Production Engineer

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Plano, TX, US, 75024

Company: Denbury Inc.

Job Summary

Denbury is currently seeking a Production Engineer to oversee wellwork operations, daily field operations, and perform reservoir management duties for assets located in southeastern Montana’s Cedar Creek Anticline (CCA) fields. The job will be based in Denbury’s corporate office located in Plano, Texas.


The role consists of joining a team of production engineers to manage 14 assets in CCA with production averaging ~7,650 BOEPD and includes a total well count measuring ~1300, of which more than 465 are active wells. The current mode of operations is conventional waterflooding with future CO2 EOR development. Wellwork interventions average ~290 annually and includes 95% producer artificial lift repairs and 5% mechanical integrity repairs on WIW/SWD wells.  


The position will report to the CCA Asset Team Leader and is best filled by an individual with interests/exposure to wellwork, artificial lift optimization, reservoir management, and daily field operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the business unit owner and point of contact for all assigned assets.
  • Lead Denbury’s efforts to promote health, safety, and environmental compliance throughout all operations.
  • Work with Plano and field team members to manage full field performance and development including production wells, flowlines/gathering systems, facilities, and injection/disposal wells.
  • Collaborate daily with the following field teams (production, optimization, and workover).
  • Create and maintain workover LOE and production budgets throughout the year reforecasting variances as necessary.
  • Understand all LOE drivers and assist the field team to forecast, maintain, and improve as needed.  
  • Repair and optimize all artificial lift designs (rod and ESP). Diagnose Root Cause Failures, derive options for corrections, evaluate economics, execute corrective plans, and perform lookbacks to improve systematic/reoccurring issues.
  • Coordinate remedial services using wireline, coil tubing, and workover rig operations including logging, perforating, clean outs, (acid/solvent/polymer/fracture) stimulations, cement squeezes, plugbacks etc.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Generate well surveillance monitor programs to ensure asset integrity and meet company standards.
  • Identify, evaluate, and present multi-disciplinary projects to management to maximize portfolio value.
  • Exceed investment hurdles, perform sensitivity analysis, effectively communicate major drivers.
  • Drive the execution of all asset projects. Manage timelines and bridge all gaps between field operations, land, legal, regulatory, design and development, ops excellence, and fellow business unit teammates (geologist/facility/reservoir).
  • Utilize/train/work-with engineering techs to improve efficiency in all workflows, processes, and data analytics.
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to prioritize work and focus efforts to deliver value.
  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, creative and results oriented.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly convey practical concepts and relevant information to all levels of personnel, including executive management.

Skills and Relevant Experience

  • 3+ yrs. experience in Production, Operations, and/or Reservoir Engineering in the oil & gas industry.
  • Experience with Wellview, AFE Navigator, Spotfire, Cygnet, ARIES, DSS, Petra, IFM (MBal, Prosper, GAP), and the full suite of Microsoft Office tools preferred.


  • BS degree in Engineering with a preference in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering.

Environmental and Physical Requirements

Work will primarily be conducted in an office environment; travel may be required to district and field offices and/or oil and gas production facilities, with the occasional need to wear personal protective equipment. Position requires the ability to frequently communicate information and to manage the possible stress of an office environment. Work may include being stationary for long periods of time, with occasional movement about the office. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds is required. Position requires constant operation and viewing of a computer screen and other office machinery.

Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location:  Plano , Texas
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt



Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Inc., a Delaware corporation, is an independent energy company with operations focused in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. We are differentiated by our focus on CO2 EOR and the emerging CCUS industry, supported by our CO2 EOR technical and operational expertise and our extensive CO2 pipeline infrastructure. The utilization of captured industrial-sourced CO2 in EOR significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the oil that we produce, making our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions negative today, with a goal to reach Net Zero for our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 CO2 emissions within this decade, primarily through increasing the amount of captured industrial-sourced CO2 used in our operations.


Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.


To become part of our organization, you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require successful completion of pre-employment physical examinations and/or the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).


Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #8044 

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas