Artificial Lift Specialist - Well Analyst

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Title: Artificial Lift Specialist - Well Analyst
Location: United States-North Dakota-Dickinson
Job Number: 00010377
Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Artificial Lift Specialist - Well Analyst within our Mid-Continent, Williston group based in Dickinson, North Dakota.
This position is for an individual with strong math and science background. The job duties of this position will include but are not limited to the following:
Troubleshoot and set up Non-Automated POC's for operation, especially on newly acquired properties. With these properties not yet being automated, we need a process to provide a quick survey of each of the well operations
Perform fluid level and dynamometer work on problem wells, wells that the well analyst needs assistance on, as well as new horizontal wells with gas interference issues
Perform troubleshooting and diagnose down hole problems on wells prior to moving the rig over the well such as:
Valve leakage test on rod pumps
Ensure proper pump spacing
Confirm all surface equipment is operating properly (Ex: check valve flow line and casing pressures)
Monitor well with fluid level data to measure inflow into wellbore
Utilize echometer equipment to validate casing or tubing issues
Backup Assigned Well Operations Analyst as needed in the Midland, Hobbs, and Carlsbad offices
Teach and mentor less experienced surface team Production Technicians on
Good fluid level shooting techniques
Dynamometer interpretation on the Sams POC's
Proper setup and troubleshooting POC alarms and parameters
Echometer equipment troubleshooting
Gas Engine setup and operation
Responsible for coordinating beam related field activities
Ensure every well with a POC is properly configured to allow accurate downhole card analysis and is operating with no hardware defects
Ensure accurate and timely well tests are obtained
Validate well tests & troubleshoot variances
Responsible for day-to-day operations such as, shut in and start wells, chemical treatments, rigless jobs, etc.
Direct field-based well failure activities; identify, validate, and react to well failures
Direct Field Techs to well issues as appropriate
Execute displacement changes (SL, SPM)
Coordinate maintenance of POCs
Resolve well and hardware alarms
Coordinate resolution of problems with Field Techs
Identify and resolve production deviations
Participate in operational planning meetings
Attend well and pattern reviews
Attend integrated solutions meetings and interact with engineers.
High School diploma or GED
Strong math skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong computer skills
Team player with strong interpersonal skill set
Self starter with the ability to work independently and meet the objectives of the job and the team.
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Job: Operations (Production)

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