Engineer Pipeline Network Modeling

Hess Corporation Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 months ago


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.

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The Pipeline Network Modeling Engineer at Hess Midstream plays a key role in Infrastructure development planning and business development. Hydraulic network models are utilized to simulate performance of existing and future gathering and transmission pipeline networks. The pipeline modeling engineer works closely with operations to assess the performance of existing pipelines, troubleshoot, and optimize operations. Network analysis models are used to justify new well pad tie-ins, pump stations and compressor additions. The network engineer is a subject matter expert in network hydraulics and provides flow assurance for all new projects. The network engineer is a lead conceptual design role and works with planners, project engineers, and a business development team to identify and justify commercial and investment opportunities ranging from 1 to 100 $MM. The hydraulics engineer works closely with commercial counterparts to analyze competitor systems, assess asset acquisition candidates, and advise management in strategy development. Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills are required. The role is based in Houston, TX and will require 5-10% travel.


  • Builds and utilizes pipeline network analysis models

  • Calibrates and tunes models to match existing performance

  • Justifies new load additions, tie-ins, trunk lines and laterals, bypasses, compressors and pumping stations

  • Resolves day-to-day operational problems with liquids and solids holdup, pigging optimization

  • Performs dynamic and transient multi-phase pipeline analysis

  • Subject matter expert for flow assurance and network modeling

  • Performs what-if analyses to support business development

  • Utilizes competitor analysis to identify joint business opportunities

  • Evaluates system performance for acquisition candidates



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical engineering

  • 7 or more years of experience working in the oil and gas industry, including 5 years in pipeline infrastructure hydraulics or similar modeling

  • Experience with Midstream/ Upstream facilities design

  • Experience with pipeline steady state, multi-phase simulators


  • Ability to identify industry proven solutions to infrastructure requirements

  • Engineering skills necessary for execution of technical and economic feasibility evaluations

  • Aptitude for computer modeling and data analysis

  • Knowledge of typical project delivery processes

  • Ability to apply sound, independent judgment and be decisive to determine a course of action consistent with an established project framework

  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and gain support within a new organization

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), including the ability to develop technical reports and presentations

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, growing organization

  • Ability to work effectively under stress and time pressures

  • Natural curiosity with a strong desire to learn and continuously improve


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered pre-requisites for success and advancement. 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 (internally and externally)

  • 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Production / Operations Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | | | | No | 25178

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