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Offshore GOM Process Engineering Advisor

The Woodlands, Texas, United States



Posted: 11/15/2023

Ref: BH-252620

•           Support operations with production bottlenecks, process optimization, phase separation, and chemical applications
•           Conduct surveillance on equipment and process
•           Understand overall platform material and energy balances
•           Identify remedial or proactive measurements to sustain or improve uptime
•           Interface with 3rd party chemical provider regarding sampling, monitoring, and data collection
•           Ensure that export product quality meets pipeline and overboard water specifications
•           Understand and optimize equipment and control systems to minimize process related downtime
•           Establish KPIs for performance of major equipment and processes including their operating envelopes
•           Recognize, plan and execute process improvements to reduce expense and increase efficiency and uptime
•           Participate in facility and major project hazard reviews

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, Chemical Engineering with focus on fluid mechanics and hydrocarbon processing preferred

Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in oil and gas processing required, offshore Gulf of Mexico experience preferred

Professional/Technical Knowledge:
•           Familiar with oil and gas process; including gas-liquid (foaming, gas carry over, gas carry under) and water-oil separation (emulsions, water quality, gravimetric, BS&W in oil and MIC)
•           Familiar with system performance assessments and building process models for troubleshooting
•           Understanding of pump, reciprocating and turbine compression systems
•           Understanding of process and safety control systems
•           Ability to read and understand P&IDs, PFDs and equipment data sheets
•           Knowledge of pressure relief, separator, heat exchanger, and control valve designs to evaluate capacities and identify bottlenecks
•           Familiar with separation and integrity management chemistries and their applications
•           Basic understanding of corrosion, scaling, emulsion and foaming mechanisms
•           Knowledge of ASME B31.3, API 14C and Subpart H, ASME BPV Code Section VIII, API 520 and 521 and API 2000
•           Basic knowledge of project management, cost estimation and value added economic evaluations
Professional/Technical Qualifications/Licences/Certifications :
•           Proficiency in process software (PVTSim, UniSim/Hysis, PipeSim)

Skills & Competencies:
•           Data analysis and regression techniques
•           Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques
•           MS Office applications
•             Strong communication, organization, and collaboration skill

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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