Lab Tester

Job Opening Details

Ref. No.: OG0069
Job Title: Lab Tester
Sector: Operations & Maintenance
Project Type: Onshore
Project Area: Africa
Project Location: South Sudan
Contract Type: Rotation
Rotation (if any): 30 days "on" / 30 days "off"
Contract Period: 1 Year (Renewable)
Start Date: March 06th, 2014
Salary: USD 300 / worked day
Benefits: -
Job Posted: March 05th, 2014
Closing Date: April 25th, 2014

Job Description

Details:

Reports To: Supervisor

Basic Function and Scope:

Responsible for the daily operations of the Laboratory including analysis of oil samples. Provides advice on chemical usage based on accurate analysis of crude and water characteristics. Supervises the chemical inventory and develops safe handling procedures.

Responsible for the sampling and testing of approximately one hundred (100) wells in the Palouge field. Responsible for the treatment of the produced crude oil and associated gases from the field.

Responsible for the preparation of daily reports of the results of the produced oil analysis.

Assists in the preparation of the annual operating (OPEX) and capital (CAPEX) budgets for the Laboratory.

Responsible for ensuring that the Company Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and procedures are fully implemented and adhered to, so that Loss Prevention is maximised. Similarly, ensures that subordinates are fully familiar with the HSE Safety rules and that these are accordingly and strictly observed by all Field Staff.

Responsible for the development of National staff through a structured development and training programme.

Tasks and Duties:

Supervises the activities of assigned personnel in the Palouge Laboratory. Performs supervisory duties at the level established by management for the position.

Responsible for ensuring that the Company Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and procedures are fully implemented and adhered to, so that Loss Prevention is maximised.

Undertakes all activities to achieve work quality in accordance with the Company QA/QC standards and procedures.

Responsible for implementing short, medium and long term laboratory operating plans and programmes to meet anticipated crude oil production. Prepares all laboratory procedures.

Responsible for implementing the analyses of well-head samples for salinity, water and sediments.

Responsible for the preparation of the daily lab report, including test reports for daily water analysis, daily crude oil tests and salt contents of crude oil. Checks and evaluates test results performed by subordinates and prepares final reports on industrial water analysis, scale analysis, chemical quality tests, analysis of sediments and water and salt for crude. This includes receiving and reviewing collated reports, carrying out necessary corrections, finalising and processing as required.

Responsible for the treatment of the produced crude oil and associated gases.

Responsible for the injection of chemicals into oil and water systems and ensures proper implementation of chemicals treatment programmes. Coordinates with the Corrosion Engineer regarding the oil contents analysis and advises on chemical usage.

Assists in the preparation of the annual operating (OPEX) and capital (CAPEX) budgets for the Laboratory at Palouge. This includes analysis of deviations and preparation of reconciliations accordingly, by reviewing expenditures, confirming with actual budget, making necessary adjustments, forecasting following year's additional expenses. Submits to supervisor for review.

Responsible for the implementation of short, medium and long term maintenance programmes for the Laboratory to ensure constant availability for analysis work.

Responsible for the monitoring of the quality of produced oil to ensure it is within the specified limits. This includes scheduling laboratory activities related to sampling

and testing of oil. Authorizes adjustment of chemical treatment programmes and injection rates.

Responsible for ensuring that chemical supplies are adequate and that storage tanks are re-filled when necessary.

Responsible for the preparation of requests for materials, equipment and consumables to ensure the efficient operation of the field Laboratories. Responsible for the control of the stocking and reordering of all laboratory supplies and chemicals, whilst ensuring the correct handling and safety of chemicals.

Allows for logistics and transportation problems, includin material availability, price and transit time.

Responsible for implementing laboratory development work to improve the services provided, ensuring that standardisation and calibration tests are carried out regularly.

Undertakes other similar or related duties such as ensuring availability of all equipment and consumables for the daily operation, participating in safety programmes, preparing reports and liaising with outside chemical companies regarding new products.

Similarly, undertakes the preparation of special studies and analysis of chemicals consumed, ensuring that accurate records are kept of all chemical stocks and movements.

Responsible for ensuring that all safety rules and regulations are fully explained to all staff including the safe handling and use of chemicals and disposal of water products. Similarly, ensures that appropriate safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) is ordered and stocked in the laboratory, and that safety notices are prominently displayed in all work areas. Responsible for ensuring that all accidents and incidents are efficiently investigated and analysed, including implementation of measures to avoid a recurrence.

Responsible for the development of National staff through a structured development and training programme.

Qualification & Experience

Possesses a minimum certificate in engineering or equivalent.

Possesses a minimum of 5 years experience in plant operation as a Lab Tester in oil & gas facilities. Familiar with field laboratory equipment and operation.

Statements:

Statements in this Job Description are intended to reflect, in general, the duties and responsibilities of the position, but are not to be interpreted as totally inclusive.

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