Artificial Lift Technician

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Ovintiv’s Williston Basin Operations Team is seeking an Artificial Lift Technician to work out of the field and office in Arnegard, ND.  We provide our employees with a variety of career growth opportunities and programs that recognize, and reward demonstrated results.


Assist with the installation of artificial lift equipment and peripheral devices (pump-off controllers, Scada equipment, etc.).Have a thorough working knowledge and practical experience with Gas Lift Compression/down hole assemblies and operating philosophy including installation and commissioning.Have a strong working knowledge in optimization of plunger and Gas Assisted Plunger Lift wells. Familiarity with plunger control hardware and software a plus.Optimize artificial lift performance by studying well performance, shooting fluid levels, performing dynamometer surveys, managing pump-off controllers, and working with Engineering and Operations personnel.Analysis and management of Scada information (Cygnet).Recognize inefficient pumping performance, analyze problem(s), recommend and implement solutions.Influence equipment reliability (minimize failures) through effective designs, operation, and participation in well failure meetings.Assist Production Department as directed by Coordinator – helping lease operators as required with artificial lift problems and/or optimization.Follow and promote Ovintiv’s safety practices.Monitor, analyze, and design artificial lift installations through use of XSPOC, SROD and Echometer.Tracking daily production. Gathering field data (shooting fluid levels, well tests, etc.).Minimize deferred production by working closely with Engineers, Lead Operators and Lease Operators.


High school diploma or GED equivalent required.Minimum of three years of related work experience required.Prefer Engineering Technologist related post-secondary education.General knowledge of safe oil and gas production operations.Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications. Scada and echometer experience a plus.Must have a clean driving record.Must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to drive a company vehicle.Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations, have good mechanical aptitude, and clear writing skills.Good communication skills.Team player.Job consists of a ten hour day, four days on, three days off.Good knowledge of safety requirements and practices.Willing to accept responsibility and accountability.Successful candidate will reside in Sydney, Watford City or Williston area.

Benefits: Ovintiv offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

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