Lease Operator III

Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Pyote, TX, US, 79777

Company: Apache Corporation

Specific Responsibilities


The Lease Operator III for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Onshore Production Operations team at the company's Pyote, TX office reporting to the Production Foreman. 


This role will be primarily responsible for the following:


•    Provide lease surveillance of Apache-operated properties to assure that the wells are producing at maximum rates allowed and related equipment and facilities are operating safely and efficiently
•    Accurately measure and report daily production
•    Prepare daily and monthly production reports
•    Inspect facilities routinely for operational safety and environmental compliance
•    Take fluid levels and well tests at least twice monthly and calculate downhole pump efficiency 
•    Accurately gauge production tanks on a daily basis
•    Report complete production data in TOW
•    Troubleshoot and repair day-to-day operational issues
•    Keep accurate seal records
•    Review amp readings to ensure pump units are in balance
•    Ensure that all contractors and Apache Corporation personnel follow safety requirements and procedures
•    Develop an awareness to look for ways to optimize production
•    Track goals and plans for properties using Scout on a monthly basis
•    Witness sales of oil and condensate (LACT meter provings, Crude Transfer tickets)
•    Correct any unsafe conditions or practices immediately upon recognition 
•    Maintain and use safety equipment as required
•    Ensure all warning signs are in place and in good condition
•    Safeguard all company assets; be aware of any security violations and report immediately to supervisor
•    Report any environmental incidents or potential incidents immediately
•    Review all repair procedures and methods to ensure that safety hazards and environmental impact are minimized
•    Read and be familiar with State Environmental Compliance Regulations
•    Perform maintenance on lease equipment
•    Check all surface equipment daily and all pumps for seal leaks and to ensure they are primed and operating properly
•    Provide recommendations for increased profitability of lease
•    Stay abreast of new production techniques
•    Prepare written reports on ideas and changes wanted; include reasons why and cost, when possible
•    Attend and participate in all safety meetings 

Qualifications & Experience


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:



•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    5 years related work experience
•    Must be proficient in all Microsoft applications and other PC based computer applications
•    Ability to anticipate and recognize problems, then develop solutions with minimal coaching
•    Ensures accuracy of all reports
•    Familiarity of all lease equipment and functions
•    Adequate knowledge to identify downhole problems
•    Job is classified as medium physical work
•    Occasionally may be required to lift, carry, push or pull 10-100 pounds
•    Occasionally may require squatting, crawling, and climbing
•    Frequently may require bending, reaching above shoulders, reaching to the floor, reading, writing, working at heights and working around moving machinery
•    Frequently exposed to marked changes in weather conditions including temperature and humidity
•    Continuously exposed to dust, fumes and gases
•    Continuously works independently without supervision and requires quick or important decision making
•    Must be able to drive a vehicle and have the ability to wear respirator protection and personal protective equipment, as required.   



The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success;
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. We are committed to providing oil and natural gas in more innovative and sustainable ways to help meet the world's energy needs.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA). Apache and other affiliated subsidiaries have operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom's North Sea and exploration opportunities offshore Suriname and elsewhere.

For additional information about APA Corporation, please visit:

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.

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