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Head of Planning & Well Performance

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/11/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with an annual LNG production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTA), safely and reliably delivering LNG to customers around the globe from world-class facilities in Qatar.

The Role:
Job Purpose: Establish and maintain well surveillance and performance processes that lead to identify risk and opportunities. Forecast and plan production/injection from wells/reservoirs to LNG plant to meet Company targets.

Role & Responsibilities:

1. Determines production requirements for field development to maintain volume deliverability at target rates while optimizing recovery of reserves. Identifies techno-economic feasibility study for improving production performance or addition of gas capacity from the existing production block.

2. Adopts the role of coach and aligns personnel with organizational goals to avoid rework and maximize efficiencies. Develops competencies of subordinates to target level.

3. Ensures processes are in place to identify production shortfalls and analyse their origin in order to find counter-measures.

4. Advises whether additional data acquisitions are required and directs special studies/analysis to understand production performance abnormalities. Collaborates with various technical teams to include issues in studies related to wells/reservoir impacting production performance.

5. Ensures programs, procedures and tools are available and engineering resources are in place to carry out production surveillance and performance reviews.

6. Facilitate quality data and information production for performance reviews and studies.

7. Ensure co-ordination with the Corporate Planners and Functional Planners including Commercial & Shipping, Onshore LNG Plant, Offshore Operations, Engineering & Ventures, other expansion projects to integrate and optimize the multi-disciplinary activity plans in order to maximize the Business outcomes (Production and Reserves) within the resource constraints (Opex, Capex, onshore/offshore resources).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
• Postgraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering is desirable.
• 9 years' experience in Production Engineering/ studies in the oil and/or gas industry, 5 years in well performance reviews, surveillance and gas production planning.
• 2 years' experience in supervising engineering teams.
• Experience in the use of industry standard tools for well modelling, database and planning.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Production Engineering disciplines, Oil & Gas reservoir behaviour, injection aquifers. Well production, well test analysis and predictions, volume planning and integration.
• Understanding of Flow Assurance, Pipeline integrity, LNG plant operations, Well designs, Wellwork and reservoir modelling.
• Experience of various software and tools used in E&P industry
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