Serica Energy plc Oil & Gas Staff

Senior Well Integrity & Interventions Engineer

Location: Serica Office - Aberdeen UK AB15 6BY

Staff/Contractor: Staff

Date Posted: 2 April 2020

Closing Date: 1 May 2020

Department: Operations

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: Wells Manager

Role Purpose

The Senior Well Integrity & Interventions Engineer is responsible for managing the operated well stock within Serica Energy through safe delivery of Well Interventions and Well Integrity across the full well lifecycle. This is a demanding role that seeks a person who is committed to continuous improvement and simplification. The role has scope for progression as the company grows.

Areas of Responsibility

Geographical Span: Serica Assets- UKCS

Budgetary Responsibilities: No

Direct Reports: Yes

Travel Required: Occasional as required including offshore visits

Main Tasks

Please note that this list of duties is not exhaustive and employees will be expected to undertake reasonable duties commensurate of their role and grade.

Well Integrity
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to HSEQ and ethics & compliance policies with awareness of relevant statutory and regulatory industry guidance and regulations
  • Responsible for understanding and controlling Major Accident Hazards relating to well stock
  • Monitoring Well Stock through proficient use of SAFEWELLS (WIMS), PI and SKF software
  • Undertake technical studies and recommend action for wells based upon integrity status
  • Respond to well integrity anomalies providing technical recommendation to management
  • Interdisciplinary working to optimise safe production of wells
  • Focal point for promoting Well Integrity understanding across disciplines
  • Responsible for maintaining, updating, upgrading and managing Well Integrity Management System (WIMS)
  • Update Well Operating Guidelines for all assets considering Company Production Well Integrity Policy over the well lifecycle. (Define MAASP and Operating Windows for wells through calculation or investigation)
  • Responsible for reporting of Well integrity status to Senior management
  • Focal point for Annual Well Examination Review and custodian of the Serica Well Examination Scheme
Well Intervention
  • Leads well intervention engineering, planning and operations via the Serica Project Management Standard
  • Provides engineering and technical solutions to well intervention challenges
  • Optimise safe working practices in the development of operational programmes, notifications and consents. Be familiar with deviations, management of change, company standards and policies, HAZID / HAZOP etc
  • Liaise with the Well Examiner to ensure programmes are examined as per the Serica Well Examination Scheme
  • Works with Wells team members and offshore operations team to ensure that all activities are performed in a safe manner, to the required standard using good oilfield practice
  • Work closely with the Wells Manager to ensure well planning and KPIs are up to date
  • Acts as contract holder for certain contracts, leading performance reviews and non-conformance management
  • Track expenditure on well operations and assist with budget preparations
  • Prepare, review & evaluate tenders for the provision of integrity and intervention related equipment and services. Provide cost models, technical feedback final recommendations
  • Develops estimated cost and duration, for interventions or elements of specific operations
  • Perform visits, pre-job meetings and audits with service partners
  • Organises periodic offshore visits to review offshore working practices as per company and service partners procedures
  • Liaises closely with Operations Team to support implementation of engineering work plans and provide live intervention engineering support
  • Follow up and improve well performance through collaborative evaluation & innovation
  • Prepare and present EOWR’s and capture/follow up on lessons learned for future activities
  • Reviews and provides input when required to drilling and completion programmes
  • Regular communications with Engineering, Subsurface, Maintenance and HSEQ disciplines

Professional Skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English compulsory
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a significant workload in a changing environment
  • Good IT skills, especially Microsoft Office suite and Well Integrity Management Software
  • Committed to developing skills and experience in other technical disciplines e.g. drilling, well completion design, well architecture etc
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to manage up, down, across and out
  • Experience working for Oil and Gas Operators
  • Experience working for a service provider(s)
  • High pressure high temperature well experience
  • Root cause investigation
  • Budget control
  • Participation in industry forums
  • Dealing with an outsourced well management company

Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Driven and committed
  • Thrives on autonomy
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Conflict management
  • Desirable:
  • Previous experience managing direct reports

Education Requirements

  • Educated to degree level in Mechanical or Petroleum engineering related discipline, or
  • Vast experience profile in well integrity and interventions
  • Experience and/or training in well servicing or drilling and completions
  • IWCF Level 4 Well Intervention Pressure Control or Well Site Supervisor (Surface BOP or Combined Surface and Subsea)
  • Masters in Petroleum Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer
  • MIST

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