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Offshore Operations Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States


Sector: Operations/Production

Posted: 4/21/2023

Ref: BH-231432

David Franco
Consultant: David Franco
The Operations Engineer will provide on-platform support to maintain production uptime and optimize operating expense. The engineer will primarily interface with Field Operations, Process Engineering, Production Engineering and Topside Facilities.
  • Perform process surveillance in oil, gas and water treatment systems
  • Ensure that export product quality meets pipeline and overboard water specifications
  • Identify process improvements that reduce expenses and increase operational efficiency
  • Understand and optimize equipment and control systems to minimize process related downtime
  • Improve production throughput through debottlenecking identification and mitigation
  • Downtime root cause analysis and tracking
  • Assist chemical team by tracking, reporting, troubleshooting and optimizing chemical programs
  • Perform well production surveillance
  • Ensure ramp-up, drawdown and flow assurance guidelines procedures are followed
  • Witness and QA/QC 3rd party meter calibration and sample collection
  • Assist subsea operations troubleshooting and integrity procedures
  • Assist with subsea well tie ins, including subsea hardware commissioning
  • Participate in facility and major project hazard reviews
  • Interface with platform operations staff on behalf of shore-based engineering disciplines

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering. Chemical Engineering preferred.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of oil and gas industry experience required.  Offshore Gulf of Mexico experience preferred
Professional/Technical Knowledge:
  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, PFDs and equipment data sheets
  • Familiar with oil and gas process; including gas-liquid and water-oil separation
  • Familiar with oilfield chemistries and their applications
  • Understanding of pump, compression and process controls
  • Basic knowledge of pressure relief, separator, heat exchanger, and control valve designs to evaluate capacities and identify bottlenecks
  • Basic knowledge of corrosion, scaling, emulsion and foaming mechanisms
  • Basic knowledge of project management, cost estimation and value added economic evaluations
  • Basic knowledge of root cause analysis techniques
Skills & Competencies:
  • Good communication, organization, and collaboration skills

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, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 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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