Wells, Reservoir, and Facilities Management (WRFM) Manager in Australia

at Arrow Energy
Location Australia
Date Posted September 10, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


QueenslandCoach and lead an experienced team
Brisbane CBD
Permanent full-time position
Wells, Reservoir, and Facilities Management Manager | Integrated Energy Coal Seam Gas Company

Coach and lead an experienced team
Brisbane CBD
Permanent fulltime position

Arrow Energy is an integrated coal seam gas (CSG) company that explores and develops gas fields, produces and sells CSG and generates electricity.

Arrow produces CSG from fields in the Surat Basin in southern Queensland and the Bowen Basin in central Queensland. We have been safely and sustainably developing CSG since 2000 and supplying it commercially since 2004.

We own one of Queensland's largest power stations, Braemar 2 near Dalby, and we have interests in two others, giving us enough generation capacity to power around 800,000 homes.

On 1 December 2017, Arrow agreed one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast, to bring to market our significant gas reserves in the Surat Basin. Planning is under way for a major project expected to commence construction in 2019.

Arrow is owned by a joint venture company between Shell and PetroChina. At Arrow, safety is our highest priority, and our values – lead, own, solve, integrate and respect – underpin everything we do. To meet our growing demands, we are looking for an experienced Wells, Reservoir, and Facilities Management Manager (WRFM)

Reporting to the General Manager Operations Support, you will lead the WRFM department, across all sites, overseeing and executing Arrow’s WRFM process to safely and continuously optimise production from Operations:

In addition you will:

Help deliver Arrow’s Target Zero aspirations in personal and process safety;
Achieve industry best practice in environmental, regulatory and corporate technical compliance outcomes;
Oversee and develop the production technology and surveillance engineering skill pools;
Provide leadership to the WRFM team, and indirectly to other staff, in the area of workplace health and safety;
Champion appropriate process safety risk management in wells, pipelines and facilities for Operations and Projects;
Lead in integrating across teams and departments to deliver optimised production outcomes for asset operations (be an ambassador for integration);
Develop and execute a WRFM team plan in line with overall strategic direction and priorities;
Coordinate, publish, and oversee execution of annual asset WRFM plans;
Act as the technical authority within Arrow Energy for production technology;
Manage the workloads and priorities for the WRFM team; ensure support to Operations is aligned with asset goals and priorities;
Provision of the technical inputs for maintenance, modification and replacement of well production systems;
Develop production forecasts and monitor component and integrated production system performance;
Implementation of the well integrity management system (WIMS);
Monitor developments in legislation, regulations and industry standards, provide early insight to business impacts and updates to Arrow standards;
Develop and maintain Arrow standards, specifications and procedures relating to the production technology disciplines and WRFM processes;
Improve Operate phase production outcomes through targeted deployment of technology;
Support development projects through feedback of performance and lessons learned;
Maintain the health of production data;
Protect and drive value through standardisation and replication, and fit-for-purpose use of standards and practices;
Ensure appropriate development and mentoring programs and activities are in place for staff;
Research and keep abreast of best practice and new technology initiatives for the CSG industry;
Facilitate business improvement initiatives for the delivery of WRFM services;

To be successful in the role, you will have/be:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline and RPEQ or eligible engineering chartered status;
Extensive experience in production-related disciplines in the oil & gas industry;
Extensive experience supporting well and field operations in an operating company;
Skill in integrating across teams/functions and ability to deliver results from others without formal organisational-reporting relationship;
Experience with managing priorities and stakeholders across multiple assets and projects;
High level of familiarity with relevant industry codes and standards;
Skill in well and reservoir surveillance, IPSM modelling, PT contribution to well proposal, completion design, well interventions, field development planning and forecasting;
Solid understanding of Asset Integrity – Process Safety Management principles and demonstrated ability to apply them in design, operations and circumstances requiring technical deviation;
Proven development and mentoring of technical staff; and
Strong communication and relationship skills; asset and development team across the business, with senior stakeholders and with contractor organisations.

In return for your efforts, Arrow Energy is offering an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience in addition to employee benefits such as the opportunity to purchase an additional two weeks leave, paid parental leave scheme and access to an employee benefits program which includes insurance, medical and lifestyle subsidies. All applications will be considered with utmost confidentiality.

One Arrow, One Team.
We embrace diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

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