i am a ... factory coordinator
day in the life: factory coordinator
Growing up in West Texas, Colter Morgan felt the oil industry was in his blood. After majoring in petroleum engineering at Tulsa University, he joined Chevron and was excited to be assigned back home to Midland – and to our thriving shale and unconventional oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin.
He explains that his job as factory coordinator in the Permian Basin “may not look like a factory, but we're continuously developing well after well here in the Permian, and we use that term because it describes the consistent, safe and repeatable processes that we're going to use to develop the asset base.”
Being a factory coordinator entails developing a well from a plan on a piece of paper to an actual producing well in the field. Morgan explains that in his current role, as opposed to a typical engineering function, “I spend 60 percent plus of my time out in the field and one of the most important lessons I've learned is that you just can never discount the opinion of the person who is actually looking at the issue right in the face.”
His favorite experience? He calls it “a ton of fun” to help solve someone else’s problem. “Those are good days for me.”
"I love working out here. I love partnering with the community and with the people out here, because they really understand what oil and gas means not just to this community, but to society as a whole."
Published: July 2018