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The Flow Assurance Engineer is responsible for the design of oil and gas production systems and assessment of their operability, including wells, flow lines and risers, production and injection facilities, and pipelines.
The Flow Assurance Engineer will use analytical and computational tools to predict the transient multiphase flow and thermal behavior of the production system and develops and documents functional requirements and operational strategies to prevent, mitigate, and remediate vulnerabilities associated with gas hydrate formation, wax deposition, and other solids
During the project cycle, Flow Assurance Engineers conduct technical studies to assess system operability, including
Fluid characterization using a thermodynamic simulator to model the PVT behavior of produced fluids
Steady-state, single-phase flow modeling to size gas and/or water injection systems and pipelines
Steady-state, multiphase fluid modeling to design production systems, including functional requirements for artificial lift and/or thermal insulation
Transient, multiphase fluid modeling to assess thermal and hydraulic transients during production rate changes, turndown, startup, shutdown, and blow-down; including flow line and riser slugging, cool-down, and warm-up.
Use of modeling and/or laboratory analysis to predict and assess solid formation, deposition, bedding and/or blockage behavior for hydrates, sand, wax, scale, asphaltenes, and other solids.
Assessment of erosion and/or corrosion to guide proper material selection, conducted in collaboration with Materials Engineers.
Skills and Qualification
Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferably in Chemical/Mechanical or Petroleum from a recognized university with CGPA 6.5 and above
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Flow Assurance
Willingness and ability to travel internationally
Demonstrated work experience as a flow assurance engineer on an oil or gas field development project
Demonstrated work experience in development of multicomponent fluid characterizations using a thermodynamic or process simulator, such as PVTSIM, HYSYS, or equivalent
Strong verbal communication and writing skills
Preferred Qualifications/ Experience
Formal training and demonstrated work experience in OLGA transient multiphase flow modeling
Demonstrated work experience in prediction of gas hydrate formation and development of operational strategies for hydrate blockage prevention
Demonstrated work experience in oil and gas process modeling, using HYSYS or equivalent
Knowledge of Pipeline and Subsea engineering