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Sr. Completions Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States

Depends on Experience


Posted: 7/26/2023

Ref: BH-241083

This position is in the Conventional Production Organization - Equatorial Guinea (EG) West Africa Asset Team. This position is based in the Houston, Texas corporate office and will require periodic international travel to EG during active offshore field completion or well intervention activities. This position is responsible for designing completions, workover/well servicing programs, preparing detailed procedures, cost estimates, and other documentation while working with the service providers and offshore field supervisors during the operations execution phase. The successful candidate will be tasked to further the understanding of our current completion philosophy and potential enhanced completion designs for the offshore platform based asset consisting of dry tree- surface wellhead systems, large bore tubulars, high-rate gas production, low bottom hole pressure from a retrograde condensate type reservoir in an offshore field located in 250’ water depth with the wells being +/- 13,000’ TVD / 15,500‘ MD maximum, 300deg F BHT and 1,500 psi SITP.

The successful candidate is required to have a solid understanding of completion engineering fundamentals and offshore well servicing techniques such as slickline, electric line, coiled tubing/nitrogen, HWO operations. A successful candidate will have to demonstrate a desire to enhance performance, drive innovation and operational efficiencies. As with all members of the EG asset team, the completion engineer is responsible for leading efforts in Health, Environment, and Safety (HES) for all projects supervised. This will consist of meeting with contractors, both on and off-site, considering HES issues during contracting for completion / workover designs, implementation, participating in incident investigations, generating corrective actions, and providing HES operational leadership during active field operations. The candidate must also demonstrate continuous improvement, both operationally and in HES realm, which requires close collaboration with other Houston and EG based Asset Team members, offshore field personnel and in country service providers.

The individual selected will be tasked with the mentorship of the in-country EG Production Engineers on well servicing and workover applications. A strong emphasis on collaboration, influence and leadership is a requirement of this position. The individual selected will show aptitude for problem solving and have and demonstrate creativity and innovation.

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop completion designs and cost estimates, where such estimates and plans are distributed both internally and to partners for business planning.
• Working with the subsurface, technology, production, drilling team members and vendors to develop completion/workover/well servicing detailed procedures following regulations and company standards.
• Work with Offshore Production and Subsurface teams to develop stimulation programs to mitigate scale build up, water blockages and other downhole issues. Supervise operational execution of the programs.
• Supervise coiled tubing N2 jetting of wells that have liquid loaded.
• Work with asset team members to identify and mitigate any well production risks associated with downhole scale formation or completion/formation deterioration.
• Support and provide oversight supervision during the operational execution of completion/workover/well servicing activities including wellhead / Christmas tree routine maintenance and integrity testing programs.
• Work within the Company’s Management System confines, utilize and embrace the Management of Change requirements.
• Perform casing and tubing design, analysis, and integrity models to ensure isolation and integrity during stimulation and during the life cycle of production operations.
• Identify completion and well servicing equipment needs, participate in equipment and vendor selection and monitoring of selected vendor performance.
• Generate well/project specific AFEs and track variances to actual performance.
• Interface and collaborate regularly with the global supply chain team, drilling/production/reservoir engineers, geoscientists, data scientists and HES personnel.
• Perform monthly accounting responsibilities such as cost tracking, equipment inventory control, accruals, and variance analysis.
• Prepare and deliver technical presentations for management reviews, peer reviews, and technical committee meetings.
• Accept accountability for success and failure; communicate and disseminate details on both to improve overall operational efficiency and HES performance.
• Provide safety leadership throughout completion operations. Participate in or lead incident investigations, vendor visits, or safety meetings as required.

• Education – Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred but based on work history an alternative engineering degree is acceptable.
• 7-12 years of experience: 7+ years conventional completion engineering / well servicing experience, minimum 3 years with an Operator. Offshore operations experience preferred.
• Ability to travel internationally to Equatorial Guinea for meetings and work short term or rotational assignments to provide 24/7 support for operations oversight.
• Solid technical background on casing & tubing designs, completion equipment, cased hole logging/diagnostics, well servicing with wireline and coiled tubing.
• Awareness of completion / well servicing workflow processes and software (SAP, WellCat, WellView, Nodal Analysis, etc.)
• Software experience with Cerberus or similar downhole/conveyance modeling software.
• Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Access).
• Additional Skills: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks at one time. Must be a self-motivated individual with a strong drive to improve results and possess excellent teamwork/collaboration, planning, and organizing skills.
• Fluent in Spanish (written and verbal communication) is a plus.
• Experience with slickline/electric line scale remediation is a plus.

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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