Principal Production Technologist Job

  • Tullow Oil
  • London, UK
  • Oct 04, 2019
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Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a portfolio of over 80 licences across 16 countries. Our focus is on finding and monetising oil in Africa and the Atlantic Margins. 

The function of Petroleum Engineering is to provide a basis for the design and implementation of techniques to optimally recover commercial quantities of natural petroleum. It is of necessity a broadly based technology drawing upon the foundations of engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics and geostatistics. 

Since 2012, Tullow's successful exploration and appraisal drilling campaigns in Kenya have resulted in the opening of a new tertiary rift play in the South Lokichar Basin. More than 40 exploration and appraisal wells have been drilled in the South Lokichar basin and Tullow has also conducted extended well tests, water injection tests, well interference tests and water-flood trials, all of which have proved invaluable for planning the development of the oil fields. Tullow estimates that the South Lokichar basin contains the significant recoverable resources from an overall discovered up to 4 billion barrels. 

Tullow is seeking to hire a Principal Production Technologist (PT) for Project Oil Kenya, based in the London office. The position will deliver all aspects of all Production Technology support for the Kenya Foundation and subsequent field development planning. 

Kenyan fields include waxy crude with high pour point challenges, coupled with area remote location that requires fit for purpose solutions and out-of-the-box thinking and the Principal PT will be responsible for: 

  • Delivering the underlying Production Technology studies required for sand face and upper completion designs for the Kenya Foundation Phase wells
  • Delivering the studies required for facilities flow assurance for the Project Facilities Team & Contractors for detailed design & execution
  • Delivering the Production Technology studies required for Appraisal planning for the additional Kenya fields for subsequent phases of development
  • Providing coaching & mentoring for engineers in the team
  • Interfacing between Subsurface, Well Engineering & Upstream development Teams within the Kenya Business Unit 

You will be an experienced Production Technologist with onshore project experience from pre-final investment decision to first oil and able to demonstrate experience in the areas: 

  • Expert in sand face completion design
  • Deep knowledge  in flow assurance & artificial lift
  • Strong analytical and production technology simulation skills
  • Extensive production technology driven experience with exposure to field operations
  • Ability to coach, mentor and work with a team of young and graduate engineers
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables
  • Stakeholder management skills to work with joint venture partners, government officials, project teams and contractors
  • Highly effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills; proven track record working collaboratively and at being able to build consensus but also able to effectively and constructively challenge 

In Tullow, all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources to enable them to contribute to Tullow’s overall success. 

To achieve this, we offer our employees:

  •  A performance-driven culture that generates results
  • A commitment to your personal and professional development
  • A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people
  • A culture that appreciates diversity & inclusion and provides equal opportunities
  • Recognition and reward for your performance. 

Our philosophy is to bring people into Tullow with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial and long lasting relationship.  Working for Tullow will increase your knowledge, broaden your horizons and extend your professional network.  We offer a competitive reward package of base salary, incentives and benefits which is designed to attract, retain and motivate the best talent in our industry.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate