Sr. ESP Engineer

Sector: Oil & Gas

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with the company's  policies and standards
  • Identifies high-risk situations, documents them, and adopts risk mitigation approach
  • Troubleshoot ESP performance, in liaison with field personnel, recommend remedial actions, and follow up on actions taken
  • Attend site regularly and advise during installation and commissioning of ESP.
  • Support the production operations team with ESP support and troubleshooting.
  • Periodically QC and audit the ESP optimization process from data gathering through recordkeeping, including the ESP Optimization Tracker spreadsheet and Data Source NR and SR spreadsheets. Lead the Optimization Meetings, validate all optimization recommendations, and follow up on post-optimization monitoring.
  • Be able to use Prosper, Autograph, SubPUMP, or other software, and regularly audit random ESP models created by the ESP Technician/engineer to ensure consistent, valid models are created from the best available data and opportunities for optimization are not missed.
  • Manage and update the ESP Master Spreadsheet, the ESP Well Data Master spreadsheet, the Report Generator Master spreadsheet, the Weekly Report Template spreadsheet, the ESP SubPump vs Prosper Corrections spreadsheet, and other key ESP team records.
  • Prepare the Weekly ESP Summary Report, Weekly ESP Dashboard, Monthly ESP Dashboard, and Weekly BM meeting slides promptly and professional format.
  • Manage and complete various Subsurface ESP team projects assigned.
  • Facilitate and lead Preliminary ESP Failure Assessment (PEFA) drafting of reports, meetings, and presentations. Ensure PEFA activities are carried out effectively and on time.
  • Identify and implement initiatives and technologies to improve ESP run life.
  • Develop the capabilities of local national staff through formal and informal training/mentoring.
  • Review and validate ESP commissioning recommendations and commissioning follow-up.
  • Actively participate in ESP Wash-Up meetings, ESP Runlife Challenge meetings, and other similar activities aimed at ESP run life improvement.
  • Daily review on DOF the status of ESP wells and alert Well Services Engineering Team lead for wells offline and wells that require troubleshooting.
  • Advise on all aspects of ESP engineering, applications, and equipment to ensure delivery of safe and environmentally sound solutions, on time and within budget.
  • Analysis and implementation of creative and cost-effective artificial lift solutions.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot artificial lift performance and maintain historical records.
  • Troubleshoot failures in surface equipment related to artificial lift application: VSD, soft starter, step-up transformer.
  • Maintain spare parts records for all the VSDs at WHM workboat as per the requirement
  • Maintain updated record of VSD parameters for all ESP's Drives, review and test the ESP's safety parameters and remote data collection
  • Attend FATs, (factory acceptance tests) as required.

    Skill and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in VSD equipment.
  • Familiar with Baker, Schlumberger, GE, and any other ESP system in the market.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions regarding operational situations but also liaise with other team members who might be impacted by or have an interest in that decision.
  • The ability to respond and make decisions in emergencies.
  • A proven team player capable of working in a multi-discipline team environment with a desire to share knowledge and train staff.
  • A proven ability to develop and implement creative artificial lift and other production system solutions.
  • Maintain clear and professional communications with all crew members
  • Work assignments are carried out to the highest quality level.


  • BSc in petroleum engineering or equivalent.
  • 15+ years of industry experience in ESP technology plus relevant experience in aspects of petroleum engineering.
  • Fluent English and good presentation skills with effective interdisciplinary communication and oilfield development skills.
  • Ability to use industry software (PETEX, Autograph, SubPUMP) for design and modeling of ESP performance.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in MS Office, notably Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Computer skills, experience with MS Office
  • Ability to remain focused and decisive under pressure

Working Conditions:

Office-based & Rotation, 28 Days On, 28 Days Off.
Location: Erbil
Sector: Oil & Gas
Job Code: emp221
Employment Duration: Full Time
Deadline: 30/05/2024

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