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ConocoPhillips 2023 Engineering Intern in ALBERTA, Canada

Title: 2023 Engineering Intern


Job Number: 00VW8

Company Overview

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 13 countries, $93 billion of total assets and approximately 9,400 employees at March 31, 2022. Production averaged 1,747 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and proved reserves were 6.1 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2021.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 94 MBOED in 2021 and proved reserves were 0.3 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. Within our Calgary office, we have implemented a Hybrid Office Work program, which offers eligible employees flexibility with the option of working remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief through a DEI Council of employees, a culture of psychological safety and an Engagement Network, to name a few. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities.


These intern positions will be working within a team of engineers supporting operations for ConocoPhillips Canada’s SAGD and unconventional Operations near Fort McMurray and Fort St. John. The successful applicants will become part of one of our engineering teams for a 16-month Calgary office-based internship. The engineering team that the applicant will be placed will be determined through the interview process, but could include completions, drilling, well integrity, facility, production, maintenance, or discipline engineering opportunities. Ultimately, this will allow the successful candidates the opportunity to leverage their skill set developed during university in real world applications.

These roles are office-based, located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. There is potential for field work on an as-needed basis. These roles are open to candidates outside of Calgary, with relocation and housing at the responsibility and cost of the candidate.


The intern’s main responsibilities will be further defined during the interview process but will include:

  • Working with a team of engineers to optimize and/or develop solutions to challenging operational issues

  • Interfacing with field operations and cross-functional teams to implement day to day tasks and special project work

  • Preparing technical reviews

  • Assisting senior engineers with projects and project management

  • Participating in field trips to troubleshoot and optimize field operations

  • Presenting results of project work to team and management


Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Must be returning to study at a post-secondary institution following the work term

  • Proficient (ability to perform the skill with limited assistance) in Microsoft Products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, familiarity with Spotfire would be beneficial

  • Willingness to travel to the field up to 10% of the time

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to adjust to changing priorities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Previous experience in the oil and gas industry through summer employment or co-op work term is an asset

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 7, 2023.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: 2023 Engineering Intern