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ConocoPhillips Multi-Skill Operator (MSO) – Delaware Basin East in CARLSBAD, New Mexico

Title: Multi-Skill Operator (MSO) – Delaware Basin East


Job Number: 00U7T

Who We Are

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 15 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.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2020, the company held about 750 thousand net acres across the basin, with net production of 85 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.

In January 2021, ConocoPhillips completed the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc., greatly expanding the company’s position in the Permian Basin. The addition of 550,000 net acres complements the company’s position in the Delaware and Midland Basins and created a sizeable Permian presence.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Loving/Carlsbad, NM area. For more details visit: Living in Loving/Carlsbad ( and view the A Diamond in the Desert ( video.


If you are selected as the Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), you will be responsible for monitoring and optimizing production and costs and performs most of your responsibilities at the well site.

This is a safety-sensitive position

Responsibilities may include:

  • Operate gas lift wells and compression

  • Inspect gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and taking corrective actions

  • Access remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment, adjusting automatic and manual controls

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

  • Operate rod pumping wells, electric submersible pumps (ESPs), flowing wells, and well test systems

  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision to optimize production and reduce safety and environmental impact

  • Maintain chemical injection rates, start up and shut-in wells

  • Enter daily volumes, well tests, downtime, and injection information into a computer database

  • Monitor daily production inputs into electronic data gathering software and comparing input data with output data for correctness

  • Monitor and optimizing production and costs within area of control

  • Minor hands-on production equipment repairs

  • Operate a company-provided vehicle to perform job duties in a safe manner

  • You will need to align with all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management System



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Current/valid driver's license

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

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

  • Work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions

  • Work in several different geographic locations every single day

  • Work both in and out of a company-owned vehicle

  • Wear appropriate special safety equipment

  • Climb heights up to 30 feet to gauge tanks

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

  • Use hand tools to make minor repairs

  • Work weekends and be on call


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

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

  • Currently reside or be willing to relocate within a 40-mile driving radius of Carlsbad, NM

  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish and English

  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

  • Ability to build accurate and legible reports

  • Ability to read and understand production and financial reports

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

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

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

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 28th, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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.


Job Function: Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: DELAWARE BASIN

Title: Multi-Skill Operator (MSO) – Delaware Basin East