The Production Engineer would play a key role in the ongoing production and optimization of Murphy’s Montney assets. The Production Engineer is primarily responsible for all functions related to maintaining well/field production in line with forecasts, optimizing well performance to maximize value, closely monitoring drawdown conditions for new wells, and interfacing with field operations staff, Reservoir/Exploitation engineering, Completions engineering, Marketing, and Regulatory to ensure safe and efficient operations to maximize asset revenue. 


  • B.Sc. in Engineering from an accredited university or Technical diploma in Petroleum Engineering
  • Must hold a valid APEGA or ASSET designation, or eligible for enrollment
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, focused in production/operations, Montney specific experience is considered an asset
  • Experience with production forecasting (decline analysis) and budgeting, project evaluation (economics), and data analysis
  • Experience / familiar using key software packages such as ValNav, Accumap, Piper, Spotfire, Prodview, Canary, Petroleum Experts, Harmony
  • Excellent communication, team-work, and ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced work environment while managing priorities and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable with giving presentations and proficient with MS Office suite
  • Strategic and results orientated, decisive, self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Field experience with wireline/well intervention operations is an asset

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures environmentally responsible and safe operating practices are carried out in accordance with government and company policies. Quarterly safety reviews and participation, frequent field communication, TRIR, LTIR, IOGP spill rate, near misses
  • Maintains and optimizes field production within integrated area of operations
  • Optimize the way we do business through constant innovation ie. working with IT to build apps/dashboards to harness our data and utilize it to help generate field optimization and cost reduction opportunities
  • Maintains updated production reports by field and well and evaluate wells to identify uplift and artificial lift opportunities
  • Responsible for production decline analysis of base producing wells to generate forecasts for budgeting and comparing against actual field performance
  • Variance reporting of actual volumes relative to budget and monthly outlooks
  • Coordinate well interventions and new well Completion activity with Completions and Field Ops teams maximizing productivity while minimizing costs
  • Develop/Manage new well flowback strategy and guidelines
  • Estimate impact of frac communication and implement mitigation strategies
  • Provide liaison with regulators, partners, other operators and other cross-functional Murphy groups (reservoir, marketing, finance, geology, D&C) on an ongoing basis

Working Conditions

  • Monthly business trips to field locations are required
  • This position works 8.75 hours per day from Monday through Thursday and 4 hours on Friday