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Job Summary

Job Description

Bakken Overview

The Bakken trend is a sequence of liquids-rich sand and shale layers in the Williston Basin, which stretches across western North Dakota and into Canada. The company’s position in the Bakken development area is comprised of approximately 560,000 net acres, which include 382,000 net mineral acres and 178,000 net leasehold acres. The company focuses on unconventional tight-oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin.

During 2022, net production averaged 95 MBOED. There were 43 operated wells brought online during 2022, bringing the total to more than 800 operated wells online at year-end.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips’ offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Watford City, ND area. For more details visit: Living in the Bakken (https://hrcpdocctr.conocophillips.com/Documents/StaffingExpress/L48-Watford_City_Overview.pdf) and view the Living and Working in Watford City (http://www.conocophillips.com/spiritnow/story/living-and-working-in-watford-city/) video.


If you are selected as the Drilling Supervisor, you will be responsible for providing onsite supervision of development drilling operations for ConocoPhillips. This position will safely and efficiently manage rig site operations and personnel to deliver the business objectives. This position will also act as the ConocoPhillips safety leader for wellsite location and operations.

This is a rotational position that requires travel to and from home to the work site.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Be a safety leader and define the HSE tone and expectations for the location

  • Lead all operations in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all personnel and the protection of the environment

  • Lead all pre-tour safety meetings and participate in all 3rd party safety meetings and JSA discussions

  • Responsible for the onsite participation and implementation of all safety policies and programs

  • Maintain proper well control certification and be capable of managing well control situations

  • Identify/assess HSE and operational risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate same

  • Ensure work plans are communicated to and understood by all affected personnel

  • Ensure operations align with all statutory, policy and program requirements

  • Ensure all regulatory approvals are in place prior to any operation

  • Continuously identify ways to reduce cost and improve work program effectiveness without sacrificing quality, production rates or reserves

  • Communicate daily with Drilling Engineer to continuously improve well planning and execution

  • Maintain direct and timely communication with the Field Drilling Superintendent/Drilling Superintendent

  • Investigate, follow up and ensure all incidents relating to rig site personnel, equipment and procedures are closed out

  • Monitor, evaluate and regularly report on overall performance against program and performance of the services and equipment involved in the operation

  • Ensure all daily Wellview reports are submitted on time and information is complete and accurate

  • Coordinate, supervise, and critique service company activities; Report opportunities for improvement and significant achievements that are specific to service company performance

  • Review and recommend optimization of drilling program/procedures

  • Maintain logistics plan and communications for equipment, personnel, and services

  • Maintain working knowledge of ConocoPhillips' Standards and Recommended Practices and conduct work accordingly


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

  • Current/Valid Driver's License

  • Valid IADC Well Control Certification

  • 5+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Advanced level of proficiency with conducting visible HSE Leadership

  • Willing and able (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to work a rotational on-call schedule


  • 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Knowledge of well reporting software (WellView)

  • Well-developed project management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects concurrently

  • Ability to prioritize in a multi-faceted work environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated strong networking and communication skills

  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

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

  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, inspires innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity

Apply Before:

September 29, 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.