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Production Operations Technician – Wells

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    Elaf Khoshnaw

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    20 days ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Production Operations Technician – Wells for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience within the oil & gas industry, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the operations of surface production facilities and wells. Fluency in English is a must, Arabic is a plus.

Job Purpose
Assist the production shift supervisor in all operational aspects of wells such as well testing, well operations, collecting wellhead data and carrying out routine inspection/maintenance, coordination and interfacing with service companies carrying out wireline/rig-less activities.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the wells, well pads and associated facilities
  • Supervise and co-ordinates all the production activities on the Well Pad areas to meet production and work targets in a safe and efficient manner
  • Monitors and checks wells operating conditions on site in accordance with set schedules, including taking samples, recording readings, looking for leaks, checking running conditions of equipment and bleeding annulus pressures.
  • Manages chemical injection rates, local stock levels and chemical injection reporting
  • Carries out first level maintenance and housekeeping duties as required, including greasing, replacement of minor parts of equipment
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance activities as per maintenance schedule
  • Ensures a high standard of housekeeping is maintained on site
  • Assist as required the wireline /rig-less intervention jobs of service companies on wellheads
  • Ensure continuous availability of wellhead control panel hydraulic oil, Nitrogen, chemicals and top up as needed
  • Check wells on line including choke adjustments, wells closing and opening
  • Carryout light maintenance such as valve greasing, valves stock testing and pressure gauges replacement
  • To have skillful knowledge in operating the MPFM-Multi Phase Flow Meter and the physics behind the concept
  • Has skill in Wellhead Integrity check, operate start-up/ shutting of wells


  • Secondary school followed by at least Two -year technical institute education in one of the following specialties: Oil production /Operations and control /Pumps and Turbines /Gas technology
  • 5 years of overall general work experience within the oil & gas industry in a field-based position including at least 3 years of experience in the operations of surface production facilities and wells
  • Experience with Commissioning, Start-up, Shut-down, Trouble shooting and Emergency Handling of Process Operations
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office: Excel, Word and Power point and aptitude for learning new software packages
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System – SAP or equivalent
  • English – upper intermediate (verbal & written)

Rotation: 14 Days On/ 14 Days Off

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.