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  • Job reference: RMS0111478

Senior Operations Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/06/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/06/12)
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The Role:
Supporting and directing (as appropriate) Production Operations in their responsibility to achieve RoK Milestones (namely Commercial Production), the ramp up to full capacity and sustained Production Operations.
Ensuring the existence of a Production Operations Business Model that effectively manages transition (assets and support functions), asset handover, and sustained production operations.
Ensuring the development and delivery of the OR&A Plan, and that it is supported by effective Project interfaces.
Ensuring the Production Operations Companies develops and delivers comprehensive Asset Reference Plans for each group of assets (e.g. Phase I, etc.) and support to the Venture Asset Reference Plan.
Facilitating the integration and interface management to allow Companies’ to perform and meet the broader Venture expectations; and monitor progress and results.
Integrating Production Operations Assurance Plans into Integrated Assurance Plan, and monitor performance against the Plans.
Orchestrating internal “Production Business” Reviews and “Production Delivery (Monitoring)” meetings (internal with Companies and external with RoK Authority).
Supporting the Companies and other venture directorates in obtaining Production Operations related Venture and RoK approvals.
Collection from companies, preparation or presentation of information to CoVs at Technical Committee monthly review meetings.

Responsible for:
The existence and verification of robust Production Operations based Integrated Activity Plans, Business Plans, and Asset Reference Plans; and their relevant integration with Venture Plans (e.g. Venture Reference Plan, etc.).
Reviewing and challenging the Companies Annual Work Program and Budget submissions based on Venture premises and assumptions; presenting and defending the submissions before Stakeholders.
Supporting the Production Operations Agents in defining and delivery assurance events as necessary to address risks and Management System (governance) requirements, with special emphasis on Operating Integrity and Shutdowns / Turnarounds.
Development of preliminary OR&A Plans, Operating Philosophies/Strategies, OPEX, integrity plans, etc. as input to Project Development Studies.
The existence of a Production Planning / Forecasting process that is effective in meeting the requirements of the business, as well as that of the Stakeholders.
Integration between Venture, Companies and the Transportation Manager for hydrocarbon accounting, product lifting, internal/external reporting, and Finance system interfaces.
Development and continuous updating of a Venture-wide OPEX Model as input to the Venture Reference Plan; work closely with the Production Operations Company(s).
Monitor and supporting the Companies in Change Management and Risk mitigation requirements, ensuring escalation into processes as appropriate.
Ensuring integrated handover plans exist and are progressed by Companies.
Liaise with Project Delivery Managers to ensure a seamless/transparent handover from Project Delivery to Operations; primarily facilitated through the existence of effective Project to Production Operations interfaces.
Liaise with Drilling Delivery Manager to ensure integration of plans, well documentation transition, timely execution of well integrity verification activities, and close-out of SIMOPS concerns.
Preparing Production Operations information for the Management Committee, Technical Committee, and ConCom, as required.
Support the Production Delivery Manager with respect to review of Contracts submitted by the Production Operations company to the NCOC Contracts Board.
Mobilizing and coordinating resources (Venture, Partners, Companies or others) to secure technical input or to resolve matters of particular interest.
Ensure compliance with Venture policies and processes as specified in the Company Management System, e.g. HSE Policy, Business Ethics.
Ensure compliance of all relevant PSA and RoK requirements.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering degree or similar
10 to 15 years in the Oil and Gas industry, with international exposure as a plus
Understanding of complex project development and operational readiness processes
Track record in senior Operations position within an operating company. Extensive depth and range required of operating technical expertise developed over a long period of field operation and project interface.

Experience is required in the following areas:
Work preparation, scheduling and execution – skill
Operating Integrity – skill
Maintenance campaigns / Turnarounds – skill
Performance based HSE, preferably in a H2S environment – skill
HC Production information management- skill
Logistics – knowledge
Well services – awareness
Production Engineering in operations – awareness
SIMOPS and CONOPS experience (Construction – Ops/ Drilling –Ops)– knowledge

Experience in effective communication, influencing and leading in complex and international environment
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