Well Intervention Engineer, Wells/Well Interventions at BP

Employer:
Job Title:
Well Intervention Engineer
Team/Area:
Wells/Well Interventions
Years Experience:
0 - It’s an entry-level / graduate role
Average Rating:
8.4
4.2/5
Date of Review: 11th Jun 2012
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How would you describe your job in 2-3 lines?
Support platform based offshore Well Interventions activities to maintain, re-gain and improve production and recovery rates on the BP North Sea oil and gas assets.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Morning calls to platforms, preparing programmes for offshore implementation, supervising and observing offshore programme implementation, liaising with suppliers.
What are the main positives and negatives to your job?
Positive - Facilitates the quick acquisition of sector domain knowledge.

Negative - Little variation in platform interventions work.
What qualifications and skills are needed to be great at this job?
Masters Engineering/Science degree, need to be able to get on with people from different backgrounds (from the roughneck with a lot of practical experience but little formal training to the PhD educated technical advisors).
What advice would you give to candidates applying for a similar role at this company
No prior industry knowledge is assumed if you don't have an oil and gas degree background, the process is slick and well organised compared to other firms. The assessment centre is difficult but fair - you have ample opportunity to demonstrate your skills across a variety of exercises.
Salary Comments
Increases quickly (around 10% PA), 10% bonus and 15% non-contributory DC pension, additional bonus for offshore work £95/day. Numerous tax efficient share schemes available.
What hours do you actually work, on average? 7amto 4pm.
Every other Friday is a flexible working day - we work one hour longer every day for 9 days and get the 10th off. Working hours are fairly rigidly stuck to; management recognise that there is little merit in junior staff staying late to finish non-critical work.
With the benefit of hindsight, would you choose to do this job again?
Definitely
If there is anything else you feel is missing from your job review please add it here...
I actually applied for Drilling and Completions but the department changed to include Interventions between my application and joining.
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