Technical: Provide petroleum and production engineering input for well work and reservoir development activities
1. Provide input into the well planning and design process with respect to target production or injection rates, sizing and selection of tubing and downhole equipment, lift methods and anticipated operating conditions.
2. Analyze well and production system performance based on comparing predicted versus actual production rates, water cuts, gas-oil ratios (GORs) and pressures at various points in the system. Use this comparison to identify possible operating problems or system bottlenecks.
3. Analyze field data and technical studies including results of well tests, production performance, and production logging surveys, repeat formation tests and PVT fluid analysis.
4. Perform sensitivity analyses to determine the feasibility and potential benefits of increasing inflow performance, lowering water cuts or GORs, increasing tubing or flowline capacity, installing artificial lift or adjusting other system parameters.
5. Evaluate candidate wells for stimulation, perforation or artificial lift, and recommend the optimal course of action based on technical, operational and economic considerations.
6. Model and track field performance using production performance software (Prosper & GAP)
7. Define production bottlenecks and solutions
8. Complete evaluation invoices.
Operational: Support engineering and operations staff in implementing field development plans.
1. Monitor performance of existing artificial lift installations and identify deviations from optimal production behavior. Troubleshoot operating problems and recommend corrective action as needed.
2. Plan and implement well servicing and workover procedures to replace downhole equipment, repair mechanical problems and install artificial lift or other downhole equipment.
3. Work with production operations staff to implement a program of fluid sampling, production tests, pressure tests, production logging and other surveillance activities designed to understand and control well performance.
4. Generate well work programs for completion, workover, intervention, sand control and other activities designed to safely and efficiently meet field production targets .
5. Monitor surface facilities performance. Evaluate the effectiveness of facility components and chemical treatment programs and evaluate their effectiveness in mitigating such problems as scale formation, asphaltene and paraffin deposition, corrosion, emulsions and sour gas contamination. Work with operations staff to optimize facility performance.
6. Design and lead the implementation of artifical lift in old wells to extend production life
Control: Policy, procedure and risk mitigation.
1. Ensure that field performance and production targets are achieved safely and efficiently in accordance with company HSE policy and oil and gas industry best practices.
2. Maintain compliance with Dragon Oil guidelines and requirements regarding the gathering, quality control, maintenance, storage and retrieval of technical data.
3. Ensure compliance with and proper application of company procedures and internal regulations, including those pertaining to confidential information, and recommend updates as needed.
4. Research applied technologies and recommend new technologies to efficiency of production
Liaison and coordination:
1. Serve as a primary link between reservoir engineering, drilling and field operations groups to coordinate work schedules and objectives .
2. Liaise with field personnel to identify and address well integrity and other operating issues .
3. Provide assistance in data analysis and input for reservoir modeling and simulation projects.
Reporting: Prepare reports in support of department activities.
1. Provide reports to management on completion and production enhancement options and recommended strategies for optimizing production performance.
2. Provide technical evaluations and recommendations regarding surface and downhole equipment and suppliers, considering such factors as field service capacity, quality control and service availability.
Coaching, Training and Mentoring: Actively contribute to the development of staff.
1. Support department staff in meeting needs for employee training, development and skill gap closure.
2. Coach employees in order to build their knowledge and skills.
3. Mentor staff to ensure appropriate succession management.
4. Motivate employees by encouraging, recognizing and rewarding superior performance.
Minimum Education Level Required
Bachelor's degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering.
The minimum years of experience required
(All qualification listed Must be job related)
At least 10 years of experience with an international exploration and production (E&P) operator with multidisciplinary team involvement. Expertise in offshore petroleum/production engineering and solid understanding of drilling, completion, reservoir engineering and project management disciplines. Operational experience in drilling, well intervention and data acquisition operations.
The amount of supervision required to job holder employee (How and to what extent, is the employee's work checked?)
Level 2 - General Supervision
Some delegation of responsibility, some independence of routine matters. Incumbents exercise some control over both the technical and administrative aspects of work. Objectives may be set for the position, but the incumbent often works independently.
The analytical skill required (What is the complexity or standardization of the tasks which are performed?)
Level 3 - Analytic
Duties and tasks are varied and complex.Work is analytic, nonstandardized, requiring independent judgment to identify, select and apply the most appropriate course of action among available options.
Reservoir Development group; Drilling, Engineering and Construction and Field production staff
Service companies, contractors and technical consultants; representatives of other oil companies during farm-in visits; joint venture partners and government auditors