Bright Minds are fuelling the future of the Energy Sector

In 2018, we are already seeing predictions for the year ahead. The sector has started more positively with the focus much more on a margin than an expansion mindset. OPEC with their contribution to over 30 million barrels of world supply are managing production more tightly, the US continues to show growth in energy exports from crude oil and liquid nitrogen gas (LNG) and refined products while controlling costs. Europe too is showing a better than expected price per barrel. Brent Oil prices are showing recovery. A new era of energy talent requirements are growing across many disciplines.

There is much doubt though that the oil sector in particular will return to the prices of early 2014. For professionals in the sector this is a double-edged issue. Organizations are focused less on expansion and more on maintaining efficient operations to manage costs and using data to predict resource planning. This means however that there is likely to be much more stability and clarity in terms of recruitment plans in the industry.

Many experienced sector workers are retiring and at the same time a digital transformation has begun. The energy sector needs bright minds more than ever to replace the experienced talent leaving and add new skillsets into the workforce to achieve profitable, efficient and safe operations.

Operating models for the oil and gas fields of the future and alternative energy sources are conceived. Companies are piloting and taking part in proof of concept initiatives to embed this new way of sustain-ably harvesting the energy our planet needs.

If you haven’t already considered the career opportunities in the energy sector or have had doubts about your future path – now is the time to explore what’s on offer.

Where are Oil, Gas and Energy careers going?

Petroplan’s recruitment team is adapting to the changing needs of the energy sectors in which we help candidates find employers who match their aspirations and make best use of their knowledge and expertise.

Our classic areas of industry recruitment expertise include roles in these areas:

  • Engineering
  • Project Services, Commissioning and Operations
  • Construction
  • HSEQ
  • Marine and Subsea
  • Subsurface
  • Supply Chain
  • Wells and Drilling
  • Commercial roles, such as IT, Finance, HR and Sales

The demand  for new disciplines include:

  • Digital Oilfield and Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analysis
  • ERP specialism within SAP and Oracle for example
  • Business Analysts and Management Consulting

Our background is in mobilising contractors across the globe as well as placing professionals in permanent assignments. The demand for role types are changing as employers look to every part of their value chain to maximize value and efficiency.

We look forward to talking to more candidates in 2018 as the sector continues to change and we keep in touch with professionals in our network and welcome new ones.

Keep a track on our job pages to find your next role.

Laborer - Bossier City
Negotiable
17 June 2019

Petroplan is recruiting on behalf of a well know and major Oil Field Service company in need of a Laborer and will report directly into the General Foreman. This opportunity will be contract, Monday - Friday, 7AM - 6PM 1(0-12 hour days), and located in Bossier City, LA.
Responsibilities:
  • Reads and interprets instructions and procedure
  • Moves materials and equipment to work locations
  • Cleans / washes company vehicles, including heavy trucks
  • General labor job functions

Requirements:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Forklift Certification
  • Great communication skills
  • Follow all HSE requirements including wearing PPE

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Gas Gathering Pipeline Package Manager
Negotiable
17 June 2019

Gas Gathering Pipeline Package Manager.

We are looking for a pipeline package manager to work with a leading EPC in Oman o a site based 5/3 rotation

  • Manage all pipeline construction activities and initiatives required to deliver the works.
  • Responsible for the delivery of a gas gathering pipeline network scope of a to ensure the appointed Contractor and sub-contractors perform the work to agreed scope of work, specifications and schedules all to an acceptable standard
  • Supervise the contractor and sub-contractor personnel to ensure contractor performs all work to agreed standards for safety, health and environmental and attain high levels of HSE performance
  • Ensure assigned scope of work is carried out without HSE incidents
  • Ensure the work is carried out in time and in accordance with scope of work, specification and quality requirements
  • Lead and promote HSE awareness and ensure that all Project HSE requirements are implemented and adhered to
  • Responsible for construction pipeline activities through the contractor's supervision in respect of HSE, method, working practices, quality and timely execution of the works
  • Advise pipeline Project staff on best practices
  • Responsible for the pipeline Project staff aspect of Risk Management to ensure all risks / opportunities are identified and appropriate controls / mitigations developed and implemented
  • Responsible for pipeline coordination about SIMOPS
  • Ensure that construction hazards and risks are fully considered by designers and contractors and that appropriate mitigation actions are implemented, and appropriate action taken
  • To be fully familiar with the contractor's methods of construction, schedule and procedure
  • Initiate and manage the pipeline project element of the continuous improvement processes
  • Monitor site activities for potential contractual / claims problems in accordance with the contract
  • Maintain records of site activities and check Contractor records for accuracy
  • Management of QC inspection, surveillance witnessing of contractor activities associated to the works, ensuring records are maintained, including as-built data
  • Produce and endorse daily and weekly progress reports.
  • Detailing the work progress, number of contractor personnel and equipment available on site and other related resources identified in the scope of work

