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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 14 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.

Job Summary:

As an Engineer in ConocoPhillips’ Exploration and Production America’s Business Unit, you would initially be enrolled in one of our two field-based rotational programs. The rotational programs consist of four, 3-month rotations through each of the following disciplines: Production, Completions, Drilling, and either Reservoir or Facilities. Upon completion of the program the engineer will be assigned a permanent role in one of the following disciplines: Production, Facilities, Reservoir, Drilling, Completions, or Projects. Based upon your qualifications and area of specialization, you may be responsible to:

Support daily operations

Develop and implement field optimization strategies.

Ensure designs align with industry standards and codes.

Generate design basis, procedures, cost estimates and schedules for well workovers, recompletions and new wells.

Design and optimize artificial lift systems.

Trouble-shoot and optimize facilities.

Design and construct new facilities. Provide basic process support.

Coordinate risk assessments, HAZOP reviews and MOCs.

Develop the automation, instrumentation and electrical portions of project engineering design packages.

Develop and maintain PLC/software configuration standards

Plan well locations, quantify anticipated reserves, analyze well logs and book corporate reserves

Perform reservoir studies; conduct analysis of secondary recovery projects, complete reserve determinations and well test analysis

Develop integrated models and utilize data analytics for optimization

Develop reservoir models, forecast production

After completion of the field based rotational program, assignments will typically be at one of our sites located in Dickinson or Watford City, North Dakota; Kenedy, Houston, or Midland, Texas. Specific to engineers hired in the ConocoPhillips Alaska Business Unit, you may have the opportunity to rotate through up to three different positions during your first 3 years of employment within Alaska.

As a full time, hire, you may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement, but does depend on the specific work schedule and group you would be working in.

Job Description:


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer and/or education institution

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or foreign equivalent

  • Current level in college: Senior or Graduate Student

  • Expected graduation date: Fall 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024


  • Willing to work in either of these locations: Houston, Kenedy, or Midland, TX; Dickinson or Watford City, ND or Anchorage, AK.

  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Previous internships or co-ops in an energy related field

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Develops strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals

  • Demonstrates taking ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right

  • Demonstrates an understanding of how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business

ConocoPhillips will conduct interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2023 . Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these interviews. If we are not making a visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 31, 2023 .

Job Posting End Date:

October 31, 2023


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, 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.