PROCESS OPERATOR (OIL & GAS)
Offshore, UAE
: Completion of secondary technical education or equivalent
: Any Nationality
: 6 - 10 years
: Oil & Gas / Petroleum
: Operators
: 10 - Jul - 2018
Job Description
Basic Function:
 
Operates, on an assigned shift, Process/Storex/Utilities Units and systems in process areas as directed. Makes necessary adjustments based on operating conditions and maintains a variety of records such as; oil/gas flow, temperature, pressure ...etc. Carries out routine maintenance on all plants and equipment and participates in isolating plants/equipment for major maintenance. Tests water for salinity and conductivity and adds necessary chemicals to ensure normal condition.
(Work covers production facilities of a capacity of 500,000 bpd of crude oil and 1,000 mmscfd of raw gas, also operates 12 crude oil storage and 2 condensate floating roof tanks, 5 crude loading pumps (gas turbine/electric driven pumps), desalination plant of 500,000 IGPD, 250,000 lb/hr steam generation plant and air compression plant of 2,200 scf/hr capacity).
 
Work Performed:
 
Operations Activities:- (i) Operates unit and system equipment such as; Separators, K O. Drums, Strippers, Pumps, Electric Motors, Boilers desalination units, air compressors, API Separators, Dehydration & Desalination facilities, instrumentation for measurement and control of pressure, flow, temperature, level and whole of the tankfarm areas for Storage & Export activities, (ii) Takes required action to correct operating conditions when alarms are activated, (iii) Collects daily required crude oil, condensate, water samples, prepares and operates in-line samples for tankship loading, (iv) Monitors plant parameters and records in the plant log sheets every 2 or 4 hours a variety of readings such as oil/gas, air/steam/water flows and tank levels/temperatures, (v) Tours the tankfarm process areas regularly during assigned shift, checks on installation, equipment and valves to ensure smooth and safe operations of systems, (vi) Checks and inputs collected data for oil accounting purposes (vii) Starts up, shuts down, isolates, adjusts flow rates/levels/pressures/temperatures on various operational units to achieve optimum performance.
Routine Maintenance Activities:- (i) Makes routine checks on all equipment and units to ensure proper functioning and carries out necessary routine maintenance, (ii) Gauges manually all crude oil and condensate tanks and prepares official gauging reports in the presence of assigned Government Oil Inspectors, (iii) Prepares equipment for maintenance/checks condition of equipment on completion of maintenance and prepares for commissioning by following an approved established procedures, (iv) Reports equipment and instrument defects, leaks, storage tank condition ... etc. immediately to Supervisor and in emergency situations takes possible quick actions.
Samples Tests:- (i) Takes samples of oil, DEA and condensate, tests sweet gas for hydrogen sulphide to ensure compliance with specifications and conducts site tours and surveys to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations, (ii) Collects and tests samples of produced distillate water for acceptable limits of potable water.
HSE Role/Operating Procedures:- (i) Monitors work site, ensures fulfilling relevant work permit conditions, checks completed work to ensure adherence to work permit conditions and maintains good house-keeping, (ii) Ensures that equipment/system is integrated safely into operation after completion of work, (iii) Reads and acquaints own-self with operating manuals, procedures, standing instructions and plant operating parameters and ensures compliance with same during routine and non routine job, (iv) Adheres to established operating procedures and work methods, (v) Attends safety group meetings, raises near-misses and substandard condition reports.
Other Related Duties:- Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor such as: Maintaining log records, training new recruits, UAE Nationals, sampling, auditing sites ....etc.
Desired Candidate Profile
Minimum Requirements:
 
Completion of secondary technical education or equivalent.
5 years experience in an oil refinery or petrochemical complex.
Good knowledge of English language.
 
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