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A to Z - Oil & Gas Jobs Glossary, Jobs Descriptions, Job Definitions A to Z

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

World Oil

Offshore Engineer


Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

PipeLine & Gas Technology

Oilfield Technology Magazine

Plant Services

Industrial Engineering News Europe

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Job Definitions - All (A to Z):

Area Manager = person responsible for the safe and environmentally sound operation of the assigned area and supervision of hourly operators; in principle, is accountable for capital budgets which will repot to the manager of operations.

Assistant Derrickman = see Pumpman. Continued below

Captain (Chief Engineer) = person holding the necessary certification, training and testing that has to be obtained over several years of excellent experience on an offshore vessel/ship.

Cementing Supervisor = person coordinating and overseeing cementing service line work at the well site; also, provides the crew instructions and equipment planning.

Cementing/Stimulation Engineer = person designing, installing and maintaining a range of blending and pumping equipment; also evaluating the pumping process; also, updating well information based on data from drilling reports, including the depth of the well, its chemical properties and the amount and cost of materials used.

Certification Engineer = person working in the engineering disciplines and advising on certification relating to engineering services; also, responsible for production of CCHP (Certification, Commissioning & Handover Packs).

Chemical Engineer = See Process Engineer as well. A Chemical Engineer is a person involved in the design and maintenance of chemical processes.

Chief Mechanic = person responsible for maintenance and repair of the diesel generators and other mechanical equipment and operations on the rig floor.

Chief Electrician = person responsible for the repair and maintenance of the electrical equipment.

Commissioning Engineer = person ensuring that the project is commissioned safely, following agreed procedures; performs all commissioning and completion related tasks with a view to achieving early and efficient client handover.

Company Man = person working on rig, as the board representative from the Oil Company that operates the rig; duties include drilling supervision, and general overview, ensuring the Oil Company’s interests are well protected, in order to obtain the best possible results for the Oil Company.

Completion Engineer = person having a good understanding of the various types of well and the operations that may have been performed; also, discusses requirements for well completions with the customer, the owner, or operator of the well; also participates in the design of the well completion.

Completion Superintendent = person responsible for ensuring competent and timely aspects of completion in terms of design, planning, program delivery, tender operations, evaluations, innovation, scheduling and reporting etc.; also, ensuring appropriate management systems are in place in all operational aspects.

Completions Engineer – see Completion Engineer

Completions Technician = person who manages the day to day drilling and completion reports for the well files; also, processes and audits operational data and distributes drilling and completion operational data to the appropriate partners and/or government agencies; also, submits historical data to appropriate agents.

Construction Engineer – Offshore = Person who is to ensure that all the details included in offshore installation procedures are correctly understood and correctly applied by construction personnel; also, reviews project planning and works at improving the completion date; also, is responsible for day to day construction progress and planning on a project.

Construction Engineer - Onshore = Person who is to ensure that all the details included in onshore installation procedures are correctly understood and correctly applied by construction personnel; also, reviews project planning and works at improving the completion date; also, is responsible for day to day construction progress and planning on a project.

Construction Engineer – Topsides = Person who is responsible for the installation procedures being correctly applied and understood by the construction personnel above deck; also, works at improving the completion date for projects and is responsible for the day to day construction progress and planning.

Construction Manager = Person who supervises the day to day activities on a construction site. The construction manager reports to the project manager, but occasionally on smaller projects will fulfill the project manager role themselves.

Construction Manager – Fabrication = Person who is responsible for the construction of all machinery (fabrication) or assembling components; also, ensuring that all teams involved understand the procedures and apply them correctly.

Construction Superintendent = Person who carries all responsibility in field supervision, coordination and completion of a construction project, through coordinating and organizing the relevant craft, building, engineer, clerical or supervisory employees; keeping control of costs on work and materials and ensuring the project is completed within stipulated time limits.

Contracts & Logistics Coordinator = Person responsible for all logistics and procurement with regards to specific contracts and/or with third party contractual work; this includes the day to day activities, orders, management of facilities and storage.

Contracts Administrator = Person who is responsible for delivering a range of legal services for the Company or Partners through the management, preparation, administration and negotiation of contracts that are designed to protect the business and legal interests of the Company or Partners.

Contracts Consultant = Person who provides professional consulting services in the primary form of advice, management feasibility studies, operational reviews, concept preparations or design; also, provides the necessary consulting services in all stages of the contract planning, pre-award, award, implementation and evaluation.

Contracts Engineer = Person who is responsible to ensure contract details, guidelines and project procedures are correctly implemented on site through assisting and overseeing the necessary site teams.

Contracts Specialist = Person who ensures that the specific contract goals are met successfully; also, works with the necessary District and/or departments to ensure that procedures are carried out correctly, and works within the necessary departments in acquiring detailed information on supply and contract needs.

