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Date: Oct 11, 2017

Location: Keene, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation




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


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


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




  • Conduct well surveillance and EBS (Exception Based Surveillance) reviews of process conditions for the wells in your area of responsibility.
  • Provide 'boots on the ground' support of well facility/process problems in order to gather failure data and ensure appropriate interventions are required.
  • Monitor and affect optimization of profit and loss in your area of responsibility.
  • Conduct root cause analyses (RCA), according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Drive “fix it forever” versus “forever fix it” philosophy driving bad actors to elimination.
  • Develop and optimize equipment maintenance and inspection strategies and standard work instructions.
  • Analyze the predictive maintenance data and initiate follow-on corrective work.
  • Develop and optimize equipment repair and spares strategies.
  • Provide reliability and maintainability input to the design of new projects, standardization and selection of equipment/parts and components.
  • Develop and support development of capital (capex) and operating costs (opex) budgets for wells and wellsite facilities in your area of responsibility.  Collaborate with other disciplines as required.
  • Provide technical authority input and expert advice for Management of Changes, fitness for service, repair specifications (major equip), deferrals, and barrier failures.
  • Develop and maintain equipment and well servicing processes.
  • Provides coaching on reliability and maintainability of equipment processes.
  • Collaborates with production engineers on well servicing functions.
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction through system and process optimization
  • Provide engineering support to enable area teams (embedded in area organization)
  • Participate in engineering network and the distribution of lessons learned and information sharing.
  • Align with contractors to reduce cost and promote continuous improvement
  • Align with area teams to prioritize work




  • Knowledge of mechanical/I&E/static/subsurface equipment
  • Strong oil/gas/water process engineering knowledge including some degree of modelling skill
  • Field operations experience (e.g., Production Engineer, Completions engineer, Process engineer)
  • Proficient computer skills (nodal analysis, IFM, Microsoft Office, SAP)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong analytical and complex problem solving skills with attention to detail and process improvements
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills




  • Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering, or equivalent


Core Behaviors        


  • Continuous Improvement – 35%
  • Process Execution – 5%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 50%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 10%


Work Environment            


  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 60% (minimum)
  • Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 40% (maximum)


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Production / Operations Engineering | United States| North Dakota | Keene | | |  | | No