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Oil and Gas Production Advisor

M33

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for performing professional engineering and geological work in connection with oil, gas and other natural resources under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office.  This includes determining if oil and gas lease operations are being worked and developed properly, conducting inspections to insure oil field wastes are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner, and presenting technical testimony before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Typical Functions

  • Prepares and/or reviews engineering studies and reports to determine if oil and gas lease operations are being worked and developed properly.
  • Makes recommendations to the Commissioners concerning the development or cancellation of mineral leases.
  • Prepares and/or reviews engineering studies on secondary recovery operations; makes recommendations; reviews lease data regarding proper offset requirements.
  • Conducts inspections of oil field waste disposal practices; makes recommendations for corrective actions, assesses pollution and assists in determining damages.
  • Prepares and presents technical testimony in hearings before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
  • Conducts technical appraisals and other studies of miscellaneous mineral properties.
  • Administers agency seismic permitting and programs to market agency minerals.

Level Descriptors

Level I: Code: M33A Salary Band: L

This job family consists of only one level and employees are responsible for performing all functions involving engineering and geological work concerning lease operations of oil, gas and other natural resources for the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office.  In this role they will prepare and/or review engineering studies and reports, assess the magnitude of surface and ground water pollution and assist in determining damages to surface or water supply.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of petroleum engineering and geological principles and practices; of the production of oil and gas; of environmental standards concerning drilling and production of oil and gas; of legal land descriptions; and of secondary recovery methods.  Ability is required to conduct field inspections on oil and gas drilling and production operations; to assess pollution and damages caused by drilling for and production of oil and gas; to express facts and opinions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to conduct several projects simultaneously; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements consist of a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, geological engineering, or petroleum engineering and two years of experience with an oil company as a geologist, petroleum or geological engineer, or production manager or a master’s degree in petroleum engineering, geological engineering or petroleum engineering and one year of qualifying experience.

Special Requirement

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

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