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Senior Production Technologist At Addax Petroleum

Date Posted: 15/May/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Addax Petroleum is a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, one of the largest oil and gas producers in China, the biggest oil refiner in Asia and the third largest worldwide.

Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East, and the North Sea.

Addax Petroleum is recruiting to fill the below position:

Senior Production Technologist

Job Number: 140543

Position Description

  • Provide technical and operational support on all production engineering, well intervention, drilling and completion matters to maximise recovery of Addax’s oil and gas reserves from both mature and new fields in his assigned area.
  • Monitors and evaluates well, reservoir, facilities and field performance in his assigned area together with all attendant production technology aspects.
  • Actively engages in problem identification and solving in connection with the complete production process.
  • Participates in the design and construction of wells. Identifies solutions to improve the efficiency of the well construction process.
  • Supervises mentors, motivates and competently develops junior staff.
  • Ensures adherence to government statutory regulations in all matters relating to production technology.

Position Requirements
Well Performance

  • Actively monitor and evaluate well performance data. Within the asset team take a lead in production problem diagnosis, well performance monitoring and optimisation of well and process throughput.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of gas lift operations and be able to design, operate and optimise a gas lift system.
  • Advise operating departments on the physical constraints applicable to the well / reservoir / field production (e.g. critical drawdown pressures, water coning limits, gas cusping limits, maximum reservoir off-take rates).

Production Technology

  • Have an excellent understanding of well construction and completion issues and techniques and their application in a subsea environment.
  • It is advantageous to have experience in the use of intelligent completions and the design and implementation of such completions in a subsea environment.
  • Initiate and participate in the design and programming of well completions, with the aim of optimising well inflow performance and maximising recoverable reserves.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of horizontal completion techniques in an unconsolidated environment. Some of this knowledge to be gained from onsite experience.
  • Have an excellent understanding in the area of sand control. Needs to be able to interpret log, core data and production requirements to come up with reasoned sand control recommendations. Needs to be aware of technology and techniques within this environment and understand the well construction pros and cons to various techniques.
  • Must be able to interface with the drilling group and provide real time support to drilling well construction issues.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of PVT analysis.
  • Must be able to identify well problems and formulate solutions through proposals for well interventions that will improve productivity.
  • Must understand and have experience of well intervention techniques for coiled tubing, wireline and slickline.
  • Needs to be able to provide Production Technology input to field development plans, including well completion design, well performance prediction, tubing sizing, material selection, optimum artificial lift method, flow assurance, processing facilities, HSE issues, formation evaluation issues and the risks and uncertainties associated with these.
  • Liaise with other disciplines / departments and Production Technology peers in APDNL and APS.
  • Actively search for improvements and keep abreast of new technologies within the Production Technology field.
  • Should have extensive experience of using well performance simulation software (nodal analysis) to optimise well performance. Must have experience of matching observed well performance to actual well performance.
  • Must understand how to conduct tubing designs, artificial lift selections, completion design and tubular selection for new wells and workover candidates.
  • Participate in operational duties outside office hours.
  • Needs to have the experience of and be able to conduct offshore supervision of operations should novel or new equipment or techniques be utilised offshore.
  • Should be able to help in the design, implementation and analysis of drill stem tests and MER test in a subsea environment.


  • Must have excellent presentation skills and be able to present to internal and external bodies.
  • Essential to have experience in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Respects and implements Company’s health, safety and environmental policy, procedures, regulations and objectives as they relate to his area of responsibility.
  • Participates in operational duties outside office hours.

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