Specialist Chemical Treatment

Occidental Petroleum
Midland, Texas
Apr 18, 2024
May 04, 2024
Engineering, Chemical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Title: Specialist Chemical Treatment Location: United States-Texas-Midland Other Locations: Description Occidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment, and positively impacting our communities where we do business. We are currently looking for experienced, motivated, and creative individuals to fill a Chemical Treatment Specialist position within Oxy's Production Operations Chemical Team in Midland, TX. This position is responsible for managing OXY's chemical suppliers and targeting problems/projects that will add value by reducing failures, increasing oil production, reducing OPEX, or improving facilities.


- Assist in setting goals and long-term vision with Chemical Treatment Lead.

- Provide input of alignment and allocation of resources.

- Identify and enhance inefficiencies of processes.

- Participate on continuous improvement teams.

- Effectively utilize resources internal and external of business unit.

- Participate in annual and long-term business planning.

- Provide input on staffing plans / forecast to ensure adequate staffing level to support business plan.

- Develop and/or manage programs, systems, and practices for maintaining & enhancing a safe, productive, and environmentally sound work environment.

- Responsible for oversight of corrosion control and chemical programs for wells and for surface equipment and facilities

- Assures that program goals and practices are aligned and compliant with HES objectives, procedures, and policies.

- Works closely with Operations leaders, Mechanical Integrity team, Facilities & Construction and Project teams, contractor, and vendor personnel to develop and continually improve chemical and corrosion control programs and procedures.

- Prepares and provides training to personnel responsible for implementing recommended practices for corrosion control and chemical programs.

- Tracks performance to provide basis for recommendations and continual improvement in effectiveness and efficiency of corrosion control and chemical programs.

Qualifications Qualifications:

- 5 years' experience with processes, procedures, testing, and equipment associated with corrosion control and chemical treatment monitoring for downhole and surface equipment.

- 4 Year bachelor's degree in science or engineering discipline (Preferred but not required)

- Operational oilfield knowledge pertaining to artificial lift, facility operations, and surface operations.

- Chemical budget management with emphasis on optimizing chemical programs and maximizing chemical spend per BO and TBF.

- Root cause failure analysis data management and discernment.

- NACE or other industry training in corrosion technology

- Experience with LOWIS, MAXIMO, CREDO, SPOTFIRE, and database software

- Knowledgeable in existing and emerging technologies associated with corrosion, scale, paraffin, asphaltene, and bacteria treating.

- Strong understanding of chemical treatment in an Oil and Gas environment along with a knowledge of chemical specifications and applications.

- Extensive expertise in EOR safe work systems, corrosion, scale, paraffin, asphaltenes, and bacteria.

- Strong leadership, mentoring, and communication skills.

- Strong decision-making skills and ability to perform under pressure.

- Knowledge of operations & reservoirs and strong understanding of economic and financial analysis.

- Creative, innovated, and ability to adapt to change and ambiguity while driving for results.

- Demonstrated success with organizations with multi-discipline staff.

- Understands business process, regulatory requirements, and ability to manage a budget.

This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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