NES Fircroft

Senior Optimisation Engineer

Job Overview

Job Description

We are currently looking for an Iraqi national Senior/ Optimisation Engineer on a 1-year extendable contract to work with one of our international operators within the oil & gas sector in Basra, Iraq.

Working time schedule: Rotational (28 days on, 28 days off).

Role Synopsis: The purpose of the role is to find optimization opportunities by leveraging the use of petroleum engineering skills, tools (PROSPER, GAP and in house-built tools) and the collaboration with other teams (Base Management and Operations). Main optimization focus will be for natural flow wells and ESPs.

Key Accountabilities
Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
•  Deep understanding of field optimisation concepts.
•    Understand the Oil Allocation process, overall production and strategies.
•   Petroleum engineer skills and ability to use tools to optimize the production and performance of the wells. In specific: Wells and network modelling: a well-by-well optimization followed up by the overall impact to the whole system. It is required a good knowledge of PETEX software (PROSPER and GAP).
•   The candidate needs to be able to work and communicate with other departments in the organization (Operation, Wells, Production team and reservoir teams) both locally (in Basra) and abroad, so a good level of English is essential.
•  Participation to meetings, with the ability to interact and present, if required.

Criteria & Qualifications
•  Essential education: University Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering
•  Experience: At least 5 years’ experience covering the optimisation and performance production.
•   Strong communication skills with ability to work with in a multicultural environment.
• Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic
• Knowledge of programming languages and data science is a plus.

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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