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  • Job reference: RMS0102280

Sr. Process/Production Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: The Hague
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/12/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (16/01/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
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. After treatment, the gas flows through a network of pipelines to GasTerra (the former Gasunie Trade & Supply) onshore. The offshore production centres

The Role:
• Day to day support the process systems on offshore gas production facilities with a total capacity of 12MNm3/day of gas:
- 4 Treatment Centres with separation, dehydration, compression (10 turbine driven compressor sets with a total power of 30 MW), water treatment and gas and condensate metering for sales, deliveries and allocations.
- 21 offshore satellite platforms with separation, water treatment and gas metering.
• Co-ordinates and executes approx.100 requests per year for service and support to the Production and Maintenance Operations. Typical examples are: process offsets, metering systems, audits and inspections, with corresponding budgets ranging from 1k€ to 250 k€.
• Member of the Well Performance Group is responsible to optimize topside facilities and initialise projects to improve well productivity
• Member or chairman of the water disposal task force, to ensure that legislation is respected and company objective are reached
• Mentor for the process engineer

• Conduct general or specific studies in the field of E&P installation operation, start-up, operation, OPEX (including problems related to environment) and recommend remedial actions for improvement and or de bottle necking
• Optimise the processes of the existing installations, organize field tests in order to control or find ways to improve the efficiency of a process piece of equipment
• Support third parties for items related to process (especially in the frame of projects, provide the project teams with best available data concerning the existing facilities).
• Take part in HAZOP/PTR/OPERSAFE sessions and consolidate opinions.
• Provide operating data and simulate cases for the corrosion control on the installation (FAME+)
• Assist on the implementation of new methods and techniques
• Conduct complex operational and process studies.
• Validate reference documents, i.e. procedures, job instructions
• Solve ad hoc daily operational problems and anticipate on operational constraints
• Organise and execute field acceptance test for process equipment
• Prepare, execute and supervise commissioning and start-up operations
• Participate in the selection of contractors/services companies and their staff
• Check and improve the quality of services executed by services contractors
• Supervise studies and is responsible for deadlines , quality and costs
• Ensure training of less experienced employees
• Responsible for reporting and controlling environmental measurements and regulations.
• Performs studies on requests of Petroleum Engineering for new or further developments.
• Ensure follow-up for R&D projects
• Provide operational and methodological assistance to projects executed in the affiliate
• Team member of audits/HAZOP/HAZID /Board of enquiry/Root Cause Analyses
• Exchange experience with the process group of the engineering department. Suggests research topics and ensures (directly or indirectly) their management
• Perform Process simulations with PRO II , process and operational studies
• Mentor young engineers in the field off process engineering Provide operational input as are required from the Dutch authorities SODM

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Training : Chemical engineer or petroleum engineering or generalist
Professional experiences over 6 years in processing studies for oil companies (headquarters, project or subsidiary) . Field in experience operational support on oil/gas installation
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