DD & MWD Operations Administrator

Reporting to the USA Directional Drilling Manager, the DD and MWD Operations Administrator is responsible for managing administrative duties and providing Directional Drilling and MWD support. Responsibilities also include; maintaining incident and expense reports, entering full service jobs into SAP and FieldCap, auditing log sheets on a monthly basis and dispatching trucks when required.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Assist the Directional Drilling & MWD teams with general duties including but not limited to scheduling Field Operators, maintaining spreadsheets, and writing and proofing documents.

  • Ensure accuracy of daily job status in FieldCap including, BHA’s, temps, mud, connections, bit, job location, and directions.

  • Ensure all job start and end information is correct and entered into FieldCap, including request the next plan from Sales.

  • Generate daily tool usage and activity status reports.

  • Maintain job files and failure/incident reports as well as deliver completed incident reports.

  • Maintain Field Operator expense spreadsheet.  

  • Audit daily Field Operator days to ensure accurate billing for payroll.

  • Add Field Operators to upcoming jobs and transfer them from job to job.

  • Activate and hold jobs as sections progress.

  • Prepare end of month Directional Driller/MWD Operator employee expenses for approval.

  • Work overtime or weekend when required.

  • Assist other departments with various projects when time permits.

  • Perform all duties so as to meet the responsibilities listed in the Employee and Corporate HSE Handbooks.

  • Perform duties according to the Company’s quality system procedures and work instructions.


The successful candidate will have a high school diploma and is a very organized, analytical and detail oriented individual. They will also be proficient in MS Office with solid keyboard and communication skills.  Knowledge of directional equipment, SAP, RPM and SharePoint is an asset.


Please submit your application to Nate Parker, Directional Drilling Manager:

Tool Coordinator and Forklift Operator

We have an opening for a Tool Coordinator/Forklift Operator based out of our Midland, Texas location. Reporting to the Shipping & Receiving Manager, the Tool Coordinator/Forklift Operator is responsible for shipping and receiving with proper documentation, tracking equipment, assisting in quality control, and coordinating shipments.


Responsibilities also include:

  • Ship and receive tools to and from all field locations.

  • Strap motors and maintain a live inventory in the yard and all field locations.

  • Operate forklift and overhead crane.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on forklift daily.

  • Maintain cleanliness in the shop and yard.

  • Assist in quality control for all items received.

  • Receive and verify that all tools have been received and recorded in inventory.

  • Operate Company vehicle when required.

  • Be on-call on certain weekends and work overtime when required.


The successful candidate will have a high school diploma with a valid driver’s license and current driver’s abstract. This individual is capable of working unsupervised, detail oriented with solid organization and communication skills. Previous oil and gas service industry experience an asset.


Please submit your application to Daniel Arroyos, Shipping & Receiving Manager:

Prism Real-Time Specialist

We have an opening for a Prism Real-Time Specialist based out of our Houston, TX location. The Prism Real-Time Specialist’s primary goal is to provide positive contribution through a team environment that is intended to maximize the efficiency of the Prism Organization to serve their Customers and realize the group’s yearly objectives.  This includes the collection and presentation of data that will help support real-time recommendations and advice on the operation of all related tools and ongoing well site operations. They will also conduct remote operation services and contribute to the achievement of the following Strategic Plan Guiding Principles: “Continuously evaluate our performance through key performance indicators and utilize these to maximize profitability and ensure strict cost controls”, and “Never lose a client due to something that is in our control”. The incumbent will also provide innovative solutions to our clients to eliminate non-productive time, maximize producible section and optimize drilling performance.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Monitors the daily progress of active drilling rigs:

    • Provide guidance and parameter recommendations to ops team.

    • Identify trends for potential NPT and alert ops/engineering teams to reduce or mitigate risks.

    • Monitor downhole vibration & ensure tools are operated within all PHX specifications.

    • Event fingerprinting to include connection times.

  • Develop road maps to ensure best practices and optimum parameters are utilized by field personnel.

  • Ensure road maps are followed or evaluate risks of variances and proper implementation.

  • Track, evaluate, manage, and automate KPI’s. 

  • Work with Coordinators and Rig Crews to optimize performance and address gaps.

  • Work closely with Process and Reliability personnel on Incident Management Application analysis and risk management.

  • Assist Prism Reliability team with investigating and identifying root cause of a failure.

  • Perform hydraulics, torque, drag, and vibration analysis modeling as required as well as provide recommendations to team.

  • Develop new ideas for monitoring/optimization tools and process improvements.

  • Facilitate development and implementation of tools into Prism Center.

  • Perform other duties as required such as real time anti-collision monitoring for critical wells, PVAs, survey corrections, Toolface monitoring, etc.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor degree or technical diploma in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering and/or a Bachelor degree in Geoscience or other related field.  This individual will have a minimum 2 years of field drilling-related experience mudlogging, data acquisition, MWD/LWD or real-time operations center as well as an experience with directional steering BHAs (Mud motors and RSS) for wellbore placement. 3+ years’ experience in Drilling Operations and/or Engineering with Directional/horizontal well drilling experience and BHA design and vibration analysis are also preferred.


