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Production Chemist

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Laboratory Technician / Chemist
  • Date posted: 18/12/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43401
This vacancy has now expired.
Our client is looking for a Production Chemist to join their team on a contract basis for 5-6 months.

- Management of Asset annual Production Chemistry budget including procurement of chemicals, personnel and laboratory services.
- Ensure all Asset chemical management activities meet legislative requirements and maintain the integrity of process systems.
- Provide expert advice on chemical treatments and analytical procedures.
- Ensure the availability of high quality products and services in relation to production chemistry.
- Ensure representative samples are taken when required.
- Comply with Company / SHE policies and regulations and best practice.

- Review site analysis results
- Technical support to site lab techs
- Periodic review of routine sampling schedule
- Troubleshooting chemical treatment issues for processes (hydrocarbon production and separation, MEG regeneration and Effluent water treatment)
- Coordination of ad-hoc sampling and analysis during plant performance upsets
- Liaising with external lab analysis providers on work scopes for offsite analysis and onsite campaigns (Micro survey, Mercury Survey, Stack Emissions)
- Technical support to asset production management on matters of compliance (commercial and regulatory) - within the remit of analysis of produced fluids, environmental discharges and chemical use
- Liaising with chemical suppliers - routine supply orders/logistics/forecasting
- Chemical treatment optimization
- Cost monitoring
- Integrity KPI monitoring and reporting
- Technical presentations to management/operations and field partners

- Honors Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
- Minimum of 10 years experience in Production Chemistry or Chemical Engineering within an oil and gas operations environment.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in the North Sea zone with a good working knowledge of procedures and operational constraints.
- Recognised specialist in chemical treatment applications and their effects in relation to topside production performance and the integrity of the production facilities.
- Offshore laboratory and sampling experience.
- Good knowledge of corrosion, scale, hydrate, naphthenate, wax/asphaltene, gas treatment and water injection processes.