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Lead Flow Assurance Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Baku
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/04/2014
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The Role:
This position is for the Lead Flow Assurance role supporting both the Shah Deniz (SD) gas field and the Azeri Chirag Gunashli (ACG) oil field. Client operates nearly 1500 km of subsea pipelines in the Caspian Sea and there is a need to manage flow assurance issues very carefully. Failure to do this will risk production delivery and long term value. The applicant will need to be robust technically, commercially and operationally to be successful. The lead Engineer will be required to: -Support production operations and provide technical expertise on day to day management of the subsea pipelines providing advice to others on Flow Assurance issues including but not limited to Hydrate Formation, Thermal Expansion, Erosion. Corrosion, Slugging etc. This needs a responsive individual that understands design intent and can cope with the wide range of data and uncertainty. -Review pipeline process parameters and identify critical process/flow upset conditions that may threaten pipelines integrity, ensure that any change to process parameters and flow condition is captured through Management of Change activities, that associated risks are highlighted to senior management and that appropriate mitigation plans are implemented to mitigate the risks. -Providing technical input to other functions, Integrity Management, Pipeline Engineering, and Chemical Injection and interfacing with other Departments in Azerbaijan (Base Management, Discipline Engineering, Area Operations personnel including offshore staff, and Exports) -Develop pipeline chemical injection and routine pigging strategies for flow assurance and frequently reviews them to reflect changed process conditions. -Maintaining existing simulation tools and developing new ways of understanding production transients. -Achieve continues improvement through the use of integrated planning, cost management, root cause failure analysis, lessons learned and application of technology, including : initiating engineering studies, Route Cause Failure Analysis, investigations etc. for Subsea Pipelines related process upset conditions; acting as Discipline Response Engineer for process and flow assurance related Engineering Query (EQ); coordinating and supporting personnel involved in changes/enhancement and fault resolution, ensuring effective solutions are implemented and tested and that technical and user documentation is appropriately updated and that lessons are shared through the Shared Learning System. -Developing the technical competency within the flow assurance team by maintaining contact with functional staff (SETA, Community of Practice) and mentoring Azerbaijani Nationals. -Assure external compliance and internal conformance with Engineering, OMS and HSSE standards, processes, and regulations related to Flow Assurance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree in engineering or related science subject.
The candidate must have significant experience in Flow Assurance. Working knowledge of Flow Assurance tools such as OLGA( oil and gas simulator) and Pipesim Azerbaijani citizenship is required.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher. Chartered Engineer Previous experience in an operational environment with knowledge of applicable subsea industry standards

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