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Artificial Lift Engineer (Office)

Job Id
Start Date
Jul 09, 2019
End Date
Jul 20, 2019
Compnay Name
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
No of Position
Position Type
Job Type
Nationality Required
Education & Experience Required

Job Description

Overall responsibility for Artificial Lift (PCP and ESP) issues. This includes artificial lift design, monitor and optimize performance of wells in the Mukhaizna field. The types of artificial lift now utilized are ESP, PCP and conventional Beam Pump. Familiarity with those Artificial Lift methods is required.


The Artificial Lift Engineer responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Design down hole and surface PCP/ESP equipment to maximise well potential, review and approve the ones proposed by vendors.

  • Daily monitoring of wells and working with well analysts and well optimization specialist to recommend optimizations as needed in order to optimize production and improve runlife.

  • Support field staff and production engineers in important trouble shootings of problematic wells.

  • Monitor Artificial Lift well actual performance against Artificial Lift well potential (Performance matching).

  • Ensure all AL working procedures are in place.
  • Participate in well review sessions when needed.
  • Manage and optimize inventory levels to ensure enough stock levels to execute new installations and replacement jobs without delay.

  • Coordinate down hole remediation work with well services and contractors.

  • Assist in managing the PCP/ESP related contracts and service orders.

  • Set and monitor KPI for the PCP/ESP contractors and operations, conduct periodical review and reports.

  • Schedule and lead SQR for the ESP/PCP contractors.
  • Ensure contractor allocate enough and adequate resources to support field operations.

  • Provide training on PCP/ESP systems design, optimization and troubleshooting to field personnel upon request.

  • Assist and represent the company in failure analysis procedure, identifying causes and recommending remedial actions.

  • Identify potentially applicable new technologies, plan and execute trials and evaluation.

Skills Required

Other Job Details

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working directly with artificial lift systems (ESP and/or PCP) selection and design, troubleshooting and failure analysis.

  • Knowledgeable in PCP and/or ESP applications and design.

  • Knowledgeable in LOWIS or equivalent surveillance application tool is desired.

  • Other Artificial lift experience is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of personal computer applications and software for engineering purposes.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.