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ConocoPhillips Alaska - Allocation Engineer/Allocation Specialist - North Slope in NORTH SLOPE, Alaska

Title: Alaska - Allocation Engineer/Allocation Specialist - North Slope


Job Number: 00SNO

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 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of March 31, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,318 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE 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.

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas per day. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


ConocoPhillips Alaska is recruiting for an Allocation Engineer / Allocation Specialist that will be based on the North Slope at CPF3. This position works a rotational schedule with an alternate (2 weeks on / 2 weeks off). The position works closely with Eni to manage the interface between the Oooguruk Unit (OU) operated by Eni and the Kuparuk River Unit (KRU) operated by ConocoPhillips and provides operational support for facility sharing agreements.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Demonstrating Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) leadership and performing all duties in compliance with our HSE Management System, applicable government regulations, industry standard methodologies and all other ConocoPhillips policies

  • Represent the interests of the Kuparuk River Unit owners with regard to the Production Processing and Services Agreement (PPSA) with the Oooguruk Unit owners

  • Auditing measurement systems to ensure standard methodologies and regulatory requirements are being followed. Witness calibrations of metering equipment. Analyze quality of calibrations and assure standards and agreements are followed. Develop expertise in meters that are part of the PPSA and ensure that OU is operating in accordance with all agreements and service manuals

  • Monitor and/or perform daily gas and pressure backout calculations. Support maintenance of the Kuparuk Integrated Network Model “KINM” and Gas Lift Optimization “GASOPT” backout programs, including tuning hydraulic models

  • Compute water backout for OU and provide annual forecasts. Maintain water backout calculations and review for completeness at month end

  • Lead, assist, participate in metering and allocation audits and technical measurement reviews related to the PPSA and OU

  • Monitor and/or perform daily measurement risk recompense computations. Assist in the development of uncertainty tables, and computations of uncertainty in measurement conditions outside the tables. Participate in biannual uncertainty review

  • Participate in development of protocols related to operation, measurement and allocation

  • Participate in setting performance targets, developing quality control standards and reviewing performance related to standards

  • Monitor daily activity and rates from OU. Review daily run tickets, anomaly and alarm reports. Compute corrections and coordinate with OU on measurement errors. Review automation data points and operation. Develop new automation tools to assist in oversight of OU rates and operational impacts on KRU

  • Assist in development of proper PVT correlations for measurement, and assure that sufficient PVT samples are taken and analyzed to keep correlations current

  • Confirm that quality bank samples and calculations are being handled properly

  • Review all rate data before 3rd business day of the following month to assure smooth allocation closeout

  • Monitor OU actions for interference with KRU operations. Compute impacts of OU actions and notify OU and KRU accounting

  • Monitor OU production compliance with PPSA acceptance standards. Where necessary request samples to confirm compliance or interference/backout

  • Notify OU of all KRU work which may or will impact OU production or injection. Maintain daily contact and be the main point of contact for OU operations management and engineering on any topic related to OU operations

  • Work to develop methods, and then execute re-computations of OU/KRU production allocation data found to be in error from 2012 forward

  • Assist Optimization Engineer with monthly OU nomination process

  • Assure good communication between OU and KRU on past and future rates

  • Communicate routinely with OU on-site and Anchorage personnel to assure smooth operations

  • Assure that OU is sampling according to sampling plan, and that sample data is used in the measurement QC basis in a timely manner to improve the quality of measurement



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • 1 years experience dealing with process flow, production allocation, and flow measurement

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Willing to wear Nomex fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection)

  • Possess valid driver's license


  • Bachelors of Science degree or higher in Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil Engineering

  • Commitment to stringent HSE and ethical standards

  • Proficient with data analytics and modeling software, including Spotfire, Python, and Hysis.

  • Proficient documentation and presentation skills

  • Familiarity with Arctic Operations

  • Understanding of plant and process facility operations

  • Comprehensive understanding of industry practices in flow measurement and metering

  • Strong communication, integrated teamwork and analytical skills

  • Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities

  • The capability to interface continuously with both hourly and salaried positions of varied disciplines and ability to maintain good working relationships with team members and Operations personnel is necessary

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

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

  • 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 and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 26, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. 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: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: ALASKA

Title: Alaska - Allocation Engineer/Allocation Specialist - North Slope