Wireline General Field Engineer - Pressure Testing & Sampling

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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: October 16, 2017

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 Job Scope:

Apply procedures for the operation of Wireline equipment / tools / techniques in order to ensure quality and cost effective service is provided to each customer.  This position entails working within the Open Hole / Cased Hole/ Standard/ Compact /CML discipline. The individual will continue to receive training to extend their knowledge of services related to formation evaluation, conveyance, imaging, and explosive and radioactive handling / safety procedures.


Duties & Responsibilities:  (not listed in any particular order)

  • Plan and prepare for well site operations.
  • Supervises Junior Field Engineer and Operator crews in the preparation of the unit and calibration of equipment.
  • Conduct Wireline well site operations to the satisfaction of customer at well site.
  • Maintains knowledge of the latest technological changes and operating procedures pertaining to Company equipment, tools, and practices to insure maximum operating efficiency.
  • Assures adherence to all safety regulations.
  • Fosters and maintains customer relations by establishing a positive image and confidence in the quality of services and ensures the confidentiality of all logging operations.
  • Informs customers of any unusual conditions noted at the well, maintains direct contact with customer's representatives throughout the logging or completion operation; interprets common services in the assigned service area for customers.
  • Promptly and accurately submits all required reports and data.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and facilities in a neat, workable condition and conducts self in an exemplary manner at all times.
  • Prepares, drafts, and completes all logs for printing on location or immediately upon return to district office from job site, depending on customer requirements.
  • Is available to perform duties on short notice, day or night, while on duty.
  • Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.
  • Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must be certifiable in all applicable governmental compliance programs.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Subject to "on call" hours 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Long work hours.
  • May be required to work at well site locations (offshore or out of town) for extended periods.
  • Outdoor environment subject to temperature and weather change.
  • Exposure to explosives, high pressure well bore environments and ionizing radiation.


Skills & Knowledge:


  • One year experience as Engineer or equivalent position with an outside company.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, physics or mathematics (preferred) or high school graduate plus Company engineer training and 5 years experience as Field Engineer (minimum). 


  • Internal applicants must meet all established criteria for Junior Field Engineer and satisfactorily complete the Engineer Breakout Exam/Progression Checklist.
  • External applicants must have been an Engineer or higher level for at least one year with another Wireline Service Company and meets established job criteria including completion of Breakout Exam/Progression Checklist.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 5 years as a Wireline Field Engineer.
  • College degree in Engineering or related science, or equivalent oilfield job experience.
  • Evaluation of at least 'Satisfactory' in study of Field Engineer courses.
  • Radiation, explosives, and pressure certification as required.



  • Experience within the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Compact / CML Experience
  • Educated to degree level in:
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering


Special Requirements:  

  • The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.
  • Able to travel to customer well site locations at short notice.
  • Perform operations/services as required under instruction from lead engineer.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to work in varying conditions.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must be safety conscious as each assignment will involve the implementation of health, safety and environmental procedures.
  • Must be willing to spend extended periods of time at any field location.
  • Honest, hard working and able to learn.
  • Team worker - ability to work in team to achieve shared goals.
  • Results focused - ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritize workload.
  • Flexibility with regards to working hours/requirements.
  • Self motivated.