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Production Technologist At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 10/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013


Urgent Requirement

Job description Production Technologist

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


Requirements Production Technologist

  • 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


Lagos, Nigeria



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