Senior Production Engineer in New Plymouth, New Zealand

at TAG Oil (NZ) Ltd
Location New Plymouth, New Zealand
Date Posted March 14, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Senior member of the technical team
Based in our New Plymouth office

TAG Oil is seeking an experienced Senior Production Engineer with sound oil and gas industry experience.
TAG Oil is a New Zealand based exploration and production company with its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our exploration, development, and operations teams are located in New Plymouth .
We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Senior Production Engineer.
We are looking for a Production Engineer who has solid practical experience with a petroleum exploration and production focused opera tor. The ideal applicant is someone who would like to work in a small company that is looking to rapidly expand its business across New Zealand and Australia.
As a senior member of the technical team you will be responsible for providing oversight of all wells to maximise production from our exploration and production acreage. This role is part of a multi­ disciplined dynamic team where you are expected to deliver on your key accountabilities, as well as work collaboratively with others to deliver on the business priorities.
Candidate requirements:
To effectively support our Production Operations the suitable applicant must have :

An engineering degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, Process, Chemical or equivalent;
Minimum 10 years of industry experience, specifically with artificial lift systems, hydraulic rod pumps, jet pumps, preterably with waxy crudes;
Experience with production monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes;
Cost estimation, budgeting and forecasting experience;
Able to develop operational strategies to maximise production from existing fields;
Ability to provide engineering support for production and maintenance activities;
Significant experience with production equipment specification and design;
Carry out evaluation of well performance;
Provide oversight of well testing, completion and workover activities;
Ability to work independently.
Liaise between reservoir engineering, operations, partners, service companies and regulatory agencies.

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