Control Room Operator (CRO) = person responsible for ensuring all plant evolutions are carried out in accordance with the plants safety program and all operations are maintained within the required permit limits. Offshore, the CRO job also involves anchor and retrieving operations aboard the rig, keeping the rig afloat on a regular basis, processing paperwork and work permits.

Control Systems Process Engineer = Person who is responsible for managing and devising the engineering of the control systems and/or processing systems. This includes the safety system philosophies, the architectures, requirements and functioning requirements and coordinating the engineers and system vendors, as well as technical management.

Corrosion Engineer = Person who is responsible for cathodic protection surveys, risk based inspection, asset integrity management and devising the structure-to-soil surveys on pipelines.

Cost Control Co-ordinator = Person who is responsible for analyzing, planning, developing and maintaining cost control procedures and methodologies from end to end.

Cost Engineer = Person who identifies the cost trends, provides recommendations and detailed plans for cost engineering requirements in project control and staffing, and develops acquired data for contract negotiations.

Country Manager – Oil & Gas = Person who represents the Company to customers and/or partners and is to maintain a positive and active relationship with their representatives; also, represents the Company in official and legal functions; also, must be aware of local laws and appropriate procedures in complying with such regulations, as well as understand the Company's own policies and work practices; also, ensures that Company objectives in the area are met consistently.

Cost Control Engineer = Person responsible for preparing development budgets, cost control expenditures, invoicing and reporting, as well as following up on the relating cost control commitments.

Crane Operator = person in charge of crane operations (used to maneuver equipment, pipes, supplies, etc)

Deck Utility Hand = Responsible for the basic and manual labour on deck, such as cleaning and the maintenance of facilities and/or assisting others in the manual labour needed.

Derrick-Hand = see Derrickman

Derrickman = person responsible for the fine operation and general maintenance of the mud, and mud pumps and other machines used in the pump room; also assists the Roughnecks on drill floor when required climb up the drilling tower and help with racking the drill pipe, which is removed from the drill hole.

Directional Driller = Person who is responsible for the implementation of directional wells at the rigsite; also, is involved with Well Engineering, design and operations in Well Proposals, Well Execution, Anti-collision, Survey Management, Torque and Drag analysis and hydraulics; also, trains junior engineers; also, is involved in safety and operational plans.

Directional Drilling Supervisor = Also see Directional Driller. Person who oversees and supervises all drilling and workover operations.

Development Engineer = Person who ensures that all development activities comply with regulatory standards, change processes, risk assessments and all relating studies and/or processes.

DP Navigator = Person who judges the DP (Dynamic Positioning) system and ensures there is enough redundancy during the DP operations.

DP Systems Engineer = Person who analyses the DP (Dynamic Positioning) system and ensures that the system is efficient and able to conduct it's tasks correctly; ensuring that all staff are well trained and able to manage and run the system and that any improvements needed to the system or the staff are executed.

Document Controller = Person who receives all engineering or other documents from lead engineers and relevant parties, coordinates and controls such documents, and distributes them according to the necessary electronic or paper processes.

Driller = person having a sound technical background and drill experience, knowledge of well pressure systems and drilling fluids, operating the drill equipment that creates the hole.

Drilling Engineer = person who develops, plans, costs, schedules and supervises the operations necessary to the process of drilling oil and gas wells, from initial well design to testing, completion and abandonment; a drilling engineer can be employed on land, on offshore platforms or on mobile drilling units, either by the operating oil company, a specialist drilling contractor or a service company.

Drilling Fluids Engineer = see Mud Engineer

Drilling \ Workover Engineer = see Workover Engineer

Drilling Manager = Person who has overall responsibility of the necessary deliverables, planning and operations in the drilling program through managing the necessary staff and departments, as well as managing third party contractors.

Drilling Rig Supervisor = Person who is responsible for day-to-day on site planning and execution of drilling and rig completion activities; also, is responsible in implementing all the necessary company policies and safety procedures, as well as environmental protection, within all the drilling operations.

Drilling Logistics Coordinator = Person responsible for coordinating and arranging the logistical processes involved in the drilling operations; including the need for procurement, spares and supply.

Drilling Supervisor = See Toolpusher (also known as the Drilling Superintendent)

Drilling Superintendent – see Toolpusher

Electrical Engineer = Person who monitors all the electrical engineering design activities and schedules and budgets; also, reviews the general electrical equipment specifications; also, ensures that all design, drawings and specifications of the engineering contractor meet quality and safety standards, as well as applicable laws and regulations.

Electrical Technician = Person responsible for the installation, testing, connecting and maintenance of the electrical system within the rig/facility/construction. The Electrical Technician works with the various electrical systems, equipment and machines in the rig/facility or project or construction.

Electronic Technician = person responsible for the repair and general maintenance of all the electrical equipment. See Electrical Technician.

