Well Test Operator

Posted 11 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basra, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is urgently looking to hire a Well Test Operator for an international oil and gas service client in Basra. Minimum 1-3 years of relevant experience is required. English and Arabic fluency is a must.


Job Scope

Operations and tasks performed by an operator II are to be completed with minimal supervision and as directed by the supervisor. The operator II is to participate in field operations and shop work including, but not limited to: preparation, rig up, operation, maintenance, rig down and returning to base.  An operator II is to demonstrate good leadership and mentoring skills. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in pre-job meeting with crew
  • Ensure you and other crew members are equipped with all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing; (steel toed work boots, FR (Fire Retardant) coveralls, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection plus where necessary specialized equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus)
  • Perform all tasks in a safe professional manner and follow SOPs
  • Attend and actively participate in all required safety meetings, JSAs and walk around/shift handover
  • Actively participate in the load out of equipment following company procedures, and as directed by the supervisor
  • Actively participate in the preparation and installation of a unit or system to be tested, including rig up and rig down of all test equipment, and indicating instruments, as per P&ID
  • Complete operations form and checklists, as required
  • Actively participate in pressure tests, function tests, as per relevant SOP and equipment design specifications
  • Under minimal supervision, operate equipment, and clean up, repair and prepare for next job (e.g. changing oil, greasing valves, etc.)
  • Monitor equipment controls and instrumentation, and accurately record test data for engineer and client use
  • Perform liquid sampling and analyzing, prepare sampling documentation and prepare samples for shipping
  • Perform and record relevant calculations, as required
  • Perform equipment maintenance and repair work as assigned by the supervisor
  • Perform troubleshooting of equipment and process
  • Notify supervisor of needed spare parts and consumables
  • Report all incidents, accidents, near misses, and unsafe working environments to the site supervisor
  • Understand equipment working parameters
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Maintain close contact with the site supervisor regarding work assignments; promptly report all concerns regarding equipment/process to the supervisor
  • Know how to locate SOPs and ask if unsure of work instructions
  • Assist with DAQ cable rig in, as per direction of the supervisor
  • DAQ reading and data collection as a DAQ User, (or may be performed by DAQ Technician/Specialist if available)
  • Responsible for good housekeeping and cleanliness on location and in the workshop
  • Operate company vehicle according to the Client Driver and Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Take an active role and participate in Client's Quality Improvement Process and comply with all requirements of the Product Line Operational Control Plan (OCP)
  • Maintain clear and professional communications with all crewmembers and company representatives
  • Know and understand Client Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions
  • Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Client
  • Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level
  • Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job



  • Strong mechanical knowledge
  • Basic Math
  • Ability to remain focused and decisive under pressure
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Organized



1 – 3 years Surface Well Testing (or similar) field or shop experience


Special Requirements

  • The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations
  • Be willing and able to work away from home for extended periods of time


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

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