Production Operation Technician

Posted about 2 months ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

mselect is looking to hire a Production Operations Technician for an international oil & gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of overall general work experience within the oil & gas industry. English and Arabic fluency is a must.



The Production Operations Technician will report directly to the Production Shift Supervisor, his day-to-day responsibilities will include: Safe operations and troubleshooting of oil and gas surface production facilities, monitoring and modifying production process variables, front-line maintenance and aiding maintenance teams in maintenance programs, testing and operating of well heads.



  • Actively supports HSE processes by accomplishing daily activities within applicable regulations and policies, carrying out duties in an environmentally conscious manner, following safe operating practices, maintaining a safe working environment, and being prepared to respond to emergencies
  • Monitor, operate, and maintain oil and gas treatment and processing equipment to include Pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment and wells
  • Troubleshoot process problems and make minor adjustments to keep processing units on line.
  • Reads and records daily data from the production facilities and wells, completes required paperwork (e.g. equipment logs, wells readings); enters daily production readings and well test readings; runs all required reports and recognizes when well production is declining; and completes time sheets, daily work sheets and logs
  • Utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) to create Notifications for maintenance works
  • Conducts routine check-ups of all equipment and units to ensure the proper functioning in accordance with standard operating procedure and conditions
  • Periodical oil and gas sampling collecting from the production facilities and wells as per the request and send to lab for test
  • Test wells through test separator and/or Multiphase flow meter to estimate the well production rates
  • Manage the chemical transferring activities inside the plant, top up chemicals in both stations and well pads, monitor and adjust the rate as per process requirements
  • Coordinate with the contractor companies and monitor their activities in process area and wells as per the procedure, intervene in case of negative observation


  • 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
  • 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)


  • 4 years of overall general work experience within the oil & gas industry in a field-based position
  • 2 years of operation experience in the operations of surface production facilities and wells
  • Skills:
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self with minimal direct supervision
  • Strong initiative and self-starter
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communications skills in a team environment
  • General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Ability to identify operational inefficiencies
  • Technical Skills related to math and analytical thinking
  • Understanding of Importance of environmental and Safe Work Practices
  • Ability to work cohesively and communicate successfully in multi-cultural teams whilst being


14 Days on/ 14 Days off



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

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