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Production Engineer Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Production / Operations Engineering
Date:  Mar 23, 2023


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 



  • Conduct well surveillance and EBS (Exception Based Surveillance) reviews of production from wells in your area of responsibility.
  • Monitor and affect optimization of lease profit and loss in your area of responsibility.
  • Conduct production monitoring and production well modeling as required to maintain/optimize well production, including modeling of completion performance, development of IPR curves and performing techniques such as nodal analysis and integrated asset modeling.
  • Collaborate with Reliability Engineers and Process Engineers to optimize production rate, production capacity and manage/reduce production constraints.
  • Support the MRI Subsurface processes to identify bad actors, perform problem solving, and conduct RCFA activities, and drive “fix it forever” versus “forever fix it” philosophy.
  • Work with Reliability Engineers to review and improve standards for artificial lift and other well equipment.
  • Conduct economic analysis to support production optimization measures including well interventions, well operating envelopes, procedures, and integrity management processes/measures.
  • Develop well intervention and workover procedures (e.g., cleanouts, artificial lift changes, recompletion, etc.)  
  • Lead frac interference management (e.g., identification of activity at nearby wells, prep work to secure wells, post frac remediation)
  • Develop and/or support development of well downtime/uptime/availability reports.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with Process and Subsurface engineer(s) on surface/subsurface metering functional specifications for production monitoring.
  • Align with contractors to reduce cost and promote continuous improvement.
  • TA/P&A candidate identification based on well regulatory compliance and economics
  • Participate in engineering network and the distribution of lessons learned and information sharing.




  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Production Engineering and/or oil & gas field related engineering/operations role
  • Knowledge of Artificial Lift systems (rod pump and ESP), Production optimization, and Production Chemistry/Flow Assurance
  • Proficient computer skills (nodal analysis, Microsoft Office, SAP, Wellview, Spotfire)
  • 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


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is required, Petroleum Engineering is preferred


Core Behaviors

  • Strong informal leadership skills and ability influence without authority
    • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries
    • Able to lead change with various stakeholders
  • Capability to mentor and coach others to support people development
    • Support the development of foundation engineers
    • Coach reliability technicians, workover supervisors, and other individuals across other organizations to improve asset performance
  • Robust problem-solving skills that focus on delivering data driven solutions
    • Able to quickly gather and rationalize data
    • Utilize structured problem solving to formulate solutions
  • Strong Lean knowledge and/or demonstrates ability to learn following skills:
    • Teach/coach:  5-Whys, Mistake Proofing
    • Lead/facilitate: Standard Work Instruction, Structured Problem Solving (A3), Leader Standard Work, Swim Lane Mapping, Dashboards and Operating Rhythm, and Conditions of Satisfaction
    • Participate/use:  Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, Business Planning (A3)


Work Environment

  • 9/80 hybrid work schedule; 60% office, 40% field



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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Production / Operations Engineering | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 26531