Lead Production Engineer in Brisbane, Australia

at Origin Energy
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted March 19, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Join a great team in a flexible work environment
Brisbane CBD location
Application close date: 1st April 2019

An integral part of Australia’s energy future, we explore, produce, generate and sell energy to power millions of Australian homes and businesses every day, keeping them going and growing.

Origin offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities – from project management and leadership, to technical and engineering. Working for Origin can take you all over Australia – in the field, as well as in the office – or around the world. With global energy demand growing, Origin is looking for new ways to meet that need and create tomorrow’s energy solutions. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Origin.

The Role
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Production Engineer top to take an influential role within Origin's APLNG Operations Team, which forms part of Integrated Gas. Based in Brisbane, the position is responsible for supporting the Condabri, Talinga and Orana Asset.
The Condabri, Talinga and Orana Asset is a CSG field in Origin's portfolio, which has over 900 wells that help feed our LNG plant in Gladstone.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills and experience in well integrity, well availability and production optimisation, while gaining excellent exposure to the APLNG Project.
Responsibilities will include:
Field Strategy and Performance: Maintain and improve process to optimise and maintain field performance
Gas Availability: Maintain and improve availability through managing pumping and completion systems and Operating philosophy to minimise well downtime and maximise reliability
Short Term Forecasting: Provide support to the reservoir, appraisal and development engineer producing the monthly forecast, identifying uplift opportunities, informing of operational issues and conducting well reviews
Well Integrity: Maintaining well in conformance with well integrity standards
Developed in-asset technical capabilities: in process safety, artificial lift types and design (progressive cavity and reciprocating rods pumps), and vertical, fracture stimulated and horizontal well design, operation and optimisation.
Mentorship: You will be responsible for providing ongoing mentorship and guidance to our PE team, helping to build Origin’s PE capabilities.
Is This You?
Recognised Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering (or similar relevant discipline); combined with statutory certification to practice as engineer in Queensland (RPEQ / CPEng)
Significant upstream oil / gas experience; demonstrating sound knowledge of the technical and commercial aspects required to act as subject matter expert of Production Engineering principles
Experience selecting and optimising a range of artificial lift types or a solid background in reservoir engineering.
Experience in monitoring large volumes of well data - to identify wells with deviations from target and that require action planning to minimise production supply losses
Confident communicator with the ability to collaborate effectively with key members of a wide range of stakeholders - proven ability to influence outcomes through negotiation
Experienced in assuming the leading and coaching role in a working team
Demonstrated high level of initiative and motivation including the ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to work on many projects simultaneously
We embrace the diversity of our people and flexible working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we serve.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
If dynamic and challenging career opportunities and workplace flexibility are important to you, go with the employer that thinks differently.

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