Asphaltene Flow Assurance Engineer

Posted 19 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineBuilt Environment
Contact NameKevin Kinzie

Job description

Orion has an immediate need for an Asphaltene Flow Assurance Engineer on a renewable contract basis for a Major Oil and Gas operatorin Houston, TX. If you have at least 3 years of experience working in flow assurance and production chemistry in the Oil and Gas industry, this might be the job for you.

Asphaltene Flow Assurance Engineer
Design/asset optimization activities, concentrate on routine topics (guided by procedures or multiple precedents). Has greater exposure to process integration, as the job holder needs to integrate a wider range of disciplines when undertaking design activities for projects. Works as an autonomous Process Engineer, translates the guidelines and standards into practice and solves common technical challenges. Works within company standards and policies under defined directions while receiving occasional guidance on techniques. Makes recommendations and improvements to existing processes. Carries out peer reviews and supports JG5s, escalating where appropriate. May hold Technical Authority TA3. Ensures integration of related discipline activities to achieve delivery which is safe (all aspects of HSSE - personal/process safety and environment), fit for purpose and meeting cost-value optimization. Performs tasks within design, operation, or maintenance of facilities/plant, interfacing with external stakeholders and managing contractors. Can be responsible for a budget (depending on role requirement). Independently manages the relation with multiple (groups of) internal and external stakeholders on a tactical level. This job profile contains generic information and does not describe individual positions or required job competencies. Grading decisions will also depend on other factors.

Job description · Execute asphaltene technical service requests:
o Work with asset teams and frame the problem, requirements, gather details.
o Recommend analysis plan for samples.
o Work with Client lab, 3rd party labs on sample analysis. Ability to run lab tests if needed.
o Analyze data and report out findings with recommendations
· Work in close collaboration with Subject matter expert, other engineers, lab team, asset teams.
· Participate in safety reviews and discussions Experience required · At least 3 years of experience (research, operations support, etc) working in flow assurance and production chemistry or similar areas (PVT, petroleum fluids analysis) in oil and gas industry.
· Experience with basic lab sample analysis methods. Familiarity with asphaltene analysis methods is a plus.
· Experience working in a laboratory environment. Working safely, following lab procedures in detail, knowing when to stop/intervene.

Skills Required
· Problem solving, analytical thinking, data interpretation skills.
· Ability to work with multiple stakeholders, and strong communication skills · Handle multiple technical service projects at the same time.
· Familiarity with lab sample analysis methods.
· Safe operation in a laboratory.
· Ability to learn quickly.
· Pay attention to detail. Experience/skills preferred
· Asphaltene related experience.
· PVT experimental and theoretical knowledge

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.