Lease Operator

Writing a great lease operator resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Terrill Kilpela | (207) 722-2484 | Jackson, MS


I am a Lease Operator with over 3 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. I have experience working on both offshore and onshore rigs, as well as in production facilities. I am knowledgeable in all aspects of lease operations, including drilling, completion, workover, and production operations. I have a strong understanding of HSEQ requirements and procedures related to lease operations. I am an effective communicator and team player who is able to work independently when required.


Lead Lease Operator at PetroHawk Energy Corporation, MSJun 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 8 operators in daily production tasks.
  • Monitored and adjusted equipment to optimize performance and minimize downtime.
  • Trained new operators on proper safety procedures and best practices.
  • Maintained accurate records of all production data.
  • Implemented new methods for tracking inventory which reduced waste by 15%.
  • Negotiated better lease terms with vendors, saving the company $5,000 per month.

Senior Lease Operator at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, MSSep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Negotiated and executed 15 leases with landowners for drilling sites, which led to increased production by 30%.
  • Monitored daily operations at 10 different well sites and made adjustments as needed to ensure optimal performance.
  • Trained 3 new lease operators in best practices for site maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking inventory at all well sites, which resulted in a 25% reduction in supply costs.
  • Led monthly safety meetings with employees and contractors working at our wellsites.
  • Wrote weekly reports detailing progress on each wellsite under my supervision.


High School Diploma at Jackson State University, MSAug 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Oil and gas production
  • Lease operating procedures
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Supervisory skills
  • Communication

Evea Stoldt | (408) 028-0097 | Fairmont, WV


I have over 3 years of experience as a Lease Operator. I am responsible for the daily operations at the lease site, including oil and gas production, equipment maintenance, and safety compliance. I have a strong work ethic and take pride in my work. I am also a team player who is always willing to lend a helping hand.


Lead Lease Operator at Chesapeake Energy, WVMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 8 lease operators in the development and implementation of new safety procedures that resulted in a 50% reduction in on-the-job injuries over a 12 month period.
  • Successfully negotiated leases with landowners for 3,000 acres of land for oil drilling operations.
  • Led the construction crew in building 10 new oil wells, putting them into production within 6 months. This increased production by 25%.
  • Created and oversaw the daily work schedule for all employees while adhering to state and federal regulations governing hours worked per day/week.
  • Monitors site activities to ensure compliance with company policies as well as local, state & federal environmental regulations; took appropriate corrective action when necessary which prevented any costly fines or penalties from being assessed against the company.

Senior Lease Operator at Antero Resources, WVJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Negotiated and executed 15 leases with landowners for surface use, resulting in an increase of 300% in total leased acreage.
  • Monitored and operated 8 natural gas wells, recording average production rate of 97 MCF/day while consistently meeting or exceeding safety standards.
  • Utilized knowledge of geology and reservoir engineering to help identify 6 new development locations, which led to the successful drilling of 4 producing wells.
  • Trained 2 junior operators on well site operations and procedures.
  • Implemented a proactive maintenance program that decreased downtime by 30%.
  • Led weekly meetings with service providers to optimize well performance.


High School Diploma at Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, WVAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for exams, how to write essays, and how to do research.


  • Oil and gas production
  • Lease operating procedures
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Computer skills
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems