Well Service Engineer

Posted 10 months ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
MSELECT is hiring a Well Service Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in an engineering role for land-based Well Services & Completions activities and be fluent in English and Arabic.
The Well Services Engineer is involved with the technical design and programming for all rig-based and rigless operations. Operations may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Rig-Based; Completions, Well Testing (may include DST), Remedial Cement, Fishing, Filtration & heavy-weight brines, Coiled Tubing, Slickline and Wireline
  • Rigless; All thru-tubing related operations such as Coiled Tubing, Well Testing & Flowback, Slickline, Wireline and Well Integrity related activities such as wellhead/Xmas tree maintenance & repairs
  • The position will be office based with some field activity. Position is also rotational and will cover well services activities performed across two operating blocks
  • The successful candidate will report to the Senior Well Services Engineer who is technically responsible for the continued and uninterrupted operation of multiple rigs (drilling and workover) as well as a robust rigless intervention program for the well services department
  • He/she will work closely with the various Client’s stakeholders and with all other contractors and service companies, to ensure the safe and successful completion of all operations
  • Aid in creating design summaries and subsequent job program for all Well Services and Completion activities. Candidate will also aid in the design and subsequent updates to existing designs for all surface and sub-surface completion related equipment
  • Will ensure that engineering simulations have been performed correctly and will support a knowledge-base for all activities to ensure that it is consistently updated and improved upon based on lessons learned
  • Perform Completions & Well Services activities such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Rig-based completion and DST/Testing operational designs and programs
  • Rigless intervention job programs such as surveillance and repair activities
  • SOW creation and departmental support for well services related contracts
  • Simulations and investigations for ongoing and proposed activities as defined by the Senior Well Services Engineer
Specific HSE Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all Well Services activities are designed in accordance with Client HSSE standards and expectations with close attention to all well control aspects of job design
  • 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
Key Performance Indicators / Areas:
  • Engineering support for ongoing operations
  • Provides solutions and possible alternatives for all Well Services related activities and is involved in most discussion related to the same
  • Support CWOP and TWOP creation, organization, and presentation prior to all major activities
  • Support inter-departmental discussions and activities
Reporting & Liaison:
  • Support and assist with job performance, optimization, and post-operational engineering reviews
  • Technical liaison with all service companies to ensure deliverability of correct treatments/services
  • Liaise between all Client 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 operation’s division on NPT tracking and investigations
Team Building & Personnel:
  • Liaise with all Client Well Services field personnel and monitor the performance of all 3rd party rig / rigless completion, well engineering and well intervention operations
  • Developing team building with all Client and 3rd party service contractor stakeholders to create and promote a culture of openness, involvement, and participation
  • Well Services, Sub-Surface, Drilling, Production, CPL
  • Well Services contractors and their sub-contractors
  • Service supply companies
  • Minimum of 7 years in an engineering role for land-based Well Services & Completions activities. Experience with an E & P operating company is preferable
  • Experience working in high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) Oil and Gas wells is preferable
  • Candidate must have demonstrable experience with various well services disciplines: Coiled Tubing, Well Testing, Slickline, Wireline, Filtration & Brines, Completions, Cement, Stimulation and Fishing
  • 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 completions and well services activities are preferred
  • 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
  • Extensive experience with various 3rd party simulation/monitoring packages such as OpenWells, WellCat, Cerberus, Circa/Cycle, Perform to name a few
  • Candidate must be fluent in the English and Arabic languages and able to speak & write accurately & effectively
Other Courses:
  • Candidate must have completed an H2S awareness course as well as basic First Aid & Firefighting. A valid IWCF Level-4 Drilling and/or Well Intervention Well Control Certificate in API units is essential
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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