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Flow Assurance Engineer

Basingstoke, .
Job Title Flow Assurance Engineer
12 months plus
Rates £60-70ph depending on experience
Alternative Job Title (industry benchmark) Flow Assurance specialist
Job Purpose The project is a field to shore development of a deepwater gas field, currently in Post FEED/Execution phase.
As part of the Engineering team, the purpose of the activities of the Flow assurance Specialist is the following:
  • Perform Flow Assurance analysis as part of execution phase engineering activities (Steady State and Transient analysis)
  • Follow-up contractors Flow Assurance activities.
  • Support activities for other work packages (process, subsea, pipeline, etc.) in providing relevant design data to support design activities
Main Responsibilities >Responsible for the quality of the deliverables performed and issued as part of the Flow Assurance scope.
>Support the definition of Subsea FA operating Philosophies
Key Activities >Perform FA analysis mainly connected to:
  • Subsea production system (from bottom hole to receiving facilities): steady state, shut-down, turn-down, restarts, start-up, ramp-up, depressurizations, close-in
  • Hydrate inhibition requirements
  • Chemical injection distribution system (MEG, MeOH, CI, Scale inhibitors, etc.)
>Support Engineering Team in the identification of bottlenecks  linked to production and inhibition systems
>Support team in the definition of Operating philosophies
Reports to Subsea Network and Flow Assurance Coordinator
Subordinates -
Main Internal Interfaces Engineering project team
Other departments and other team members (other technical disciplines, HSE, planners, operations)
Main External Interfaces F&I and SPS contractors
Other Information -
Education Engineering Degree B.Eng preferably in Chemical (MS or PhD will be an advantage)
Professional Qualifications -
Training and Courses  
Languages Fluent knowledge of English
Required Experience At least 7 years of experience in offshore and onshore Oil & Gas projects.
Previous experience in conducting Flow Assurance studies concerning:
• Transient and steady-state thermal and hydraulic studies.
• Pipeline sizing
• Pressure and flow behavior
• Hold ups and ramp up analysis
• Start-up and operating procedures (shut-down, depressurization, pigging, etc.)
• Hydrate / wax studies
Participation to offshore/onshore operations, for Flow Assurance problem solving, pipeline monitoring, commissioning / start-up, utility / inspection pigging.
Previous experience in conducting or reviewing design studies concerning:
• flow assurance modelling experience on subsea pipelines including deep water, encompassing flexible umbilicals, subsea manifolds, flowlines and flow assurance studies.
• pipeline networks components
• modelling for heat and mass balance, platform / FPSO’s topside units
Required Knowledge, Technical or Professional Skills > Specialist Knowledge:  Production Chemistry, Facilities engineering (process, pipelines, subsea, corrosion, mechanical, electrical, instrumental), Production Engineering, Reservoir, D&C
> Supports and technologies: International Standard, TQM and Quality system, technical requirement and Standard
> Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, Tender procedure
> Software: OLGA, PVTSim or similar thermodynamic packages, Hysys or similar process simulation packages, PROSPER, GAP or similar network/well steady-state simulators/optimizers
Required Personal Capabilities > Problem Solving
> Flexibility
> Planning  target control
> Decision Making
> Excellence orientation
> Communication
> Listening and reception
> Relations management
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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