Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is inviting interested applicants to fill the following positions for the Screen Retention Test Project:

  1. Technical Assistant
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow

Position                        : Technical Assistant

Salary                           : C.3-4 EB.5 ($1,990 – $2,970 per month)

No. of vacancy              : Two (2)

Duration                       : Full-time Fixed Term Contract (3 years)

Principal Investigator    : Professor Dr Stephen Tyson, C.Math, Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering

The Petroleum and Chemical Engineering programme area, Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is seeking technicians or technical assistants on full-time fixed-term contracts.

Successful candidates will work to provide technical support to a research project for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (BSP) to develop a laboratory facility to provide screen retention tests, and an associated numerical simulation capability.

The successful candidates must be familiar with a broad range of technical skills in engineering environments and be capable of working to deadlines as a member of a small multinational team. They will be expected to assist in the analysis of data, running experiments, and maintaining experimental apparatus. The successful applicant shall be well organised with a strong ‘can do’ attitude who can turn their hand to a variety of technical challenges. On the job training will be given and significant career development opportunities exist for the right candidate.  

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • To assist in the planning, development and maintenance of equipment and applications to support the screen retention test project. This will include:
    • Perform first-tier repair and maintenance
    • Bespoke equipment fabrication
    • Assist in design and development of test machinery and equipment
    • Run experiments fastidiously with high levels of repeatability
    • Record and manage experimental data
    • Prepare plans and diagrams
  • To comply with UTB’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s HSSE policy
  • To comply with UTB’s ethics policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s business integrity policy and supplier code of conduct
  • To report to the Principal Investigator of the Screen Retention Test Project

Qualifications

  • BDTVEC Higher National Diploma / Level 5 Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in any Science or Engineering related fields including Geoscience, Physics, Mathematics, Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificates from industrial training courses

Experience

  • Experience in equipment maintenance
  • Experience in reading and interpreting data, plans and diagrams
  • Experience with data acquisition hardware and software
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and practices

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good communications skills
  • Effective time management and respect for project deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to team creative thinking
  • Ability to create rapid prototypes
  • Strong numerical and statistical skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office, programming (any language) and drafting and CAD
  • Strong practical skills with hand and power tools

Application Submission

Application is open to Brunei Citizens or Permanent Residents only.

Interest applicants are invited to complete an application form and send detailed curriculum vitae including copies of academic certificates and transcripts with recent passport photo and IC via email, with the subject title: UTB/SRT/Tech/2020/01 – Applicant’s Name to:

Professor Dr Stephen Tyson
Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum and Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Brunei

Email address: stephen.tyson@utb.edu.bn

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Saturday, 22th August 2020 at 4.30 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Position                        : Postdoctoral Fellow

Salary                           : PT1A ($3,190 – $4,240)

No. of vacancy              : One (1)

Duration                       : Maximum of three (3) years

Principal Investigator    : Professor Dr Stephen Tyson, C.Math,

  Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering

 

The Petroleum and Chemical Engineering programme area, Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow with a PhD from an accredited institution in geosciences, mathematics or physics, petroleum or chemical engineering or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.

The position is funded by a research project with Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (BSP) to develop a laboratory facility to provide screen retention tests, and an associated numerical simulation capability. The successful applicant will be employed on contract for a maximum duration of three years.

The successful applicant must be capable of working to deadlines as a member of a small multinational team as part of an industrial research project. They will be expected to be able to talk confidently with industry experts in the field of production technology and sand control. The scope of the project includes geology, geophysics, geomechanics, numerical simulation and the successful candidate will be expected to become familiar with all aspects of the problem outside their speciality.

They will be expected to present research results to the industry client as well as papers and presentations in conferences. They will also be expected to supervise graduate students.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Expected to specialise in one or more of the following areas;
    • Rock and fluid sample collection and analysis
    • Design and execution of analytical experiments
    • Statistical studies of rock and fluid properties
    • Design and calibration of numerical simulation
  • To prepare reports and presentations for client
  • To produce publication of research through journal papers and conference presentations
  • To supervise graduate students
  • To comply with UTB’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s HSSE policy
  • To comply with UTB’s ethics policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s business integrity policy and supplier code of conduct
  • To report to the Principal Investigator of the Screen Retention Test Project

Qualifications

  • PhD Degree in Geosciences, Petroleum or Other Engineering related fields, Mathematics or Physics from a recognised and accredited university
  • Active membership of professional organisation, SPE, EAGE, IAMG, IMA, or similar
  • Certificates from industry training courses

Experience

  • Strong background in petroleum engineering, production technology or reservoir characterisation
  • Work in petroleum industry or on industry-funded research projects
  • Laboratory experience in sand grainsize tests and screen retention tests

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Effective time management and respect for project deadlines
  • Ability to create high-quality reports and presentations
  • Ability to contribute to team creative thinking
  • Numerical simulation in DEMs or fluid dynamics
  • Strong numerical and statistical skills

Application Submission

Interest applicants are invited to complete an application form and send detailed curriculum vitae including copies of academic certificates and transcripts with recent passport photo, copy of passport / identity card (for local applicant), research interest, research involvement, publication list, one-page personal statement and a research proposal not exceeding two pages via email, with the subject title: UTB/PostDoc/2020/01-SRT – Applicant’s Name to:

Professor Dr Stephen Tyson

Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum and Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Universiti Teknologi Brunei

Email address: stephen.tyson@utb.edu.bn

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Saturday, 22th August 2020 at 4.30 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

 

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