Engineering New Grad Development Program

The Engineering new grad development program is carefully crafted to accelerate the development of the new grad by combining technical classroom training with field and office project work that provides exposure to all aspects of petroleum engineering. This approach allows new Encana engineers to learn and contribute from the very beginning of their career! The training program lasts about two years, and training assignments are available in both our Denver and Dallas offices.

Encana's engineering training program consists of three parts: orientation training, technical skills training and rotation-specific training. The orientation training allows recent graduates from all disciplines (Engineering, Geoscience, Land, and Accounting/Finance) to learn about life at Encana. The technical skills training component covers important petroleum engineering concepts and the resource play model, as well as safety and software training that are essential to our business. The rotation-specific training provides instruction from noted industry experts in facilities, drilling, reservoir and operations engineering.

Aside from the formalized classroom training, much of new grad professional training occurs on the job. After initial training, each engineer is given an assignment in a specific sub-discipline of engineering (drilling, operations, reservoir or facilities.) In each rotation, the engineer is assigned as a member of a working team; work assignments vary depending on the area and role the engineer is assigned. Some examples of project work are:

  • Drilling: Optimizing bit programs, overseeing rig work, reducing the economic or environmental impacts of drilling
  • Operations: Well completion recommendations, identifying recompletion potential, improving fracturing effectiveness, production optimization
  • Reservoir: Economic analysis of development programs, evaluation of infill drilling potential, budgeting and reserve evaluation
  • Facilities: Compressor design and optimization, elimination of pipeline constraints, designing surface equipment

Often these projects overlap with one another and work is conducted among and between other disciplines in the company.

We consider graduates from various engineering disciplines, including but not limited to petroleum, mechanical and chemical engineering, for employment. Successful engineers at Encana are those who value teamwork, continuous improvement and lifelong learning.

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