Facilities Optimisation Team Lead

BH-274385
  • Competitive day rate
  • Iraq Basra
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
NES Fircroft are currently seeking a Facilities Optimisation Team Lead to work on a 28/28 rotation to Basra, Iraq.  

Please note our client have classified this as an expat position.


Role synopsis


The Facilities Optimisation Team Lead will be responsible for leading a small multi disciplinary group within the larger Production Optimisation team. This team will be responsible for fine tuning and debottleneck the surface facilities to maximise throughout.


Key accountabilities

  • Develop a very detailed knowledge of the facilities capabilities and limitations. This will be done by developing a close relationship with operations engineers and technicians, performance testing, field trials and comparisons with simulations.
  • Responsible for identifying existing and future bottlenecks and generating robust proposals and prioritised plan to improve capacity. Follow up on the execution of these plans and measure the impact on production
  • Responsible for developing online performance monitoring schemes - as data historians become available.
  • Significant interaction with the Reservoir Team in identifying spare capacity that can be filled by new wells and understanding where additional production is readily available to focus debottlenecking activities.
  • Maintaining and updating the HYSYS and other process models included in the integrated asset model for surface equipment.
  • Assisting in loss reporting and tracking
  • Leading production upset investigations

Essential Education
  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience.

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Must be willing to work in Basra on a rotational basis.
  • Proven experience in oil and gas facility operation and debottlenecking.
  • Strong communication, mentoring and coaching skills with ability to work within a multicultural environment.


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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