JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE : Production Chemist JOB SUMMARY This company is seeking a highly skilled Production Chemist to inform and assist supervisor about relevant activities, problems relating to operations, process conditions, instrument control, and safety system.
This would include standardization and specification of chemical injection / storage facilities, fluid sampling piping arrangements, and laboratory facilities / equipment.
The individual will be involved in providing a comprehensive service including problem assessment, solution identification, validation and treatment monitoring for optimum technical and commercial performance.
Responsibilities Work closely with relevant site operations team to troubleshoot process and integrity issues. Carry out routine analysis of injected, produced and treated fluids and gas.
Engage in applications and monitoring of chemical treatment programs directly influencing integrity of process equipment, flow assurance and product quality.
Ensure proper handover during shift change and communication to all relevant parties, offshore and onshore. Maintain auditable records of sampling, analyses, procedures and equipment calibrations.
Maintain an accurate and auditable record of production chemical use and discharge. Provide support for oilfield specialty chemical product, applications and service.
Effectively manage the asset’s chemical managementsystem. Provide troubleshooting of production system by checking and adjusting chemical injection rates.
Identify and notify mechanical failures with the chemical delivery systems. Ensure that all appropriate HSE systems are adhered to.
Maintain chemical inventory records and recommending system / treatment improvements where necessary and providing functional specifications for systems upgrade.
Carry out laboratory analysis of crude oil and produced water. Monitor safety system status and maintain high standard of safety practices in the execution of daily work, and always follows HSE’s established procedures.
Handle Emergency shut down and startups with minimum loss of Yield. Requirements B.Sc / B.Eng in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
At least 5 years experience in Production Chemistry. Practical post NYSC experience with development, application and optimization of all common production chemicals Must have field experience with bottle-testing Demulsifier / Deoiler chemicals on site, to assist with process optimization.
Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be diplomatic and display high level of emotional intelligence. Must be proactive and have a sound understanding of current lab / field safety and environmental practices for chemicals / process fluids, and common effluent discharge quality limits.