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  • Job reference: RMS0148413

Artificial Lift Engineer

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Oman
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/12/2014
  • Time left:
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    (28/12/14)
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The Company:
Our client is an international O&G Exploration and Production company with a particular focus on the Middle East.

The Role:
Position Required Artificial Lift Engineer
Reports to (Position) Engineering Team Leader


Job Description/Major Duties (general job functions, responsibilities, day-to-day tasks & activities)
The Artificial Lift Engineer’s overall responsibility will be improving artificial lift performance through operations and failure analysis continuous improvement. To achieve this goal, the Artificial Lift Engineer will determine the root cause of all ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) failures using all available data and analysis methods.
This not only includes the investigation, disassembly, and failure classification of the ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) equipment, but also managing the RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) process across vendor and Oxy organizations. The output of these investigations must be rapidly fed back to the Oxy organization to improve designs, operating practices, and the downhole chemical program. Being responsible for the ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) Root Cause Failure Analysis, the Artificial Lift Engineer will attend all equipment teardowns performed at vendor shops (located in UAE, Saudi Arabia, or other GCC nation).

An additional goal of the Artificial Lift Engineer is shortening the timeline between ESP failure, root cause identification, and equipment repair. The Artificial Lift Engineer will also work with other engineering disciplines to reduce equipment stock levels, minimizing replacement workovers, and reducing overall field operating costs.

The Artificial Lift Engineer will also assist and perform duties of the Senior Artificial Lift Engineer with regards to ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) & PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) artificial lift designs, up-sizing, replacements, optimizations, procedures, contract issues/reviews/tenders, materials management, etc.

The Artificial Lift Engineer responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Check and approve all service contractor recommended ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) /PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) designs and selections in conjunction with Reservoir engineering proposals.
• Coordinate down-hole remediation work with contractors.
• Participate in all ESP (Electric Submersible Pump), PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) and BP (Beam Pump) failure analysis, as required.
• Focal point for ESP (Electric Submersible Pump), PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) and BP (Beam Pump) performance matching programs (LOWIS or other Oxy-specific programs).
• Manage all contracts and service orders of artificial lift systems.
• Support field staff and operation engineers in problematic well troubleshooting.
• Participate in well review sessions.
• Manage and optimize inventory levels to ensure sufficient inventory for new conversions and replacement artificial lift installations.
• Ensure contractor allocates enough resources to support field operations.
• Support in finding new ESP (Electric Submersible Pump), PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) conversion candidates with tangible gains.
• Ensure all artificial lift working procedures are in place and periodically reviewed.
• Ensure quarterly Service Quality Meetings are held and follow-up actions properly executed.
• Liaise with Reservoir Management Teams in optimizing ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) installations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Requirements (Education required, background, experience, skills)
• Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferred in Mechanical, Chemical or Petroleum Engineering.
• Minimum 7 years experience working directly with ESP (Electric Submersible Pump), PCP (Progressing Cavity Pumps) artificial lift design, troubleshooting and failure analysis.
• LOWIS and Openwells experience.
• Experience working directly with oilfield scale and corrosion chemical programs.
• Good working knowledge of personal computer applications and software for engineering purposes.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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