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  • Job reference: RMS0100819

Structural/ Civil Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2011
  • Time left:
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    (30/11/11)
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The Company:
Major Operator O & G Client has an immediate opening for a Civil Structural Engineer. This role will be based in Houston working on a 2-3 year contract Upstream / Drilling & Appraisal Project in the Middle East (Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia & Kuwait). The first reservoir in Wafra is estimated to hold 9 billion bbl of Oil in place. Final investment decision will be made in late 2013. If Project is accepted - steam injection will begin by 2017.

Although this is a contract opportunity, we

The Role:
PNZ Steamflood Project- Pilot Project to tap heavy crude reserves by steam injection. Main purpose of the steamflood project is to increase the recovery factor from 5% to somewhere between 20% to 30%.

The Wafra Eocene Full Field Steamflood is a mega project in CPDEP Phase 2. Wafra is located in the Partitioned Zone (PZ) between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. This is expected to be the first commercial application of a conventional steamflood to a carbonate/dolomite reservoir anywhere in the world and one of the largest thermal operations in its own right.

The project scope includes fuel import, water treatment for steam feed, production and steam injection wells, production gathering system, steam generation and distribution, water treating and disposal, oil stabilization and dehydration facilities, power generation and other utilities, permanent infrastructure and temporary construction infrastructure (camp, roads, shops, etc.).

The project expects to transition to CPDEP Phase 3 in Q1 2012. Potential capital expenditure for full field development is well in excess of $10B with injection rates 1-3 MMBSPD and production rates at 3-7 SOR. It is expected to ultimately increase the number of wells in Wafra by 10 fold, the number of operations/contractors personnel by >2000, and the facilities and infrastructure by a very significant multiple.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Reviews detailed layout and design of projects for technical accuracy, compliance, completeness and feasibilty to governing codes and CVX requirements.
-Establishes technical guidelines, devises new approaches, applies existing criteria in new manners" "BS preferred or equivalent experience
-BSc
-10+ years
-PE is preferred
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