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  • Job reference: RMS0111619


  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Netherlands - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/10/2012
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The Company:
Our client has been engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas in the Netherlands and the North Sea Continental Shelf since 1964. In the Dutch sector of the North Sea, gas is produced from 22 platforms and 3 subsea production installations. Most of the platforms are unmanned and remotely operated; four have gas treatment facilities.

The Role:
Reporting to the Team Leader Process, the Senior Process Engineer as part of the Field Operations Department (FOD), will work on new developments within the existing fields. He will closely work together with the Petroleum Engineer in order to select the most economic option to develop any new prospects. Besides working on new developments, he will also be involved in conceptual studies to optimize the existing operations.
For feasible prospects and developments, the Senior Process Engineer will work closely together with ECD. He will prepare and define SOR for the new identified project for hand over to ECD, which will execute and implement the project. He will also liaise with the HQ for special studies and also with external consultants to assist his work when required.

As part of a team job :
- Develop new concepts for any new facilities and/or new satellites/tie backs to the existing facilities
- Optimize and integrate these new developments into the existing facilities at the most economic way
- Where applicable implement new technologies were it could benefit the Company
- Initiate and manage external studies required to support the final concept selection
- Optimize the operations on the existing facilities
- Impose new technologies
As regards studies and assistance, in his own technical field

- Initiate and supervise studies to support the development work, e.g. flow assurance, corrosion, dynamic simulations, safety studies, debottlenecking studies
- Participate in design and safety review meetings
- Liaise with the HQ and external consultants
- Occasionally contribute to the development of departmental plans and work methods
- Validates specific functional analysis studies
- Takes part in defining and acceptance of specialised equipment
- Ensure follow-up for R&D projects w.r.t. the implementation of new technologies
- Act as an intermediate between the several sub-surface teams and the FOD Process team on new developments

As regards functional and specialty activities in his own technical field

- Identify innovative and cost effective concepts for the development of new potential gas reserves and optimize the field performance throughout its lifetime
- Deliver preliminary concept designs and models for gas production systems
- Evaluate different concepts based on investment and operational cost
- Rank the different concepts based on Company’s five business principles in order to select the optimum facilities concept
- Define a set of design parameters from the reservoir data resulting in the SOR for the selected concept
- Prepare the SOR with all basic design parameters and assumptions
- Develop new or update existing Pro-II simulations for the different concepts
- Maintain and develop skills and to pass on knowledge and experience to other team members
- Ensure and verify that new opportunities are reviewed and understood in the broader sense of impact, e.g. debottlenecking
- Ensure review and integration of appropriate new and value adding technologies and best practices during concept studies development are being performed
- Recommend calculation methods and tools to be used as part of the SOR
- Optimization of the existing facilities via creative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking

As Senior Process Engineer in his own field

- Develop and upgrade concept screening tools
- Develop tools for easy conversion/extraction of reservoir data into process design parameters
- Chairs training seminars
- Poses problems and comes up with original answers
- Advises technical management and occasionally senior management
- Represent the group international instances

- Performs activities in accordance with the Mining law
- Performs activities in accordance with Company Rules and regulations and general specifications
- Performs activities to ensure that new developments will meet all Company HSE requirements

- Responsible for the most optimum development of any new gas reserves
- Responsible for optimized production solution from the existing facilities
- Responsible for process studies performed by employee or under his/her supervision
- Responsible that selected concept shall have no impact on environmental emissions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Senior Process Engineer with 10-15 years of relevant experience in concept and front end engineering with an oil and gas operating company.
Master degree in Chemical Engineering
Extensive broad technical/commercial experience in gas production and processing systems
Pro-active with good organisational skills, team spirit, strong communication skills (verbal and written) and inter-personal skills
English language is mandatory, both spoken and written
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