Production Optimisation Engineer in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Raeburn Group Limited
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted February 5, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Our client, a leading operator based in Aberdeen now have an immediate requirement for an experience production optimisation engineer to join their team on a contract basis. Candidates must have previous experience in a similar role to be considered for this position. Candidates must also hold the right to work in the UK as our client can not provide sponsorship for this position.

Job responsibilities

Protects the Safety and well being of themselves, co-workers, and the communities and environment in which they work.

Undertakes the role in line with corporate policy and demonstrates behaviours in line with the clients Cultural Beliefs at all times. Readily accepts accountability.

Carries out duties in a way that maximises value and minimises waste and risk.


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)

well B6 conversion to injection service (current water injection bottle neck)

infill well program - provision of all production technology input (upper completion design, artificial lift design and sand face design)

subsea interventions (intervention programming/design; injection well add perfs - up to 5 well campaign)

Petroleum engineering support to subsurface / development team

Petroleum engineering support to EOR project support)

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

Qualifications required

Preferably MSc or equivalent degree in either Petroleum Engineering / Reservoir Engineer or related subject achieving a minimum 2:1 or equivalent.

Five years relevant experience in Oil/Gas Industry

Knowledge / Skills / Experience required

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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