Additionally, this position will provide direct oversight of 6 ConocoPhillips Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance staff to ensure critical remote-living utilities are safe and operational.

The WNS Fieldwide Operations Supervisor will provide coverage for the Alpine Operations Supervisor, Fieldwide Operations Superintendent, or WNS Maintenance Superintendent in a ‘step-up’ capacity as required to ensure coverage of critical field leadership positions. This will include contractor management, and Incident Management Team (IMT) coverage.

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:

Equipment Fleet Management

  • Supply, operate, and maintain a fleet of approximately 650 units consisting of light duty vehicles, heavy equipment, specialty vehicles, construction equipment, portable tanks, non-mobile equipment, etc
  • Manage the fleet utilization billing process to ensure correct cost allocation to the end users
  • Manage the annual fleet renewal program from a budgetary and execution standpoint
  • Deliver fuel to all fleet vehicles and equipment throughout the field
  • Dispatch non-mobile equipment to users throughout the field
  • Maintain a light duty vehicle pool for short term use in the field
  • Haul water and wastewater to/from temporary camps and Envirovacs as needed

Roads & Pads Maintenance

  • Provide gravel maintenance, de-watering, and snow removal on approximately 30 miles of gravel road, all pipeline access roads and pads, and 8 Facility and Drill Site pads
  • Onsite management of Civil Construction projects and major repairs (i.e., pads, roads, bridges, well excavations etc.) as needed

Well Support Group

  • Collaborate with the WNS Operations Supervisor to align Wellwork Priorities and resource requirements from the contractor Well Support group. Ensure necessary contract resources are identified and allocated to drive appropriate headcount on site
  • Set priority and direction for contractor Well Support group to ensure alignment with Wellwork Priorities and other shared resource requirements to support execution of the Integrated Plan
  • Manage headcount and work scope during periods of elevated activity (i.e. ice road season, facility turnarounds, development campaigns and capital projects)

Airport Operations Management

  • Ensure that the Alpine CD1 runway/apron and CD3 runway are maintained both summer and winter according to the guidelines that have been developed and agreed to by the COP Aviation group
  • Coordinate with Aviation and Materials anytime a runway closure is required
  • Coordinate with the aviation group on all Helicopter operations for Alpine and Willow

Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance

  • Ensure the safe operation of the Alpine Water Treatment Plant in order to produce the required potable water volume to meet the demand of the Alpine Operating Center and other Alpine infrastructure, while complying with all applicable regulations
  • Ensure the safe operation of the Alpine Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to support the needs of the Alpine Operating Center and other Alpine infrastructure, while complying with all applicable regulations
  • Ensure the safe operation of the Alpine Incinerators in order to handle all of the garbage generated at Alpine while complying with all applicable regulations
  • Ensure that all non-burn waste material (for example, metal recycle) is handled properly and transported offsite for proper disposal

Additional responsibilities:

  • Drive workflow improvements and optimizations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and department leaders to ensure their individual areas of responsibility receive a level of service that minimizes overall cost to the business
  • Ensure that support services are provided to users in a way that minimizes the overall cost to the business
  • Accountable for the HSE and process safety performance of the supporting contractors including KPI tracking, incident reporting, investigation, and action / resolution
  • As a member of WNS leadership, support field wide initiatives and processes to influence the overall HSE and process safety performance of the organization
  • Support business unit and overall corporate goals
  • Work closely with the ConocoPhillips logistics group to maximize efficiencies in the re-supply efforts for WNS
  • Act as the single point of contact to provide input on behalf of WNS Operations and Maintenance during the ice road pre-planning phase, and coordinate Operations and Maintenance Simops activities during ice road execution season
  • Coordinate Simops activities related to Willow Construction for Operations and Maintenance



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • 3+ years of experience in oil and gas operations or maintenance execution
  • 3+ years of experience in vehicle fleet management or facility maintenance/management.
  • 1+ years of experience with project development and execution
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work in a remote work location on a 2 weeks on/2 weeks off work schedule


  • 3+ years of experience in contractor management
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • 3+ years of experience in the Alpine field
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver HSE continuous improvement results
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Listens actively and invites innovative ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity
  • Understands how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business

Apply Before: March 15, 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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