Reservoir Engineer — Safat, Kuwait

at Weatherford
Location Kuwait
Date Posted October 7, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


Basic Function: To work closely with KOC Field development on GC-01 Project and other GCs and always strive for the success of GC1 contract and other opportunities into other contracts.

Responsible for i-DO from the surface side, co-ordination with Field development & Operations Team along with developing and executing a clear strategy to grow Weatherford's business in the country, by working with the FD team in KOC and understanding the customer requirements.

Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Adhere to Safety procedure and policies in accordance with safety management system, Including:

  1. Active participation and contribution to specific safety initiatives in meetings.
  2. Report all hazardous and unsafe acts.
  3. Actively promote positive safety culture.

Adhere to quality procedure and policies in accordance with the ISO9002 (where applicable) quality assurance system, Including:

  1. Compliance to work instructions.
  2. Raising corrective actions for all non-conformances.
  3. Identifying areas requiring improvement and / or audit.

Adhere to main job responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Field development Team, understand their requirements and provide them the information required in very quick time.
  • Work closely with GC1 Weatherford project team and with completion and/or AL application engineers when required
  • Well by well Monitoring and Analysis for 104 wells of GC-01 and other GCs in KOC.
  • Analysis of wells production changes and recommend actions/WO plans
  • Work on well & network models for new wells and updated network.
  • Production loss and gain tracker report.
  • Preparation of event description plot of GC-01 oil production.
  • Request Weatherford Operation Team for field activity like WC sample, Choke cleaning as and when required based on RT behaviour of the wells and also Co-ordinate with Weatherford Operation Team in case of communication failure, instrument failure, equipment failure etc.
  • Work on proposal for subsurface network model and implementation in GC1 KOC
  • Identifying Header trip using Real time Header pressure plots and reporting the same to the client.
  • Identifying the AL methods as best candidates for ALS in GCs in Burgan field and not only if required by the client.
  • Learn to use pro-efficient Weatherford software solutions and other required software for ALS well’s design and recommendation for production optimization.
  • Issue monthly reports on KOC benefits, real results and new solutions implemented for/with client.
  • Identification and reporting of Bugs in i-DO system.
  • Monitoring key alarms in LOWIS, thereafter identifying the actual problem using real time plots for the same alarms. And reporting the issue to KOC and Weatherford operations.
  • Support the Client for FBHP Survey & SBHP Survey validation.
  • Updating SBHP and tuning FBHP survey in WellFlo for wells with new Surveys.
  • Validation of DCS/ portable tests with client.
  • Documentation of daily tasks & work procedures using i-DO for Production optimization Engineer.
  • Close monitoring of critical wells and slugging wells.
  • Data QC of Surface Data being displayed in i-DO.
  • Production Report preparation and forwarding it to client on daily basis including Loss/Gains, header wise production etc.
  • Proper Well Test recalibration.
  • Preparation and submission of Report on losses from slugging wells & Gain due to Header & choke change gain to client.
  • Discussion on adding smartness in i-DO and discussed within team about the changes required.
  • Update tracking items for necessary actions and information.

Required Skills:

  • Must possess a good level of general education with SCE grade English . Maths, Computers and Science.
  • Has completed tertiary education in a Technical subject or ability to demonstrate equivalent.
  • Must possess strong experience in relevant customer focused experience Production Optimization
  • Must have good knowledge of Petrel, Eclipse, WellFlo, Reo, i-DO software & LOWIS.
  • Must demonstrate good knowledge of production operations and optimization
  • Must have strong Communication Skills, along with an ability to work in a team environment, as well as an ability to exercise initiative to resolve potential problems.
  • Operational / Project experience of Weatherford's Production Optimization business.
  • Experience of competency and training processes and systems.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience:

  • Must have demonstrated Communication Skills, along with an ability to work in a team environment, as well as an ability to exercise initiative to resolve potential problems.
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in related field.
  • Must have demonstrated an ability to plan, control, and take responsibility for own work.
  • Must have demonstrated basic keyboard and/or computer skills.
  • Must be competent in managing teams remotely, along with an ability to work in a team environment and exercise initiative to resolve problems.
  • Must have the ability to coach or mentor team members.
  • Must be able to understand & anticipate customer needs and be a key player in developing internal & external relationships.
  • Must have a clear customer focus and be able to understand the variety of people and business cultures in different areas of the business, and respond to them accordingly.
  • Must be able to use the right information and/or systems and/or technology, and be able to identify and implement improvements as appropriate

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