Artificial Lift Surveillance Engineer | Schlumberger

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Artificial Lift Surveillance Engineer

Houston - United States

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • ALSC engineer (Artificial Lift Surveillance Center Engineer) proactively oversees the ALS connected wells & their behaviors under his/her area of responsibility and reports directly to ALSC Manager and has a strong communication and collaboration with Application Engineers (AEs), Customer Engagement Coordinators (CECs), Sales Team and Clients.
  • Perform and provide (24/7) round-the-clock real time monitoring and surveillance service to Schlumberger US clients utilizing Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP) as a method of artificially lifting the oil producing wells.
  • Ensure that wells are commissioned properly and have communication as soon as they are created.
  • Act and respond to the triggered alarms according to the pre-established client protocol and remotely intervene to restore back normal operating conditions to extend ESP uptime and avoid/reduce downtime.
  • Respond and remotely execute client requests regard operational concerns/demands (starts, stops and interventions) for the connected wells to reduce the physical human interactions and hazards.
  • Establish a baseline for system performance and generate alerts to highlight potential problems, enhancement opportunities, recommendations and follow up with clients via emails and phone calls in addition to logging critical events on Schlumberger reporting tool.
  • Conduct weekly, monthly, and quarterly SQ meetings to review on-going issue and potential solutions.
  • Communicate with all relevant team’s regard newly built and commissioned wells and follow-up the progress of creation and commissioning.
  • Perform ESP diagnostics when needed & long-term diagnostics to address problems and provide recommendations and solutions.
  • Discuss, explain, and hold technical presentations to clients to address potential improvements associated with the diagnostics results.
  • Provide ALSC technical support regard production optimization and respond to client operational needs and concerns.
  • Generate and deliver Well Status and KPI daily, weekly, and monthly reports for each well to various clients as per relevant agreements.
  • Follow Up with AEs and clients about opportunities for production improvement identified through the pump and/or reservoir diagnostics, on monthly/quarterly Quality meetings.
  • Prepare both technical and marketing presentations and generate Real-Time business best practices, case studies, and SPE papers.
  • Comply with all the Schlumberger Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment policies and standards to ensure a safe workplace and deliver high-quality products and comply with SQ reporting objectives for RT ALSC.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc degree in Engineering (petroleum, mechanical, mechatronics &/or electrical) preferably.
  • Strong knowledge with O&G industry, operations, and their production throughout different artificial lift methods, with at least 3 years of experience in electrical submersible pumps (ESP) hands-on field operations and 1-year of ALS application engineering, DIFA, technical sales, and/or customer engagement.
  • Completed ALS training programs and proficient in ALS Design and Diagnostics, particularly for ESP, downhole sensors and surface equipment, and ESP affinity laws, with solid understanding of well's inflow-outflow concepts.
  • LiftWatcher, LiftIQ, remote control operation, data transmission & SCADA systems, MS applications, DesignPro, ESP-Production Engineering, Soft Skills (leadership, technical communication, and presentation).
  • Able to work 12 hours shift constantly and rotate between dayshift and nightshift.
  • Able to communicate with clients using O&G production and reservoir terms.
  • Understands how Real Time data flows and able to communicate with all parties any technical subjects professionally.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



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