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Sr. Operations Lead (GoM Offshore - Rotator) Job


Fourchon, Louisiana, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Jul 19, 2022


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Job Purpose:

Coordinates Specialist, Technicians, and Crafts according to the priorities established by the OIM and conducts assurance on all the activities.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Primary Role:

  • Assures compliance with Hess and Regulatory requirements
  • Leads and provides support to Senior Techs, Technicians, and Crafts to accomplish their accountabilities. 


EHS & Regulatory Compliance:

  • Responsible for all regulatory compliance (BSEE) and for ensuring corrective actions are completed including all Regulatory Testing and Integrity Critical Maintenance for the facility and Wells
  • Audit Expectations: All audit actions items generated for the field are completed and documented.
  • Ensures follow up, and corrective/preventative actions are completed for reported hazards (in the behavioral based, “Safety Observation Card system) and incidents (through the Synergi action tracker) and all audit action items generated for the field are completed and documented


Production and Cost Deliverables:

  • Optimizes production within operational envelopes for wells and facility
  • Reinforces overall facility operation in control room and response to events. Conducts assurance on CRO surveillance and responses.
  • Reinforces and coaches Daily Production Reporting and reviews all reports assuring compliance to Production Loss reporting procedure.
  • Monitors process metrics and implements countermeasures
  • Coordinates the daily production meeting.
  • Ensures Well testing and surveillance requirements delivered. Monitors production using EBS
  • Ensures well targets are followed
  • Participates in Weekly Surveillance Call with Production Engineers and CROs to determine opportunities and track follow-up according to Asset Optimization Management System
  • Assesses and maintains competency of subsea and control room operators
  • Reinforces and drives the creation and reinforce System Ownership
  • Defect Elimination by development and compliance of Leader Standard Work
  • Reinforces the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) process in Area
  • Supports influence and provides tactical direction for the Senior Technicians in implementing the AM Standard (i.e., printing labels, coordinating repairs, cleaning)
  • Accountable for effective implementation of the Autonomous Maintenance process
  • Ensures alignment within team (Senior Technicians, Logistics Specialist, Reliability Operators) in regard to Autonomous Maintenance tasks
  • Provides encouragement and support of standardization, effective implementation and continuous improvement of the process.
  • Performs AM inspections (audits) to recognize achievements and progress, remove barriers, and identify training needs
  • Reinforces delivery of PM, CM and Schedule compliance for Production Work Centers in SAP
  • Participates in Daily Operations Meeting and YTT
  • Reinforce and coach quality notifications, encouraging pictures when available
  • Accountable for accuracy and completeness of WO completion/failure notes using audits/ spot checks/ exception reports
  • Ensures compliance with SIMOPS and Integrated Activity Planning requirements.


Competency/Skills Required:

The Senior Operations Lead shall possess competency and skills that include the following:


  • Must have competencies/assessment to demonstrate competency in stepping up as an OIM. 
  • Ten years or more working on an Offshore Production Facility leading and supervising a high-performing team of multi-skilled direct reports (production supervisor or maintenance supervisor).
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Production & Subsea operations is highly preferred.
  • Engineering degree or Process Technology certification preferred but not required. 
  • Work 14 days on, 14 days off offshore rotational schedule
  • EHS safety process system experience (Permit to work, risk assessment, hazardous operability study [HAZOP], hazardous identification [HAZID] and Pre-Startup Safety and Environmental Review [PSSER]) is essential
  • Obtaining and maintaining Production Safety Systems training (T-2).  Must have detailed knowledge of energy isolations within production process facilities.
  • Obtaining OIM Managing Major Emergencies competency as determined by the asset
  • Must be experienced and proficient in Emergency Response Management.  Deepwater and subsea or floating facility experience, desirable (only applies to floating facilities)
  • Knowledge of Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) or other Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Advanced knowledge of process safety and the bow tie diagram
  • Competently serves as an authority in control of work process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline, team-oriented environment
  • Well-developed analytical and complex problem-solving skills with attention to detail and process improvements
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership, coaching and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity in all forms of expression and thought.

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| Louisiana | Fourchon | | |  | | No | 26277