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Petroleum Engineer - Deep Water

Petroleum Engineer - Deep Water

  • Location United Kingdom - Scotland - Aberdeen/Dyce
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139476BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Glen Lyon is a Deepwater production and storage vessel in the Atlantic Ocean West of the Shetland Islands. It is located in a harsh weather environment, 400+m water depth and is an environmentally sensitive. There are over 70 available wells (producer and water injectors) with multiple flowlines, risers and a complex topsides processing facilities. It is a digitally advanced asset with huge amounts of data that needs managed, and complex control logic.

The Senior Petroleum Engineer in the Deepwater Production Management Squad is one of the senior practitioners responsible for delivering the production target. The successful candidate will ensure Well Design and Operating Limits are adhered to; drive optimisation opportunities in wells, subsea infrastructure and topsides; and coach/develop junior engineers. They will coordinate investigations following operating limit excursions or production deferrals. As a senior member of the squad the successful candidate would be expected delegate and stand-in for the Squad Lead.

About the role:

This role has its own deliverables as an individual contributor, but also delivers through others - through influencing and mentorship rather than line management. The candidate will coordinate development of less experienced squad members like the ACE PE and junior PE and will contribute to the development of PEs within the North Sea PE discipline through delegation and coaching, including outside of Glen Lyon.

The role acts as an integrator between disciplines; onshore and offshore and is visible to Regional, Area and Discipline leadership. The senior PE knows the key issues facing the asset and prioritizes the delivery of squad activities supporting these issues, ensuring the Production Management Squad PEs are working on the correct tasks and supporting them when required.

Additionally, the senior PE influences the priorities of the other PMU discipline teams. The field has multiple partners with different equity fields; is a complex waterflooded field; and good reservoir management is required to maximise offtake.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Supporting BP's strategy of Resilient hydrocarbons through the production of the North Sea high margin barrels, focusing on production value and cost management.
  • Delivering the carbon reduction plan.
  • Responsible for delivering the quarterly production forecasts - Integrating the well declines, activity set and new wells - then performance manage production on the asset to deliver on these forecasts.
  • Responsible for the monthly reservoir management plan - working closely with the Depletion Management Squad, and leading monthly reservoir and well performance reviews.
  • Managing surveillance acquisition and system optimisation opportunities through the ACE Petroleum Engineer.
  • The senior Petroleum Engineer is the onshore production point of contact for new well start ups and intervention planning.
  • Mentoring, coaching and knowledge transfer of production management and petroleum engineering best practices.
  • Leading identification of emerging opportunities and vulnerabilities, and influence Area priorities.

About you:

In addition to holding a degree in relevant engineering or science discipline, the successful candidate must also demonstrate:

  • 10+ years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Strong people skills and ability to build relationships and flex style depending on the stakeholders
  • Knowledge of agile work management tools and processes
  • Extensive and proven experience in production operations across 4 chokes
  • Experience of waterflood, artificial lift and subsea well operations
  • Passionate about coaching and development of less experienced engineers. Able to manage multiple activities and to quickly respond to changing business priorities.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and integrations skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex subsurface topics to stakeholders across multiple functions.
  • Collaborative team-first mentality, self-motivated, with a strong ability to integrate across disciplines.

About bp:

At bp, we provide a phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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