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Position:  Manager of Operations (three positions)

Reports to: Director of Operations


The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) in Regina, Saskatchewan is a leader in the development of enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide storage demonstration projects.  With world-leading field trials like the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, Aquistore, and the Joint Implementation of Vapour Extraction (JIVE) Project under our belts, PTRC has directly impacted western Canadian oil field operators and the international carbon capture and storage community.  Our goal in the next 5 years is to realize 5 billion additional barrels of reserves from Saskatchewan’s existing oil-in-place in the most efficient and the least environmentally impactful means possible. To achieve this goal, the PTRC is looking to hire three highly motivated individuals: Manager of Operations (CO2 Storage and Utilization), Manager of Operations (Heavy Oil) and Manager of Operations (Tight/Light Oil).

As a lead candidate are you:

  • strong enough technically to understand the projects and to see when technical activities are going well or need attention?
  • able to “speak the language” of reservoir engineering and geology at the field and research levels?
  • confident in relaying information via speech and written communication (papers/talks) to a variety of audiences as an ambassador for the PTRC?
  • organized and diligent in tracking projects and budgets?
  • familiar with contracts, requests for proposals, and the contracting processes?
  • eager to propose new ideas for projects and tracking systems?
  • a team collaborator who is friendly, easy to talk to, and spend time with?

 

Qualifications

Manager of Operations (Heavy Oil)

  • Degree in a relevant area
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the heavy oil regions of western Canada
  • Broad knowledge of issues related to heavy oil production and enhanced oil recovery
  • Goals and Deliverables for this position:
    • Successfully integrate more companies into the HORNET program
    • Manage the expansion of PTRC’s role in providing useable research into heavy oil production techniques
    • Identify and promote new technologies that will be effective in achieving greater recoverable reserves in the heavy oil region

Manager of Operations (Light/Tight Oil):

  • Degree in a relevant area
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the fields and regions where unconventional tight oil is produced
  • Knowledge of the geology, and production/stimulation techniques used in unconventional light oil  resource plays
  • Goals and Deliverables for this Program:
    • Successfully integrate more companies into the light/tight oil program
    • Manage the expansion of PTRC’s role in providing useable research into light/tight production techniques, characterization opportunities and optimization methods
    • Identify and promote new technologies that will be effective in achieving greater recoverable reserves from unconventional resources in the province

Manager of Operations (CO2 Storage and Utilization):

  • Degree in a relevant area
  • Minimum 10 years of hands-on work experience in oil or CCUS fields
  • Knowledge of the issues around CCS from well design and completion to geological and site characterization
  • Good working knowledge of seismic imaging, from data acquisition to processing and interpretation
  • Knowledge of the global issues and impact of CCUS on greenhouse gas emissions
  • Goals and Deliverables:
    • Manage the PTRC's Aquistore program of projects
    • Grow the scope and scale of the PTRC’s projects internationally
    • Investigate and implement new technologies to be studied at the Aquistore site
    • Assist in transitioning the Aquistore site from pure CCUS research, to a field lab capable of investigating drilling/stimulation/production/enhanced recovery

Send a cover letter, outlining how you meet our qualifications, and full resume to careers@ptrc.ca.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on October 25th.

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