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Senior Production Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/04/2012
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The Company:
A major international oil and gas operator seeks a Senior Production Engineer to join their team

The Role:
Senior Production Technologist in a multi-disciplinary team to provide fit for purpose Production Technology solutions to new green field or re-development of brown field Deepwater or Unconventional Gas/Light Tight Oil or Heavy Oil/EOR/Carbon Dioxide Sequestration type projects. This position provides opportunities for the client to be involved in the early phases of major projects where he or she influences overall concept selection and directly influences the conceptual design of new wells and the gathering and production systems for future Production Technologists during the producing phase of the asset's life. This position also provides unique opportunities to develop or deepen one's PT skills in deepwater or unconventional tight gas/oil, or heavy oil, thermal/miscible/chemical EOR or carbon dioxide sequestration, and to mentor more junior staff.

Principal Accountabilities:
Candidate is accountable to provide expert advice primarily to pre-FEED and execution green and brown field development studies
Specifically, candidate will identify, model and assess key PT-related risks and uncertainties, potential show-stoppers and suitability of new technologies and build consensus on recommendations
Specifically these include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Well inflow-outflow & sand stability modelling, completion selection and functional specifications including well shape, sand control, smart equipment, chemical injection, artificial lift and integrity requirements for both production and injection wells
Gathering/injection system modelling
Well and reservoir management
In addition as a Sr PT provide Peer Assists and Technical Reviews of other Projects, share his or her learnings in inter-departmental meetings, be a Technical Mentor to less experienced staff and depending on skills/opportunity, teach client courses

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Senior Production Technologist will support one or more projects involving several to 100's of wells with completion cost of a single well ranging from <$1 to over $100 MM USD total project cost ranges from tens of millions to over a billion dollars

Special Challenges:
Working at a high level of technical competence, often under time pressure
Ability to identify and propose PT solutions given limited or incomplete data
Building and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholders

Experience and Qualifications required:
University Degree in related field and at least 10 years of broad Production Technology experience in new field developments and producing assets
Comprehensive knowledge of the full range of G&G/PP/RE/PT/WE activities from static to dynamic to well planning to field development
Production Technology modeling skills, mastery of PROSPER, MBAL, GAP and skill in REVEAL, StimPlan, WELLCAT
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, present, bu
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