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Well Operations Specialist

Well Operations Specialist

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Wells Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ068915
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Wells Group

Job Summary:

Job Description:

An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a Well Operations Specialist to join us in Sunbury. 

In this role you will provide operational support to Regions Drilling & Completions Well Superintendents (WSUPs) and Well Operations Manager (WOM) during ad-hoc and priority well activity. This is for our Regions business with current activates in Egypt, Brazil and Mauritania and Senegal.

You will be part of the Regions Wells teams based centrally. In addition during execution phases we have team deployed to the region of activity as well as in Aberdeen and Houston. You will join the operations team led by Regions Well Operations Manager and will be a take a pivotal role in preplanning our future operations from a central location. In addition ad hoc travel will be required in order to interface with our team, our contractors and vendors.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support D&C WSUPs and WOM as requested in coordination of regional ad-hoc and priority activities.

  • Direct liaison with drilling, completion and third-party contractors in preparation, execution and review of well activities.

  • At WSUP / WOM request, act as SPA in coordination of new supplying companies, equipment and personnel intake.  

  • SPA for projects related to future regional wells activity.

  • Attend operational and team calls.

  • Liaise with bp engineering team in program preparation and operational readiness.

  • Coordinate and input to operational risk assessments.

  • Input to and understand operational vulnerabilities through  operational Self-Verification and Oversight.  Assist WSUP in coordination of SV task closure including contractor-action follow-up.

  • Attend monthly routine SV meeting and weekly rig/operation specific SV meetings in support of WSUPs.  Identify upcoming operational vulnerabilities and assign appropriate SV.

  • In conjunction with WSL and WSEs as appropriate, coordinate operational After Action Reviews and sustain Continuous Improvement in operational execution.

  • Input to Written Work Instruction compilation and pre-operational reviews.

  • Assist Region in operational conformance to global and regional Practice and Procedure; and regulatory compliance.

  • Attend Operations Leadership Team meeting and deliver agreed work scopes in support of regional operations team.

  • Regional Well Control Response Group and Source Control branch team member; or act as Independent Diagnostic Lead during well control response as required.

  • Provide ad-hoc WSUP and WSL cover.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Degree in a qualified engineering, science or technical discipline.

  • Drilling Well Control (IADC/IWCF) certification.

  • Ability to go offshore, including current medical and survival certification.

  • Previous work experience in delivering well operations. Previous experience as a  Well Site Leader, Well Operations Specialist, or Senior Well Engineer.

  • Demonstrable HSSE leadership in managing a safe, compliant and reliable operation. 

  • Experience in the integration of engineering (planning) with operations execution and risk management.

  • Experience working in, and successfully influencing, multidisciplinary teams.

  • Able to balance multiple demands and priorities across teams.

  • Demonstrates strong and effective communication skills.

  • Experience of platform drilling and MODU drilling operations.

  • Experience in rig activation / start-up.

  • Previous participation in continuous improvement and learning process.

  • Experience of wells activity in remote locations preferred.

  • WSL and WSUP safety critical role competency assessed.

Why join our team?

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many other benefits!

At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits:

  • A company culture where we respect our diverse teams and are proud of our achievements

  • Possibility to join social communities and networks

  • A healthy work-life balance

  • Chill-out and collaboration spaces in a modern office environment

  • Learning and development opportunities to craft your career path

  • Life & health insurance, medical care package

  • And many others benefits!

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Casing and wellhead recovery, Casing and wellhead recovery, Casing Design, Cementing, Common process for wells activities, Continuous improvement, Cost-conscious decision-making, Cost Management, Crisis and emergency response management, Drilling data acquisition and well monitoring, Drilling Fluids, Drilling Operations, Drillstring component selection, Equipment integrity assurance, Managed Pressure Drilling, Management of change, Multi-lateral wells, Offshore Drilling Operations, OMS and bp requirements, PPFG and geohazard principles for wells, Process Safety Management, Rig and vessel intake and start-up, Rig and vessel operations, Rig workovers, Risk Management {+ 18 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

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