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ConocoPhillips Corrosion Engineer in GOLDSMITH, Texas

Title: Corrosion Engineer


Job Number: 00SN9

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 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

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 Corrosion engineer develops and manages corrosion inhibition, flow assurance and chemical treating programs in the Goldsmith, Waddell, and Chittum areas. Management of these programs will involve chemical selection, application and monitoring, as well as program performance monitoring. These are mature programs where the focus will be continuous improvement, maintaining the low failure rates, and addressing the challenges of aging assets.

The Corrosion engineer will contribute to strategic management of the overall integrity of the downhole, surface facility and pipeline assets that transport the produced fluids including full well stream production, natural gas, field condensate, oil and water. This position provides technical leadership and support to the corrosion inhibition program to ensure compliance with ConocoPhillips policies and regulatory requirements for pipeline and facility assets.

The position will be based in ConocoPhillips’ Goldsmith office.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Leadership in promoting ConocoPhillips’ safety and environmental policies

  • Understand corrosion mechanisms and ensure state-of-the-art inhibition of those mechanisms

  • Flow assurance

  • Management of chemical vendors and their associated chemical programs within the asset including oversight of vendor supplied technical services and QA/QC programs. This includes managing work plans and budgets and monitoring of their progress throughout the year

  • Ensure that the contractors adhere to the scope of work in the contracts. Interface with and utilize Supply Chain to support this effort.

  • Lead the Local Chemical Management Teams, which include Operations, Engineering, and Contractors.

  • Drive consistency in IT solutions, KPIs and dashboards across the Great Plains and the L48.

  • Design, installation, testing, evaluation, documentation, and maintenance of corrosion inhibition systems, including internal and external corrosion whether by chemical inhibition, cathodic protection or other means

  • Making and/or approving recommendations for the corrosion inhibition, flow assurance and chemical treating application programs and their related monitoring programs.

  • Development, updating and maintenance of accurate corrosion, erosion and flow assurance documentation, reports, reporting systems and required record keeping

  • Analysis of and reporting on corrosion related failures. Support and participate in incident investigations, root cause failure analyses and risk analyses

  • Reviewing new installation designs including chemical injection facility specification and location and monitoring equipment specification and location

  • Knowledge sharing with other ConocoPhillips business units and participation in the ConocoPhillips L48 chemical network

  • Working with Company and Contractor inspection personnel to develop inspection programs that will fulfill both internal and external corrosion monitoring requirements and to obtain data to monitor the effectiveness of the corrosion inhibition programs



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Science or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years of experience with chemicals, corrosion and materials

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Willingness to frequently work outdoors

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time


  • 8 years of experience in a Corrosion and/or Flow Assurance engineering role within the oil and gas production industry

  • Proficient in Spotfire

  • Knowledge of oil and gas field corrosion mechanisms and corrosion prevention techniques

  • Experience focused on corrosion inhibition, scale inhibition, flow assurance in a paraffin environment, hydrogen sulfide scavenging and metallurgical techniques

  • Knowledge of cathodic protection design and performance monitoring and a willingness to further develop competency

  • The individual must be self-motivated, be a project initiator, have the ability to interact with other engineers and operations personnel of varied disciplines, and the demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate, network, and maintain good working relationships with a diverse team is paramount

  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment

  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments

  • A working knowledge of NACE MR0175

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 July 17, 2019 .

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.

Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Corrosion Engineer