ConocoPhillips Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations in KENEDY, Texas

Title: Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations


Job Number: 00R2T

Position Summary

The primary role of the intern position is to provide Instrumentation Electrical (I&E) department with day-to-day troubleshooting and support for SCADA field hardware, communications and related software. This position works closely with vendors, contractors and operations field staff on the direct support of all aspects of field SCADA equipment.

Assignments will be in the Bakken, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Southeastern New Mexico Asset sites, located in Carlsbad or Hobbs, NM, Denver, CO, Dickinson or Watford City, ND and Kenedy, TX. Typical lengths of our internships vary from 10 to 14 weeks based on the project and your availability.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Comply with all applicable DOT and OSHA regulations, and safety policies and procedures

  • Performing all duties of this position with a focus on safety, environmental protection and regulatory compliance

  • Performing installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Performing and providing technical support for installation, calibration, maintenance, and repairs of instrument and electrical equipment

  • Performing planned maintenance checks and calibration and timely submits appropriate reports

  • Creating and responding to SAP notifications and process work orders

  • Maintaining current and accurate documentation of maintenance activities

  • Minimizing downtime and unsafe conditions by performing preventative and predictive maintenance

  • Maintaining technical and administrative records, including prints and project reports

  • Initiating Management of Change requests for proposed changes to equipment, instrumentation and programs

  • Assisting supervisors in changing technology/budget requirements

  • Pursuing cost reduction opportunities

  • Driving teamwork throughout the area of responsibility

  • Active involvement in Safety Action Plans

  • Completing and maintaining required safety/regulatory training (CBT)

  • Present learning at the end of internship to management

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.

Bakken Overview

The Bakken is a large shale play located in the Willison Basin, which stretches across portions of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. The Bakken is one of the company’s three key growth areas within its Lower 48 business unit, with a development area covering approximately 630,000 net acres at the end of 2017. The company’s activities focus on unconventional tight oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin. Operational and capital efficiencies continue to improve in the basin through the use of multi-well pad drilling, completion optimization, facility design changes and data analytics. In 2017, net production from the Bakken averaged 65 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Eagle Ford Overview

ConocoPhillips acreage is located in the sweet spot of the Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas. The company was one of the first to enter the play in 2009, and by year-end 2017 held approximately 210,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak counties. Since field inception, ConocoPhillips has produced more than 300 million barrels of oil equivalent from the field and continues to build the Eagle Ford into a legacy asset with production expected for years to come. In 2017, net production from the Eagle Ford averaged 133 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, with about 80 percent of the production coming from liquids.

Delaware Basin Overview

ConocoPhillips’ Delaware Basin asset in the Mid-Continent Business Unit consists of 73K net acres (45K net acres core operated) in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico with a resource base of approximately 2.4 BBOE. The asset is currently producing over 20 MBOEPD with production forecast to exceed 100 MBOEPD in 2020 and peak in excess of 200 MBOEPD around 2030. There is an ongoing drilling campaign targeting the Bone Springs and Wolfcamp formations in both Texas and New Mexico across a mixture of state and federal acreage.

Niobrara Overview

The Niobrara shale formation is an established oil-producing reservoir in the southern Denver-Julesberg Basin. The company holds approximately 100,000 net acres in the Niobrara play, where development activities continue with a concentrated effort on unconventional tight oil. The company continues to pursue operational efficiency and optimization of development activity through the deployment of multi-well drilling pads, facility design enhancements, improved completions and innovative technology.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2017, the company held about 1 million net acres across the basin, with net production of 60 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally-responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.

Southeastern New Mexico Overview

ConocoPhillips’ SENM asset in the Great Plains Business Unit consists of three operating areas in Southeastern New Mexico currently producing over 5.8 MBOEPD. The asset consists of over 1,100 wells supported by 5 operated waterfloods and a CO2 reinjection/liquid recovery plant. SENM wells vary from shallow to deep producing formations and incorporate various types of artificial lift and induced recovery technology.



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as 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) and will not need sponsorship now or in the future

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Pursuing or have completed an Associate's degree in Instrumentation, Electronics Technology and/or Electrical.

  • Current level in college: Freshman through Senior

  • Expected graduation date: Spring 2018 through Fall 2020

  • Ability and willingness to perform/comply with following:

  • Willing and able to climb various ladders and stairs to perform maintenance on equipment. The ladders and stairs range up to 50 feet in height

  • Willing and able to raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Willing and able to walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material daily on even and uneven terrain

  • Willing and able to work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Willing to work alone a high percentage of the time Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Willing and able to work unscheduled overtime

  • A minimum of ten (10) continuous weeks availability for internship


  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Previous internships or work experience in an energy related field

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

  • Telecom experience

  • PLC programming experience

  • Experience with Allen Bradley products, (i.e., PLC's, HMI's, drives, etc.)

  • Proficient (perform with limited assistance) with Microsoft Access, PowerPoint

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Orientation toward continuous process improvement

  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings (i.e., P&ID's, C&E's)

  • 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

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

  • Listens actively and invites dialogue to gain a shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive

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 March 31, 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: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: LOWER 48

Title: Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations