Well Planner

Posted 15 May 2023
Location Midland, United States of America
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Well Planner

Location: Midland, TX


If you are selected as the Well Planner, you will be supporting our Permian Business Unit. You will participate in multi-discipline well planning as well as developing well plans in agreement with stated well and project objectives. This will be done in full compliance with applicable policies, standards and regulations, with a focus on safety of personnel, environmental stewardship and operational integrity.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Design complex well plans for multi-well/multi-pad drilling program

  • Collaborate with drilling team to ensure well plan designs achieve cost effective performance in fast paced horizontal drilling program

  • Advise drilling engineers on appropriate survey programs to ensure wellbore positioning accuracy

  • Gather and interpret offset well data for accurate Collision Avoidance analysis

  • Prepare daily Plan Vs Actual (PVA) reports and End of Well reports

  • Daily Collision Avoidance Monitoring - Generate anti-collision reports and corresponding plots

  • Knowledge of State/Federal regulatory agencies and applicable regulations as needed to ensure compliance for regulatory permitting and execution

  • Establish communications with core disciplines to incorporate objectives into project development plans as requested by Asset team

  • Communicates with the Asset team throughout the development process providing options as needed for design constraint mitigation

  • Tracks project progression from conception to execution

  • Expert Level Landmark EDM (Compass) user. Manage database to ensure accuracy and consistency

  • Proficient Landmark DecisionSpace Well Planning user

  • Proficient AutoCAD Users

  • Proficient MS Office Suite Users

  • Participating in benchmarking studies (both internal and external) to identify, transfer and apply best well planning practices

  • Evaluate application and implementation of best well planning practices and new technology

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in related field

  • 2+ years of well planning experience in the upstream industry

  • 1+ years of experience working directly for an oil and gas operating company

  • 1+ years of experience in unconventional reservoir plays

  • Able and willing be on call outside of standard working hours


  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with key stakeholders and other team members to meet goals.

  • 5+ years of industry experience in all aspects of well planning

  • Uncompromising adherence and commitment to our SPIRIT Values (Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork)

  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability working within multi-discipline teams internally and externally to achieve consensus and alignment

  • Individual that is willing to accept risks and aggressively pursue continuous improvement

  • Ability to think "outside the box" and willing to be challenged

  • Ability to review drilling performance and make recommendations to the engineering team and management on the adoption of new well planning techniques to improve performance

  • Knowledge of well reporting (WellView)software

  • Knowledge of ArcMap and Global Mapper software

  • Well-developed project management skills

  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment

  • Ability to work as a team player with willingness to handle assigned tasks, whether simple or complex

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization and multi-task

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills