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Senior Well test operator

Job title: Senior Well test operator
Contract Type: Contarctual
Location: Saudi Arabia
Industry: Upstream Oilfield Service Company
Discipline: Well Test
Salary: As per Industry Standards

Job Description

Job Purpose & Scope:

Well Test Operations are an important area of the Oil & Gas Operations because they investigate important parameters, such as the production potential of the well, the characteristics of the formation, the type and amount of oil & gas produced,  the damage level of the formation and very important characteristics of the reservoir, such as permeability, porosity, etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate with the well site team, mobilization arrangements and job requirements.
  • To carry out a pre-job check-up, checking all components of the Well Testing package.
  • Ability to collect relevant well data.
  • Knowledge about different types of Separators, remote ignition of the pilot and main flair burners.
  • Develop and implement safe well test operation procedures and layout of equipment in coordination with well test supervisor.
  • Knowledge of ASTM standard methods for water cut analysis, API gravity analysis, Gas gravity analysis, Salinity analysis, pH and H2S metering.
  • Operational experience, of following equipment – flow head, choke manifold 5-K 3-Phase horizontal separator, sand trap and sand filters, SSV (surface safety valve), indirect heaters, ESD (emergency shutdown system), gas compressors on low gas-producing well, transfer pump, surge tank and gauge tanks etc.
  • Job Reporting: prepare job reports with data collected during the well test (press, temp, flow rates and contents percentage,
  • Familiar with the use of PPE, H2S Breathing apparatus with strong compliance on HSE.
  • Identifies safety hazards on well site.
  • Participates in Tool Box Talks with the team on location.
  • Proactive in equipment maintenance. Maintain assigned equipment, perform daily inspections to ensure compliance with operational and safety requirements.
  • Apply all the disciplines of safely rigging up, operating and rigging down equipment on location.
  • Laying and making connections. Check the probable leakage points of all treating iron (if any).
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned always focused on SAFETY STANDARDS,
  • Good knowledge of Safe operating procedures and well versed in ESD (Emergency Shut Down System).
  • Emergency Well control
  • Has full understanding on auxiliary equipment’s used in job, its coordination needs and associated specialized safety arrangement.
  • Follow and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with Company Quality System requirements.
  • Trained on Firefighting/ First Aid, 


Minimum Qualification:

  • Technical education with a minimum of 5 years as well test operator.
  • Hands-on practical oil/gas field experience: a minimum of 8 years.
  • Must have exposure in HSE awareness with regard to oil/gas field hazards.
  • Good computer knowledge and Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Candidate available in Saudi will be preferred
  • Candidate having WAP certificate (preferred)

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