Electronic Technician – Seismic = person responsible for repair, maintenance and evaluation of the electrical equipment within the scope of the seismic equipment.

Environmental Engineer = Person having to plan prevention, control or remediation strategies for possible health hazards or environmental problems in/on the particular site (such as waste control, pollution or site remediation.) This includes identifying waste and pollution sources, consulting on corrective strategy, and ensuring that environmental laws and requirements are adhered to.

Estimator = Person who has the responsibility of calculating all the tenders and ensuring that there will be a suitable return in regards to the resources that have been employed.

Evaluation Engineer = Person who assists in the development of the test procedures, configuration and instrumentations necessary to perform analytical tests within test plans.

Expeditor = Person who assists in the day-to-day activities of the purchasing department, ensuring that all procedures are adhered to and filing systems are maintained.

Expert Witness = Person who has expert and more complete knowledge within their given field through education, training, skill and experience. An Expert Witness is relied upon to officially and legally provide technical or scientific etc. opinion on specific matters. They are often called upon in a court of law.

Explorationist = Person who is responsible for delivering all the technical assessments on a site and identify development opportunities; also, liaises closely with service companies and contractors, universities or research organizations.

Fabrication Manager – Platforms = Person who manages the fabrication of the necessary structures and repairs with regards to platforms; also, has the responsibility to ensure proper training for necessary machining (and fabrication of the machinery) is assured.

Fabrication Manager – Shipyards = Person managing the operations of the fabrication of the steel structures at the Shipyard, focusing specifically on Ship (or Rig) repair, Industrial projects, and managing the fabrication of machining workshops; includes planning and management of labour, and improving productivity within budget and cost control plans.

Fabrication Manager – Topsides = Person who manages the fabrication of the structures and necessary facilities on the top deck, including repairs and managing the machinery fabrications workshops and/or training.

Facilities Engineer - FPSO = Person who carries the responsibility of evaluating, developing and implementing effective, improved and necessary procedures and systems, as well as facilities, on the FPSO (Floating Production and System Offloader) Vessel.

Facilities Engineer - Refinery = Person who evaluates the procedures and systems at the Refinery and works towards developing and implementing improved procedures, systems and facilities.

Facilities Engineer = Person who evaluates, develops and implements necessary effective systems and procedures at the facility to improve maintenance plans and general facilities.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist = Person who is responsible for the maintenance of the facilities, tools and machinery at the facility; who improves procedures and facilities.

Facilities Planning Specialist = Person responsible for the adequate planning of facilities; including space, tools and staff, and ensuring all plans are adequate for present and future needs.

Field Development Engineer = See Development Engineer. Person who ensures that all field development activities comply with regulatory standards, change processes, risk assessments and all relating studies and/or processes.

Field Engineer – Oil & Gas = Person who has the responsibility of the equipment from end to end, and ensures that projects are conducted according to procedures, regulations and schedules. See also Field Engineer – well-site.

Field Engineer - Well-site = Person who is responsible for the equipment, installation, testing and certification of the equipment and rig at the wellsite; also, ensures that the relevant managers are up to date on progress, and that all procedures and regulations are properly adhered to at the wellsite.

Finance Specialist – Oil & Gas = Person responsible for creating effective administrative and accounting systems related to major account functions in the Oil & Gas industry; also, to provide administrative and supervisory support to staff.

Financial Controller – Oil & Gas = Person who is responsible for the supervision of revenue, the certification of accounts; also, the control of the accounts of staff and/or executives.

Finite Element Analysis Engineer (FEA Engineer) = Person who calculates the stress level in each element using FEA software (FEA is a computational method for calculating stress and allowing one to predict deflection or failure.)

Floorman = see Roughneck

Flow Assurance Specialist – Oil & Gas = Person who prepares and executes transient, multi-phase thermal hydraulic simulations in establishing the system operability in all conditions.

FPSO Hull Inspectors = Person who is responsible for rigorous inspecting of the hull of the FPSO (Floating Production and System Offloader) and ensuring all health, safety and environment standards are adhered to.

FPSO Instrument Engineer = Person who is responsible for assessing the instrumentation equipment, applying the necessary strategies and routines to the instrumentation equipment and ensuring that the equipment is maintained correctly; also, ensuring that the correct procedures are in place for continuous maintenance.

FPSO Superintendent = Person who has overall responsibility of the FPSO (Floating Production and System Offloader) operations, focusing on the crew and equipment and ensuring that both are competent to undertake the necessary tasks on board.

Fracture Stimulation Engineer = Person responsible for fracture stimulation at the well-site; providing design, cost estimates, programs and advice as well as planning and improving safety and environmental concerns.

Gas Processing Engineer – see Process Engineer

Gas Transportation Engineer = Person responsible for the analyses, planning and coordination of the infrastructure and processes required in gas transportation.

