Overview / Responsibilities
Optimize the pipeline design and resulting costs, by exploring novel design techniques and utilizing lessons learned, and experience from Experimental Phase and other Kashagan development phases on applied studies
Provide technical input, guidance and supervision in the Assess and Concept Select phases
Develop pipeline-engineering solutions for a wide variety of pipeline configurations, including HT / HP pipelines, pipe-
in-pipe, and sour multiphase pipelines
Provide knowledge sharing / mentoring to junior pipeline engineering members of DP&S
Ensure a variety of installation methods is feasible given specific constraints, including surface tow, push-pull and shallow water lay
Prepare detailed written reports on all pipeline issues, and make presentations on it
Provide technical co-ordination of line pipe material selection
Prepare scopes of work and technical input to the required documentation
Explore novel design techniques for optimizing the pipeline design
Technical management of several innovative pipeline developments such as fiber optic leak detection systems
Determine safe engineering limits, in terms of materials, welds, applied strain and environment, hence ensuring freedom from hydrogen induced and sulphide stress corrosion cracking
Provide engineering input to cost and schedule.
Review pipeline cost estimates
Review all studies and engineering works related to pipeline discipline, carried out by Engineering Contractor, during the execution of Assess and Select stage works.
Identify appropriate pipeline engineering standards for the project, in line with NCOC standard philosophy
Identify surveys and tests to be carried out to gather information for the design development (i.e. geotechnical and geophysical investigation, topographic surveys, ice modelling tests, etc.
applying the results to the engineering and design definition of the facilities.
Provide technical expertise in data analysis and input to support the assessment of fabrication yards and installation contractors
Proactively recognize and integrate the business drivers for project development (HSE, operational, commercial)
Skills / Qualifications
An Engineering degree in Mechanical / Structural or Civil discipline or equivalent
Minimum of 6-8 years discipline experience, preferably in complex onshore and offshore gathering and pipeline systems in oil and gas project front end engineering, detailed design, delivery and operation.
All aspects of mechanical design (stress analysis, flow assurance, installation, etc.)
Experience in previous similar company role, especially in managing and interfacing with major Contractors
Experience in design of pipeline in arctic and ice load conditions would be an advantage
Previous experience and familiarity with RoK and / or other Caspian projects highly desirable