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Operations Engineer

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Hilcorp Energy Company Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago


Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.

Hilcorp Energy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.


  • Highly proficient in monitoring the gathering and analyzing of daily production data such as oil, water and gas producing rates and pressures and temperatures and understands how to respond to the data to efficiently maximize hydrocarbon producing rate and operating profits.

  • A mastery of understanding and analyzing lease operating expenses (LOE) is required. Highly proficient in production systems operations, being able to oversee the planning and sizing of flow line heaters, separators, oil/water storage & disposal, gas & liquid metering, dehydration facilities, gas compression and flowlines.

  • Highly proficient knowledge of artificial lift processes including sizing and selection of gas compression, rod pumping systems, gas lift systems, electric submersible pump systems, plunger lift systems, foaming with capillary strings and progressive cavity pumps.

  • Proficient in the planning and interpreting both open and cased hole logging operations and data.

  • Highly proficient in constructing or overseeing a detailed procedure to implement the objective of completion, workover and facilities installation or repair projects outlining personnel, equipment and materials required and the order in which they are to be implemented including cased hole evaluation logging, perforating systems, plugging and squeeze cementing techniques and design and formation stimulation (acid/frac/other).

  • Highly proficient in constructing or overseeing the construction of Authority For Expenditure (AFE) forms by determining and applying the proper per unit cost of each product and service to be used as described in a completion, workover or facilities installation project to assimilate the total cost estimate.

  • Highly proficient at performing (and could oversee others in) economic analysis of completion, workover, and production facilities projects.

  • Proficient in implementing (and could assist less qualified in) creative and entrepreneurial problem solving thinking and techniques for contributing to company goals to be the premier private energy company in the industry by efficiently developing energy that would otherwise be lost.

  • Keeping in mind that the core values are: Integrity

  • Do the right thing. Urgency

  • Act Today, Not Tomorrow. Ownership

  • Work like you own the Company. Alignment

  • When Hilcorp Wins, We All Win. Improvement

  • Get Better Every Day.

  • Capable of demonstrating effective people skills to interact with partners, service providers, peers and support staff and field and wellsite personnel.

  • Must be willing and capable of effectively soliciting ideas from all people that you involve in the project to maintain a high degree of efficiency and buy-in to meet the goals of the projects and the company. Assists with hiring and retention of personnel. Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for questions, emergencies, etc.).

  • Adheres to established work schedules, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings. Maintains employee confidence and protects company assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

  • Adheres to the company's values integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.

  • Supports company vision and mission.

  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.


  • Zero (0) to Three (3) oil and gas production field operations experience required.

  • Prior Hilcorp experience. Hilcorp intern program preffered.

  • Ability to solve problems accurately and exceptional proficiency in interpreting production related data.

  • Ability in developing self-directed teams to meet performance goals.

  • Ability in developing team momentum, enthusiasm, and pride in company when accomplishing company goals.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong dynamic team leadership skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.

  • Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with specific ability to translate complex financial information into an organized and presentable manner.

  • Outstanding management, administrative, and organizational skills. Proficiency in the use and application of the following software: Preferred: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook).

  • Succesful completion of the Hilcorp Internship Program preferred.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year university or college with a degree in engineering.
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Operations Engineer

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Hilcorp Energy Company