Engineer, Production

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 24122

  • Monitor, predict, plan, and optimize production performance of the SAGD scheme
  • Identify potential bottlenecks or challenges based on production issues such as artificial lift performance, wellbore design and integrity
  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers–in-training (EITs) and junior engineers
  • Design wellbore equipment for new pads including tubulars, sand control,  artificial lift, well workovers and stimulations
  • Identify brown field production sustaining opportunities and follow through the implementation of such opportunities
  • Identify production cost savings and optimization options and alternatives
  • Design and size artificial lift methods such as gas lift and electric submersible pumps (ESPs)
  • Maintain wellbore integrity to prevent corrosion, erosion, maintain containment of wellbore fluid
  • Ensure regulatory compliance (well testing, metering, observation wells, surface casing vent flows)
  • Lead risk reviews and manage change
  • Provide on-time and consistent support to field production engineers on optimum production strategy and targets
  • Support the planning and field implementation of new technology projects

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of experience in thermal production engineering or equivalent position
  • Strong understanding and experience with thermal/SAGD recovery
  • Experience with thermal wellbore modelling, design, nodal analysis and wellbore/gathering system models such as Pipesim, QFlow, WEM, and TWBS
  • Experience in mitigation of wellbore integrity issues such as corrosion, sand control and surface casing vent flows
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • APEGA membership or eligible for registration

  • Knowledge on performance surveillance, KPIs and production optimization of SAGD well pairs
  • Understand thermal well completion and workover techniques, artificial lift design and optimization
  • Deep understanding of SAGD steam chamber development and surveillance as well as reservoir safety
  • You drive our business preserving people and process safety as top priority
  • You collaborate with others in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • You hold others accountable, and expect others to do the same

Working Conditions

  • This position is located at the Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, Alberta
  • Occasional travel will be required primarily to Mackay River site

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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