Well Integrity Engineer

Posted 6 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basrah, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
MSELECT is looking to hire a Well Integrity Engineer for an international oil operator in Basrah, a minimum of 5 years in an E&P operating company engineering role specific to Well Integrity & Maintenance activities, fluency in English is a must.

Role summary
Aligned under the Well Services division, the Well Integrity Engineer is a support role primarily focusing on providing Well Integrity and Maintenance support for the following activities:
  • Provide guidance relative to Well Integrity concerns for casing/completion designs.
  • Assist in design/process meetings regarding drilling, workover and rigless operations.
  • Ensure well operating limits, barrier and design drawings are created and maintained for all well assets within the Block-9 operating area.
  • Maintain and distribute a quarterly updated Well Maintenance schedule as per the WIMS policy.
  • Assist Production and Drilling departments with Well Integrity related investigations, providing timely reports and solutions for the same.
  • The position will be office based with some field activity. Position is also rotational and will cover Well Integrity and Maintenance activities for the Block-9 operating area.
  • The successful candidate will report to the Senior Well Services Engineer who is technically responsible for all completion, rig/rigless and well maintenance activities.
  • He/she will work closely with the various Kuwait Energy stakeholders and with all related contractors and service companies, to ensure the safe and successful operation of all well assets.
Key responsibilities
  • Aid in creating design summaries and subsequent job program for all Well Integrity and Maintenance activities.
  • Candidate will also aid in the design and subsequent updates to existing well designs for all surface and sub-surface SCE (safety critical equipment).
  • Candidate will be responsible for implementation and adherence to Well Integrity and Maintenance related policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Will ensure that engineering simulations have been performed correctly and will support a knowledgebase for all activities to ensure that it is consistently updated and improved upon based on lessons learned.
  • Candidate will create, implement and follow a monthly reporting summary for Well Integrity and Maintenance for the Block-9 operating area.
Specific HSE Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all Well Integrity and Maintenance activities are performed in accordance with KEC HSSE standards and expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and company standards & procedures.
  • Ensure that all job designs, presentations, and programs are of the highest standard and exhibit exceptional cost control and a best-in-class service mindset.
  • Initiator of the Well Integrity dispensation process.
  • Provides solutions and possible alternatives for all Well Maintenance and Integrity related issues for all involved stakeholders.
  • Provide all MAWOP/MAASP operating documentation for all well assets to their respective Well Owners.
  • Support inter-departmental discussions and activities.

Reporting & Liaison
  • Support and assist with job performance, optimization, and post-operational engineering reviews.
  • Technical liaison with internal Drilling and Production departments for Well Integrity related issues.
  • Liaise between all KEC Well Services field staff and related office-based groups.
  • Contract monitoring for budget, cost control and service requirements.
  • Team member of the well services department lessons learned from previous & ongoing operations and works cooperatively with the well services operations’ division on NPT tracking and investigations.
Team Building & Personnel
  • Liaise with all KEC Well Services field personnel and monitor the performance of all Well Integrity and Maintenance activities
  • Developing team building with all KEC and 3rd party service contractor stakeholders to create and promote a culture of openness, involvement, and participation.

Essential Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years in an E&P operating company engineering role specific to Well Integrity & Maintenance activities.
  • Experience working in high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) Oil and Gas wells.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable experience with various well services disciplines: Coiled Tubing, Well Testing, Slickline, Wireline, Filtration & Brines, Completions, Remedial Cement.
  • Candidate is technically proficient – with a keen eye on cost-control - and able to present his/her ideas in a clear and concise manner to a very broad audience.
  • Very strong technical, computational, operational, and planning abilities coupled with sound decision-making skills.
  • Candidate must be operationally aware of the activities that he/she is designing/planning.
  • Must have broad and ample experience working in multicultural environments.
  • Extensive training courses related to Well Services, Drilling & Completions, Workovers and Maintenance.
  • Candidate is a self-motivated individual with very strong communication & interpersonal skills, able to rapidly integrate into a small but focused engineering team.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate is functional with both Metric & API units of measure.
  • Minimum BSc or equivalent post-secondary degree. Late-stage undergraduate education coupled with extensive operational & engineering experience with a team lead or better title is also acceptable.
  • Candidate will have considerable experience with the Microsoft Office platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and be adept at designing templates and documents based on the same
  • Experience with various 3rd party software platforms such as Open Wells, Well Cat, Stress Check.
  • Candidate must be fluent in the English language and able to speak & write accurately & effectively

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

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