Senior Petroleum Engineer in North Sea, United Kingdom

at EnQuest
Location North Sea, United Kingdom
Date Posted September 27, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent



EnQuest is an independent oil and gas development and production company, focused on turning opportunities into value by targeting maturing assets and undeveloped oil fields. We are one of the largest UK independent oil producer in the UK North Sea, and have also established a presence in oil basins outside the UK North Sea, as part of our long term growth strategy.

Fundamental to EnQuest’s success to date is our greatest asset – our people. Their talent, expertise, knowledge, experience and commitment have delivered remarkable results and we continue to look for the same attributes in prospective new employees as we pursue plans for further development in the UKCS and internationally.


Work with subsurface and operations teams to ensure production is fully optimised via well, reservoir and facility surveillance
Build, maintain and use appropriate petroleum engineering tools e.g. Prosper, GAP, etc.
Work with subsurface and well engineering to identify and mature potential well interventions to increase production and/or gather critical information
Work with subsurface and drilling teams to optimise completion design for new wells and workover strategy
Be responsible for management of production data, identifying, justifying and implementing improvements including completion of short term production forecasts
Interface with operations personnel to ensure subsurface requirements are delivered e.g. during well operations
Required to go offshore when required during critical well operations or workovers


Ability to work with individuals from a varied background in a multi-cultural environment
Presents themselves in a professional and ethical manner appropriate to the EnQuest values including presenting to all levels within organisation
Maintain a safe working environment, complying with and promoting the Company’s HSE&A policy
Works collaboratively within a team environment and takes initiative to get things done
Ability to communicate in a respectful manner, both verbally and written

Skills & Attributes
A motivated self-starter, proactive, flexible and able to respond positively to challenge and ad-hoc requests
Ability to contribute to the team, but equally work on own initiative with minimum supervision
Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work to achieve Operations Excellence
Actively shares Company vision and demonstrates ability to adapt to change

Demonstrate experience in a production environment in a Petroleum Engineering, Production Technology or Well Engineering capacity.
Minimum of 10 years oil industry experience
Working knowledge of petroleum geology, petrophysics and reservoir engineering techniques is essential as the position involves work within a multidisciplinary team
Offshore experience essential, ideally with well completions and interventions


Degree qualified – relevant engineering degree
Able to demonstrate an aptitude for learning and continuous personal and professional development

Petroleum Engineering degree would be advantageous
Offshore survival, MIST and medical certification

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