Director Of Development

Discovery Natural Resources


Full time

$200-260k (annually)

Jun 30

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About the job


Discovery Natural Resources LLC is a domestic, onshore exploration and production company with over 1,000 wells in operation in Texas.

The Director of Development is a working management role responsible for directing all development, exploitation and exploration programs, in addition to the stewardship of company reserves.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works as a member of the senior leadership team to ensure the group meets or exceeds the Company’s financial and operating goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring high quality Development programs including efficient drilling schedule design, leading drilling and completions design and execution, focus on delivering strong program returns, and risk mitigations.
  • Responsible for all drilling and completions activities focused on delivering top quartile performance through innovation, cost control, seamless execution, and a drive for continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for all geological and engineering subsurface activities focused on delivering the highest quality well results, program risk mitigation, and identifying upside opportunities in and around the Company’s assets.
  • Oversee reserve management process for the Company, including production forecasting of PDP & PUD reserves and identification of Probable and Possible Resources.
  • Direct the technical evaluations and economic analysis on all new business and development projects.
  • Mentor the members of their team for improved performance, increased skill sets and positioning for career progression.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. Degree required.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience including engineering and managing activities of an exploration and development program.
  • Drilling and completions engineering/management experience.
  • Reservoir engineering/management experience including incorporation of geologic drivers.
  • Portfolio / planning experience.
  • Unconventional reserves management experience.
  • Business development evaluations/modeling experience.
  • Multivariate / data science management experience.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated success in adding value to development programs through optimization of drilling and completion activities, through enhancement and addition of inventory and business development.
  • Demonstrated high quality reserves programs.

Compensation And Benefits

  • Estimated pay range: $200,000 – $260,000
  • Eligible for short- and long-term incentives
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and sick time

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