Flow Assurance Engineer

Posted 15 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameLouis Falconer-Flavin

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Flow Assurance Engineer on a contract basis. The position will be based in Surrey with a highly reputable EPC company.

The position will cover a number of Pre-FEED and FEED projects for an initial 12 month contract period and an immediate start.

The role will be primarily office based with the possibility of 2 days remote depending on project requirements.

You will work as part of small project teams developing concept and early project definition in the Oil and Gas sector.
As a Senior Flow Assurance Engineer your main responsibilities will include:
* Act as a flow assurance engineer on a range of upstream projects, and conduct Flow Assurance studies using software packages, e.g., OLGA, PIPESIM etc.
* Develop pipeline simulation models, perform simulations of selected cases as defined by self / project and assess simulation results.
* Perform design calculations and prepare technical reports in accordance with company and project quality requirements.
* Report to flow assurance SME.
* Contribute to flow assurance strategies, philosophies and procedures.
* Demonstrate excellent technical report writing and presentation skills.


* Experience in single and multiphase pipelines steady state and transient hydraulic analyses using industry standard software, e.g., OLGA, PIPESIM, PIPENET etc. is essential.
* Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience in flow assurance modeling using OLGA transient simulation software.
* Experience in assessing flow assurance issues like slugging, hydrates, wax, erosion, corrosion etc. by use of simulation software's and providing the best mitigation solutions.
* An ability to work in a collaborative way as part of a multi-discipline project group with minimum supervision.
* Experience in pipeline sizing and thermo-hydraulics Studies, transient analysis covering shut down, blowdown, start-Up, ramp-up / turndown scenarios.
* Experience in pipeline overpressure protection studies including surge pressure analysis.
* Knowledge of flow assurance issues including slugging, hydrates, wax, erosion, corrosion etc. and mitigation methods.
* Good understanding of thermodynamics and experience of Multiflash preferred.
* Knowledge of applicable regulations, codes, and standards.
* Excellent computer skills, as well as excellent oral/written presentation / report writing skills.
* Ability to work well independently and in a team.
* Experience on flow assurance conceptual and front end studies and topsides process engineering activities including process modeling in HYSYS would be an advantage but not essential.
* Proven ability to plan and execute studies.
* Ability and experience of presenting to clients.
* Operational experience would be a benefit but not essential.

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