Integrated Operations Center Optimization Operator

Location US-TX-Kenedy
Job ID
Discipline or Craft
Operations & Maintenance
Trade & Craft

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Integrated Operations Center Optimization Operator with experience in the Kenedy, TX region.  This is a contract position within a Wood Client Company and their offices with opportunity for extenstion. The Integrated Operations Center Optimization Operator serves on the front-line of remote operations and is the primary contact for well operations support. Utilizing remote surveillance programs, SCADA systems, and customized workflows, the operator can visualize problems from a unique perspective and quickly drive solutions.


This position, based in Eagle Ford’s Kenedy field office on a 7/7 rotation, will remotely perform system wide (from well to sales) surveillance, diagnostics & optimization in collaboration with field personnel.



Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required. 


  • Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Communicate Wells alarms to field staff
  • Cygnet, Intelligent, GHG, Seismic
  • Identify immediate action alarms and perform shutdown if needed
  • Ccommunicate to field staff Execute PCS curtailments when needed
  • Close interaction with Mainline IOC Controller Identify critical vs expected alarms during major downtime events
  • Close interaction with Mainline IOC Controller Collaborate with field operators with troubleshooting
  • Communicate shutdowns and insights from trending/analysis
  • Manage trucking logistics and tank inventory
  • Review and schedule load entries to meet marketing priorities, communicate priorities to carriers Isolate wells producing to tanks during loading operations
  • Manage field requests to schedule transfer truck to work bottoms
  • Communicate to field staff hauling issues on location
  • Communicate with the field during emergency Blackline calls
  • Manage Emergency Dispatch if needed
  • Communicate Mainline alarms to field staff
  • CF, CDP, Oil Delivery, GHG, DOT Remote Pipeline surveillance / Central Facility troubleshooting
  • Wells gassing out liquid lines, liquid carry over in HP and LP gas streams, CF constraints (HP, LP, Liquids)
  • Collaborate with field operators with troubleshootinh, shutdowns and insights from trending/analysis, sequence shutdown events, third-party platforms on compression shutdowns
  • Manage bullet tank levels and surveillance of central deliveries
  • Adjust trucking schedule and outlet flows based on NGL production
  • Adjust delivery points as production influence daily sales
  • Manage Central Facility Offtake Nominations Remote gas movements to manage field pressures
  • Manage gas sales specifications and nominations
  • Dew-Point and H2S spec issues
  • Monitor/Control DCF5 Offtake to Enterprise
  • Manage field curtailment via PCS during Helena/ENT upsets


Skills / Qualifications

Basic Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Previous experience in oil and gas operations with understanding of production facilities, processes, surveillance
  • Proficient in troubleshooting oil and gas facilities processes
  • Willing to work in a Control Room environment subject to DOT Regulations
  • Proactively seeks to understand and address concerns and interests of others with opposing viewpoints Handles challenges and unexpected obstacles under pressure quickly and directly
  • Ability to work 7/7 rotations (day or nights) on 12-hours shifts with flexibility to work different schedules as needed
  • Ability to work overtime for coverage as needed
  • Flexibility to travel on a regular basis until June

Preferred Requirements


  • In depth knowledge of various oil and gas production/lifting methods and well control: sand production, high-pressure and low-pressure operations, free flow mechanism, gas-lift, plunger-lift, chemical treatment
  • In depth knowledge of various facility processes: gathering systems, dehydration, compression, pipeline, stabilization
  • Multiple years applying analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency with business applications software, including Office 365
  • Intermediate proficiency in SCADA system applications and interface
  • Intermediate proficiency in SCADA system configuration, capabilities, and input requirements
  • Advanced understanding of facility automation
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
  • Invites dialogue to gain a shared understanding and influences with confidence to drive performance
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Apply Now

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed