Manager, Area Production

Field Operations Sidney, Montana

Job Summary

The Area Production Manager is responsible for the Supervision, scheduling and safe execution of effective and economic installation, operation and maintenance of oil and gas production operations across several superintendent areas within the Region. This includes the planning, directing and ensuring the overall performance of production and operational functions in the area. This position reports to the Vice President of Northern Region Production.


  • Responsible for the direct management and supervision of company production and well servicing across several areas within the region
  • Develop and implement the production operations business plan through short term and long term goals and programs including, operational strategies, objectives, budget and staffing requirements
  • Work with and lead if necessary team members in Production, Engineering, Drilling, Marketing, Completions, Construction, Maintenance and administrative support roles
  • Work in collaboration with other functional departments to achieve the company’s goals and initiatives (HR, HSSE, etc.)
  • Responsible for all production operations to meet or exceed the revenue and profit goals established by the VP of Northern Region Production
  • Responsible for managing the field production side of the business by efficient, economical and effective utilization of team members to direct various projects and manpower
  • Keep the VP of Northern Region Production informed in a timely manner on the status of production operations and specific conditions of all projects under his control
  • Manage operations to achieve goals for operational excellence, profitability, cost control, quality and productivity
  • Oversee the effectiveness and operations of all local field offices (within manager’s areas in Northern Region) including invoice flow, cost control and vendor relations
  • Recommend and implement maintenance programs
  • Recommend changes in production operations and confer with Superintendents, engineering, and other groups on implementing changes to ensure production quotas and procedures are met
  • Establish operational priorities and allocate resources to meet operational and business objectives in conjunction with Continental Resources corporate management teams
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with surface owners, vendors and community leaders
  • Develop initiatives and projects to maintain and improve the operation in areas of safety, environmental, quality, cost reduction and productivity
  • Manage and measure work and business results through the use of appropriate metrics and key performance indicators (reporting)
  • Assist in the ensure compliance with CLR’s safety program
  • Other duties as assigned
  • A good working knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations
  • Strong communication skills with effective presentation skills
  • A proven ability to promote training and to motivate personnel and encourage progressive ideas
  • Task and results oriented with the ability to focus on process to ensure continuous growth and development

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a minimum of 5-10 years at a managerial level with exposure to various aspects of operations including production, field operations, facilities, work-overs, servicing, drilling and completions
  • Petroleum engineering degree (or related engineering field) preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel as required on a regular basis

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, stand, walk, pull, carry instruments, and climb stairs and ladders for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work overhead for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers
  • Capable of driving distances of 150 miles or more per day during all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to one arm carry up to 10 lbs. without assistance
  • Regular bending, crouching, pulling and kneeling to check equipment and gauges
  • Must be able to exert up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and up to 10 lbs. frequently to move or manipulate objects
  • Ability to work significant amounts of time as required in completing job responsibilities
  • Working environment includes exposure to extremely loud noises in field, hazardous Chemicals, and Hydrocarbons that may be under extreme pressure for which appropriate safety measures are required