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Production Engineer

  • Job reference: 1128
  • Location: Kurdistan
  • Salary: Market Rate
  • Start date: Q3 2016
  • Job type: Contract
Subsurface Global are actively resourcing for an experienced Production Engineer to support an E&P Operator in Kurdistan on a 28/28 rotation (12 month Contract)

Role Profile 

  • Experienced in managing and optimizing ESP operations with ability to establish operating conditions within design limits 
  • Ensure process facility is optimized to ensure production efficiency is on target
  • Provide engineering support for production and maintenance activities to ensure maximum production
  • Develop process improvements to effectively utilise equipment and materials to maximize production
  • Perform engineering analysis to reduce downtime and outages
  • Act as a liaison for Operations personnel on chemical programs for wells 
  • Prepares well intervention procedures, cost estimates, project economics, and AFE documentation for submission to management 
  • Participate in the definition of the operating envelopes and integrity programme 
  • Support the development of production management procedures with clear understanding of systems & processes to manage production forecasts, causes of deferment, losses and enhancement opportunities
  • Support the daily monitoring, evaluation & analysis of production against potential production
  • Develop short term well production solution that maximizes well production within life of field, cost and volume production/support solution
  • Establish CPF Operating Envelope and ensure that operations are optimized with the facility limitations
  • Implement and work with the OT (Operational Technology) software package for modelling and optimization purposes
  • Define and monitor KPIs and milestones and report variances
  • Experienced with hydrocarbon metering and fiscal metering requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Production Engineer Bachelor’s Degree essential       
  • 10 years’ experience, ability to work under own initiative
  • ESP start up and operations experience essential
  • Plant start up, steady state and optimization enhancement experience essential.      
  • OT user experienced


  • Extensive knowledge and experience in data management programs (Prosper, GAP, Avocet, OFM)
  • High level of understanding of production/injection wells, facilities and environment
  • Strong technical writing skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel and Databases
  • Knowledge of well functional design, well intervention, maintenance, performance evaluation & well testing
  • Production monitoring and evaluation
  • Asset management planning
  • Well intervention, workover design and execution
  • Production equipment design
  • Cost estimating and budgeting
  • Interfacing with working interest partners, service companies and regulatory agencies

If you are interested in discussing this position please contact Andrew Fenning on +44 (0)131 264 0008 or via e-mail at 

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