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  • Job reference: RMS0143011

Well Test Chief Operator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Gabon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/07/2014
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The Company:
Our client, a Major International Service Company, are looking for a local Well Test Chief Engineer for their operations in Gabon.

The Role:
Job Purpose:
To coordinate rig up, rig down, pressure test, operate the well test equipment on site in accordance with Supervisor instruction. To perform routine and any other maintenance as required. While on site, under the guidance of the Well Test Supervisor, to take charge of all activities involved in flowing the well, ensuring the junior crew members are working in a safe and efficient manner. To implement all QHSE procedures as required during the project.
To mentor, coach, and encourage junior crew members.

Job Responsibilities:
The rig up and rig down of equipment on each well under the guidance of the Supervisor.
To oversee the operational staff activity, ensuring that all safety precautions and practices are followed at all times.
To advise and assist Supervisor with pre-activity safety meeting preparation and action points to be discussed.
To oversee the crew during a shift, and to share out the workload according to the levels of ability of the various junior crew members. To ensure the crew are working safely and that the correct data is being recorded. To check readings regularly, and investigate any possible discrepancies. To relay personnel performance to the Supervisor.
To assist in the recording of consumables, during maintenance and field operations, ensuring that the relevant records are completed for the Senior Supervisors post well reporting.
To oversee and document all maintenance that is preformed both in the field and in the yard. To prepare and discuss all repairs / maintenance reports with the Well Test Supervisor.
To Mentor Operators, encourage mentoring of junior crew members by same.
To otherwise help and assist the Well Test Supervisor as necessary in order to achieve a perfect well test with no incidents or anomalies in Quality.
Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil these.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications Required:
Completed Senior High School Certificate

Experience Required:
Previous experience in the oilfield environment
Experience in Controlled Pressure Drilling & Testing Services
Skills Required:
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Good organisational skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and listening)
Polite telephone manner

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