Skills: Petroleum Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
Authorized to work in: United Kingdom
Our client now has an immediate requirement for a senior petroleum engineer to join their team on a staff basis. Candidates must have previous experience in a similar role to be considered for this position.
1Production Optimisation: Responsible for Production and Petroleum Engineering activities for operated producing oil & gas asset(s). Optimise production & injection wells via surveillance techniques, well modelling & field implementation. Work closely with Operations on a day to day basis to continuously optimise production wells in response to any operational issues. Work closely with Reservoir Engineers to define and implement reservoir management plans.
2Production Allocation and Forecasting: Provide oversight of well allocation processes. Provide timely production forecasts, production loss management and production efficiency tracking.
3Enhancement Opportunities: Develop plans and proposals for well interventions and/or process enhancements that could unlock production potential. Update and document opportunity lists and ensure these are fed into the respective asset opportunity hopper. Prepare and lead annual well reviews for each asset.
4Well Operations: Provide petroleum engineering support for any future well intervention operations. Be prepared to travel offshore to the wellsite should petroleum engineering supervision be required (this will be relatively infrequent, but important).
5New Developments: Provide petroleum engineering support for any new field development or infill well drilling opportunities. Act as petroleum engineering focal point for completion and well test design. Provide advice and vendor supervision of artificial lift design, in particular for gas lift and ESP completions.
6Peer Assist: Provide peer assist support and hands-on technical support to other Asset Teams as required. Mentor and develop junior PEs and others.
7Manage External Relationships: Attend and present at JV partner meetings. Liase with third parties and manage external contractors as required. Carry out OGA production reporting and stewardship conformance duties as required.
Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline team environment to develop clear, business-focused recommendations and provide technical leadership.
Clear communications: A major requirement of this role is to provide an interface between various departments and stakeholders within Premier such as: Asset Manager, onshore field operations team, offshore duty holder, well engineering, subsurface, production chemistry, process engineering, project construction, 3rd party vendors. As such, there will be a requirement to coordinate and collaborate across many different disciplines to influence asset performance improvement.
Financial Accountability and Dimensions
Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties)
Direct reports (internal employees / external parties):
Indirect (internal employees / external parties):
A degree in Engineering or a related discipline. Preferably a post-graduate qualification in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.
Candidate Profile (include Skills & Experience, Attributes, Behaviours)
Skills / experience:
Extensive experience as a Petroleum Engineer with an E&P Operator working on a broad range of operated field development and production projects.
Track record of proactively proposing and implementing successful production optimisation opportunities and well intervention work.
Experience and detailed understanding of Offshore well intervention operations, production operations, facilities optimisation and artificial lift techniques (gas lift, ESP, etc.) are required.
Knowledge (e.g. systems, software, procedures, regulations):
Experience of classical Petroleum/Production engineering techniques.
The candidate should have skills and experience in industry-standard Petroleum Engineering software such as: Petroleum Experts suite (Prosper and GAP required, PVT and MBal are desirable); OFM and production surveillance systems.
Knowledge of OGA production reporting systems is required, to generate the monthly PPRS as well as the annual stewardship submission.
Good awareness of latest industry innovations and technology.
Attributes and behaviours:
Highly motivated goal-oriented professional who can set own challenging goals and has the drive to meet them.
Aligned with the philosophy and the desire to create value through increasing production.
Ability to bring technical leadership to the Petroleum Engineering discipline.
Able to establish technical credibility in order to gain the respect of peers, supervisors, and external third parties.
Ability to develop practical solutions to problems and make clear recommendations to senior management in the BU, corporate and function - whilst articulating risks and uncertainty.
Effective working independently and in teams, mentoring and leading more junior petroleum engineers.
Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate sensitivity.
Exhibits the core Premier behaviours of creativity, decisiveness, delivery, openness and ability to work well with others in a team environment.
Established in 1981, Raeburn has more than 34 years’ experience supporting our clients in the UK and international Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical Industries.
Raeburn is built upon a solid foundation of experience and genuine hands on appreciation of our client’s project and operational developments - from the very first generation of UKCS offshore platforms to onshore refineries, tension leg platforms, pipeline and subsea completions, deep water projects, FPSO developments and de-commissioning projects, Raeburn have effectively supported our clients at all stages of their UKCS and international upstream and downstream projects and operational requirements with qualified and experienced multi-disciplined personnel.
Our combined knowledge of worldwide Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical projects both onshore and offshore, operations and standards, our unmatched professional technical and commercial recruitment experience, pay-rolling services, access to one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical specific databases, and our proven experience in the fields of international Visa, Work Permits, Payroll and Taxation management, ensures that Raeburn are best placed to support our clients with their recruitment needs, and provide support and advice on industry related matters.
Raeburn are fully committed to supporting our clients with all their recruitment and on-boarding requirements, and have the scalable structure, experience and dedication to provide a high quality, unrivalled and professional services enhancing efficiency and adding value to our clients’ businesses.
Raeburn have an outstanding track record of delivery for the Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical industry’s major operators, service companies and contractors at all stages of their developments both in the UK and internationally. We are aware of the ever changing recruitment market and the need to ensure we are pro-active in the delivery of recruitment services provided to our clients, specifically in terms of legislation, technology and contractual demands.
Raeburn’s growing success is built upon our knowledge and expertise within the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical industries delivering the very highest of standards and reliability in sourcing the very best talent available in the market. Raeburn’s management and our teams of dedicated recruitment professionals are committed entirely to delivery and support for our clients now and in the future.