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Senior Core Handling Technician

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

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  • Published:

    5 days ago

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mselect is looking for a Senior Core Handling Technician for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years in warehouse operations. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Senior Core Handling Technician is the role of the Core Analysis Project in Petroleum Department. The primary role is responsible for core handling including whole core slabbing, plug drilling and etc. during the current core analysis project execution. The job is also required to work together with subcontractor and monitor/provide technical support and recommendation to them if needed

  • Operate slabbing machine and plug machine properly
  • Designate as specialist in the area of core handling work and work in warehouse before. Provide guidelines and directions to all core handling work
  • Provide technical support and advice for the required core handling work
  • Understands and promotes the company’s health, safety & environmental policy and objectives; performs work in accordance with the company’s established rules, regulations and approved procedures
  • Works effectively with other teams in PE such as reservoir engineer, geologist if required
  • Participates in next core analysis work scope and give recommendation if needed. (i.e. core and plug preservation, suggestions and hazards)
  • Works with geoscientists and engineers from PE and subcontractor to execute the project smoothly and effectively
  • Provides on-site supervision, QC, and analysis of core handling work, and ensures work accuracy and completeness
  • Provides operational and technical support for core data acquisition programs and data analysis if available
  • Provides written input for post core handling reports if required
  • Multicultural and multinational work environment
  • Demonstrates awareness and commitment to safety
  • Mentor and guide junior core handling technician if required

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree and background in petroleum engineering
  • Previously working in a multi-cultural and multi-nationalities team
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience with in-depth technical knowledge and capability in core handling work and related work
  • Work in warehouse with 5-year experience is required
  • Experience in core handling of both Clastic and Carbonate reservoirs
  • Must be able to speak upper intermediate and above English
  • Experiences on slabbing / plugging machine is required

  • Good communication and analytical skills are essential
  • Eagerness to learn and develop own skills
  • Must have a HSSE driven mindset
  • The ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds will be essential
  • Experience and good understanding of core handling and related work
  • Good diagnostic skills are required to troubleshoot problems
  • Must be able to communicate at a technical level with various stakeholders

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