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Occidental Petroleum Flowback Specialist in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Title: Flowback Specialist Location: United States-New Mexico-Carlsbad Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. Oxy’s Permian Resources New Mexico Delaware is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Flowback Specialist based in Carlsbad, NM.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for all facets of flowback operations. Non-scheduled call-outs outside normal business hours can be expected. Types of well flowback include flowing, beam pump, jet pump, and ESP. Types of facilities or equipment include permanent and temporary production tank batteries, flowlines, LACTs, water injection plants, natural gas compression, pressurized vessels, and metering devices. Job is to be performed employing safe work practices while utilizing acceptable environmental procedures to maximize earnings while minimizing costs on associated well sites. This position manages the logistic planning, maintenance and staging of flowback equipment, surveillance of flowback and general field operations and the daily reporting of flowback operations and cost through various databases.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain as our highest priority the protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products.

  • Ensure that Process Safety and Risk Management principles and guidelines are incorporated into the flowback operations.

  • Monitor specific criteria, contractors, and equipment to ensure acceptable performance to meet production targets and cost parameters.

  • Promote consistency of operation, application of policies/procedures, and accountability across all functional groups.

  • Control and accurately outlook both variable and fixed costs, equipment availability and labor needs.

  • Supervise all contract labor for flowback operations.

  • Daily direct communication with all groups to align efforts to reduce time to market.

  • Develop long term solutions to issues through data trends, engineering and cost analysis.

  • Manage, help design, and install new processes and equipment as required to meet the long term vision.


  • Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak in English

  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision

  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts or calls on a non-routine basis

  • Technical skills related to math and analytical processes

  • Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization

  • Excellent understanding of production operations

  • Understanding of the importance of environmental and safe work practices

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • Some college or technical training a plus

  • 5 years oil and gas industry experience preferred

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment.

Occidental Petroleum is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status