Company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Skills: Gas Plant Operations, Production Operator
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Some College
Location: Vernal, Utah, United States
Status: Active

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Job Summary
This position is located in Anadarko's Greater Natural Buttes as part of the GNB Operations Production Team in Vernal, Utah.


  • Minimum 2 years' experience in pumping oil and gas production facilities/wells

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical principles and/ or pressure and flow

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations required

  • Computer skills including SCADA, Excel, Word, and Outlook required

  • Automation experience and hands on troubleshooting experience is preferred


  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable company, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations

  • Familiar with OOOO (EPA Regulations) regulatory compliance

  • Maintain compliance records and information for operations activities

  • Coordinate and perform maintenance duties required to maintain operations and regulatory compliance

  • Operate and maintain various equipment associated with producing a well, including but not limited to wellheads, pumping units, pump-off controllers, separators, burners, heater treaters, chemical pumps, meters, automation equipment, rotary screw compressors, artificial lift equipment, Centrifugal and PD pumps etc…

  • Gather liquid production information by gauging production tanks and barrel testing

  • Evaluate daily production information estimates to identify production shortfalls that may be related to equipment problems, leaks or spills, theft or changing well conditions

  • Enter data into local databases and/or the corporate production database

  • Use plunger control automation to effectively optimize plunger operation and maximize production of gas/condensate/oil

  • Work with Well Site Management Team

  • Witness the sale of oil and condensate and verify accurate measurement in the transfer of product to truck or pipeline

  • Check equipment to ensure operating efficiency and optimize if needed

  • Examine well casings, wellheads, pressure vessels, liquid storage facilities, and other production equipment for integrity

  • Perform repairs on pipe fittings, minor line leaks, chemical pumps, dump valves, float and pressure controllers, and automation equipment as necessary

  • Manage operating and maintenance expenditures

  • Participate in budget and production forecasts

  • Supervise contract personnel and well service companies during wireline operations, water/condensate transfers, chemical treatments, and other activity in assigned area

  • Coordinate and oversee logistics and costs involved with transportation of produced fluids by Anadarko and 3rd party trucks

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Candidate must possess a valid driver's license with no restrictions that would prohibit driving a company vehicle.

This positions may be eligible for domestic relocation.

Travel Requirements
This percentage of travel required for this position is 0 - 10%.

Work Schedule
Work schedule will be determined by the area in which the candidate is assigned.

Must be willing to work a rotating schedule if required (7 on 7 off, 8 & 6 and /or but not limited to 5&2). Weekends, callouts and overtime may be required.



Anadarko does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.




Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in the Woodlands, Texas. Our deep and balanced portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in major U.S. onshore shale and resource plays, and oil-focused opportunities in deep-water basins worldwide.


Each day, we are focused on our core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus, people and passion and open communication in all of our business activities. We are committed to our mission of delivering a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare. At Anadarko, we directly employ more than 4,900 men and women and we strive for excellence in all that we do. We know the best vision in the world will not be realized without the right people.


At Anadarko, we set ambitious goals and take disciplined risks to achieve them. We need individuals who will take on this challenge. We’re planning for the future and looking for exceptional people to be part of it.


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