Enjoyable colleagues to work with. Exchange of ideas and skills was free flowing.
Business Analyst - Operations Cost Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 June 2017
A typical day at ConocoPhillips consisted of analyzing cost data and reporting to multiple groups and the field staff to identify anomalies, be sure we were compliant with JV agreements and keeping lifting costs and capital spending within budget.
Everyday was a learning experience, either with the operations people, joint venture representatives, land and various other groups. Learning about pipeline curtailments, what we were compliant with and what were not, how the AER allocates fees for orphan well and administration fees to the oil industry are some examples.
The culture was somewhat tense but always respectful considering what the oil industry has been going through. The people were always great to work with.
Hardest part of the job were the changing priorities sent from Houston. Many hours of rework re budgets, forecasts, reporting.
As noted above, the people I worked with not just in accounting but the operation engineers, land personnel etc. were all great to work with.
The loss of many good people due to the commodity prices.