Exploitation Team Lead – Denver, CO

Exploitation Team Lead – Denver, CO

CSI Recruiting is working with a growing, publicly traded E&P firm based in Denver with a strong portfolio of domestic, onshore oil assets in their immediate need for an experienced Exploitation Team Lead.  The right candidate can have a background in petroleum engineering or petroleum geosciences, with a focus on the exploitation and development of producing oil assets, implementing best practices production optimization efforts and overseeing development projects.


  • Supervise, direct and lead a multi-disciplinary team of two geologists and two engineers responsible for:
    • Identifying and evaluating projects in existing asset base (recompletions, infill drilling, horizontal development, flood upside, etc.)
    • Coordinating with the company’s operations team and field crews on project execution
    • Evaluating acquisitions opportunities outside the firm and exploitation targets within the current asset portfolio
    • Preparation of annual Reserve Report and annual mid-year internal Reserve Report
    • Tracking, updating and forecasting base production and capital projects on a monthly basis for capital planning and reporting purposes



  • MS Geology or BS Petroleum Engineering Degree
  • GPA >3.5


  • 12+ years upstream experience as a geologist or reservoir engineer, with recent experience in a technical leadership role
  • Proven track record of value creation, need to be able to describe and quantify projects/acquisitions that they’ve identified, evaluated championed through execution
  • Preference to candidates with small company or asset/business unit experience working closely with reservoir, geology, ops, drilling, etc.
  • Extensive background working with domestic onshore oil assets, both conventional and unconventional resources.
  • Experience with Aries, Petra, and OFM is a plus