Lease Operator


Ring Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: REI) is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas and is a Texas-based oil and gas exploration, development, and production company with current operations in the Permian Basin of West Texas -- recognized as the top producing oil basin in North America. The primary company focus is Horizontal San Andres wells in the Central Basin Platform and Northwest Shelf, with an expanding footprint in the Permian.

Job Summary:

The Lease Operator position, located in Northwest Shelf area (near Plains, TX and Denver City, TX) will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on production and other pertinent well information and provides maintenance on production equipment. The position applies basic and some advanced skills to perform routine and complex operations using tools and equipment appropriate for the energy industry. Applies a general understanding of the technical concepts, practices, and procedures, and has a general knowledge of industry standards and government regulations related to the oil and gas industry.


  • Gauge production on assigned wells and record gauge readings, downtime and other pertinent well information into the production system.
  • Note problems and/or recommend course of actions to supervisor to minimize costs and maximize production.
  • Attend and participate in daily production meetings, monthly safety meetings, and quarterly well reviews.
  • Utilize SCADA to monitor and evaluate well performance and facility status, respond to SCADA alarms if required.
  • Perform work in a manner that ensures the secure and environmentally safe operation of all wells, equipment, and leases for which pumper is responsible.
  • Conduct other tasks as required by supervisor which are unique to the assigned geographic area.
  • Must understand and perform all duties according to Company standard operating procedures and in compliance within all regulatory and EH&S guidelines.
  • Must be self-motivated, have strong ethics, have the ability to work with minimum supervision, have reliable attendance and demonstrate flexible cooperative behavior in the workplace.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of lease operator experience or related experience preferred.
  • Must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to drive a company vehicle.
  • Must have a general knowledge of safe oil and gas production operations.
  • Must have experience using computers and inputting data, use of MS Word and MS Excel is a plus.
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations, have a good mechanical aptitude, good writing skills and a good safety and driving record.
  • Must be dependable and have ability to work overtime, if necessary.


Ring Energy, Inc. offers a competitive compensation plan and a comprehensive benefits program. The benefits program includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k), life insurance, HSA & FSA Plans, and paid time off.

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