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Completions and Well Operations Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/04/2014
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The Company:
A major oil & gas operator.

The Role:
Essential Job Functions:
• Prepare a detailed workover, completion and intervention procedures for gas, water and oil injection wells. Be fully familiar with the latest advances in completion technology, to be able to become an expert in the field of regional well operations.
• Plan, monitor, and report status and forecasts for a large workover program. Manage multiple components including well diagnostics, materials procurement, logistics, coordination with multiple departments, and overall control of a workover program.
• Plan and implement a general program in the field operations office that has responsibility for well operation and interventions. Includes coordinating and preparing detailed work procedures and monitoring of field execution for activities associated with well interventions.
• Support and provide advice for other operations including fracturing and acid stimulation, asphaltene removal and inhibition treatments, desalting treatments, various coiled tubing operations including fishing operations, producing well tests, BHP (Bottom Hole Pressure) build-ups and drawdowns, and production logging. This role involves the implementation of an engineering strategy developed in association with production engineers involved in strategic roles in the Algerian head office in Hassi Messaoud.
• Act as mentor for less experienced Algerian engineers. Organize and start operational consultation/investigations to monitor well performance and program efficiency. Recommend improvements to operational procedures and methods. Resolve well problems.
• Assist in preparing operating expense and capital expenditure budgets and to potentially lead the process. Provide assistance in monitoring the budget, planning and scheduling the activities conducted on the wells and forecast changes that periodically occur that are required for corporate budget control.
• Oversee special contractual agreements with service companies and prepare tender documents for management approval. Monitor contract status during the term of the contract with a vendor and monitor cost and vendor performance. Direct Service Quality meetings with vendors.
• Design programs to reduce operating expenses. Focus on processes which maximize production, improve the recovery of reserves and sustain profitability.
• To work with other departments such as maintenance/ construction, facilities, plant, wells and above-ground operations, security and logistics to optimize the site. Act as liaison to facilitate appropriate improvements to the system.
• Management of the wellsite supervisors which may require periodic direct supervision of wells at site.

Required Experience:
• 10 years’ Industry experience with at least 8 years’ experience in operations and completions engineering. Preferably with diverse proficiency in carrying out well interventions, fishing operations, fracture and acid stimulation, gravel packing, cased hole logging, slickline and coiled tubing operations.
• Prior experience working in foreign remote locations and able to demonstrate knowledge of effective supply chain management under joint venture procurement requirements.
• Experience of working in a culturally diverse, remote and challenging environment.
• Must be able to effectively analyze and solve problems in different Well Operations areas.
• . Must be organized and decisive and capable of managing an emergency well situation effectively.
• Management training in team development, motivation, motivation techniques, leadership, negotiation and persuasion skills.
• English, (French would be advantageous but not mandatory)
• Must be proficient and have detailed knowledge of fishing operations, tubular recovery, recovery of CT, fishing with CT, fishing with SL, and milling operations Detailed knowledge of packer setting parameters, liners and PBRs, tie-back seal assemblies as well as in perforating and gravel pack design and execution.
• Familiarity of workovers performed with drilling rigs or large workover units.
• Must be able to handle multiple operations to accurately and quickly generate detailed work procedures as needed in a demanding environment.
• A good understanding of completion design and knowledge of the reservoir would be beneficial to improve the interaction with the subsurface team when planning and running the data acquisition and development programs. An ability to communicate with the production and reservoir engineers to carry out analytical analysis.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree in Engineering
• Eligible to receive Algerian Work Permit
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