Skills / Qualifications

  • Diploma in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years post graduate experience in the Oil and Gas industry and pipeline construction
  • Experience of EPCM contracts and management
  • Good HSE awareness and commitment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good technical, team and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordinating to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Experience with contractors and / or Operating Companies, in particular those involved in the construction of major Oil and Gas facilities

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Piping Engineer
Negotiable
16 June 2019


Piping Engineer
W? ork Duration : 6 months ONLY.
Scope of work:

  • Attend anomaly/MCDR body decision meeting Arrange for drafting, materials and fabrication for anomaly? /MCDR rectification
  • Provide engine? Engineering drawings to offshore for dimensional verification
  • Review engineering drawings prior to AFC release and provide comments on constructability, specification, conformance and weld ability
  • Monitor onshore fabrication and offshore construction implementation activities
  • Liaise with Senior Static Equipment Engineers for implementation and safety of assigned work scope
  • Co-ordinate the construction activities with the onshore and offshore planners
  • Obtain technical input from Engineering, HSEQ, Contracts and Logistics
  • Raise a work order (WO) for each individual Anomal? y/MCDR
  • Provide close out information for ? completed anomalies/MCDR's


Required competencies:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 8 years' experience within the oil and gas industry
  • Sound knowledge of piping, pressure vessels and skid mounted assemblies
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel, Project and Power Point
  • QA/QC


Work Schedule: Resident (Non-rotator)
Work Location: Main Off? ice Building
Work Duration: Approximately ? 6 (Six) months
Start Date: Immediate%3? C/p>
Applicable all-inclusive day rate<%2? Fu>: USD 693/-
Accommodation is incl? uded in the rate.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Optimization Operator - 10512-1
Negotiable
14 June 2019

Our client, a leading Operator Oil & Gas organization is looking to add an Optimization Operator to their team for a 1 year contract to start in Loving, New Mexico.
Candidates must be local or willing to relocate for the duration of the contract (No LOA)

Key Responsibilities

* Monitor/Optimize artificial lift including plunger lift, intermitters, capillary string/soap injection, velocity string, well head compression, rod pump, and gas lift etc.
* Responsible for the successful implementation of the iOF/iOC core workflows.
* Monitor production from a centralized control room and optimizes accordingly.
* Participate in daily iOF/iOC collaboration/optimization meeting.
* Generate and validates daily recovery plan.
* Generate work notifications and material requests.
* Comply with HSE policies, procedures and complies with applicable regulatory policies and procedures.
* Provide oversight and control of stabilization units, trunk-line, central facilities, and production control.
* Conduct intelligent alert management, forecast management, and model management.
* Communicates any work priority changes necessary to the MSO.
* Assist in overseeing the operation and optimization of lease facilities.
* Responsible for the successful implementation of the iOF/iOC production surveillance and optimization plan.
* Provide input and guidance for field-wide operating strategy.
* Provide updates and guidance on operations, maintenance, and down-hole activities for the area.
* Assist in troubleshooting and resolving operational issues.
* Interface with Engineering for data gathering requests.
* Manage the production and downtime events in area of responsibility to minimize repeat failures.
* Update Well-view resulting from changes in well bore equipment.
* Ensure lease-hold wells are produced to maintain leases.
* Assist in correcting production discrepancies in Avocet.
* Assist with meeting OPEX LRP Budget.
* Add value through cost improvement opportunities.

