Senior Production Technologist - Spirit Energy in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Centrica
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted January 7, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role Overview
The Senior Production Technologist role is within Spirit Energy. The job holder will provide production technology functional support to the asset teams to ensure that Spirit Energy is maximizing value from its production portfolio.

Role Accountabilities
Supporting the Production Performance Manager to run short, medium and long-term initiatives within the Production Department
Provide technical support for well and system network modelling to the asset based production engineers (PETEX Suite)
Support the asset teams in maturation of technical solutions for well interventions focused on production optimisation
Supporting assets to ensure adherence to the Spirit Energy Production Management Standard with focus on
The facilitation of asset choke model workshops, supporting the assets with the development and ongoing maintenance of asset choke models
Supporting the assets in the identification of opportunities through participation and facilitation of PtLs, Well by Well Reviews, RCAs etc
Provide support in the management of production improving opportunities from identification through to execution
Provide Production Support in the implementation of PI Vision Software across the operated assets, well operating envelope development end exception-based surveillance
Develop and maintain Locked in Potential overview through use of the opportunity register
Identify technologies that could aid Spirit Energy in maximising production from new and existing wells
Assist in field development planning in front end completion design and artificial lift design (ESP/Gas Lift)
Person Specification
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technical recommendations in well interventions and completion design
Key skills with well and network modelling (PETEX Suite) as a basic requirement. Ability to use OLGA and Netool would be beneficial
Knowledge of halite and calcium scaling potential/formation envelopes would be beneficial
Programming skills and experience with open server (PETEX Suite) would be beneficial
The ability to influence others without necessarily having line management authority. The relationship with the choke owners and the service delivery groups is key. Including strong communication / presentation/ writing skills
Proficient in the use of real time data analysis tools (ie PI)
Experience with Stimulation/Frac Design, Sand Management and Well Interventions would be beneficial
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Petroleum Engineer, Chemical Engineering or equivalent/higher degree
Prior experience in production optimisation of wells and offshore processing facilities is required, preferably with a subsurface background
Proven use of well and network modelling software
Setting of well maximum production potential, production loss reporting, root cause analysis
Prior experience of Well & Reservoir Management activities on operated assets
Well intervention and workover opportunity identification, maturation and execution. Prior experience in production optimization in mature gas wells preferred
Completion and Artificial lift design

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