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Superintendent Drilling

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living.

Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world.

The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being.

We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.

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Specific Responsibilities

The Drilling Superintendent for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Drilling & Completions family at the company’s Midland, TX office reporting to the Manager Drilling Engineering. The focus of this position will be to work as a drilling superintendent for US land drilling operations, based in Houston, TX. Main areas to cover are Austin Chalk and Delaware basin.  The position is responsible for supporting drilling operations with technical advice, improve efficiency and consistency across different rigs and assets with safety as the number one priority. 


•    Exhibit strong EHS leadership and taking responsibility for creating a EHS environment where zero incidents and accidents are achieved.
•    Manage Well Site Leaders, drilling field personnel and service companies during drilling operations to ensure a safe, efficient, and consistent drilling program
•    Participate in morning calls, discuss future operations with field operations and office and become liaison between both.
•    Become familiar with Apache’s Standard Operating Procedures and Recommend Practices, continually evaluate, optimize and streamline procedures with the intent to become safer and more efficient through continuous improvement.
•    Encourage teamwork, promote a culture were everybody feels comfortable asking questions and speaking up. Best answers win no matter who they come from.
•    Provide technical support during drilling operations, be willing to relieve WSL during unforeseen events
•    Lead and participate in safety meetings, audit safety processes and manage Apache’s safety program together with drilling EHS. 
•    Provide technical support for drilling rig selection and tender processes.
•    Participate in vendor audits, evaluate, and document findings.
•    Monitor and evaluate non-production and flat times proposing action items to increase efficiency. 

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering or equivalent


•    15-20 years’ experience in drilling operations, with at least 10 years in field leadership positions on land rigs
•    Experience in the Permian basin and Austin Chalk 
•    Experience with Managed Pressure Drilling and Well control operations
•    Capable of understanding modern super spec rig technology operation and limitations (TDS, walking/ skidding packages, Automatic drillers, hydraulic catwalks, etc.)
•    Experience improving on-bottom drilling performance by optimizing parameters and avoiding drilling disfunction by using Mechanical Specific Energy and downhole vibration data.


•    EHS conscious and focused
•    Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills for interfacing with multiple levels of the organization and suppliers
•    Able to prioritize multiple projects
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
•    Demonstrate technical abilities to assess and present to different levels of the organization including peers, division and senior management
•    Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
•    Take ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
•    Capable to perform duties with a high level of accuracy
•    Familiar with root cause failure analysis and high performance team principles
•    Periodic extended stays at the rig site may be required

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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