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  • Job reference: RMS0113253

Flow Assurance Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/08/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/09/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

The Role:
•Co-ordinate all flow assurance activities, for safe and efficient delivery of production targets
•Address all shortfalls related to flow assurance issues
•Develop risk based approach to hydrates and provide updated operating guidelines to site
•Develop Pipeline Management System (PMS) for Northern North Sea and Central Graben operation and be company focal point for commissioning of PMS and installation in offshore DCS.
•Develop in line flow monitoring and pump control tool for Dunbar MPP operation
•Calibrate OLGA/Leda models to field data and be representative at OVIP and other JIP
•Liaise with HQ in software development and R&D effort
•Maintain close communication with reservoir and well performance so that well test data and PVT are adequately updated into flow assurance models
•Input to BD/DSP development studies
•Develop flow assurance expertise within production engineering team by acting as mentor and facilitator
•Proactively monitor, review and analyse plant and equipment performance and provide feedback to Line Management, identify opportunities to maximise production and performance and share best practice
•Propose and justify modifications to equipment or to operating procedures to improve safety/efficiency/reliability of equipment
•Ensure clear and concise scopes of work/procedures are produced and that all modifications meet statutory and Company standards. Participate in MA process as appropriate
•In collaboration with the Production Chemistry team, ensure all deposit related flow issues are adequately addressed to minimise process upsets.
•Produce budgets and plans for specific studies or modifications and manage the cost control process and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget
•Provide input to discipline budget
•Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to installations to review ongoing work programmes and support operations personnel
•Prepare scopes of work for vendor services, make recommendations on preferred contractor and co-ordinate vendors, materials and equipment for planned and unplanned activities, monitoring and controlling manpower usage, vendor/contractor performance and expenditure.
•Lead, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits
•Develop positive and constructive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree in Chemical/Process Engineering or equivalent
•Chartered or equivalent
•Appropriate level of engineering experience in oil and gas process/production
•Extensive knowledge of onshore/offshore process, production systems and flow assurance issues
•Recognised level of Company expertise in technical discipline
•Knowledge of industry norms and specifications
•Experience of working in an offshore environment
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