Key Qualifications

* 2 - 4 years of experience of well optimization experience/exposure
* High School Diploma
* Previous experience with artificial lift including plunger lift, intermitters, capillary string/soap injection, velocity string, well head compression, rod pump, and gas lift etc.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Accounts Receivable Clerk
Negotiable
14 June 2019

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Location: Houston, TX


Required:

  • Must have recent & strong AR experience
  • Accounts Receivable credit and debit memos experience
  • Processing credit and rebilled invoices.
  • Account Reconciliation AR and Cash.
  • RMA Return Merchandise Processing experience.
  • Aging management
  • Solid Excel skills

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for mailing, filing and copying invoices consistent with company generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Researching and solving invoicing and/or payment discrepancies.
  • May perform backup duties for accounts payables.
  • Maintain customer files and tax exempt data.
  • Post accounts receivable payments to appropriate databases.
  • May be required to answer phones or periodically provide back-up to a receptionist.
  • May purchase general office supplies for facility personnel.
  • Must be able to communicate in English (both written and oral) as it relates to the job.
  • Within the scope of the job requirements, will be required to adhere and comply with state and federal law, the Company ISO Quality Program and procedures, Company policies and Safety and Environmental Regulations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Key Skills:

  • Minimum of one (1) or more years bookkeeping or general accounting experience.
  • Must be computer literate, to include but not limited to, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong customer service skills in managing difficult client, vendor or customer situations by responding promptly to requests. Additionally should solicit client, vendor or customer feedback to improve service and response.
  • Strong problem solving skills to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Individual should prioritize and plan work activities efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be adaptable to changes in the work environment, competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Must be able to take and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Must possess basic math skills to include but not limited to adding and subtracting for the purposes of reconciling invoices and other accounting practices as it pertains to the job.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

IOF SYSTEM ARCHITECT
Up to 10000 per annum
14 June 2019


Intelligent Oil Field -

Department : Non-Operated Oil Development Dept.

Primary purpose of job :

The IOF System Architect designs Intelligent Oil Field (IOF) system architecture to deliver Operations Excellence as per IOF Program.

He/she performs analysis of business requirements, identifying technical specifications and translating these into technical architectural system designs.

This role will focus on design and implementation of solution architecture primarily using IBM technologies (In-memory databases), integration technologies (ETL, data interfaces, OPC) and Business Analytics (AI/Big Data /Data Mining).

Experience & Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive hands-on experience in designing and implementing enterprise solutions/architecture (experience with ARIS, TOGAF preferred).
  • Experience in IBM technologies such as In-memory databases (dashDB), integration technologies (IIB) and Business Analytics (Cognos, SPSS, Hortonworks Hadoop).
  • Experience in troubleshooting system performance bottlenecks and devising solutions to enhance user experience.
  • Oil and Gas industry and technical know-how of Intelligent Oil Field, Big Data and Real Time Business Analytics would be preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate concepts as appropriate to management, customers, contractors, and staff.
  • Highly motivated and have high degree of confidence, reliance and interdependence to work across different departments and functions.
  • Willingness for learning new technologies and have a hands-on ability to create and apply technical designs, integrations and presentations

Education

* Minimum of accredited Bachelors (BSc/BS) degree

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Contract Specialist
Negotiable
13 June 2019

The Contract Specialist will be required to work with the technical and functional specialists to draft standard contract templates where the clients are providing services to its clients, including developing contract structures and conditions of contract for use across wide range of service lines.


The Contract Specialist will also participate in the risk review process preparing the risk review documentation in conjunction with the bid team sponsors and bid team leaders.


They will attend the risk review meetings to provide senior management with an overview of the contract structure, risks and proposed mitigations.


The successful applicant will have a Law degree and experience in a similar role viewing, negotiating and drafting client contracts.


Must have knowledge and experience of contract terms in drilling/well management, platform operations and maintenance.


The successful candidate should have the ability to work independently and have excellent communication and presentation skills, they should have the ability to work under own initiative and meet tight deadlines and have good negotiations skills.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Lead Process Engineer (LNG)
Negotiable
13 June 2019


