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The Senior Petroleum Engineer is responsible for the supervision and operation of regional offices of the Oil and Gas Commission. This position is governed

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in and out-of-state travel and 24 hour on-call duty is required. Occasional exposure to danger from high pressure equipment and areas of H2S (hydrogen sulfide gas) is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of the regional offices and manages office staff. Interprets rules and regulations of the Oil and Gas Commission in order to answer questions and resolve problems encountered by both industry and the public, and if necessary, initiate enforcement actions. Reviews for approval all applications to drill oil, gas, or bromine production wells. Reviews all completion/recompletion reports, and performs technical review of applications for injection/disposal Class II and Class V wells. Determines oil and gas well allowables. Issues permits as Director’s designee if the permit meets the necessary requirements. Informs oil, gas, and bromine companies, engineers, geologists, and landowners of commission regulations concerning all phases of the drilling, completion, operation, and plugging of oil, gas, and Class II and Class V injection/disposal wells and pipelines. Researches and prepares reports of agency programs for dissemination within the agency and to outside agencies. Responds to requests for information from executive and legislative officials and other state and federal agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the theory and principles of geology. Knowledge of geographic relationships with business, ecology, and engineering. Knowledge of topographic mapping. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to interpret commission rules and regulations in order to provide technical assistance to interested parties. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a master’s degree in petroleum engineering; plus four years of progressively more responsible experience in petroleum engineering operations or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity,

Required Certificates:

Must be a licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in accordance with ACA 17-30-302.


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