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Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Natural’s goal has always been to run our business and run it well, executing on our projects and creating value for our shareholders. That is what we have focused on for the past twenty years, and it is what we continue to focus on. Our asset base is strong and balanced. We have crude oil and natural gas conventional operations in domestic and international basins, along with a world class oil sands mining operation.1989Shallow gas basin of Alberta was the modern iteration of the Co... Read More

Address      2500, 855 - 2 Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2P 4J8
Website      www.cnrl.com/
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Production Lead

The Heavy Oil Production Engineer has responsibility for the production of heavy oil under Conventional Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) in Lloydminster / Bonnyville area, including the following roles:
• Collaborate with other team members (Exploitation, Exploration, Land, and Field Operations) to meet the production and financial targets in area of responsibility
• Work with team to recommend optimum depletion strategies to maximize the company’s assets
• Work closely with Field Operations to ensure that production is optimized and operating costs are within the company’s targets
• Identify, evaluate and recommend completion/workover candidates focusing on inactive wells to maximize the company’s oil and natural gas production
• Work with team members to generate area production, capital, and operating budgets
• Provide preliminary scoping and design for proposed facility and pipeline construction and upgrades
• Work with the Field Operations and Facilities teams to finalize these designs
• Provide cost estimates for and approve AFEs (Authorizations for Expenditure) and mail ballots for wells and facilities, and check and approve related invoicing
• Track capital projects using internal database
• Liaise with Production Accounting, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Joint Ventures and Commercial Operations as required

• Maximize the company’s heavy oil production by identifying, evaluating and recommending recompletion/workover candidates focusing on inactive wells
• Recommend optimum depletion strategies while working with team members ( Exploitation, Exploration and Field Operations
• Advance Canadian Natural’s projects by providing preliminary scoping and design for the creation of proposed facilities, pipeline construction and upgrades and by working with Field Operations and Facilities teams to finalize these designs
• Optimize production while simultaneously maximizing the value of company’s assets
• Encourage safety awareness to prevent accidents within operations

• Typically 5+ years of related industry experience with B.Sc. degree in Engineering (preferably with petroleum course) and APEGGA professional status
• Familiarity with and understanding of:
o Surface and down hole production operations (heavy oil and natural gas)
o Water flooding and EOR (polymer, surfactant, ASP)
o Artificial lift methods
o Property evaluations for acquisition and post mortem reviews
o Production facilities and pipelines, completions and workovers (ideally with heavy oil field experience)
o Word processing, spreadsheet, databases, pivot tables and common oil industry software applications

At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

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