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Production Optimisation Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Petroleum, Production, Subsea / Pipeline / Well Engineering
  • Date posted: 07/11/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43992
This vacancy has now expired.
Our client is seeking a Production Optimisation Engineer with a focus on value sustainement. This is a long term contract role based in Aberdeen.

Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.

Job Summary:
· Engineer - Production Optimisation
· Functional and Asset Specific member of Production Support Group.
· Petroleum engineering and production optimisation support to operated assets. Surveillance, analysis and simulation will be used to optimise field production and injection.
· Identification and progression of value adding opportunities (infill drilling and intervention activities)

Job Duties:
· Production Optimisation (Value sustainment)
- Daily well surveillance and optimisation of production and injection well stock
- Identification and implementation of production improvement initiatives
- Nodal analysis, well performance modelling and network optimisation
- Gas lift optimisation and trouble shooting
- Production well test analysis and validation
- Preparation of weekly Well Information Pack (well and reservoir management guidelines)
- Well allocation management
- Calculation of Installed Production Capacity (IPC)
- Provide input to choke model & production loss reporting process
- Flow assurance of production and injection wells (including scale and sand management)
· Production Optimisation (Value creation/enhancement)
- Infill well program - provision of all production technology input (upper completion design, artificial lift design and sand face design)
- Subsea interventions (intervention programming/design)
- Petroleum engineering support to subsurface/development team
- Ad-hoc support for Business Development
- Operations support and holiday cover - a proportion of each Production Engineers time is required to support holiday cover for each asset
- Contribute to preparation of technical and commercial justification for well interventions & workovers
- Prepare input for partners meetings and annual production reports (OGA etc.)
- Provide information for 3rd party studies and take part in same
- Occasional offshore visits in support of project execution

· Preferably MSc or equivalent degree in either Petroleum Engineering/Reservoir Engineer or related subject achieving a minimum 2:1 or equivalent.
· Demonstrable experience in a similar role in the Oil/Gas Industry

· Sound theoretical petroleum engineering & production technology exposure.
· Familiarity with industry-standard Petroleum Engineering software methods including well performance modelling, reservoir simulation, and material balance amongst others.
· Familiarity with PVT analysis & interpretation
· Familiarity with production chemistry issues associated with waterflood reservoirs
· Familiarity with rock mechanical issues associated with production and injection
· Familiarity with cased hole logging principles and application
· Familiarity with metering principles and application
· Familiarity with well and plant optimisation strategies
· Excellent presentation and report writing skills
· Effective relationship builder at all levels, both internally & externally
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