Contango Oil and Gas Company
  • 01-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • Gillette, WY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Reporting to: Production Foreman

Department: Operations

Location: Gillette, WY


Essential Responsibilities


The Lease Operator optimizes and maintains oil and gas production and lease expenses. Under general supervision, this position prepares, maintains, and submits daily reports and records of daily gas and/or liquid volume, well pressure and volume of chemicals used, etc. Develops and applies an understanding of lease issues.

  • Commit to EH&S in all activities.
  • Report daily production.
  • Confirm all production/injection wells and production facilities are in functioning order.
  • Run daily pumper routes to check tank gauges, maintain equipment.
  • Perform operational checks of assigned wells, equipment and plant facilities
  • Conduct production tests and perform minor repairs
  • Witness gauging and tests, ensuring accuracy of run tickets as required
  • Represent the company in delivery/receipt of materials and equipment
  • Maintain regulatory, environmental and safety compliance in conjunction with and through close coordination with the Operations Engineers, Superintendents, Foremen, and Environmental Health and Safety Department
  • Secure and maintain all company equipment, including but not limited to computers, vehicles, and analysis or test equipment
  • Possess the right and obligation to stop work if unsafe conditions exist or are suspected
  • Provide field wide contact with all personnel in the event of emergency or other significant occurrences
  • Maintain facilities painting, general upkeep, vegetation control, road maintenance etc.
  • Maintain positive relationship with local, state, and Federal representatives and surface owners
  • Train newly hired and/or less experienced lease operators
  • Maximize profitability of assigned wells
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Basic competency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Strong commitment to business ethics and EH&S
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and time constraints
  • Ability to easily adapt to changes in work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events
  • Ability to remain calm in potentially adversarial or stressful situations
  • Ability to set priorities and follow through on projects with limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    We Offer


    Contango Oil & Gas Company offers competitive salary, cash bonus, and stock incentive bonus plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical / dental / vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation and sick time, and much more.

    International Considerations


    Expatriate assignments will not be considered. Contango Oil & Gas Company regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas for this position.

    EEO Statement


    Contango Oil & Gas Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Contango's online application as a result of your disability. Please email HR@contango.com or call 405-252-5709 to request reasonable accommodation(s).

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