Gas Turbine Engineer = Person involved with the selection, design and operation of gas turbines, ensuring mechanical and performance issues are dealt with adequately.

Gas Turbine Technician = Person who has the responsibility of evaluating and allocating gas data correctly; also, to provide administrative and technical support to contracts and/or third party customers.

Geologist = person who uses the seismic data to reconstruct the subsurface configuration to locate possible sites of oil traps; also, once oil if found, calculates the percentage of oil that could possibly be extracted from the reservoir.

Geophysical Engineer = Also known as the Geological Engineer. Person who applies engineering principles to geological study; ie. focuses on well-site development, exploration and operation aspects, as well as environmental issues.

Geophysicist = person who interprets the seismic data and build up the picture of the subsurface by using the knowledge of the past changes in the earth's structure.

Geotechnical Engineer = Person who provides support in the most convenient location for the project team; also, ensures the quality of work is up to standard; also, liaises with project management teams to clarify certain aspects of the project and the agreed time frames.

Hook-up Engineer = Person responsible for the circuits, electrodes and appliances for a particular process or diagnostic procedure; providing cost estimates, planning and advice.

HR Advisor = Person who interprets and administers the existing Human Resources policies and procedures, recommending amendments and changes where necessary; also, supervises the continuous maintenance of employee files and related administration tasks and/or paperwork.

HSE Manager = Person who interprets the HS&E (Health, Safety and Environment) policies and ensures that these policies are up to date, up to standard, and are administered correctly.

HSE Specialist = Person who has the responsibility of evaluating, updating and improving the HS&E (Health, Safety and Environment) programmes and advising on the latest trends and requirements.

HSE Superintendent = Person who has overall responsibility for contributing to the development of the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) policies and practices, and ensure that HS&E excellence is maintained.

Hull Systems Engineer = Person who assesses the hull systems and equipment and applies strategies and routines for usage and maintenance.

HVAC Engineer - Offshore = Person responsible for the planning, development and execution of the Offshore HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) systems and process.

HVAC Engineer = Person who has the responsibility of planning, developing and improving the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems.

Hydraulics Engineer = Person who is responsible for providing technical lead and key input to the Engineers in the Hydraulics Components of particular applications; also, creates and maintains the hydraulic components and sub assemblies portfolio.

Hydrographic Surveyor = Person who specializes in studying and acquiring the necessary data pertaining to the seabed and it's construction, therefore locating offshore resources and providing necessary planning for possible extraction.

INLEC Engineer = Person who focuses on the analysis, planning and development of the INLEC systems as well as providing a technical lead.

Inlec Technician = Person in charge of the necessary INLEC systems and equipment, ensuring that the equipment is always maintained and in the best condition.

Inspection Engineer = Person responsible for achieving safety standards and assessing the effectiveness of the working practices and systems; also, provides technical support where necessary; also, ensures that HS&E (Health, Safety and Environment) performance standards are maintained and implemented.

Instrument Designer = Person charged with designing and building the instrumentation equipment, insuring costs, trends, safety and environment are all adhered to.

Instrument Engineer = Person who applies the necessary strategies and PM Routines to the asset register equipment and assesses the spares required for regular maintenance; also, develops the necessary procedures in keeping maintenance.

Instrument Technician = person in charge of the equipment for measuring gauges, alarm panels and other gear

Lead Commissioning Engineer = Person responsible for preparing for the installation of equipment and products; also, assists design teams with required knowledge.

Legal Adviser = Person responsible for advising the necessary parties legal advice and details of legalities and legal matters, ensuring that all understand certain legal implications.

Liaisonman = Person who serves as a liaison between two parties and provides supervision of the operations being performed at the wells, and serving as liaison between all contractors, companies or even countries involved.

LNG Commissioning Engineer = Person who advises and prepares for the installation of LNG equipment and assists the design team with the required LNG equipment and installation knowledge.

LNG Design Engineer = Person who analyses, evaluates, improves and advises on LNG equipment and ensures that maintenance systems and processes are adequate and in place.

LNG Engineer = Person who plans and decides upon the necessary LNG equipment, and ensures that maintenance and operational processes are in place and adhered to.

LNG Facilities Engineer = Person who is responsible for the analysis, advising, evaluation and improvement of the LNG facilities in terms of efficiency and health, safety and/or environment issues.

LNG Operations Specialist = Person who plans and executes improvements upon the LNG Operations and focuses on present and future needs.

LNG Processing Engineer = Person who provides technical support and direction to the LNG team, planning and devising the necessary processing systems.

Logistics Manager = Person responsible for the logistics processes from end to end; this includes procurement, storage, transportation, material planning as well as being involved with the planning of facilities and operational issues.

Logistics Specialist = Person who analyses and plans for improvements to all the logistics and procurement procedures, processes and advises and executes on these plans.

