E&P Operations Technician – Fort Worth, TX

E&P Operations Technician – Fort Worth, TX

CSI Recruiting is working with a premier E&P firm in Fort Worth, Texas in need of an experienced Production and Operations Technician addition to the company’s Production, Operations and Drilling team.  The Operations Technician will work hand-in-hand with the company’s Petroleum Engineers, the Vice President of Engineering, the CEO, the COO, the company’s accounting department and other staff as needed. 

This position will function as a key member of the Engineering Team, responsible for providing support in all areas of the production cycle including budgeting, opex analysis and well reviews. 

This is an excellent role for an experienced Operations and Production-focused Engineering Technician looking to be not just a support resource, but a valued team member, able to see the direct impact of their work on the success of the organization.


  • Must be driven, proactive, team player, with a positive attitude and good communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing work priorities while delivering high quality, accurate work with multiple deadlines
  • Must have excellent reporting skills to ensure all reports are complete and accurate
  • Must have a general understanding of horizontal drilling operations in U.S. land, working with unconventional shale projects

Required Experience

  • Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience as an Engineering Technician within an active E&P environment with an emphasis on operations, production, and drilling support.  Strong data management experience is also essential. 
  • Must have experience working in-house at an operating company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build and track AFE’s, perform vendor interface, manage well data. 
  • Review and correct daily drilling reports and daily cost reports for accuracy
  • Manage and ensure accuracy of wellbore data (survey, wellbore diagram, drilling parameters, bit & BHA components, mud properties, cement, etc.
  • Own, manage, and update the drill schedule in Excel and MS Project daily. Distribute to team members and vendors as needed.
  • Provide operating expense accruals and analysis to ensure accurate cash flow forecasts  
  • Provide support to Field Operations and Production Accountants as required  
  • Communicate with all departments of the company, confirming quality control and continuous improvement in production capabilities and processes 
  • Create and update post-well lookback presentations
  • Review all drilling invoices to verify that line item costs match bid or quote price
  • Approve or reject invoices, and work with Accounting Manager and vendors to resolve disputed invoices