Production Engineer - Britannia in Scotland - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Chevron

Oil & Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The Production Engineer is in charge of monitoring, optimising and enhancing well performance. The PE will work within a cross functional team which is dedicated to an operated asset and will always be responsible, along with Operations, for associated surface networks (production and injection systems). The asset has an active drilling program of both platform and subsea wells and the successful candidate will be required to work closely with Drilling, Reservoir and Operations teams. The position focuses on production and injection well performance analysis, diagnosis of potential problems and supports the Reservoir Engineering team in the design of remedial and intervention programmes. Working to analyse and optimise production the Production Engineer will be responsible for providing expertise in the following areas: production optimisation, well integrity, well modelling, flow assurance and artificial lift. The position will involve a wide variety of Production Engineering challenges such as artificial and natural flow wells, oil and gas assets based both on land, offshore and deepwater as well as tight gas and heavy oil fields. 


  • Monitor and optimise well and field performance on a daily basis. Responsible for the selection and operation of Artificial Lift systems. 
  • Well integrity surveillance, detection and identification of well anomalies, evaluate and analyse data to model solutions. 
  • Responsible for well modelling through Nodal and IPR analysis. 
  • Responsible for well data gathering, monitoring and management. Transparency and documentation of interpretation. Acquisition, interpretation, analysis of surveillance data,; well testing & metering; problem well diagnostics; wellbore flow assurance; preventative treatment for corrosion, scale, wax, asphaltenes, hydrates. 
  • Interface and collaborate at a detailed technical level with operations, reservoir and drilling engineers, as well as geoscientists. 
  • Work with and clearly communicate technical information to all levels of Chevron organisation, asset partners, government agencies and vendors. 
  • Participates in strategic and business planning efforts, frequent participation in special project teams to address major issues such as decommissioning, well reviews and well interventions. 
  • Review and implementation of new technologies and well performance tools such as control devices, downhole gauges among others.
  • Wellbore damage identification & remediation, emulsions, acidization, wax & asphaltene deposition and water & gas shut-off. 
  • Requirements

  • MSc in Petroleum Engineering if BSc is from a different discipline.
  • Core skills in Production Engineering.
  • Experience on well integrity management within the UK North Sea is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience of identifying well performance issues and delivering solutions is essential.
  • Knowledge of artificial lift using ESPs and gas lift. 
  • High analytical skill set is required. Particular experience and proficiency with Nodal Analysis (Prosper and Gap) and Decline curve analysis. 
  • Waterflooding experience is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of gas condensate fields operations and well performance. 
  • Experience in formation damage, scale, corrosion and sand production solutions. Broad Production Engineering experience, knowledge of Reservoir Engineering is beneficial. 
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