Loss Prevention Engineer = Person responsible for loss prevention activities on projects; this includes the fire water system designs, fire fighting equipment, and the purchasing and/or production of the fire-escape plans.

Loss Prevention Manager = Person responsible for implementing shortage control strategies and ensuring that losses (such as debt or accidents) are greatly reduced.

Maintenance Crew - Offshore = Person and/or crew responsible for all offshore maintenance activities to facilities and general maintenance needs.

Maintenance Engineer = Person who is to provide support for the mechanical, electrical and instrument maintenance of field equipment; also, provides technical advice to these necessary departments; also, participates in budget plans.

Maintenance Planner = Person who determines what methodologies, resources, spares and skills are required to ensure maintenance work can be done safely and efficiently.

Maintenance Planning Engineer = Person who must follow up closely on the construction and commissioning activities and ensure technical safety within all the facilities.

Manpower Planning Advisor = Person responsible for building an efficient manpower model and also develop succession planning schemes; advising on all manpower needs.

Marine Engineer = Person who maintains and operates the systems (such as the propulsion system) on the vessel; also, responsible for the general facilities such as lighting, air conditioning, water and sewage; occasionally, involved with the design and construction of the onboard systems.

Marine Pipeline Engineer = Person responsible for the detailed design and installation solutions for the marine pipelines onshore or offshore (deepwater pipelines, risers, long distance transmission for pipelines and the crude oil loading lines etc.)

Maritime Superintendent = Person who supervises all navigation, sailing etc. activities onboard the vessel (be it a ship or a rig.)

Master Mariner (Master) = Person who is responsible for the rig/vessel moving, inspections and audits, risk, safety and environment issues, transportation, installation and load plans; also, has some involvement in the review and approval of offshore projects.

Material Controller – Oil & Gas = See Materials Controller

Materials Control Specialist = Person who has the responsibility of maintaining inventory operations; preparing assembly kits for construction conduct store room duties (such as cycle counts, stocking etc.)

Materials Controller = Person responsible for the coordination of the site activities that relate to the management of material (and the documentation pertaining.)

Materials Coordinator = Person who manages and controls all preservation materials for an offshore project; also, administers all the spares/materials/consumables required for maintenance.

Materials Engineer – Oil & Gas = Person who is responsible for the choice of materials to be used in various projects; also, selects materials, lowers processing costs and increases durability of materials.

Mechanical Engineer = Person responsible for the engineering, analysis and design in support of the Company's equipment and engineering contracts for a project.

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor = person responsible for the repair and maintenance of the diesel generators and other equipments.

Medic = very important role, as this person deals with the day-to-day well-being of all the offshore personnel; also upkeeps medical supplies and equipment required onboard. Offshore personnel not healthy? You bet things won’t be going on the right track.

Metallurgical Engineer = Person who is called upon to apply metallurgical knowledge to the development and evaluation of pipelines, systems and other areas relating; also, works with the designers in assisting with metallurgical knowledge.

Microstation Designer = Person who is responsible for development preparation checking and the coordination of the designs and drawings, documents etc.; ensuring that all is within the applicable codes and standards.

Mine Geologist = person providing advice and expertise on the geological aspects of development and production in mine, pit and quarry sites.

Minerals Surveyor = person who provides valuation services related to developing mineral resources, waste management sites, mines and quarries.

Moorings Design Specialist = Person who advises and takes part in the designing of all docking equipment and systems, planning the docking processes and advising on latest Moorings technology and trends.

Motorman = person responsible for the smooth operation of the power engine room; analysis in the motor room and control the supply power; other duties include water makers, air compressors, equipment reports, changing oil and filters.

Mud Engineer = person (in most cases having a chemistry background) responsible for the fluids that are being used for the drilling.

Mud Logger = person inspecting and testing the drilling fluid, “mud” and the debris from the well; this person is looking for traces of oil and the different types of rock samples from the well in order to build up a picture of the subsurface.

Mudman (Shakerhand) = person working in the shaker room when a drilling operation is in progress to keep an eye on the screens that monitor the shakers.

MWD Engineer = MWD stands for Measurement While Drilling; the MWD engineer basically incorporates the roles of directional driller and wireline logger (wireline instruments and techniques have been developed so that measurements can be made without interrupting drilling).

MWD Field Engineer = (MWD – Measurement While Drilling) Person responsible for ensuring all the MWD equipment arrives at the wellsite and that all MWD requirements at the site are met; as well as all general duties on field with regards to MWD needs, expertise and requirements.

MWD Specialist = (MWD – Measurement While Drilling) Person who analyses, plans and executes improvements for all MWD equipment and operations.

Naval Architect = Person responsible in assisting with naval architectural activities that are related to the marine operations, including the safety and installation operations.

