NES Fircroft

Subsurface Petroleum Engineer

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Job Description

Job Title: Subsurface Petroleum Engineer
Subsurface – Base Management Team
Location: Basra
Role Synopsis: This is a rotator position working within the Rumaila Operating Organization in Basra. The role is a Petroleum Engineer (PE) in the Subsurface Base Management team for Rumaila.  The PE will be the primary focal point for ensuring safe & optimum performance of all wells flowing to one of the Rumaila De-Gassing Stations (DGS). This includes daily monitoring, well management, maintaining well models, and identifying Optimization and Well-work Opportunities.
Key Accountabilities: Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Review & monitor all online wells on daily basis. Identify ceased/tripped/problematic wells.
  • Build and maintain Prosper Models (Natural Flow and ESP).
  • Identify well/system optimization opportunities.
  • Seek out and progress wellwork opportunities. Work with PE lead, Reservoir Management and Well Work teams to deliver solutions.
  • Recommend surveillance activity for reservoir monitoring and identification of rate-adding wellwork opportunities.
  • Optimize well operating parameters (maximize production subject to relevant constraints).
  • Prepare and present DGS Performance Review to management.
  • Participate in integrated well/reservoir reviews.
  • Monitor well production losses/gains to help understand DGS production trends and anomalies.
  • Highlight updates required in field database to maintain accurate records of well operating parameters.
  • Interface with other teams in the Subsurface, Operations and Wells departments.

Criteria & Qualifications

  • Essential education: University Degree in Petroleum Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: At least 4 years’ experience with a strong background in well performance analysis, rig & rigless wellwork operations (CT/wireline/workover), ESP operation and troubleshooting, and surveillance activities (such as PBU analysis, well testing, PLTs/ILTs, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Integrated Production Modelling software mainly Prosper and in ESP modelling.
  • Ability to work and communicate across technical disciplines & multiple levels.
  • Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic.

Travel requirement: Yes, and as per the department requirement
Working time schedule: Rotational (14 days on, 14 days off)

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