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Wells Engineer (early careers) - Houston, TX

Wells Engineer (early careers) - Houston, TX

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required
  • Job category Wells Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 140215BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

This role will be a part of bp’s early careers P&O development program. Through this program, early careers employees will build their experience through challenging development assignments, by developing a toolkit of transferable skills for the future and having a dedicated network of support to help them succeed.

Taking on the role as a Wells Engineer means having the complex knowledge in the drilling and completion of new wells, while also building on bp’s existing well stock. Alongside a strong degree in a technical field, such as mechanical, chemical, and petroleum engineering or a related subject, that means working with a multidisciplinary team, where you will deliver and grow capabilities for all engineers interconnected in this field.

Completion Engineers

  • Completion engineers are involved in sand control techniques in unconsolidated and low-strength reservoirs or fracture stimulation techniques in conventional/unconventional tight-gas reservoirs
  • Maximizing well performance and reliability, solving flow assurance problems, and ensuring completion integrity are all part of your everyday job
  • You will also have a role in the preparation of detailed completion programs. Lead completion engineers also take on assurance responsibilities
Drilling Engineers
  • Grow capabilities for all engineering connected with the drilling design, including the designing, planning and execution of our drilling program
  • Drilling engineers are involved in all areas of new well construction. Lead drilling engineers also take on assurance responsibilities
  • Drilling engineers are responsible for the planning and executing of safe and compliant drilling operations. Daily tasks may include casing design, fluid design, cement design and cost estimating.
  • Drilling engineers are involved during the entire drilling life cycle and work in multidisciplinary teams with Engineers, scientists and Rig Contractors to ensure alignment with business objectives.
Well Intervention Engineers
  • Intervention engineers are involved in the design planning and execution of a range of well interventions from stimulation, pump and tubing replacements, sand cleanouts, and wire line operations
  • They also have a role in the preparation of detailed well intervention
Performing an offshore rotation has shown to be the best way to maximize learning and development during Early Career roles in GoM Wells. For most roles, you should expect to perform an offshore rig rotation. The rotations are on the order of ~1 yr in duration and often occur soon after joining. Specifics of your role will be provided upon joining.

One of the requirements to be eligible to go on our assets off the coast of Louisiana is that you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means that you have received both shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and that two weeks have elapsed from your final shot in your chosen vaccine regimen. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status to the company prior to rotating offshore.

bp’s expectation is that employees working our offshore facilities off the coast of Louisiana will need to maintain their status as “fully vaccinated” in line with evolving CDC guidance which may at some point include booster shots.


Minimum Requirements
  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • bp will not support US Immigration sponsorship for full-time or long-term employment
  • Seeking a Bachelor's degree
Preferred Requirements
  • Majoring in Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline
  • Must be in final year, graduating from Dec. 2022 through May 2023

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