Senior/Lead Production Technologist

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Senior/Lead Production Technologist
TXLocal/InternationalDrilling Operations OnshoreRef.: MO-059180
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As Senior/Lead Production Technologist you will be part of the Wells Department in the Chissonga Project Development team. You will be the focal point for the Production Technology function of the Completions and Production Technology Team. You will contribute to making the Chissonga Development economically successful and safe.
Key Responsibilities
•Lead on well flow (nodal analysis) models and lift curves (multi-phase flow correlations)
•Prepare integrated production models involving the reservoir, wells, and surface facilities to optimize well and facility design and operation.
•Work with coupled wellbore / reservoir models to predict production and injection profiles, specifically accounting for thermal fracturing in water injection wells.
•Design sandface completions including geomechanical core testing, sanding studies, particle size distribution analysis, erosion analysis, and recommendations for sand control.
•Advise on geomechanical aspects of the reservoir to include wellbore stability and reservoir stress loading on completions during depletion.
•Prepare well start-up (bean-up) procedures.
•Define the operating boundaries and load cases for wells using appropriate models and industry standards.
•Focal point in Wells for top tension riser load case definition and design verification in conjunction with Facilities Engineering team.
•Artificial lift design, optimisation and implementation.
•Focal point in Wells for Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance matters in conjunction with the Flow Assurance team.
•Support procurement activities for completion equipment and services, including System Integration Testing, and Sand Retention Testing.
•Support the Well Delivery Process for the Chissonga Development including well objectives statements, preparation of preliminary well/completion designs, drilling/completion procedures and DWOP/CWOP.
•Effective liaison and communication with the Chissonga Subsurface, Operations, and Facilities teams.
•Maintenance and updating of completion documentation and data including the Completions Basis of Design.
•Keep abreast of technologies and best practices associated with deepwater completions and Production Technology
•Networking within and outside of Maersk Oil in all aspects of deepwater completions and Production Technology.
•Represent MOH at appropriate industry events

Who we are looking for
•Minimum B.Eng. level degree in engineering (preferably Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering).
•A minimum of 15 years of upstream oil and gas experience in production technology. Experience in completions and well engineering is an advantage.
•Experience on interface between Drilling / Completions / Sub-surface / Well Operations and Production / Facilities functions.
•Expertise in well completion design, load cases, and operating envelope definition.
•Experience with sand control completions.
•Thorough understanding of artificial lift design and optimisation.
•Experience with top tension riser systems is an advantage.
•Good understanding of flow assurance aspects of well design
•Experience with well performance modelling (inflow/outflow) is essential
•Experience with hands on use of production/reservoir engineering software is an advantage.
•Experience with well management software (eg WIMS, GeoQuest OFM or Landmark DSS, well databases etc).
•Experience with Petroleum Experts software suite, specifically GAP, PROSPER, RESOLVE, and REVEAL.
•Knowledge of reservoir engineering, geology and petrophysics.
•Experience with and ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams.
•Knowledge of relevant industry specifications.
•Strong analytical and technical skills.
•Good organizational skills to complete assignments with varying degrees of complexity.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with the various Maersk Oil and external stake holders that are located through-out the world.
•Must be a team player.
•High quality standards and a sense of urgency.
Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with a 2016 entitlement production of 313,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Our production comes from Denmark, the UK, Norway, Algeria, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kazakhstan, and the US Gulf of Mexico. Exploration or development activities are on-going in Angola, Kenya, Brazil and in the producing countries. Turning complex and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments. For more information about Maersk Oil, please visit the website at