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Petroleum Engineer

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Department Of The Interior Cheyenne , WY 82003

Posted 2 months ago

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in the Wyoming State Office in Cheyenne, WY. The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming manages over 18 million surface acres of public land and an additional 23 million acres of federal mineral estate.

For information on the city of Cheyenne, please go to: Cheyenne Wyoming.

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This position is a Lead Petroleum Engineer located in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands. The engineer helps develop state-wide policy for the BLM Wyoming oil and gas operations programs on public and Indian lands. This includes drilling operations programs (APDs), re-completions, oil and gas measurement, off-lease measurement, beneficial use, comingling, lease suspensions, bond adequacy determinations, paying well determinations, lease extensions, 60-day letters, venting and flaring issues, and well plugging. The engineer coordinates with the Wyoming Reservoir Management Group on all reservoir management issues (agreements, drainage, and Indian diligence). The engineer works with the Washington Office on all operations issues and national policy development. The engineer helps the National Training Center develop necessary training courses to maintain a properly trained workforce. Timely responds to engineer-related State Director Reviews. Responds to congressional and public inquires.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Occasional field work requires travel over rough roads, hiking or climbing in rough terrain, and carrying field equipment.

Work Environment: Most work is performed in a typical office setting. Occasional field work will involve exposure to a range of environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures, noxious gasses, and other conditions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - will be required.

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required; Direct Deposit Required;

  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections;

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you

  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land;

  • Background Investigation required.

This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants must qualify for this position based on a combination of education and experience. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit ALL of your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.


This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in professional engineering. The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. You may also meet the basic requirement with a combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Current professional registration as a Petroleum Engineer in any U.S. state, D.C., Guam, or Puerto Rico.

  • Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration.

  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.

  • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-12) of the position to be filled.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must: meet the basic education requirement listed above AND have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal government. Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as Analyzes complex oil and gas unit agreements, drainage issues and Indian diligence issues where regulation and guidance are either not clear or do not exist. Performs economic evaluations to determine the status of paying well determinations (exploratory unit agreements), the feasibility of drilling protective wells (drainage) and the feasibility of drilling additional wells (Indian diligence).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.


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Petroleum Engineer

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Department Of The Interior