The successful candidate will be a skilled in real-time interpretation of drilling rig parameters in conjunction with MWD/LWD downhole tool data. This individual will have highly analytical skills with passion for using data to make better decisions and optimizing processes as well as highly effective communication skills with ability to multi-task and to work with multi-functional team and work independently. They will require to have positive attitude, proficient verbal and written skills and innovative and highly experienced with MS Office. Torque, Drag, Hydraulics and Engineering software experience is also preferred.


Please submit your application to Eryn Freitas, Prism Center Coordinator:

Remote Directional Driller

We have an opening for a Remote Directional Driller based out of our Houston, TX location. The Remote Directional Driller is accountable for providing the customer with the expertise, equipment, and tools required to meet directional and horizontal drilling objectives.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Confirm proper well/pad survey file set up.

  • Confirm proper well path location and decision-making, curve start depth and drilling (sliding) plan in field, and sliding best practices in low motor yield situations.

  • Confirm and assist in situational awareness of anti-collision concerns and drilling solutions.

  • Remotely set up, direct, monitor, and trouble-shoot directional or horizontal drilling operations and related activities, with an initial priority on curve drilling operations.

  • Deal with customers and Phoenix personnel in a positive problem-solving manner.

  • Carry out duties according to established Phoenix health and safety program, including; those relating to Company rules, hazard reporting, use and care of tools, safe work practices, use of PPE (personal protective equipment) and accident reporting.

  • When on site, follow the health and safety program of the owner or prime contractor.

  • Complete required field paperwork.

  • Keep Phoenix office informed of progress of well.

  • Conform to Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Policy.


The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and valid certificates in H2S Alive where applicable. Previous rig experience as a Directional Driller and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience as an MWD Operator is a requirement.


Please submit your application to Nate Parker, Directional Drilling Manager:

Intermediate Software Developer

We have an opening for an Intermediate Software Developer based out of our Houston TX location. The Intermediate Software Developer is responsible for designing and implementing software to enhance or improve Phoenix Technology and its affiliate’s software projects. This individual’s initial focus will be the creation of high availability, high speed data acquisition and presentation software. The role requires that the candidate have excellent problem solving, development, and communication skills. A component of this position will be the mentoring and development of junior team members.


Responsibilities also include: 

  • Participate in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle; from requirements elicitation to training/support.

  • Mentor junior team members as time permits.

  • Assist in the production of user documentation and other training material, as time permits.

  • Design and implement efficient UI and data acquisition components for a new real-time logging application.

  • Design components which interact with proprietary and third party data services.

  • Become generally familiar with the business of directional drilling and the software challenges the industry faces.

  • General programming duties on other system modules required as time and skills permits.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, automated test experience, and a minimum of 3 years of experience developing software on the Microsoft Windows Platform in a commercial software development environment. The incumbent will also have extensive hands on experience with the following technologies and concepts: MS SQL Server, T-SQL, object-oriented development, N-Tier development, GUI Design and Optimization, WCF and ASP.NET application development, multi-threaded application and service development, creating and maintaining mobile applications for IOS and Android, and writing data access code using ORM framework. They will also have strong troubleshooting and debugging skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior reasoning and analytical skills, as well as a high degree of initiative, common sense and logical and creative thinking.


Please submit your application to Doug Skurdal, Software Development Manager:

MWD Operator

We have openings for MWD Operator based out of our Houston, TX location. The MWD Operator is accountable for providing real-time survey data for carrying out directional and horizontal drilling operations.  Exercises judgment to determine the appropriate action at the well site by relying upon hands-on and classroom-based training of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. 


Responsibilities also include:  

  • Thorough Communication with coordinator to plan and execute successful projects from start to finish.

  • Set up primary string, back-up string, rig equipment, and surface gear once tools arrive on location. This includes a full function test of the tools and surface gear, an inventory of tools and supplies in the kit

  • Operate the directional drilling tools including installing the tools into the drill string, setting the tool face offset or orienting sub, surface testing the tools, and surveying while running in the hole. This also includes the operations related to drilling with the tools, sliding, rotating, calculating battery usage and surveying at each survey point, filling out run reports and survey sheets, and troubleshooting the tool in the hole.

  • Complete rig out and return shipping operations, including the cleaning and packing of tools into the kit boxes, preparing the necessary run reports and end of well reports, uploading all end of well documents to PHX database.

  • Participate in the servicing of tools in the shop by informing the shop staff and lab of any concerns or problems, submitting and completing incidents, entering run information into the PHX database.

  • Attend, complete and successfully pass all training courses as required.

  • Deal with customer personnel and other Phoenix personnel in a positive problem-solving manner.

  • Carry out duties according to established Phoenix health and safety program, including those relating to Company rules, hazard reporting, use and care of tools, safe work practices, use of P.P.E. and accident reporting.  When on site follows the health and safety program of the owner or prime contractor.


The successful candidates will have previous MWD experience and a minimum of 14 days of on-the job training with an experienced Phoenix MWD Operator. If no previous MWD experience, a 4 year degree or military with honorable discharge is preferred. This individual will also have a valid driver’s license and certificates in H2S Alive where applicable. They will also have excellent communication, organization, problem solving skills, and strong computer skills.


Please submit your application to Andres Alcala, MWD Coordinator:

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