NDT Inspection – Underwater (NDT – Non-Destructive Testing) = Person responsible for testing the necessary materials (pipes, metals, rig etc.) and ensuring that the materials are able to withstand the underwater pressures and environment.

NDT Inspector – Oil & Gas = Also see NDT Inspection – Underwater (NDT – Non-Destructive Testing) = Person responsible for testing the necessary materials, especially those materials used in oil and gas extraction (such as pipelines etc) and ensuring they are capable of managing the pressures involved (or, reporting on their status).

Oceanographer = Person who undertakes scientific studies of the ocean's topography, biology and inhabitants. Oceanography is also called Oceanology or Marine Science.

Offshore Construction Engineer = see Construction Engineer – Offshore

Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) = person in charge of the overall operation of the activities offshore (rig); also known as the PIC (Person In Charge) or MIC (Man In Charge).

Offshore Logistic Coordinator = Person who ensures that all resources, infrastructure and management systems are correctly in place for all offshore needs.

Offshore Maintenance Foreman = person responsible for supervising the maintenance

Offshore Maintenance Roustabout = person responsible for keeping the deck area clean; also includes general upkeep of the rig and painting.

Offshore Medic = Person who is medically trained; this includes doctors, nurses, paramedics or any medical personnel who work in an offshore environment.

Offshore Painter = person responsible for the offshore rig painting, working at heights.

Offshore Personnel Specialist = Person responsible for personnel development plans to improve personnel skills and/or personnel numbers for all offshore needs.

Offshore Process / FPSO Personnel = Person responsible for the FPSO (Floating Production and System Offloader) personnel processes and development planning.

Offshore Project Manager = Person who has the responsibility of the execution and planning of the overall offshore projects.

Offshore Structural Engineer = see Structural Engineer - Offshore

Offshore Surveyor = person planning and executing surveys; also, identifies needed assistance; also, follows up overdue surveys

Oilfield Operations Engineer = Person who has the responsibility for the engineering, analyzing, planning and improving the oilfield operations.

Operation - Maintenance Manager = Person who plans, directs and organizes the maintenance operations; also, provides much support to the administrative staff and managers.

Operations Engineer - Offshore = Person who provides support and direction to the offshore production operations to ensure that production targets are met; also, coordinates offshore activities that relate to HydroCarbon Processing, utility systems and water injection systems; to ensure they are all carried out effectively, safely and environmentally safe.

Operations Engineer – Oil & Gas = Person who is responsible for the overall operations focusing on a technical perspective.

Package Engineer = Person with the responsibility of overseeing the daily assembly, packaging and fabrication; also, ensure that contract work is carried out according to agreed contract specifications.

PDMS Designer = Person responsible for piping and draughting design work on the PDMS (software) system; ensuring that all design work complies to standards; also, surveying current sites and designs and working towards improvement.

PDMS Piping Designer – Oil & Gas = Person who designs and produces piping layouts and piping supports using PDMS design software.

PDMS Structural Designer – Oil & Gas = Person who prepares studies and drawings for all offshore structural projects (including design of modules, skids, platforms etc.) using PDMS design software.

PDS Designer = Person who designs and creates piping systems through the PDS (software) system; also, includes checking plot plans, tie-in schedules, gas and isometrics and changing and managing PDS (software) design; this includes on-site responsibilities of site surveys for piping and supports, and identifying the shortfalls in material.

PDS Piping Designer – Oil & Gas = Person who designs and creates equipment / piping orthographics on the PDS modeling system.

PDS Structural Designer – Oil & Gas = Person who creates and prepares plans and detailed designs/drawings on the PDS Software Design system to be used for engineering or manufacturing purposes; also, design piping and related components.

Permit Specialist = Person who plans and reviews work permit processes and procedures, and advises those concerned with regards to requirements to be followed, as well as the problems and concerns.

Petroleum Economist = Person who watches and reports on the changing economics and prices around the petroleum sector, advising on these changes and creating plans that take them into account.

Petroleum Engineer - Well = See Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Engineer = person functioning as integrator, connecting subsurface and topside engineering activities to bring oil or gas from the reservoir up to the surface in an economical manner, safely and with little damage to the reservoir or facilities; also, this person may manage material resources and contractor relationships, supervise drilling personnel.

Petroleum Geologist = Person who is highly involved in the oil discovery and production processes; also, often the person(s) who discover oil or oil deposits; also, decide the exact location where drilling should occur and study the well's integrity.

Petroleum Geophysicist = Person involved with the exploration and discovery of oil and/or gas much like the Petroleum Geologist (see Petroleum Geologist) except using the principals of physics in the study of geology (quantitative physical methods : especially by electromagnetic, radioactivity and seismic methods.)

