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Pipeline Facilities Engineer

Location: Midland, Texas Salary: US$70 - US$85 per hour + The rate can be higher DOE
Sector: Oil & Gas, Upstream, Midstream Type: contract

Progressive Global Energy are working with a leading oil and gas company and we're looking to recruit an experienced pipeline / facilities engineer on a 12 month contract to direct hire basis .

This is a Monday to Friday position based in Midland TX with a very competitive hourly rate. This position comes with $100 per diem for each field visit + $100 for any overnight stay that is required- For candidates more than 50 miles outside of Midland TX we may also be able to offer a per diem. The hourly rate is negotiable depending on experience. Travel time ( driving to and from the field ) will be paid at half the hourly rate. **Contractor will be required to use their personal vehicle for field visits** Job is Midland-based but expected travel to Carlsbad, NM or Monahans, TX area 2-3 times per week. We're ideally looking for someone who has experience in:

  • Commissioning pipeline projects
  • Compressor station experience
  • Hydraulics stimulation modelling experience

If this position is something you're interested in then please reply to this advert with a copy of your most up to date resume and call Kieran Quinn on 832 900 5919 to follow up. If you feel that this position isn't for you but you know of someone in your network, or a former colleague or friend who would be interested then please feel free to forward on this information. Feel free to screen grab and share on your social media platforms also. Below is a detailed job spec .

  • EHS expertise in pipeline operations; ability to engage field operators on EHS risks, mitigations; develop efforts to improve safe operation and implement proper procedures
  • Provide engineering support to Compression / Pipelines Operations team
    • Troubleshoot operation issues with oil and gas pipeline networks in Delaware Basin (NM & TX) to ensure high uptime on oil and gas
    • Expected time in field ~2-3 days/week
    • Provide engineering support for pigging operations; develop pigging plans (frequency, vendor, liquids handling, etc.)
    • Troubleshoot with Measurement any gas meter or LACT issues; backfill Compression Engineer as needed
  • Ensure reliability of pipeline systems between upstream tank batteries and downstream compressor stations, gas plants, or central tank batteries
    • Develop, implement, and manage Flow Assurance strategies for gas hydrates, wax, sand and other downtime-causing events
    • Manage any pertinent chemical program with Operations and vendor
  • Lead Division efforts to reduce flaring
    • Interface with facilities engineers, marketing, 3rd parties, operations to evaluate flare trends and create solutions to increase gas capture
    • Prepare monthly reports on flaring events and forecast flaring going forward
    • Evaluate NGL/LNG gas capture technologies and manage and contracts put in place for remote capture equipment
  • Mentor new hires joining this small midstream engineering operations team
  • Lead small pipeline projects not under scope of Plants & Projects (tie-ins, 3rd party interruptible connections, LACT upgrades, meter replacements, etc.)
  • Provide interface during commissioning activities between Plants & Projects and Operations
    • Will be handover point on engineering side for the various pipelines under construction and planned (gas lift/fuel gas, oil gathering, low pressure gas gathering, NGL, etc.) that are upstream of new plants
    • Attend HAZOPS, design reviews, etc. from operations standpoint
  • Preferred knowledge/Skills:
    • Working knowledge of applicable pipeline and welding codes (ASME B31.3, 31.4, 31.8; ASME Section IX)
    • Able to size pipelines and perform hydraulic analysis (predominantly single phase networks)
    • Knowledge of common flow assurance issues; able to develop hydrate curve and determine inhibition quantities
    • Knowledge of pipeline materials and common corrosion mechanisms
    • Knowledge of pipeline operations

Kieran Quinn

Progressive Global Energy

Oil & Gas Recruiter

832 900 5919

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