Production Engineer

Apply by:
November 23, 2018
Position type:
Permanent Employment
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We are now looking for Production Engineer to strengthen our organization to support development of our oil discovery offshore Ghana.

Please note this is a permanent staff role in Oslo, Norway with a 2 year expat assignment during project phase. The role will located in Oslo during the operations phase.

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

  • Create plans for well startup in cooperation with the reservoir team
  • Create choke model for oil & gas production deferment reporting for operational phase
  • Carry out process design review work and related activities as assigned in project

Operations phase

  • Work with reservoir team and create a practical evergreen reservoir management plans
  • Convert the reservoir management plan into instructions and procedures for the production team
  • Create the medium and long-term production forecast and interact with trading with regards to trading for oil sales and timing of cargo offloading.
  • Assist in the development, monitoring and reporting of production KPIs.
  • Assist in the preparation and development of operation/production budget
  • Together with Maintenance department, prepare and manage planning minimum shut down maintenance (budget, manning, materials, etc.)
  • Identify production deferment using a choke model and utilise root cause analysis techniques to resolve
  • Monitor FPSO supplier management of process operation and optimisation through regular meetings and audits

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Create & maintain choke model for oil & gas production deferment reporting for operational phase
  • Production forecasting and planning of offload timing
  • Carry out process design work and related activities as assigned in project
  • Supervise the work of subcontractors and subordinates as assigned in accordance with the Project organization
  • Assist other disciplines in accordance with Project requirements
  • Participate in design review meetings in accordance with Project requirements
  • Contribute to the process simulation and process documents delivery (PFDs, P&IDs, equipment list, safety logic diagrams, studies reports)
  • Contributing to the technical specifications writing

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Process / Chemical Engineering or other relevant major
  • Long relevant experience may compensate lack of formal education with relevant experience
  • Experience in operation of subsea production systems in Ultra deep waters
  • Experience in the use of Subsea Multiphase pumps as artificial lift
  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to coordinate production teams
  • Experience in developing PFD's, P&ID's, MSD's and process equipment datasheets
  • Experience in Process Simulation (HYSIS / ASPEN / PROII)
  • HAZOP / SIL experience (chairman or attendee)
  • Process control capability beneficial e.g. Process Control Philosophy, Cause and Effects, etc.
  • 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

Contact information

If any questions about the role, please contact, Knut Eirik Hesla, Senior Recruiter, NES Advantage Solutions, E-mail:

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.