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Job Title: Production Technologist

Reference: WTOA02999  

Recruiter: WTS Energy Holding B.V. / WTS Energy

Job description: As part of a multi-disciplinary operations team, the Production Technologist is responsible for achieving life cycle production targets, economic and contractual and reservoir management objectives, and monitoring, evaluation and optimization of production. He/she liaises with third parties and other Company Segments to design & coordinate activities & resources. Plans and supervises routine and most non-routine well intervention operations. Supports Asset team on field development planning and maintenance. Capable of developing production and completion strategy, production forecasts, budgets, identification/implementation of new technologies.

Key Accountabilities:

•   Monitors & evaluates Well/Field performances and recommends remedial and/or enhancement activities for optimum ultimate recovery.

•   Performs analysis of technical data and studies, including well tests, production performance, PLT, PVT data and assist with reservoir modelling and simulation

•   Provides detailed workover/well re-entry requirements.

•   Prepares Well Intervention Proposals

•   Liaises with Operations & Facilities Engineers on troubleshooting and de-bottlenecking in production systems.

•   Defines the life cycle based well completion designs.

•   Performs tubing design & analysis.

•   Determines the optimum production system and delivers conceptual design and surface facility design and operating envelopes

•   Evaluates the performance of the existing systems and makes recommendations for improvements.

•   Analyzes and defines the cause of well performance failures and generates candidates for productivity enhancement

•   Proposes & designs preventative and remedial activities

•   Provides cost data for financial modelling – hardware costs, installation costs, operating, workover and maintenance estimates.

•   Provides an assessment of safety and environmental impact for all recommendations.

•   Defines the most appropriate artificial lift system for a particular field and to provide the basic design.

•   Analyze efficiency of Reservoir Pressure Maintenance, EOR and proposes corrections & improvements.

•   Provides key link between development planning, well construction and production operations

•   Interfaces between the various disciplines in Exploitation function and Well Construction, Operations in order to:

•   Optimize field production

•   Optimize Well Designs

•   Ensure the integrity of the remedial and workover activities

•   Ensure the appropriate Petroleum engineering Input to Well Management & Maintenance Planning.

•   Ensure that key technical risks and uncertainties are assessed.

•   Ensures Proper communication with relevant parties (Client, segments, third parties, etc.)

•   Identifies opportunities to develop and use new technologies to enhance production

•   Maintains an industry watch in Completions and Production Technology, which could contribute to Company business.

•   Builds and maintains good relationships with third party suppliers of key completions technology.

•   Identifies areas justifying R & D investment .


•   Ensures the application of Company quality and safety standards.

•   Ensures application of Company QHSE Management System through his/her work.

•   Ensures QHSE risks are addressed in completion design and production operations

•   Understands the legislative requirements,

•   Ensures compliance to Company Standards and Procedures

•   Performs Decision & Risk Analysis for all proposed activities

•   Participates in Company & Project Internal Audits


•   Prepares/Supervises preparation of short and long-term production plan

•   Contributes to development of Operating Philosophy/Plan

•   Contributes to FDP

•   Leads daily or monthly Operations Meetings

•   Determines manpower/other resource requirements to meet Project Goals

•   Ensures planning & coordination of Well Intervention, Completion & Production enhancement activates


•   Develops & Monitors Daily/Monthly Production Reports

•   Prepares costing for completion & well interventions and performs economic analysis

•   Approves Invoices

•   Participates in the development of Production Budget


•   Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering (Master Degree preferable)

•   10-15 years relevant experience

•   Knowledge of Real-time monitoring / optimization projects

•   Well intervention programs

•   Production technology techniques, Artificial lift design tools, production optimization, water management

•   Strong understanding of inflow and outflow performance relationship

•   Use of PROSPER, GAP and other production optimization software

Company Profile: E&P Company

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Region: Africa

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