liaising with geoscientists, production and reservoir engineers and commercial managers to interpret well-logging results and predict production potential
compiling detailed development plans of reservoir performance using mathematical models
selecting optimal tubing size and suitable equipment in the well for different functions
designing the completion - the part of the well that communicates with the reservoir rock and fluids
designing systems that help the well to flow, for example using submersible pumps
managing problems of fluid behaviour and production chemistry
evaluating and recommending flow rate enhancement by using, for example, hydraulic fracturing (to force fluid into a well and fracture the rock) and acid treatment (to erode the rock and improve flow path)
managing and controlling wells with branches at the bottom (horizontal and multilateral wells)
using well and reservoir remote sensing technology and surveillance data to manage the value of the reservoir and decide on appropriate engineering interventions
understanding and managing how a set of wells interact
managing contractor relationships in relation to health, safety and environmental performance
supervising well-site operations personnel and managing staff at all levels, including the training and supervision of crew members, to ensure that everyone works as a team in order to meet deadlines to clients' satisfaction
liaising with separate departments to ensure correct progress with projects
taking responsibility for the maintenance of equipment
liaising with clients to keep them informed of progress.