MODEC has been providing competitive floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry and is recognized as a leading specialist for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessels, Floating LNGs (FLNGs), Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs), and Production Semi-submersibles.
Job Title: Metering Engineer
Provides daily and ongoing Metering engineering onshore support to the MODEC Ghana Facility Operations, two FPSO’s: FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21 and FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills MV25. The MODEC Ghana Metering Engineer role is to complete the Metering engineering discipline inputs as applicable to all Management of Change or specifically acting as Technical focal point for day-to-day Metering equipment issues & support for work activities specifically related to the FPSO operations.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Liaisons with offshore Maintenance team to ensure scheduled Metering Maintenance activities are completed.
- Dispensation/deviation processing – Raise dispensation request for occurrences when operation is necessary out with contractual or regulatory compliance.Will work with relevant governmental bodies to request a formal dispensation based on information from the assets and mitigating measures. Will inform Technical Authority (TA) about granted dispensations and maintain a register of dispensations. Inform Technical Authority (TA) if the situation of the granted dispensation is resolved and operation modus is back in normal status.
- Field execution support – Define sampling year plan and composition requirements in line with partner and pipeline agreements.
- Test equipment management – Develop test equipment list and maximise combination of equipment across assets. Standardise and share equipment whilst maintaining position of availability on each asset.
- Spares management – Develop spares, critical spares and spares philosophy. TLE will prescribe and agree with Technical Authority (TA) the spare-parts position for metering maintenance. Spare parts position is defined by MDL in close corporation with Technical Authority (TA) to maximise combination of equipment whilst maintaining position for corrective maintenance.
- Mismeasurements preparation – Maintain database with mismeasurements. In the case of a mismeasurement the contractor will work to close out the mismeasurement and calculate the correct data. Supporting systems with actual data such as metering supervisory and PI Historian shall be used to ensure accurate data is derived. Consistency in report templates shall be used where possible. In case of a mismeasurement, ensure corrective action is taken (e.g. additional sampling) to minimise impact.
- Dispensation/deviation support – Metering Engineer and Metering Technicians will execute dispensation mitigating actions and follow-up with progress in order close-out dispensation in timescales agreed at issue. The asset is accountable to operate the metering facility within the boundaries of the dispensations granted. Thereafter an as-found calibration is initiated to determine if any mismeasurement occurred during the ‘dispensation-phase’.
- Audit support – Agreed items will be entered in the appropriate audit database complete with action follow-up instructions. Regular reports will be issued via the normal routes for reporting open audit action items. Audit items to be progressed in a timely manner.
- Calibration performance review – Analyse calibration data for improvement to the year plan and to detect a mismeasurement. Based on calibration results the level of maintenance and/or the frequency can be adjusted.Analyse break-down data and calibration results to highlight structural deficiencies. To improve metering performance in general, detection of general failure types and identification of root causes for failures is essential.
- Reliability and uptimes – Monitor metering systems to ensure the operating envelope is within the limitations of the metering facility. When required initiate corrective action. When production takes place outside the operational envelop unreliable production data is generated. Mitigating measures should be initiated. Metering Engineer will recalculate the existing metering facility or propose a modification. Meter ranges/envelopes are adjusted in time to meet the changing operating requirements.
- Review & Approve Mismeasurements – Communication about the technical aspects of mismeasurement with customers and governmental bodies. Metering Engineer / Technician to close the technical elements, commercial to be informed, commercial will inform customer wrt financial implications. Client to approve where mismeasurement >250t. Metering Engineer is accountable for approval and implementation of mismeasurements.
- Periodic operational reporting – ” Routine feedback sessions on metering maintenance performance, mismeasurements, dispensations and outstanding audit action items (during the meeting the performance criteria will be reviewed). These sessions will include planned maintenance compliance status, deferment review, corrective maintenance status, requirements for upcoming activities, current issues review & upcoming audit actions requiring close out.
- Identify, develop, and complete Management of Change, Engineering Change Requests including Engineering assessments and Software Change Requests with respect to all Metering engineering related systems and equipment. This includes the design and engineering standards and specifications review and development. Proposed change markups, equipment sizing, engineering proposals & calculations as required for project approval.
- Management and coordination of all project processes from budget preparation, financial approvals, schedule and cost estimates, risk and quality management, project execution and closure.
- Degree and significant experience in measurement or
- HNC / HND and very significant experience in measurement
- 10 years’ experience in the hydrocarbon or offshore oil & gas industry desirably with Floating Production facilities.
- Able to demonstrate a good work ethic & knowledge of the relevant Ghanaian and International standards applicable to the oil & gas industry, and how they relate specifically to the facility operations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- High level of computer literacy in office packages, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- A proven track record of working on liquid and gas flow measurement systems and a good working knowledge of their principles of operation.
- Experience of making representations at external forums and liaising with third parties on behalf of customers.
- Recognition in industry as an Oil and Gas measurement practitioner.
- Knowledge of the document control and procurement management systems and processes.
- Knowledge of the maintenance management system, preferably MAXIMO.
- Current OPITO accredited TBOSIET (Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Escape Training) qualification and UKOOA accredited offshore medical clearance certificate are required for offshore travel to the FPSO.
- Understanding and awareness of the oil and gas business as a whole and the impact of measurement activity on the business.
- Experience with a major oil and gas company.