Completions Engineer – California Assets

Completions Engineer – California Assets

CSI Recruiting is working with a privately-held E&P firm located in Central California in their search for an experienced Completions Engineer to work hand-in-hand with the existing engineering and operations team.  The Completions Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing as well as optimizing completion techniques to help maximize oil and gas production.  The company is focused on developing onshore oil wells in central California utilizing thermal recovery.


  • Modeling completion performance
  • Performing stimulation technologies (for example, acidizing, fracturing, water shutoff) based on well and reservoir diagnostics
  • Designing and installing sand control applications (for example, gravel packing, frac packing, consolidation)
  • Optimizing completion and workover designs and operations
  • Designing horizontal and multilateral wells
  • Determining primary and remedial cementing procedures along with the design and installation of tubulars, packers, subsurface control and surveillance equipment
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate equipment to achieve completion objectives
  • Designing through tubing and concentric workovers and intelligent completions
  • Preparing cost estimates and assessing risk in terms of probability and potential remedies
  • Supervising completion and workover operations


  • Minimum 5 years’ upstream oil & gas experience in planning and executing drilling programs required, as is experience working with assets in California.  
  • Bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline required
  • Should be competent in all fundamental drilling engineering skills – Tubing design; downhole tool applications; completions fluid design
  • Projects will be focused on workover and complex abandonment operations in thermal recovery fields including cyclic steam operations, so experience with thermal recovery oil wells is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to handle a high workload and aptitude is as important as experience.
  • Must be fully computer literate including the use of engineering desktop tools and maintaining schedules