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Well Services Site Manager (Well Test)

Job Id
Start Date
Dec 03, 2018
End Date
Dec 15, 2018
Compnay Name
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Well Services
No of Position
Position Type
Job Type
Nationality Required
Education & Experience Required
Bachelor degree
Secondary School

Job Description

The Well Services Site Manager (Well Test) will be responsible for the co-ordination and operation of Well Test and or Flow-back Operations.
The Well Services Site Manager (Well Test) responsibilities will include but not limited to: 
  • Coordinates and supervises the activities of all Well Test or Flow Back equipment and any associated Well Service intervention units related to the implementation of the program.
  • Manages and is responsible for HES at the wellsite.
  • Assume the duties of the Well Services Site Supervisor  (WSSS), when WSSM is not on location
  • Ensure the Well Test and or Flow-back operations are performed by the service companies in accordance with the agreed procedures.
  • Ensures on-site understanding of project expectations and daily work plan as well as proper implementation of the Well Test plan through the use of communication tools such as pre-job, safety, and daily review meetings.
  • Ensures that that his supervisor is well informed of all worksite activities identifying any area for improvement.
  • Work in conjunction with the contractor to ensure the safety of all personnel, equipment and the environment.
  • Forewarn relevant authorities and associated services of the intention to conduct Well Test and or Flow-back operations with the intent to produce / control release of hydrocarbons.
  • Ensure the well control throughout the program.
  • Ensure the permit to work system is understood and strictly followed.
  • Conduct pre-test safety meetings, reviewing all procedures, potential hazards, contingency planning and personnel responsibilities.
  • Coordinate reporting to Oxy, Head Office.
  • Act as technical advisor to the Oxy WSSM.
  • Be responsible for call-out and scheduling all the equipment necessary for Well Test and or Flow-back operations.
  • Ensure QA/QC is performed by evaluating and approving well services intervention equipment: coiled tubing, pumping, slick/wire line, etc.
  • Ensure all preliminary tests and inspections are carried out on all the equipment.
  • Ensure the permit to work system is strictly followed and understood by all contractors / parties involved.
  • Direct supervision of the service company in preparation and execution of the program.
  • Coordinate collection of reservoir fluid samples (if required), monitor flow back operation.
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of collected data.
  • Make recommendations on the program when well behavior is not as expected. The final decision to make any program alterations will be taken by the Oxy Head Office.
  • Discuss and agree the execution of Well Test and or Flow-back program with the Oxy WSSM.
  • Issue work instructions for each activity of the program.
  • Be responsible for coordinating the preparation of all the reports, including the final well test and production handover reports.
  • Identifies training needs of Omani personnel on Well Testing activities and supports individual plans to fill the gaps.  Promote Omanization and develop systems for on-the-job training of national personnel
  • Manages and is responsible for well control events.

Skills Required

Other Job Details

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Well Testing OR College Diploma in Engineering with a minimum of 12 years’ experience in Well Testing OR General Diploma Certificate /Secondary School with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in Well Testing.
  • Working knowledge of local and International Well Testing standards and legislation.
  • Well control certificate or equivalent is required.
  • Generating/executing Well Tests basis of designs & procedures, overseeing installation and testing, including cost/time estimates, detailed work instructions, and separator operational procedures.
  • Supervising Well Testing-related well servicing and intervention operation.
  • Basic understanding of well servicing equipment, including Hoists, pipe handling equipment, BOPs/control units, CTU, pumping (both non and corrosive) and logging / perforating equipment and operations, slick line equipment and operations, etc.
  • Ability to mentor less experienced engineers and non-technical staff relative to Well Test design and installation and well servicing expertise.
  • Familiarity with the risk assessment; specifically HAZID / HAZOP, and management of change processes.
  • Managing service contractors and their performance relative to contracts, and improving/ developing contract technical specifications.
  • Ability to work well with others, including drilling/workover hoist peers and cross-functional team members, some of whom may be multi-national employees.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to develop effective solutions to identified problems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Operating knowledge of OpenWells Software.
  • Good PC skills. Strong skillset in using Microsoft Office products.