Petroleum Specialist = Person who provides information to the public and/or governments regarding operation and regulation of onshore/offshore petroleum facilities, complaints, environmental issues etc; also, evaluates, selects and trains the necessary staff; also, provides technical assistance for drill permits; also, reviews well locations and facilities, focusing on environmental matters.

Petrophysicist = Person responsible for combining knowledge of the logging sensor physics with the understanding of oil and gas geology, with the goal of quantifying and ensuring quality control of petrophysical data from services that are independent of conveyance and in open and/or cased holes, with the view of determining the hydrocarbon production capacity, lithology and the fluid saturations of a reservoir through a single well data set.

Pipe Support Designer = Person responsible in assisting the discipline engineer in meeting all the project requirements, and performing all the pipe supports technical duties with competency and efficiency.

Pipelay Engineer = Person responsible for all pipelay designs, such as ramp design, build and commissioning; developing and executing pipelay installation analysis.

Pipeline Engineer - Offshore = see Marine Pipeline Engineer

Pipeline Engineer – Onshore = see Marine Pipeline Engineer

Piping Designer - AutoCAD = Person who has the responsibility of piping design using the AutoCAD design software specifically.

Piping Engineer – Oil & Gas = Person who determines the scope of piping work and estimates the workforce and hours involved, creating improvement and execution plans.

Piping Inspector – Oil & Gas = Person who analyses the piping work closely and informs on corrosion, dangers, etc. as well as keeping in mind environmental, safety and health regulations.

Planner - Maximo = Person who creates service and asset strategic plans with and through the Maximo system. Maximo is a service management and strategic asset system.

Planner – Primavera = Person who creates scheduling and project planning with and through the Primavera system. Primavera is a Project Planning system.

Planning Engineer = Person responsible for reviewing plans on a project and for developing improvements, understanding the scope of work, and ensuring all plans fit well within the necessary regulations.

Platform Erection Crew = Person(s) who are responsible for the fabrication and erection of the platforms themselves

Pneumatic Crew = Person(s) who undertake all the responsibilities and manual work involved with the Pneumatic equipment.

Process Engineer = person involved in the design and maintenance of chemical processes; Related – process design: the process design can either be the modification or expansion of already existing facilities or it can be the design of new facilities; the design basically starts at a conceptual level and ends in the form of fabrication and construction plans.

Process Technician = Person involved with maintaining and repairing all the electrical and electronics of all process or processing equipment.

Procurement Advisor = Person who advises on the best pricing, suppliers and quality of procurement needs.

Procurement Manager = Person responsible for the overall planning, material planning and logistics involved with procurement.

Procurement Specialist = Person who advises on the necessary spares, equipment, materials needed and understands these needs.

Production Engineer = person who monitors the wells and recommends measures to increase the efficiency of the production.

Production Operator = person having as duty the managing the flow of the oil and gas from downhole through processing.

Production Technologist = Person with overall responsibility for Production Engineering on projects, determining optimum production systems and delivering conceptual designs; also, evaluates the performance of the existing systems and recommends improvements.

Project Controls Engineer = Person who provides overall project costs, schedules, estimates and progress measurements, as well as change management recommendations; also, monitors the contractors in cost control, schedule control and progress.

Project Controls Specialist = Person who coordinates and oversees the internal and/or external flow of information relating to the project management, project completion etc.

Project Engineer = Person who is involved with all the engineering design and development for the particular project; also, responsible for supporting the Lead Engineers, operational functions and propose methodologies in accomplishing goals in the project; also, participates in risk assessments and ensures all proposed equipment is operating according to specifications.

Project Manager = Person responsible for the project from planning to execution to completion, coordinating and managing all the management / supervisory / engineering staff etc.

Project Services Coordinator = Person who supervises the activities of the Project Controls Department, being involved with procurement, planning, document control, invoicing and cost control.

Project Services Manager = Person responsible with developing the performance and management level of Services; also, involved with Project Cost Estimating and Cost Engineering.

Proposals Engineer = Person who prepares the tenders and ensures that all is in accordance with the procedures and systems of the Company; also, organizes the workload of the tender team and decides on budget, as well as market trends.

Pump Mechanic = Person who repairs and maintains all the mechanical problems and/or needs of the pump systems.

Pumpman = person working as the assistant to the Derrickman and can work in the mud pump room or assist as a Roughneck on the drill floor when required; also known as Assistant Derrickman.

QA Engineer = Person who provides support to the delivery teams and operational managers on all the matters of Operations Quality Management.

QA\QC Inspector = Person who reviews the structural and/or Civil aspects of the engineering and develops detailed knowledge of the scope of work, aims, timetable and systems required for the project; also, ensures that all contract specifications for inspections are carried out correctly.

QA\QC Manager = Person responsible for implementing the Quality Construction programs on site and implements a Quality Plan for the site and it's activities; also, ensures each sub-contractor implements adequate quality systems and procedures.

