Production operations engineer

07 Dec 2012
04 Jan 2013
Firaz Hameed
Contract Type
Full Time

Production Operations Engineer; STAFF: GERMANY

My client will be conducting an extensive drilling and test production campaign in Germany. It can be foreseen that production will commence in Q2 2013 and during 2013 multiple fields and wells will be brought into production. Over the next years the plans to increase production substantially and will widen its scope of operations over its licenses.

Flexible modular production facilities are being developed. Testing of these facilities is planned to start in Q1 2013. The facilities will be state of the art and remote controlled. Early involvement of production operations engineers in the construction, commissioning and installation of these new facilities is of paramount importance.

To be able to carry out this operation they are building an operations department that includes a production operations group.

Provide effective production operations support for the management, monitoring and improvement of well performance, facility performance, field performance, work-over supervision, crude loading and all other production operation related activities.

Growth ambition relies on strong disciplines expertise and capabilities to promote safe, consistent, efficient and reliable delivery of development projects and production targets. Potential candidates should be prepared to join and work within a high performance team, must be willing to carry out frequent hands on work on the wells/facilities/fields. Personal HSE stance, innovation, drive and enthusiasm will be key selection criteria.

Work closely with the technical team (geologists, reservoir and drilling engineers, production technologist) to set and achieve production and HSE targets set by management.

Monitor and optimize the performance of wells/facilities and fields within assigned area of responsibility.
Investigate deviations from forecast.
Conduct regular field operations when required.
Develop production improvement proposals (with the Production Technologists) to achieve targeted improvements.
Implement well work as needed, including recompletions, stimulations and downhole pump optimization using sound engineering practices and problem solving skills.
Conduct production programming tasks and develop weekly production activity schedules.
Assist with the implementation operations and HSE standards.

A proven production operations background in the upstream oil & gas industry, preferably in Western Europe with at least 5 years of hands-on oil field practice.
Graduated from a recognized Technical High school (Technische Hochschule, HTS) or equivalent
Familiarity with the local culture, regulations and operations in Germany is a pro.
Experience in remote field operations is a pro.

Exemplary attitude towards HSE
An entrepreneurial attitude
Self motivated and a self starter.
Ability to work in a low-cost environment (big corporation attitude will not work).

Fluently speak German. Knowledge of basic English is a pro.

Please send your CV directly to to fhameed (at) if interested.

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