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ConocoPhillips Production Specialist - Delaware Basin in LOVING, New Mexico

Title: Production Specialist - Delaware Basin


Job Number: 00SR6

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Delaware Basin Overview

Our unconventional assets in the Delaware Basin are one of the company’s primary opportunities for growth. Spanning West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, the company held approximately 87,000 net acres in the Delaware at year-end 2018. The company is well positioned in some of the most prolific and lowest cost of supply zones, with an active development program underway. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that we are using in this area exemplify this commitment.


The Production Specialist is a leadership role that will provide mentorship to multi-skill operators (MSOs) and provide support to the team for the purpose of optimizing production for both down hole and surface operations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Represent operations by participating in the project activities

  • Provide support to team as needed for preparing recommendations; beam pump designs, and down hole configurations, i.e., capturing data, fluid levels, weigh wells

  • Serve as liaison between support team (PE, RE, FE, Projects, I&E) and Operations. Effectively communicate Operation’s questions/concerns to the support team

  • Ensure MSOs are adequately trained as per curriculum and address technical training needs

  • Cygnet, XSPOC and Avocet for monitoring well performance data

  • FDM opportunities and objectives

  • Loss production reporting system (LPRS) ensuring accuracy and address downtime reduction opportunities

  • Well optimization/chemical meetings to maintain an optimum fractional flow reserve (FFR)

  • Lease reviews to identify and track optimization opportunities

  • Handover processes and pre-startup safety review (PSSR)/commissioning of wells and facilities as needed

  • Safety leadership, stand downs, safety programs

  • Assist in the development of the SOPs (safety operating procedures)

  • Promote SPIRIT values in all dealings with Ops and Project teams

  • Field Specialist shall be trained to assist PE's and Engineering Tech in writing pre pulls

  • Responsible for trouble-shooting operations problems, housekeeping and record keeping

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

  • Monitor and optimizing production and costs within area of control for new wells and facilities

  • Minor hands on production equipment repairs

  • Operating a company-provided vehicle to perform job duties.

  • Adhere to all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management System



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 5 years of direct experience in upstream field operations

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

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

  • 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 24 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's Degree/Trade Certification or higher in Production Technology, Process Technology or related technical field or foreign equivalent

  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish and English

  • Proficient with Word, Excel, SAP, and Outlook

  • Knowledge in Cygnet, Well View, Rod Star, XBALANCE, XSPOC

  • Comprehensive knowledge of oil and gas operations

  • Working knowledge of project processes and workflow

  • Ability to utilize laptop PC and applicable software programs

  • Ability to prepare accurate and legible reports

  • Ability to read and understand production and financial reports

  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions

  • Inclination and aptitude for training and mentoring others

  • Constantly searches for and implements new ways of doing business better

  • Mentors, coaches and develops others to bring out their full potential

  • Team Building - Strong teammate; needs to be committed to safety, environmental and regulatory compliance

  • Displays integrity and follows through on dedications by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Responds inventively, flexibly and positively when faced with challenges and demands

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

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results

  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

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 August 19, 2019.

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


Title: Production Specialist - Delaware Basin