Production consultants, or production supervisors, handle the daily management of oil and gas production operations on behalf of the contract oil and gas operating company in order to maximize profitability by increasing revenue and lowering operating expenses.
Production supervisors oversee the operator’s production plan during the contract term, handling various aspects of daily well production assignments and assisting in preparing completion, testing and workover procedures.
The Responsibilities of Production Consultants include:
- Following safe operating practices and ensuring compliance with environmental, safety and regulatory requirements.
- Assisting engineers in workover design and execution..
- During workover or completion operations, provides onsite technical support to ensure quality control during critical operations such as logging, perforating, cement squeezing, or stimulation.
- Providing onsite supervision of all special well work operations from beginning through completion while ensuring operations are carried out with best oilfield practices and in accordance with program and all relevant company standards.
- Assisting in asset management planning, cost estimating, budgeting and production equipment design, including preparing well workover and completion procedures, cost estimates, project economics, and AFE documentation for submission to management.
- Performing production monitoring and evaluation while making regular reports to the production engineers on the progress of operations.
- Maintaining project management control over well equipment installation, well completion and workovers.
- Coordinating production, drilling, pump installations, and workovers with asset or operations managers while providing technical guidance to operators and mechanics on site.
- Reviewing well production on daily basis to ensure that wells are optimized as to productivity.
- Providing engineering support on a variety of subjects, including completion designs, workover and fishing jobs, and production facility modifications.
- Monitoring production rate of gas or oil from established wells and plans.
Production supervisors are highly knowledgeable and skilled in their industry with many having 20 to 30 years of oilfield experience. However, it is not uncommon for individuals with 10 to 15 years’ experience to break into these roles.
The age range for production supervisors is generally between 35 and 50 years old with a weighted average between 50 and 70. However, some individuals are able to begin a career as a production supervisor in their late 20s.