The primary responsibility of the Control Room Operator is to monitor the functionality of well sites and facilities for the purpose of detecting active and potential malfunctions and equipment failures. The Control Room Operator ensures the safe and efficient operation of processes, systems and associated equipment, and will be able to identify if production shutdown is necessary, where unsafe conditions are identified. The Control Room is a 24 hour operation where incumbents will be required to work 12 hour shifts, rotating night shift and day shift every two weeks based on a predetermined work schedule.
- Monitors producing wells/pads, compressor stations, the gas plant and sales lines from a central control room located at the field office. Monitoring is done from a computer console with multiple screens, ties to our SCADA system. Parameters that are monitored include: producing rate, flowing pressure and temperature, gas plant and gas sales lines including BTU values, flow rates, pressures, temperatures and fuel usage.
- Notifies field (Lease Operators) or mid-stream (Compressor Operator) personnel of the problem and has them rectify it. If additional manpower is required to resolve the problem, the Control Room Operator may coordinate mobilizing the needed manpower.
Serves as command post for coordinating movement of responders in emergency situations, at least until a temporary Incident Command Center can be set up.
Continually monitor a wide range of data and make calls and adjustments as required.
Acquire a basic understanding of overall field and pipeline operations and how all interact.
- Participate in field training (1 week mandatory within first 60 days of employment) to continually gain this knowledge. Continually gain experience and exposure to field operations by visiting the field frequently throughout the year.
- Begin to recognize pressure differences that develop between wells, compressors, plant and sales points as well as identify the geographic locations of the same.
- Begin to identify wells and their respective compressor systems. Identify compressor rates, inlets/discharge pressures for accuracy or inaccuracies and explain the measures for corrective actions.
Independently navigate SCADA and utilize trending to assist with troubleshooting.
Possess the necessary communication skills that enable operators to successfully communicate between all groups. This includes fielding incoming and outgoing calls that provide accurate, current-status information to those groups.
- Independently compile and submit all reports that are required within the daily operations of the Control Room.