Head Of Production

November 7, 2023
Application ends: February 7, 2024

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Job Description


  • Ensure the achievement of the Production operation of the field in accordance with the forecasts approved by Government Authority.
  • Effectively plan all field activities, including Safety, Production, Maintenance, Well services, Logistic, and Administrative in compliance with Asset Management System, environmental, legislative requirements, and SSHE instructions.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of the operation of the facilities and the execution of the works.
  • Exploit the producing wells and injectors, carry out the well intervention when required.
  • Contribute to study for the facilities performance improvement
  • Facilitate communication, coordination with multi-discipline for the success of Project
  • Ensure good planning and scheduling of works
  • Ensure compliance with hygiene and safety rules
  • Technical Accountability/Contribution
    • Ensure that Production and Maintenance operation are performed safely.
    • Deal with any incident that occurs on the facilities and make timely decisions.
    • Planning and coordinating to ensure adequate resources for all Production and Well services operation
    • Being an operations site representative at the Construction area(s) and responsible for commissioning & start-up activities on behalf of the Production Operations Department.
    • Participates in setting up, updating and distributing rules and safety instructions for the field and ensuring their application.
    • Supervise the implementation of the Operations and Maintenance contract for the asset.
    • Develop and manage the planned budget for Production and Well services operation
    • Ensure the supply of its structure in products necessary for the operation of the facilities such as Production chemicals, consumable, etc
    • Manage the well operations team, Control room operation, which involving the various departments responsible for well operations.
    • Prepare / Negotiate new contracts to support Production and Well services operation, communicate conflicting clauses when needed to the hierarchy.
    • Coordinate with other support structures all activities to achieve maximum efficiency in operations.
    • Approve and control any changes or modification to all production facilities
    • Study and approve the well intervention program forwell performance improvement.
    • Ensure Operations & Maintenance manuals are ready to use in Day to Day operations
    • Consolidates and budgets the needs of the department for:
      • Its rational use
      • Its development
    • Participate in the establishment of permanent procedures and instructions related to Production operation.
    • Notify Operations managers of unforeseen gaps in day to day operations and propose for rectification
    • Ensure periodic evaluation of staff performance and development actions accordingly.
    • Liaise with the Operations manager and Human resources manager to assist with planned recruitment, skills gap analysis, training needs analysis, and training execution, as required.
    • To train, develop and mentor all Production Department staff in order to improve job competency
    • Ensure all latest updated technical documentation are available onsite and/or via online, e.g. key drawing, Operation and Maintenance manuals and technical journals
    • Keeps up-to-date technical documentation for production optimization or production enhancement activities
  • Supervise all personnel including third parties to ensure work comply with relevant procedures such as SSHE andOperation standard procedures.
  • Cultivate ownership of equipment and tools to ensure availability and reliability
  • Manage team competence development and performance.
  • Good management and problem solving skills

Candidate Requirements:

  • Master Degree or Bachelor’s Degree qualification in Petroleum Science, Engineering (Production of Hydrocarbons) or relevant technical experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Hydrocarbon production industry environment in a Productionand Well engineering management
  • Broad knowledge and competent in oil and gas production facilities and processing
  • Broad knowledge of Project, Construction and Commissioning activities, with previous experience in one or more Algeria construction sites.
  • Experience working in the Dessert environment,
  • Control of Major Emergencies training
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French.
  • Physical and / or intellectual effort
  • Be able to travelling for company’s business
  • Have knowledge of business drivers affecting MOC
  • Managing on Job Training (OJT) and knowledge transfer/ Coaching
  • Experience with training and transfer of knowledge in support of nationalization programs.