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Lease Operator

Williston, North Dakota, United States


Posted: 10/12/2023

Ref: BH-249421

If you are selected as the contract Multi-Skill Operator/Lease Operator/Pumper for the Eagle Ford Basin, you will be responsible for monitoring and improving production. You will perform most of your responsibilities at the well site via a provided vehicle.  

You will be a Safety Leader and drive ConocoPhillips’ commitment to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).  

While oil and gas experience is preferred, those with strong mechanical reasoning and comprehension, and interest in outdoor lone-work can be trained. We welcome applicants of a diverse group of backgrounds and experience.  

This is a Safety Sensitive position, and you are required to adhere to ConocoPhillips’ commitment to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).  

Key Accountabilities:  

• Accessing remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment,  

adjusting automatic and manual controls  

• Inspecting gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual  

conditions and taking corrective actions  

• Gauging tanks for sale or transfer of crude oil and water  

• Operating and troubleshooting rental compressors, flowing gas wells, gas lift wells, testing wells and operation of sand traps and  

flow back equipment  

• Maintaining chemical injection rates, start up, and shut in wells  

• Entering production data into computer databases and reviewing outputs for correctness  

• Executing new facility walk-throughs, management of changes (MOCs), and pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs)  

• Regulatory work including agency testing requirements, change of status, tank & meter numbering for new facilities  

• Updating piping & instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and site security diagrams for all new wells and facilities  

• Responding to alarms after hours or when on call  

• Implementing all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management  


Required Skills and Experience:  

• Current and valid driver's license  

• 1+ year direct experience requiring mechanical skills, including but not limited to:  

o Use, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment  

o General tasks requiring physical operation of equipment and machinery  

o Performing inspection of equipment and machinery  

• Willing and able to perform/align with following (with or without reasonable accommodation):  

o Work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions  

o Work in several different geographic locations throughout a single workday  

o Work both in and out of a provided vehicle  

o Wear appropriate special safety equipment  

o Climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks  

o Walk, bend, stoop, lift, push, and pull  

o Use hand tools to make minor repairs  

o Work weekends and be on call  

Preferred Skills and Experience:  

• Associate degree/Trade certification or higher in Production Technology, Process Technology, or other related technical field or  

foreign equivalent  

• 1+ year direct experience in an environment prioritizing Health, Safety and Environment  

• 1+ years direct experience with oil and gas production practices, equipment, and terminology  

• Ability to use computers and input data in a timely manner  

• Ability to react to visual and hearing signals, alarms, and instructions  

• Able to meet the clean driving insurability standard requirements to drive a provided vehicle, which means a driving record that  

is clear of any of serious traffic violations  

• Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments  

• Works well with others to meet safety, environment, and production targets  

• Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals  

• Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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