IO Operator

ConocoPhillips Midland, TX
Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $73 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,400 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,356 MBOED in 2017, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The Integrated Operations Center is responsible for remotely monitoring and optimizing wellsite production and central treating and processing for oil and gas production. This 24/7 IO Operator role is responsible for remote alarm monitoring and optimization of central processing facilities, and alarm monitoring of wellsite facilities. This position will initially be based in Midland, TX, but will relocate to the Loving, NM field office in approximately Q2 2019.

Responsibilities may include:

Responsible for the successful implementation of the production surveillance and optimization plan related to well site and central facilities operation. The position will work an 8/6 work schedule including day and night shifts.

* Surveillance and control of well site facilities, trunk-lines, and central facilities

* Alarm management

* Intelligent alarm management

* Central facility equipment monitoring and optimization

* Oil truck hauling dispatch and coordination

* Production control optimization

* Daily IO collaboration/optimization meeting

* Target vs. Actual

* Monitor production from a centralized control room and optimize accordingly to achieve production targets

* Automated work plan management

* Communicate any work priority changes necessary to the MSO

* Daily loss production tracking

* LPRS tracking and end of the month validation


* Comply with L48/MCBU HSE policies and procedures

* Incident Command Support


* Comply with applicable regulatory policies and procedures


* Provide input and guidance for field-wide operating strategy

* Provide updates and guidance on operations, maintenance, and down-hole activities for the area

* Assist in troubleshooting and resolving operational issues

* Interface with Engineering for data gathering requests

* Assist in troubleshooting and resolving operational issues

* Manage the production and downtime events in area of responsibility to minimize repeat failures

* Ensure lease-hold wells are produced to maintain leases


* Provide Work Direction


* Legally authorized to work in the United States

* 3 years of direct experience in Upstream field operations

* Willing to work an 8/6 work schedule including day and night shifts

* Willing to travel to the field offices as required (5% of the time)

* Willing to work overtime as needed


* 5 years of direct well operations experience

* Working knowledge of field operations including: compression, plunger lift, rod pump, chemical treating, etc. operations on high pressure and low-pressure gas and oil wells

* Understanding of well control and artificial lift theories and techniques

* US gas industry experience including gas gathering, dehydration, compression, pipeline, stabilization and processing

* Able to effectively convey messages through written and oral communication

* Must demonstrate an ability to operate in a decisive, urgent and committed way to deliver results that are sustainable and measurable

* Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

* Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right

* Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

* Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of May 30, 2018.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.