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Occidental Petroleum Field Surface Technical Advisor in Al Wusta, Oman

Title: Field Surface Technical Advisor Location: Oman-Al Wusta-Mukhaizna Other Locations:

Description

The Surface Technical Advisor will be responsible of reviewing, analyzing and solving complex issues that are related to rotating, process and instrumentation equipment’s, possessing strong theoretical knowledge on various field departments, continuously capable of providing a higher level of technical expertise and process knowledge. Also will be responsible for reviewing production process upsets issues and failures and from his expertise and background provide conventional recommendations as well as ideas to enhance the reliability of Oman North Business Unit assets.

The Surface Technical Advisor responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Review all technical original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manuals and propose to operation team members on their technical content.

  • Trouble shoots problems and performs repairs, implement changes on the logics (PLC’s) via MOC management of change on all Sub surface equipment within Oman North Business Unit.

  • Review and interpret rotating (driven / driver) and static equipment’s specifications, codes, standards, & regulations, as well as attend HAZOP, design review, PSSR and MEI meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of Sub surface equipment’s within Oman North Business Unit.

  • Develop startup procedures, startup schedules, and site-specific startup documentation within Oman North Business Unit.

  • Ensure the correct installation, pre-commissioning, commissioning and maintenance equipment’s philosophy are implemented.

  • Address the activities requirements during performance testing, emissions testing, and reliability testing.

  • To act as the Reliability Improvement Team Sponsor, who will maintain the Bad Actor List as a spreadsheet that includes a complete register of reliability issues and improvement opportunities identified within Oman North Business unit.

  • Manage deficiency identification and plan as required by Oman North Business Unit to support operation, process, maintenance and instrumentation.

  • To be the focal point (Responsible and Sponsor) who will insure all requirements are met and implemented with Facilities / Construction and Operation departments during commissioning of new equipment’s, as well as all the documentation, handover process, system acceptance, and pre startup safety requirement (PSSR), technical query (TQ), engineering service requests (ESR) and operation management of change (MOC) within Oman North Business Unit.

  • Provide support to Oman North Business Unit in the interpretation and implementation of all elements of the spare parts management for critical and high value equipment’s.

  • Review production vessels control logic and propose as well as implementing improvements to maximize outputs.

  • Train and coach young Omani’s on Operation, Process, Maintenance and Instrumentation.

  • Develop, and execute standard and custom training programs on rotating (driven / driver) and static equipment’s (Sub surface equipment’s), for all operational internal field services personnel within Oman North Business Unit.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in process and instrumentation and rotating equipment in oil & gas or petrochemical industries.

  • Must be well versed with international codes and standards like, API, ANSI, ASME, etc.

  • Experienced in engineering design.

  • Static equipment engineering knowledge.

  • Rotating (driven / driver) equipment engineering knowledge.

  • Good PC skills.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to perform analyses and studies in depth, make professional presentations and keep up with technical advancements.

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