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The experienced professionals and engineers Shell seek will be expected to support daily equipment and facility maintenance, reliability and availability as well as production delivery onshore and offshore.

Shell Nigeria required a full time Gaslift Surveillance Engineer in Nigeria. The candidate must have 8 10 years work experience.

Job opening ID: 38

Skill and Knowledge Level for the following key competences:
Minimum HND (Engineering discipline)
5 – 10 years operational experience in subsurface and surface operations including gas-lift. Understanding of subsurface technology would be an added advantage. Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills are essential. Opportunity exists to develop into a Snr Programmer based on available opening and proven ability.

Competencies
  • Collect and Evaluate Field data
  • Monitor and analyse Integrated Production System Performance
  • Perform Integrated Production System Optimisation
  • Prepare Short Term Production Forecasts
  • Estimate Integrated Production System Capacity
  • Estimate Deferment and Safeguarding activities
  • Estimate Production Availability
  • Perform Hydrocarbon Allocation
  • Configure Wells and Facilities
  • Measure and report Production/Injection/Disposal
  • Transfer Custody of Hydrocarbons
  • HSE Policies, Standards and Procedures (knowledge)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Work with IT Applications
Roles and responsibilities
  1. Act as the Gaslift expert in Operations and train new Production programmers and Operations staff on Gaslift.
  2. To provide operations input into projects relating to Gaslift incl field development plan.
  3. Assist field operations to find the root cause of problems associated with the gaslifted wells.
  4. Organise routine dual string welltest, analyse results and come up with opportunities in case one arm is taking the majority of the liftgas.
  5. Highlight issues around GL metering and ensure that the relevant parties follow up to resolve.
  6. Prompt the PT to work on a solution in case well Intervention is required.
  7. Ensure well related production operations standards and specifications are adhered to. Report any deficiencies.
  8. Ensure that relevant installed systems like PI, PU and Fieldware are used efficiently.
  9. Chase the barrels: Look out for PSO opportunities beyond Gaslift optimization.
Through these activities above, play a key role in fulfilling field data requirements and validation.

These priorities are achieved through active participation in the following :
  • Collating and challenging data requirements.
  • Ensuring appropriate data is acquired including Short term planning of data acquisition activities.
  • Short Term Forecasting
  • Contribute to Medium Term Forecasting
  • Comparing actual production & injection performance against forecast
  • Providing data on actual production & Injection performance for improving the MT Forecast
  • Artificial lift surveillance, analysis and optimisation using the Shell Gaslift optimisation tools (Winglue) and other IFM tools.
  • Maintaining Well Integrity (Well Integrity monitoring and reporting, make decisions within boundaries set by WRFM and ensure actions are closed out).
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Short Term Production System Optimisation (Optimisation within the Operating Envelope and identification of Opportunities
  • Application of RTO tools
  • Monitor, Review and Improve the execution of Smart Field Value loops for ST Plan and Forecasting, Unscheduled Deferment management, Well Integrity Management, Optimisation within the IPSC
  • Contribute to Asset Reference Plans, Business Plans, Development Concepts, Facilities Design, Well design.
Last date of application
The last date is 31st January, 2013 for submission of application

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