QA\QC Supervisor = Person who supervises all the QA/QC operations (Quality and Construction) and staff involved relating to this area.

Quality Assurance Engineer = See QA Engineer

Quality Control Engineer = Person responsible for planning and executing better quality control initiatives.

Quantity Surveyor = Person responsible for contract aspects of surveying and ensuring that value recovery is maximized; also, is responsible for cost control, cash management and the subcontracting of material orders.

Quarry Manager = person responsible for ensuring that quarries, pits and opencast sites operate successfully by overseeing all operations, both on site and in the office; also, manages staff, co-ordinates production and monitors all site systems.

Radio Operator = person responsible for helicopter, personnel and freight logistics, lifeboat and emergency muster lists, T cards, preparing personnel on board lists and the onboard communications systems; a GMDSS Radio Operator's License is needed in most cases.

Recruitment Specialist = Person responsible for advising on the best recruitment acquiring, permits required, recruitment needs etc.

Refinery Engineer = Person who evaluates, plans and executes all the needs, facilities and processes at the refinery and works towards streamlining these aspects.

Reliability Engineer = Person who works alongside the other stakeholders in asset management and identifies the improvement opportunities, ensuring they are delivered.

Reservoir Engineer = person who studies the behavior and characteristics of a petroleum reservoir to determine the course of future development and production that will maximize the profit; in other words, this is a person who, after a throughout analysis of the size and shape of the reservoir, decides the most appropriate locations for the production wells to be drilled in order to get optimum recovery.

Reservoir Petrophysicist = Person who studies the specific physical properties of particular rock types; also, being involved with the field data from the well.

Reservoir Simulation Engineer = Person responsible for reservoir simulation studies, including model construction, calibration and predictions; also, participates in technical reviews; also, recommends practical solutions for production and injection strategies.

Rig Electrician = person who maintains, installs, troubleshoots, tests, repairs and commissions the electronic equipment and systems on the oil rig.

Rig Mechanic = Person responsible for the mechanical maintenance and mechanical repairs of the equipment and facilities on the rig.

Rig Safety & Training Coordinator = person having a good experience background, sound computer and organizational skills, knowing the company policies and, obviously, offshore safety laws.

Rig Superintendent = Person who has complete, overall responsibility (and authority) for the whole drilling operation.

Rig Welder = Person responsible for the overall welding needs, be it construction or otherwise, on and for the rig.

Riser Engineer = Person who plans, executes and improves the riser engineering, fabrication and riser installation project needs.

Risk Assessment Consultant = Person who is consulted to assess and advise on the various risks involved in a project and the results thereof.

Rotating Equipment Engineer – Dynamic = Person who is responsible for the design and procurement and improvement plans for the dynamic equipment.

Rotating Equipment Engineer – Static = Person who is responsible for the design and procurement and improvement plans for the static equipment (columns, vessels, tanks, reactors, unfired heat exchangers etc.)

Roughneck = person working on the rig floor, and responsible for the machines and equipment that is used for the drilling operation; usually works in a group of three Roughnecks. The supervisor of the Roughneck is generally the Chief Driller.

Roustabout = person who is typically drilling on the oil rig; duties: unloading of equipment, servicing well units, supplying equipment to rig floor when required, keeping main deck and pipe deck tidy and clean and helping with the guidance of the crane as supply loads are moved to the rig deck. Roustabouts work; also, ensures keeping the pipe deck and main deck tidy and clean and supervising the crane when the loads are being moved aboard.

ROV Operator = Person who operates the ROV system and equipment and responsible for all day-to-day operating activities on the ROV systems.

ROV Superintendent = Person who has overall responsibility for the ROV System and ensuring that the crew and support equipment is competent to undertake the necessary tasks.

ROV Technician = Person who repairs and maintains the electrical and electronic components of the ROV Systems and Equipment.

Safety Case / HSE Advisor = Person who coordinates and participates with risk analysis, and ensuring the environment inspections are carried out during construction phases.

Safety Manager – Oil & Gas = Person who is responsible for the proper coordinating and execution of safety procedures etc. and ensures safety standards are adhered to, reporting on areas where safety is under question.

SAP Consultant = Person who consults to the Company or those involved (be it financial, operational, logistical or otherwise) on the SAP system, its capabilities and its functions.

SAP Training Specialist = Person who is responsible for devising the SAP training programs and advising the necessary departments of such.

Scaffolder = person erecting and dismantling working platforms that allow workers to access the higher levels of buildings and structures during renovation or maintenance work, and upper levels on new-build projects.

Scheduling Engineer = Person who supervises the schedule development, monitoring, maintenance and recovery plans for projects, supporting project administrative and organizational activities.

Security Personnel = Person(s) who are responsible for the overall security of all facilities (rigs, onshore, ships etc.)

Sedimentologist = