Operations Technician


Full Time


Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees


Job Position  – Operations Technician

Job Details Here


  • Well Heads & Well Groups comprising the following :
    • Oil Wells (ESP wells included).
    • Water Injection wells.
    • Instrument Technical Rooms (ITRs) with Remote IO Units & Telecom Panels within well groups.
    • Wellhead control panels and well hydraulics.
    • Corrosion inhibitor Chemical injection facilities at each well site.
    • Flow lines and water injection lines corridor to / from CGF.
  • Central Gathering Facility (CGF) comprising the following :
    • Multi-port selector manifolds.
    • Multi-phase flow-meters on Test Headers (allocation metering).
    • Multi-Phase Pump packages.
    • Water injection pumps.
    • Water supply well with ESP’s.
    • Water Injection chemical dosing (biocide and oxygen scavenger)
    • One water disposal pipeline between water supply well and water disposal well.
    • Instrument Air compressor package, incl. air dryer and accessories.
    • Nitrogen generation unit + N2 cylinder package.
    • Closed drain system including vent.
    • Emergency Diesel Generator set.
    • Potable water system including network.
    • Pig launcher.
    • Fire and Gas Protection System.
  • External to CGF and ASAB
      • Export pipeline and Block Valve Station.
      • Pig Receiver.
      • Custody Transfer Multi-phase flow-meters.
    • Ensure all plant is operated t within safety operating design limits and procedures.
    • Ensure daily logs are completed accurately and handed over to the Site Operations Engineer.
    • Report where plant is not performing to design or any equipment requires maintenance.
    • Ensure operations first line preventative maintenance routines are executed as per schedule.
    • Ensure all first line preventative maintenance routines history is archived in the CMMS.
    • Participate in audits, inspections and safety observation tours as directed.
    • To be aware of the technical documentation pertaining to process plant.
    • Provide answers to technical queries related to operations.
    • Be conversant with Contract KPIs and support their delivery and attainment at all times.
    • Partake in, or cooperate with; internal or external audits as directed.
    • Compile or receive detailed written Handover prior to; and completion of leave and/or field breaks.
    • Carry out HSE and technical audits and inspections as directed.
    • Guide and coach Sub-contract personnel on operations best practice.
    • Good knowledge of process controls and vessel / pipeline integrity.
    • Participate in root cause analysis studies as directed
  • Permit Control.
    • Issuing authority for the Permit to Work System and Associated Certificates.
    • Essential to have a full knowledge of Al Dhafra HSE policies and Procedures.
    • Provide Permits for all work executed at the ASAB and Haliba Facilities and Pipeline with certificates for Isolations, Confined Space Entry, Chemical handling, Gas testing, Excavation etc.
    • Ensure all Permits are counter signed by Operations Engineer (Area Authority) and Performing Authority
    • Support Electrical Maintenance Engineer issuing Electrical Permits.
    • Support Site Safety Officer in assessing risks and hazards and the mitigation required to negate these.
    • Assist the Site Safety Officer in the preparation of Risk Assessments/JSAs.
    • Police all permit activities as per COMPANY HSE & PTW procedures to ensure a safe system of work is being performed on live process plant as directed.
    • Audit Tool Box Talks as directed by Site Safety Officer.
    • Essential to have strong HSE awareness in the following areas:-
    • Operations of wellhead & well head area.
    • High Pressure equipment.
    • Risk recognition / risk awareness.
    • Permits to Work, Toolbox Talks & Checklists.
    • Confined space entry procedure.
    • Criticality of Gas Testing method and frequency.
    • Awareness of H2S and N2 hazards.
    • Manual handling techniques.
    • Grit blasting and painting hazards.
    • Use of BA equipment.
    • Correct use of PPE.
    • Simultaneous Operations hazards.
    • Dropped objects & trip hazard mitigation.
    • Working at height.
    • Report HSE incidents and all near misses.



  • 10+ years’ experience in Petrochemical or Oil and Gas operations.
  • Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Good knowledge of CMMS.
  • Excellent HSE appreciation and awareness.
  • NEBOSH and or IOSH accreditation or similar desirable.
  • Willingness to work and foster good working relationships in an integrated team from diverse locations.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good written and oral English ability.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic advantageous.



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