SME Production Technology

at Kuwait Energy Company
Location Kuwait
Date Posted December 12, 2016
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Key responsibilities/accountabilities:

  • Prepare all data related to PT for each assigned asset
  • Prepare and develop WO programs and set criteria for selection of candidate
  • Monitor, analyse and report on well performance.
  • Prepare Vertical Flow Performance (VFP) tables to be integrated within the simulation model.
  • Investigate and propose remedial actions for flow assurance (e.g., wax, asphaltenes and paraffin's problems); initiate, develop and monitor producers and water disposal/injection.
  • Evaluate Artificial Lift (A/L) methods to be used on KEC fields worldwide
  • Organize and periodically review the well performance analysis. Prepare detail report on recommend remedial actions.
  • Prepare detail reports for well interventions and also for generating VFP tables.
  • Design and propose A/L methods for well testing and during field development.
  • Provide leadership and direction to KEC's Production Technology Engineering function to ensure that PE staff reach their full potential and that PE activities are delivered safely, to a high technical standard and are done in a cost efficient manner
  • Review the tracking of expected activity against expected schedule.
  • Review and provide feedback on the inputs required to generate reliable well tests.
  • Perform the quality control of the output for the work
  • Instruct and verify the cost estimates relevant to the workload
  • Conduct the cost estimate for the outsource service.
  • Provide leadership to KEC for well and reservoir management (i.e., well interventions, W/O's, etc) in order to improve and maintain field/well productivity.
  • Put in place and manage -in conjunction with country offices- data acquisition needs for field monitoring and reservoir surveillance.
  • Responsible for the overall production assurance performance of KEC worldwide in collaboration with Snr. Managers (COO, Snr. VP Technology and Country Presidents).
  • Manage the Production Technology team to achieve results.
  • Plan for cross-posting needs and regular meetings to ensure that plans and objectives are understood, followed and met.
  • Introduce new technologies to enhance the overall company production.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  1. BSc or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering.
  2. Master/Doctorate Degree in PE is preferred.

Required Technical Competencies

  1. Thorough understanding of petroleum and production engineering techniques and methodologies
  2. Significant expertise in leading petroleum/production engineering teams, aligned with country offices, field personnel and external service companies.
  3. Expertise in project management.

Minimum Work Experience:

  1. At least 15 - 20 years of petroleum engineering experience (with major operator is preferred)
  2. Proven experience and expertise in leading petroleum/production teams, directing technical work and in planning and executing related projects
  3. Proven experience in promoting and managing a strong HSSE culture for all petroleum engineering works performed in oil and gas fields (onshore and offshore).

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