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Pipe Recovery Specialist/Engineer – Odessa, TX
United State Of America
May 20, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 3.0-6.0 years
Job Category Engineering Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Pipe Inspection / NDT
Role Piping Engineer,Subsea Pipeline Engineer Jobs
Designation Engineer
Education High School Diploma
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Weatherford supports the sustainable development and production of oil and gas resources, wherever they exist, to ensure the world’s current and future energy needs can be met safely, efficiently and economically.

Job Description


A Pipe Recovery Specialist maintains a high standard of efficiency and safety in the performance of basic pipe recovery operations.  He/She will perform pipe recovery operations on drilling rigs and work over rigs, and use specific explosives and a variety of logging tools, e.g., free point tool, stuck pipe tool, noise temperature tool, etc.


Conducts the operation of a service unit to maintain a high standard of efficiency in the performance of basic pipe recovery operations

Maintains intimate knowledge of the latest technological changes and operating procedures relative to company equipment, tools, and practices to ensure maximum operating efficiency with a minimum of lost time

Interprets job results for customer personnel and recommends service best suited to customer needs.  Must have proficient knowledge of well conditions 

Maintains assigned equipment and facilities in a neat, workable condition

Promptly and accurately submits all required data, reports, job tickets, and summaries

Must be able to pre load a job with no supervision

Supervise the rig up and rig down of Wireline equipment; keep all Wireline equipment cleaned and maintained; and supervise the repair and maintenance of the same

Must be available to perform duties on short notice, day or night, as well as be available on a 24-hour call basis to respond to needs

Directs all activities of an assigned crew

Trains and develops assigned field crews by on-the-job training to maintain a high degree of field crew efficiency and to prepare personnel for advancement

Correct obvious hazards or unsafe conditions and report those which cannot be immediately corrected to the District Manager

Assignments must be carried out to the highest quality level

Perform various other duties assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job


Proficient in running and interpreting free point tool

Able to back off casing, drill pipe tubing, and wash pipe

Must be able to select the proper size string shot and put the correct amount of torque in the pipe

Proficient in use of split shot, severance tools, and undersized tools

Experience operating pipe and casing cutters, both chemical and jet

Ability to calculate hydrostatic pressure, gradient temperature, and buoyancy

Know what actions to take in an under balanced and over balanced situation

Understand actions taken in different sticking situations, e.g., key seated, differential, under gauge hole, and mud stuck mechanical

Knowledge of working top drive rigs

Know how to repair and maintain associated equipment, i.e., swivels, valves, etc.

Minimum 3 years Pipe Recovery experience; 5 years oilfield is required

Must have a CDL driver's license with Hazmat endorsement

Clean driving record and background is necessary; no felonies

Written and oral communication skills

Maintain neat and accurate paperwork

Must have a general knowledge of electricity

General computer skills

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Long work hours

Outdoor environment subject to temperature and weather change

Exposure to explosives, high pressure bore environments, and ionizing radiation


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

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