Upper Completion Manager

  • Location:

    Erbil, Iraq

  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Ghusoon Nader

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire an Upper Completion Manager for an international oil operator in Erbil, Minimum 20 years of experience in Completions with a minimum of 7 years in leadership or managerial role, fluency in English is a must.

Job Summary:
The Upper Completion Manager is responsible for safe and efficient execution of upper completion programs including scheduling, budgeting, execution, and end-of-job evaluation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment, by adhering to:
  • Local Statutory Health, Safety & Environmental Regulations.
  • Corporate Health, Safety & Environment Policy, and applying Safety Management Systems.
  • Review HSE risk acceptance criteria and specific emergency preparedness requirements for completions projects and update as required.
  • Maintain an overview of all non-conformances, which have arisen with regard to specific operations.
  • Investigate and report on-site incidents and non-conformances where assigned.
  • Participate in regular well service and stimulation unit inspections with contractor and act on the results of these.
  • Ensure QA/QC commitments from services companies are applied.
  • Perform QHSE audit of service companies in accordance to the company rules.


  • Forecasts and plans project activities.
  • Assists in preparation and review of operational programs.
  • Design and review the completion program.
  • Controls daily activity, assesses and reports physical progress and performance against plan.
  • Delegates responsibility and follows up on execution of tasks.
  • Ensures compliance with Contractor Management Standard for all subcontractors, monitors third party supplier performance including HSSE and service quality reviews.
  • Prepares Scopes of Works for and contributes to services and equipment tenders/ contracting.
  • Coordinates with service companies for the timely provision of equipment and services.
  • Monitors and reviews inventory levels and requirements. Ensure equipment certification is in place as required.
  • Review the AFE estimates with consideration to cost controls. And ensure contracts operating within ACV limits.
  • Maintain the data base for each well and field.
  • Work closely with reservoir engineer to optimize the performance of the well with the ESP.
  • Manage the execution of the new product development project of the next generation ESP.
  • Assists with monitoring, trouble shooting and testing downhole ESP equipment in order to maximize well productivity and ESP run life.
  • Trouble shoot and rectify the issues with ESP surface and downhole systems.


  • Responsible for providing comprehensive and onsite support to completion operations in accordance to the company rules.
  • Manage actively completions contracts where assigned as Contract Holder.
  • Ensure accurate inventory and the timely procurement of completions materials.
  • Provide adequate technical directions and managerial support for in-progress operations related to all completions.
  • Review the completion risks and risk management.
  • Perform technical audit in services companies as and when required.
  • Maintain an effective relationship with completion design and implementation specialists.
  • Review all job/service tickets concerning completion activity and verify they are in compliance with contractual requirements and quote proposals.


  • Daily operation meeting and communication with field team.
  • Check Daily Reports during all completion operations (DWR) before sending to management list.
  • Confirm Daily Cost Tracker during all completion operations (DCR).
  • Review the Management of Change (MOC) process when required and communicates the issue to the WS manager and support team in Dubai.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 20 years of experience in Completions with a minimum of 7 years in leadership or managerial role.
  • Good understanding of ESPs and machine design (ie: design, validation, operation, sustaining, or manufacturing of ESPs).
  • Safety courses required to carry out work at site and in accordance with company policy and as required by Country law and regulations.

Key Attributes:

  • Demonstrates commitment to HSSE policy and statement and knows and understands expectations as detailed in the HSSE Management System.
  • Develops highly positive relationships with both field and office teams.
  • Demonstrates highly effective communication skills e.g. operational reporting, high visibility, working relationships.
  • Looks beyond the obvious in problem solving.
  • Applies sound judgement in decision making – communicates with the WS Manager in relation to unplanned/non-routine activities.
  • Ensures cost effective use of services and equipment.
  • Maintains a strong focus on progress towards achievement of objectives.
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence in leading others.

The role reports to Well Services Operations Manager, and will be based in Erbil, Kurdistan. The role will be rotation 28 days on / 28 days off with 12 months fixed term contract duration.

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.