Occidental Petroleum Engineer Facilities in Houston, Texas
Title: Engineer Facilities Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:
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.
In this position, the person will be responsible for facility related activities and will provide engineering expertise in support of reservoir development and ongoing operations with focus on value optimization. Primary job duties involve designing, maintaining, and optimizing upstream onshore surface facilities and production operations. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Facilities Engineer within our Permian Resources Midland Basin Business Unit based in Houston, Texas.
Managing surface infrastructure projects from conception through implementation, including pipelines, compressor stations, pumping stations, and oil/water/gas separation, conditioning and processing facilities.
Analyzing, troubleshooting, and refurbishing existing surface infrastructure elements for optimum utilization.
Project planning and management for safe execution of projects with predictable cost, schedule and performance. Work with subsurface/wells teams to design and install new facilities needed to address changing production rates. Working with operations/construction field personnel to troubleshoot operating issues, develop/implement solutions in order to optimize field activities and ensure mechanicals integrity of equipment is maintained. Education:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related degree program.
A minimum of 5 years work experience in design of onshore oil and gas production and/or gas conditioning and processing facilities. Experience in use of formal project management processes/systems Ability to represent the company’s interests with vendors and contract technical staff. Working knowledge of typical onshore oil and gas construction practices. Working knowledge of onshore oil and gas operations and maintenance functions. Additional Desired Qualifications:
Working knowledge of reliability engineering principles and life cycle cost analysis. Working knowledge of corrosion engineering principles. Formal training and work experience in project management. Working knowledge of procurement systems and contracting
Working knowledge of the following in context of upstream oil and gas operations:
OSHA Process Safety Management elements and typical safety program requirements Industry codes and standards (ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, ASME Section 8, Div. 1 Pressure Vessel Code, etc.) Typical rotating and stationary equipment Typical materials of construction e. Process control elements and systems Proficiency in hydraulic analysis, equipment sizing/design, and system design. Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and in the time required. Proficiency in or ability to learn applicable technical and economic analysis software. Good problem solving and time management skills. Capable of handling multiple jobs simultaneously and planning projects independently Is willing to coach and mentor others Commitment to safety, including safety considerations in engineering design, recommendations, and operability. Ability to work within multidiscipline team environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences within the business. Project management (intermediate level). Capable of managing changing priorities. Is comfortable when dealing with ambiguity . Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite software.
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V