Lead Process Design Engineer (LNG)
Petroplan's client, an international engineering group in Houston is seeking an experienced LNG Lead Process Engineer to work on and provide technical assurance/leadership on assigned LNG projects in both the liquefaction and regasification spaces.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical leadership and oversight of process engineering work being performed on assigned projects, including review of engineering deliverables for conceptual, feasibility, FEED, and detailed design phases.
  • Process heat & material balance (HMB) design and preparation of project HMB deliverables.
  • Prepare and develop BFDs, PFDs, UFDs, and P&IDs.
  • Maintain master copies of all process documents and enforce management of change (MOC) during process document revisions.
  • Prepare and develop process design criteria and basis of design documents and contribute to the project design basis.
  • Perform piping line sizing and hydraulic calculations.
  • Perform pump NPSH, flashing, and cavitation analysis/calculations.
  • Perform flare load capacity requirements.
  • Perform emergency depressurization calculation and studies.
  • Prepare emergency shutdown (ESD) hierarchy drawings.
  • Develop Material Selection Diagrams (MSDs) based on project requirements.
  • Develop process specifications and process philosophies.
  • Perform calculations for utilities; instrument air, nitrogen, sea water, fore water, etc.
  • Perform sizing calculations for control valves, pressure relief valves, flow restrictions, flow elements, etc.
  • Prepare process descriptions and process control narratives including complex loops.
  • Prepare process cause & effect diagrams.
  • Prepare process operations manuals.
  • Prepare process alarm and trips setpoint summaries
  • Coordinate and schedule process engineering activities on assigned project.
  • Review and approve process deliverables.
  • Develop, review, and participate in the bidding of equipment procurement activities, engineering services and technical contracts.
  • Track performance and compliance of assigned work as per project requirements.
  • Provide guidance and development to staff process engineers on assigned projects.
  • Develop and review of process design standards/philosophies.
  • Participate and actively contribute to scheduled design reviews; HAZID, P&ID, HAZOP, PHA, PSSRs, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to interface and collaborate across multiple disciplines.
  • Support the technical review and closeout of critical MOC activities for assigned projects.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • P.E. Certification (Texas) a plus but not required.



Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of project experience in process design with at least 5 years in LNG and Regasification process facilities.
  • Previous experience as a Process Lead, team leader or supervising others.
  • Experience in LNG plant commissioning and operations is highly desirable.


Skills

  • Strong technical competency in process engineering including knowledge of liquefaction and regasification.
  • Experience in the basic scope and design of utilities systems; safety systems, instrument air, nitrogen, water, fuel gas, drainage, etc.
  • Familiar with the hazards of hydrocarbon processes, cryogenic services, and the methods used to keep process facilities safe.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations and their implementation in LNG operating facilities.
  • Experience in man-hour resource planning and budgeting.
  • Experience and desire to participate in the growth of a developing technical organization.
  • Proficient in process simulation software; UniSim, HYSYS, ProMax, etc.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, overseas offices, and governmental agencies.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Shift Supervisor
Negotiable
13 June 2019


Shift Supervisor

Job Requirements:
Qualifications

  • B.Sc/B.Tech/B.E Degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering or equivalent relevant technical qualifications.



The candidates should have varied experience that covers Gas compression, Gas dehydration, Gas wells, Pipeline, Condensate stabilization;
1) Gas turbine and electrical drivers gas compressor.
2) Gas dehydration process experience with MEG regeneration and low temperature separation. similar to our current areas 10 & 70).
3) Gas wells Production and Injections experience and well intervention will be an added bonus.
4) Pipeline pigging operations and Flowline repairs experience.
5) Condensate stabilization and handling experience.
GAS COMPRESSION, WELL OPERATIONS and LOW TEMPRATURE SEPERATIONS;

  • Safety: Participate in HAZOP, HAZID, carried out PSSR [Pre Start-up Safety Review], understand emergency shutdown system and cause and effect matrix.
  • Procedures: Prepared Standard Operating Procedures [SOP] for plant facilities, detailing start up and shutdown and operations testing procedures
  • Commissioning: Carried out pre-commissioning checks and prepared commissioning procedures
  • Manage operators performance and develop their competencies
  • Safely managed plant shutdowns / turnarounds
  • Planning and scheduling of plant operations activities
  • Trouble shooting process upset and carry out root cause analysis and technical investigations
  • Emergency response leader and conduct routine emergency drills.
  • Experience in Alarm management
  • Participate in new equipment Site Acceptance Test
  • Prepare daily and monthly reports
  • Prepare and deliver technical training to staff
  • Experience in DCS Honeywell Experion PKS 400
  • Area Authority & Isolation Authority for Control of Work / Permit To Work.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

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