Contact Information

  • Hope Weller
    (703) 727-2492


Experienced and motivated Production Engineer with varied artificial lift experience in multiple onshore US plays.


The Woodlands, TX


OVINTIV, The Woodlands, TX 2019 - 2020
Production Engineer
Anadarko Basin
• Managed hundreds of producing wells in STACK and SCOOP in the Anadarko Basin
• Collaborated daily with field and reservoir staff to optimize well performance on flowing, gas lift and plunger lift wells and focused on maintaining base production and arresting decline on wedge production
• Conducted well reviews annually to analyze production, lift type, chemical usage, LOE and implemented cost reducing measures
• Reviewed drilling and completions schedules to manage first flow dates, choke schedules and worked with flowback teams to ensure safe flowback procedures were followed
• Created and implemented well procedures for artificial lift installation, cleanouts, chemical procedures and other well interventions
• Analyzed chemical data monthly from vendors and identified outliers for improvement
• Wrote multiple P&A procedures for uneconomic wells and worked with land and environmental department to finalize
• Recruited yearly at Penn State and interviewed hundreds of candidates for internships and full-time positions

NEWFIELD EXPLORATION, The Woodlands, TX 2013 - 2019
Production Engineer
Uintah Basin
• Managed hundreds of production wells and over 1,000 injection wells in the Greater Monument Butte waterflood, Myton and Central Basin in the Uintah Basin
• Optimized well performance daily through various computer applications, collaboration with staff, and creating workover procedures
• Mitigated downhole problems in rod lift and jet lift wells
• Developed and implemented chemical programs and reviewed monthly to ensure wells were being treated economically
• Tracked LOE and major expense costs monthly and collaborated with foremen and lease operators to find effective ways to reduce costs
• Presented various projects and updates to management to show solutions to challenging operations
• Analyzed and tracked budget and worked together with planning engineers to create budget scenarios

Awards and Certifications

Workover and Intervention Well Control for Oil and Gas Operators--through Dec. 2021


Gas lift, plunger lift, jet lift, rod lift, unconventional, production optimization, choke management


Pennsylvania State University, BS, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering