Senior Completions Engineer

The Senior Completions Engineer is responsible for leading the design, planning, and operational execution of Fervo’s first of a kind enhanced geothermal completions.

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge, and with the right technology, geothermal energy can play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality.  Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Description

The Senior Completions Engineer is responsible for leading the design, planning, and operational execution of Fervo’s first of a kind enhanced geothermal completions. The Senior Completions Engineer will work alongside the resource team to optimize completion parameters, identify novel technologies, provide engineering support, and collaborate with supply chain management support. This position will report to the Sr. Manager – Completions & Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop step-by-step completion procedures to achieve well objectives and maintain full compliance with all regulatory and internal HSE requirements
  • Develop completion cost estimates ranging from simple scoping estimates to probabilistic cost estimates
  • Provide technical support on daily completion activities and serve as the primary point of contact for field engineering issues
  • Support cross-functional field development optimization efforts through well planning and design optimization
  • Compile technical and operations data for permitting and all other regulatory filings
  • Lead after-action review to identify best practices and lessons learned; provide internal and external benchmarking and end of project reports
  • Prepare tenders, analyze vendor responses, and support contract administration
  • Proficiently work alongside reservoir engineers to stimulate fracture designs using ResFrac or other industry leading simulators
  • Build relationships with drilling, workover, production and surface facilities personnel (Engineering and Operations) to effectively coordinate and provide support during business-critical needs
  • Travel to the field frequently to oversee operations, and foster strong working relationships with field personnel and 3rd party vendors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of unconventional completion/intervention operations experience
  • Experience with at least 2 different types of well completions technologies
  • Experience with tools and methods for evaluating completion efficiency and optimizing well performance
  • Proficiency with industry leading stimulation modeling software tools (ResFrac, Kinetix, etc.)
  • Risk Management skills, including knowledge of Risk Assessment and Management of Change (MOC)
  • Contractor performance management skills
  • Experience in mentoring early career engineers
  • Willing to shift priorities/focus depending on the business needs
  • Teamwork and organizational skills; analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Written and verbal communication skills; self-motivated and result oriented personality
  • Ability to travel up to 30-40% of the time to field locations
  • Preferred: 5+ years of hands-on field experience in drilling/completions
  • Preferred: Proficiency in casing and tubing stress analysis and loads associated with thermal effects during hydraulic stimulation and well production/injection

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes technology to own, develop, and operate geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid and Fervo Energy’s key innovations bring a full suite of modern technology to make geothermal cost competitive. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo is supported through Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.