Sr Consultant- Production Engineering

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Job Family: Engineering
Updated At: September 17, 2019

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.


Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



A Senior Production Engineer actively participates in Production operations within the company, demonstrating technical domain expertise at a fully qualified level, applied to relatively complex tasks, and provides mentoring and guidance to junior team members. Acting as a key technical contributor, the Production Engineer identifies potential issues or favorable conditions in order to determine high economic recovery and create relevant client product solutions. Strong people skills, communication and presentation skills are critical for success in this role.


Independently perform all responsibilities expected of Consultant Production Engineer. Provide technical leadership role for production analysis, and optimize production under surface and reservoir constraints.

Select ideal IPR based on well productivity. Determine operating point and changes to completion needed over the life of well.

Identify inflow performance problems and recommend mitigation procedure. Quantify formation damage and its impact on performance.

Define model inputs necessary for reservoir simulation such as VLP curve, surface or bottomhole pressure constraints

Perform nodal analysis, tubing lift calculations, tubing lift evaluation.

Design, analyse and optimize artificial lift systems including but not limited to gas lift, ESP, rod lift, jet pump etc. Specify equipment and field services required for installation, operation and maintenance of recommended design.

Identify production issues caused by near wellbore issues e.g. skin or permeability degradation, sand production, wellbore issues e.g. liquid loading, hydrates, paraffin, asphaltenes and recommend solutions to assure optimal flow.

Build black oil, extended black oil, compositional, EOR and thermal models for well and surface network.

Perform routine QA/QC on all production and completion data relevant to building production models.

Independently perform material balance (MB), pressure transient analysis (PTA) and rate transient analysis (RTA) studies to define

Near wellbore damage or skin. Flow boundaries as observed in buildup or drawdown data.

Determine reservoir size, drive mechanism and explain observed pressure depletion

Provide reservoir PI decline forecast and EUR with uncertainties

Evaluate surface production facilities impact on short-term, mid-term and long-term field performance by:

Building surface network models incorporating wells, pipelines, pumps, separators and delivery nodes

Define forecast scenarios incorporating reservoir deliverability constraints, flow capacity, processing capacity and economic constraints.

Create risk and economic analysis with minimal supervision, prepare recommendations.

Perform surface network optimization under production constraints, delivery requirements, lift gas availability, injection water availability or produced liquid handling.

Identify bottlenecks and flow issues impacting performance

Understand DOF concepts and apply with minimal supervision to:

Configure and trouble shoot a SCADA system incorporating RTU’s, gauges

Understand configuration requirements and communication protocols necessary to acquire data from field

Understand data flow between SCADA and production optimization platform to monitor real time production operations

Perform flow assurance studies with minimal supervision

Perform risk and economic analysis, with minimal supervision.

Support multiple disciplinary team to build simulation models to predict reservoir performance incorporate complex geology, reservoir characteristics, multiple wells configurations, and surface facilities integration.

Perform qualitative interpretation of petrophysical inputs and reservoir properties.

Identify all reservoir, production and completion issues and recommend solutions. Characterize complex reservoir fluids behaviour in order to forecast production.

Apply understanding of reservoir, wellbore and surface network flow to identify and mitigate near wellbore issues, lift inefficiencies, flow modelling in order to determine fluid flow, phase behaviour and physical properties of the reservoir.

Evaluate output from reservoir simulation for history match, conformance of forecast constraint to field conditions

Perform reliability and failure analysis of well and surface network to establish root cause analysis of failure and suggest mitigation techniques for future operations

Define Field Services Management protocols to create, modify, monitor, close activities. Review post jobs reports.

Perform QA/QC on all results provided to clients and provide technical guidance and oversight to junior professionals or technicians.

Work independently without general supervision or participate in project teams and, on occasion, act as the lead on small projects.

Make decisions within established guidelines, seeking advice of senior team members on new or unfamiliar challenges or situations falling outside of normal procedures.

Work independently or as part of a team on assigned projects as instructed, complying with verbal and written instructions and procedures.

Meet regularly with clients for pre-sales and pre-job consulting and to present Weatherford answer products.  May be accompanied by junior staff or sales staff.

Produce Weatherford standard answer products on a variety of datasets from basic to highly complex. Integrate results with other technical domains.

Identify and recommend solutions to technical problems. Make decisions based on industry standards and past experience, in compliance with Weatherford policy, seeking advice on challenges falling outside of normal procedures.

Participate in training and development through classroom courses, eLearning, and on-the-job projects with senior team members.

Maintain membership of relevant professional societies. Deliver presentations to local technical societies and remain current on industry regulations and developments.

Complete all mandatory training as assigned, including the required HSE training, in compliance with corporate and business unit guidelines. Maintain an acceptable HSE record.

Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Demonstrate awareness of Weatherford corporate business plans and contribute to local technology strategy.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.



Computer Literacy in MS Windows plus basic desktop applications

Advanced functional knowledge of all Weatherford standard software programs required for the specific technical domains

Able to work independent with remote and infrequent supervision

Able to provide oversight to small teams of professional and technical members

Proficiency in industry leading Production Engineering Software

Bachelor/Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering/ relevant engineering from a recognized university

Minimum 10 functional experience post MS/PHD. Add 5 years with BS only.

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Availability for frequent local or global travel with no restrictions


Lead team to deliver objectives and operational guidelines for a cross domains solution

Assisting with Project management for defining activities, determining resources and monitoring project timeline for a successful delivery of multi-disciplinary solution as specified in statement of work or scope.

Experience evaluating performance of wells under natural flow and artificial lift

Experience with industry standard software’s such as iDO, Wellflo, PanSystem, ReO , , Gas lift design, ESP design, Rod Pump design.

Advanced functional knowledge of all Weatherford standard software programs required for the specific technical domains

Consulting experience related to design, implementation or monitoring of a digital oil field solution

Field experience in production operations

Experience as a Field Engineer (?)



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 



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