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Subsurface Petroleum Engineer

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    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Nima Ardalan

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Subsurface Petroleum Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have at least 4 years of experience with a strong background in well performance analysis, rig & rigless wellwork operations. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Role Synopsis
The role is a Petroleum Engineer (PE) in the Subsurface Base Management team. The PE will be the primary focal point for ensuring safe & optimum performance of all wells flowing to one of the client’s De-Gassing Stations (DGS) or injection wells at a Cluster Pumping Station (CPS). This includes daily monitoring, well management, maintaining well models, and identifying
Optimization and Well-work Opportunities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Review & monitor all online wells on daily basis. Identify ceased/tripped/problematic wells
  • Build and maintain Prosper Models (Natural Flow, ESP or injectors)
  • 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 or injection subject to relevant constraints)
  • Prepare and present DGS/ CPS Performance Review to management
  • Participate in integrated well/reservoir reviews
  • Monitor well production losses/gains to help understand DGS/CPS production/injection trends and anomalies
  • Highlight updates required in field database to maintain accurate records of well operating parameters
  • Interface with other teams in the Subsurface, Ops 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

14 Days on/ 14 Days off

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