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ConocoPhillips Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), Stabilizer - Delaware Basin in LOVING, New Mexico

Title: Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), Stabilizer - Delaware Basin


Job Number: 00SC3

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.

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.


The Delaware Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), Stabilizer position is responsible for the operation of central facilities, the new wells into those facilities, the monitoring and optimizing of production and costs and performs most of his/her responsibilities at the central facility sites and associated well sites.

The person selected for this role will need to currently reside or is willing to relocate within a 40 mile driving radius of Loving, NM.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Follow all ConocoPhillips Health, Safety, & Environmental (HSE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Process Safety Management (PSM) rules

  • Ensuring safe and efficient operation of all condensate stabilizing facilities. Monitoring the operation of stabilizer and equipment to ensure the most efficient operation

  • Work hours for this position are a twelve hour rotating shift. This position will occasionally require overtime during facility turnarounds, facility upsets, start-ups or when the work load demands require it

  • Loading and unloading condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) trucks, running all condensate samples (i.e. copper strips for corrosiveness, BS&W shake out, Reid vapor pressure test etc.), run caustic and amine samples

  • Operation of oil stabilizer trains, compressors, vapor compressor unit, fuel fired boilers, condensate unloading pumps, condensate transfer pumps, positive displacement pipeline pumps and lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) units for delivery to 3rd party pipeline pumps

  • Collaborating with operations and I&E in optimization of plant instrumentation controls

  • Responsible for trouble-shooting operations problems, housekeeping and record keeping

  • Building strong teamwork with all groups within the Delaware Operations and 3rd party truck hauling partners

  • Inspecting tanks and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and taking corrective action

  • Accessing remote locations to check that rotating equipment maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment and making adjustments to automatic and manual controls

  • Gauging tanks for sale or transfer of crude oil and water

  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision to optimize production and reduce safety & environmental impact

  • Enter daily volumes, well tests, downtime and injection information into a computer database

  • Monitor daily production inputs into electronic data capturing software and comparing input data with output data for correctness

  • Report production losses, causes and resolutions into a computer database

  • Monitor and optimizing production and costs within area of control for new wells and facilities

  • Minor hands on production equipment repairs

  • Maintaining chemical injection rates as necessary

  • Entering compressor downtime report into a computer database

  • Monitoring and optimizing compressor runtime and costs within area of control

  • Operating a company-provided vehicle to perform job duties

  • Regulatory work including agency testing requirements, Change of Status, Tank & Meter Numbering for new facilities

  • Adhere to all safety, environmental, and company policies and procedures outlined in the ConocoPhillips Management System



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Valid driver's license

  • 3 years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Currently reside or is willing to relocate within a 40 mile driving radius of Loving, NM

  • Willing and able to perform/comply with following (with or without reasonable accommodations):

  • To work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions

  • To work in several different geographic locations every single day

  • To work both in and out of a company-owned vehicle

  • To wear appropriate special safety equipment

  • To climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks

  • To walk, bend, stoop, lift, push, and pull

  • To use hand tools to make minor repairs

  • To work weekends and be on call


  • Associates Degree/Trade Certification or higher in Production Technology, Process Technology or related technical field

  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish and English

  • Possess a deep understanding of, fractionation principles and practices

  • Possess a basic understanding of gas and liquid measurement and product drying and sweetening

  • Technical Expertise - Basic knowledge of mechanics and instrumentation within a plant

  • Business Expertise - Possess familiarity with ConocoPhillips practices

  • Team Building - Strong teammate, be committed to safety, environmental and regulatory compliance

  • Ability to utilize a laptop and applicable software programs

  • Ability to prepare accurate and legible reports

  • Ability to read and understand production and financial reports

  • Ability to react to visual and aural signals, alarms, and instructions

  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications by fearlessly 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 performance and achieve business results

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of May 21, 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: Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Multi-Skill Operator (MSO), Stabilizer - Delaware Basin