Production Superintendent

Company Name:
Kodiak Oil & Gas
Responsible for guiding all daily field production operations for the North Area producing areas. Responsibilities would include leading the production field teams in all aspects of production operations including production optimization, LOE performance, artificial lift installation, tank battery construction optimization, routine and major expense repairs, training and mentoring field staff, HSE and regulatory compliance. This position will supervise Production Foreman and other associated personnel and contractors and work closely with the Construction, Facilities and Midstream Groups on projects. This Production Superintendent will oversee a key rich producing asset with five (5) drilling rigs currently operating.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities
Production Optimization
Communicate weekly production targets and coordinate with engineers on individual well type curves for targets.
Review production information with field personnel, identify and monitor key performance indicators.
Conduct daily surveillance review of project area, identify production variances and communicate with field personnel.
Coordinate production foreman and lease operator schedules.
LOE Budget and Analysis
Ensure LOE statements are reviewed for each area
Communicate actual vs. budget performance
Monitor monthly lease operating expenses on line item basis utilizing monthly accounting period LOE statements
Contact production engineers and operations support accountants concerning miscoded or misplaced cost items
Approve invoices and ensure costs are accurately coded
Assist production engineers with LOE budgeting tools and accounting/service cost period analysis to submit accurate monthly accruals
Schedule Artificial Lift Installation for Wells
Coordinate with production engineers on process to ensure production optimization for well life cycle including timing of artificial lift implementation
Review artificial lift design and procedures and provide recommendations
Coordinate with vendors and procurement group for timely delivery of tangible equipment to meet project schedules
Provide oversight and operations guidance
Well Failures
Conduct quarterly well reviews in field for each well/area; review failure rates, identify problem areas and perform root cause analysis with production engineers and field staff to solve and lower failure rates
Assist in review of routine and major expense well repairs
Assist in preparation and well intervention procedures to improve performance
Assist production foreman and engineers with post-job analysis
Construction & Maintenance
Coordinate with construction personnel to schedule and complete projects for production on line date.
Evaluate and coordinate with Facilities Group on SCADA requirements and multi-well pad tank battery construction requirements, Lufkin well controllers, flow line design, pressures, rates, levels for oil, gas and water production and sales, perform hazard identification/analysis for commissioning new tank battery designs and equipment configurations
Review maintenance records and ensure quarterly and annual maintenance schedules are in place and met, ensure lease inspections are conducted and deficiencies are corrected and ensure vessel inspections are up-to-date
Lease Operator Training
Conduct quarterly lease inspections on routes and review with lease operators
Review proficiency evaluations to determine training requirements of staff and prioritize training based on risk exposure and overall deficiencies
Schedule manufacturer and/or service provider equipment training seminars
HSE Compliance
Coordinate with HSE staff on ensuring specific training requirements are in place for personnel for field team in project area; company expectations, company HSE management program, OSHA standards, i.e., LOTO, confined space, hot work, working at heights, etc. Site specific: H2S, etc.
Environmental compliance with air quality, water quality, spill prevention and waste management regulations
Coordinate with HSE staff on performing audits on third party contractors on training standards and HSE management programs
Seasoned professional with a minimum 20 years operations experience with 10 years of supervisory experience in onshore oil and gas production operations and field optimization highly preferred. (Bakken formation experience preferred)
Experience in well operations (pumping units, jets pumps, ESP's, etc.), workover/well intervention and tank battery facilities is also preferred
Well-developed organizational skills, documentation skills and critical analysis skills are essential
Proficiencies with MS Office(Word, Excel and Power Point), familiarity with eVIN preferred
Physical Requirements
Ability to stand, stoop, walk, climb tank stairs, carry instruments weighing up to 80 pounds
Regular bending, lifting up to (50 pounds) without assistance crouching, pulling and kneeling to check equipment and gauges and perform repairs
Ability to one arm carry up to (25 pounds) without assistance
Ability to climb ladders
Ability to work overhead for long to short periods of time
Ability to work significant amount of time as required in completing job responsibilities
Ability to work weekend rotations
Daily driving of approximately 90 miles or more as required completing assigned jobs and/or repairs.
Exposure to and driving in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, extreme cold, sun, rain, hail, sleet, high winds, etc. to run well routes and inspect and repair equipment
Working environment includes exposure to extremely loud noises in field, hazardous chemicals, and hydrocarbons that may be under extreme pressure for which appropriate safety measures are required. Also includes working with moving machinery/equipment parts for which extreme caution must be taken
Extended climbing; the ability to perform fine manipulation with hands
Date: 2014-05-01
Country: US
State: ND
City: Dickinson
Category: Engineering/Operations
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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