Lead Well Engineer (CCS) Location - Aberdeen Job description
Provision of well & completion concept select, design, planning, programming and operations management across our client’s portfolio, promoting techniques and strategies that optimise asset value and enhance life of well performance. Targets efforts to ensure that all wells have an optimum completion / well design, that consider risks vs potential cost saving. Will work with other wells, subsurface and operations disciplines.
A broad range of production technology / well engineering with a good knowledge of wells is desired.
The role will be expected lead completion / drilling engineering for CCS projects, with technical support from other specialists as required.
Co-ordination between CCS workstreams across the client’s group, particularly Europe. Reports to: Head of Well Services Main duties and responsibilities
- Assessment of existing technology, for application on CCS / wells projects.
- Progress CCS wells through the full lifecycle – license application, to detailed design and execution.
- Prepare all well concepts in compliance with local statutory requirements and corporate policies, standards and procedures.
- Provide production technology related expertise to support well concept decisions.
- Well inflow and outflow performance modelling and optimisation
- Conceptual well and completion design,
- Design of well/reservoir interface (including sand management),
- Well, Reservoir and Facility Management (including production system modelling and optimisation) and Well Integrity Management (including specification of the operating envelope for the well).
- Understand the impact of completion concepts on production performance for the life of the well
- Manage the well planning process as per the Well Delivery Process (WDP) and ensure compliance.
- Prepare scopes of work and appropriate specifications for procurement of studies, equipment and services.
- Technical lead for assigned contracts. Responsible for managing the agreed relationship with service providers and in setting the KPIs with the Contract Owner and C&P Specialist
- Prepare scoping, budgetary and AFE level completion costs. Monitor field costs and analyse variances.
- Monitor and measure performance against expectations. Analyse variances and act as a focal point for lessons learned.
- Effective liaison and communication with the subsurface and drilling & wells management teams.
- Implementation of lessons learned system and championing of all performance improvement initiatives applicable to well completions performance.
- Evaluation and design of production enhancement technologies (hydraulic fracturing, acid treatment, scale control)
- Optimise production from existing wells and determine impact of completion/well intervention decisions on production performance over the life of the well.
Required qualifications and experience
- Excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance.
- Selection of functional specifications to deliver optimum completion designs
- Ensure that completions operations meet agreed budget and objectives.
- Optimise performance where possible by appropriate application of new technology.
- Accurate and timely reporting of all completions activities.
- Maintenance of end of well records, lessons learned and complete well files.
- Encourage good, open communications with contractors, promoting a culture of involvement and participation
- Demonstrated capacity of working in multi-discipline teams and analytical competence
- Bachelor’s degree in Drilling Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or similar.
- Significant relevant experience in petroleum / production engineering with exposure to multiple well types.
- IWCF Well Control Certification
We are looking for team members who:
- Act with humility, promote inclusivity and treat everyone with dignity and respect
- Seek out ways to collaborate and promote a culture of shared learning and knowledge in order to maximise value
- Seek opportunities for positive change and continuous improvement
- Are not afraid to push boundaries and challenge conventional wisdom and established truths
- Can adapt and act quickly in the face of changing situations
- Understand and anticipate stakeholder needs and use this insight to shape actions and decisions appropriately
- Hold themselves and others to account for their contribution and performance
- Show an unwavering commitment to safety, and have high standards of personal integrity
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