Due the future changes in the Off Payroll Rules (IR35) from 6th April 2020; our client has determined this scope of work will have a status determination of ‘Inside’ scope. Therefore on behalf of our client we will be able facilitate payment terms either as a PSC Contractor (Inside scope) or PAYE temporary worker status Description Provide petroleum engineering and production engineering support and guidance to Operated Assets. Responsible for optimising production & injection performance and resolving relevant operational issues. Provide petroleum engineering expertise and guidance to other asset teams as required.
Key Accountabilities - Responsible for production and petroleum engineering activities for selected operated producing oil & gas asset(s) - Optimise production & injection wells via surveillance techniques, well modelling & field implementation - Work closely with operations on a day to day basis to continuously optimise production wells in response to any operational issues - Work closely with Reservoir Engineers to define and implement reservoir management plans - Provide oversight of well allocation processes and timely production forecasts, production loss management and production efficiency tracking - Develop plans and proposals for well interventions and/or process enhancements that could unlock production potential - Update and document opportunity lists and ensure these are fed into the respective asset opportunity hopper - Prepare and lead annual well reviews for each asset - Provide petroleum engineering support for any future well intervention operations - Be prepared to travel offshore to the wellsite should petroleum engineering supervision be required (this will be relatively infrequent, but important) - Provide petroleum engineering support for any new field development or infill well drilling opportunities - Act as petroleum engineering focal point for completion and well test design - Provide advice and vendor supervision of artificial lift design, in particular for gas lift and ESP completions - Provide peer assist support and hands-on technical support to other asset teams as required - Mentor and develop less experienced PEs and others - Attend and present at JV partner meetings -Liaise with third parties and manage external contractors as and when required -Carry out OGA production reporting and stewardship conformance duties as required Field Specific Challenges - Specific challenges include monitoring using surveillance software, gas lift optimisation and acquiring accurate well test data from the subsea MPFM to aid in optimisation and allocation. - Challenges include monitoring P2 ESP, water injection and input into new development production well P3 and potential new injection well. Monitoring water production and providing nominations. - Ad-hoc study work associated with understanding reservoir performance and well behaviour Major Challenges - Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline team environment to develop clear, business-focussed recommendations and provide technical leadership - Clear communications: A major requirement of this role is to provide an interface between various departments and stakeholders such as: Asset Manager, onshore field operations team, offshore duty holder, well engineering, subsurface, production chemistry, process engineering, project construction, 3rd party vendors.
As such, there will be a requirement to coordinate and collaborate across many different disciplines to influence asset performance improvement Qualifications - A degree in Engineering or a related discipline. Preferably a post-graduate qualification in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline Skills / Experience - Extensive experience as a Petroleum Engineer with an E&P Operator working on a broad range of operated field development and production projects - Track record of proactively proposing and implementing successful production optimisation opportunities and well intervention work - Experience and detailed understanding of Offshore well intervention operations, production operations, facilities optimisation and artificial lift techniques (gas lift, ESP, etc.) are required Knowledge: - Experience of classical petroleum/production engineering techniques - The candidate should have skills and experience in industry-standard petroleum engineering software such as: Petroleum experts suite (Prosper and GAP required, PVT and MBal are desirable); OFM and production surveillance systems - Knowledge of OGA production reporting systems is required, to generate the monthly PPRS as well as the annual stewardship submission - Good awareness of latest industry innovations and technology Attributes and behaviours: - Highly motivated goal-oriented professional who can set own challenging goals and has the drive to meet them - Aligned with client “barrel-chasing” philosophy and the desire to create value through increasing production - Ability to bring technical leadership to the petroleum engineering discipline. - Able to establish technical credibility in order to gain the respect of peers, supervisors, and external third parties - Ability to develop practical solutions to problems and make clear recommendations to senior management in the BU, corporate and function - whilst articulating risks and uncertainty - Effective working independently and in teams, mentoring and leading less experienced petroleum engineers - Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate sensitivity - Exhibits the core behaviours of creativity, decisiveness, delivery, openness and ability to work well with others in a team environment