Horizontal Lease Operator

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Midland, TX
Job Description

Job Summary:

The Horizontal Lease Operator operates, monitors and maintains lease wells and production facilities to maximize oil and gas sales and control lease operating expenses.

Job Duties:

* Operates and inspects pumping and wellhead equipment to ensure proper operation, and recover maximum production.

* Knows basic operation and proper maintenance of electrical panels, gas engines, testers, phase separators, water knock outs, heaters and stock tanks, and all other on-site wellhead equipment and compressors.

* Performs routine maintenance of production equipment, including checking fluid levels of pump jacks, wellhead engines and wellhead compressors.

* Detects oil, water or gas leaks, and broken seals on tank valves.

* Uses proper lockout/tag out procedures.

* Independently performs minor repairs of production equipment such as replacing defective valve seats, replacing elements in filters on compressor skids, minor repairs to stop leaks, etc.

* Reads and records daily numbers from lease oil and gas measurement equipment.

* Ensures tank thief hatches are securely closed.

* Replaces gas meter batteries and pens, and updates charts accordingly.

* Completes required paperwork (e.g. gauge sheets, compressor and engine logs, and preventative maintenance logs).

* Enters daily production readings, well test readings and run tickets into eVIN and TOW computer systems.

* Runs required reports and recognizes when well production is declining; decides how to fix, repair or adjust equipment to retain or recover lost production.

* Collects, analyzes and resets malfunctions on automated wells.

* Advises water haulers when water is ready for pickup and disposal.

* Informs Supervisor of any unauthorized person (i.e., contractors, landowners, etc.) on leases.

* Follows and supports all Pioneer HSE policies at all times; attends all required safety meetings.

* Adheres to all safe operating practices established by Company, as well as EPA and OSHA regulations and policies.

* Knows and uses appropriate PPE at all times.

* Provides proper servicing, maintenance, and security for Company property, including assigned vehicle.

* Drives Company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads.

* Installs tire chains for better traction when needed.

* Collects at warehouse and carries in vehicle: solvent, grease, oils, valve seats, gloves and other materials required for regular activities.

* Accurately completes timesheets, daily work sheets and logs.

* Subject to call out during off-duty times.

* Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

* Internal applicants should meet all eligibility requirements per employee handbook.


* 1 year Horizontal Lease Operator experience preferred.

* 2 years oil and gas experience with 1 year Lease Operator II Vertical experience or equivalent required.

* Has clear and extensive knowledge of downhole and artificial lift operations and procedures preferred.

* High School education or equivalent.

Pioneer Natural Resources is an EEO/AA-M/F/disability/veteran Employer.

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