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Field Technologist - VR/26809

Status: Temporary
Location: Shetland
Ref: VR/26809
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Field Technologist on a contract basis for an E&P Company based in Shetland. Based at the Shetland Gas Plant, the successful candidate will work a 3/3 rotation and the contract will initially run through until the end of November 2023. The company are only considering PAYE contractors for this particular role.


The Field Technologist will provide on-site support to SGP operational personnel in order to achieve the best operational and safety performance of the wells, subsea facilities, production flowlines and SGP site. 


Reporting to the Operations Superintendent, the Field Technologist will have the following main duties and responsibilities:


Safety and Environment:

  • Ensuring that safety requirements are effectively taken into account in production activities (PTW, RA).
  • Administering and coordinating actions relating to Downgraded Situations.
  • Administering and coordinating actions for long term inhibits.
  • Managing the alarm management review process, developing RFM cases for permanent modifications as required.
  • Ensuring that environmental requirements are effectively taken into account in all activities.
  • Witnessing / reporting on Xmas tree valve integrity testing.
  • Witnessing HIPS testing and ensure paperwork is completed and returned to Instrument Technical Authority (TA) in Aberdeen for validation.
  • Witnessing ESD and blowdown testing and ensure paperwork is completed and returned to Aberdeen for validation.



  • Liaising with the Well Performance Engineer on well production. Liaising with Smart Room on all production transportation related issues, and liaise with Subsea Group on subsea equipment, flowline and pipeline issues to ensure overall efficient operations and optimisation of subsea hydrocarbons production and transport.  Issuing the latest set of required well operating parameters.
  • Monitoring subsea facilities, perform flow management studies and issue recommendations for optimum performance.
  • Liaising with Smart Room on all issues related to production optimisation of SGP facilities.
  • Monitoring SGP facilities for drop in performance and identify requirements for intervention. This should include pumps, compressors and heat exchangers.
  • Thoroughly preparing all flowlines pigging operations, monitor progress of the operations and issue technical reports detailing results and future improvements.
  • Acting as SGP focal point for PMS and OFMS systems.



  • Liaising with GMOC Site Representative on maintenance issues related to the process.


Planning and Coordination:

  • Acting as SGP focal point for technical issues and ensure an early reply / solution from Smart Room.
  • Making entries into Synergi – monitor and comment on database tracking ongoing queries.
  • Assisting or managing operations activities such as commissioning and start-up of small projects and during planned shutdowns.
  • Acting as ‘vessel leader’ during planned shutdowns.


Reporting & Investigation:

  • Inputting to site morning reports.
  • Gathering all data, inputs and producing reports to provide data to Aberdeen support teams to determine subsea facilities and site performance indicators.
  • Participating in RCA’s.
  • Issuing reports for all unplanned shutdowns / breakdowns using technical report from the specialist disciplines with recommendations for corrective actions and maintaining database of actions (Synergi).
  • Ensuring all data is in line with shortfall reporting.



  • Ensuring that production activities are performed in accordance with UK Regulations, Company Rules, subsea procedures and work instructions.
  • When responsible for equipment, ensuring compliance with Operations Integrity Assurance and Verification Scheme (OIAVS) requirements.
  • Maintaining SPS and SGP operational procedures and documents, updating as required in order to maintain their accuracy.


Control of Change:

  • Maintaining and ensuring OCR Register is up to date.
  • Supporting Operations Team to raise and prioritise modifications in RFM system.


Experience / Qualifications:

  • A relevant Engineering Degree qualification is essential.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, within the Oil & Gas industry, is essential.
  • This role would suit a candidate who has flow assurance experience and who has practical engineering or production / maintenance operations experience on both surface and subsea facilities.
  • Applicants should have process / production / flow assurance engineering experience within the Oil and Gas industry.

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