Planning Engineer

at Occidental Petroleum Corp.(Oxy)
Location Spring, Texas
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the 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 dioxide 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.


The Gulf of Mexico Business Unit is pleased to offer a motivated and creative individual an opportunity to join the Financial Planning and Evaluations team as a Planning Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for impactful business recommendations through the analysis of development projects, operational forecasts, and business opportunities. The position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to influence the entire business, providing excellent experience across the breadth of Gulf of Mexico development and operational activities.


Coordinate closely with all stakeholders to efficiently prepare development plans, reserves evaluations, AFE submittals, annual budget forecasts, and other ad hoc forecasts of production, costs and cash flow
Prepare, present and provide recommendations regarding post appraisal analysis for business unit
Support operational cost initiatives and improvement exercises
Provide project economic support to Asset Development, Facilities, and Operations
Ensure risks and associated variables are identified, assessed, and highlighted in proposals, highlighting critical activities and constraints to Management
Drive continuous improvement and increased efficiency in planning related activities
Assist and train other engineers in economic evaluation theory and techniques
Provide input to Finance for financial reporting of quarterly results
Carry out other planning related deliverables as instructed by manager


Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline
Minimum eight years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry - experience in reservoir engineering preferred
Understanding of petroleum economics, financial metrics, evaluations, industry reserve reporting and booking practices
Capable of handling multiple assignments, setting priorities and delivering results under time constraints, and at times with limited data
Comfortable with ambiguity and applying available data to solve business problems.
Self-motivated and adaptable, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Passion for working with diverse teams at various levels of responsibility
Strong analytical and computer skills
Prior experience with Oil and Gas economics software preferred

Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

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

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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