Flow Assurance Lead

Oslo, Norway
Apply by:
January 11, 2019
Position type:
Permanent Employment
Competency area:

We are now looking for a Flow Assurance Lead to strengthen our organization and to support development of our oil discovery offshore Ghana.

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group. Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team. We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy. The ‘get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and tasks

Project phase:

The Flow Assurance Lead has technical engineering responsibility for the FEED and Execution Phase of the project. Reporting to the Central Engineering Manager.

  • Follow up of all flow assurance aspects of the project
  • Flow assurance technical risk management
  • Provide technical reasoning and decision basis on topics related to flow as part of field development
  • Manage required flow assurance activities and studies as needed to mature project definition across the disciplines
  • Lead flow assurance review activities to ensure consistency and accuracy of project design premise
  • Identification and follow-up of identified flow assurance risks
  • Develop and maintain flow assurance documentation required for internal and external communication
  • Provide project engineering status input to the project team and to other stakeholders
  • Ensure professional communication of all engineering aspects to the Central Engineering Manager
  • Document reviews, HAZOP, HAZID, design reviews, interface management, management of change control, digitalisation and other related activities as assigned in project

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Responsibility for flow assurance activities including an active role in developing flow assurance strategies
  • Overview and understanding of overall field development drivers and experienced with concept screening and optimization processes
  • Manages flow assurance verification and validation activities
  • Assist other disciplines in accordance with project requirements
  • Participate in design review meetings in accordance with project requirements
  • Contribute to the validation process
  • Contribute to the technical reports and specifications writing

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Process / Chemical Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5-10 years work experience within flow assurance
  • Relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal education
  • Experience in flow assurance aspects for offshore assets in Ultra deep waters
  • Experience of flow assurance with SPS (subsea production system) and SURF (subsea umbilical riser and flowline) at a system level
  • Fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics in subsea production systems and how it impacts concept selection and definition for oil field developments
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to convey technical information clearly to provide basis for decision making
  • Experienced user of multiphase flow simulators and fluid characterization software
  • Overall system architecture for FPSO and subsea production systems incl SURF
  • Project engineering experience from field development projects
  • Experience in flow assurance aspects in combination with the use of Subsea Multiphase pumps as artificial lift
  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams
  • HAZID and HAZOP / SIL experience
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Ability to synthesize information, identify problems, establish facts and deduce solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and interpersonal skills

We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program

Contact information

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

Dines Haslund
Engineering Manager / Aker Energy
E-mail: Dines.Haslund@akerenergy.com


Elisabeth Ferreira
Senior Consultant / NES Advantage Solutions

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.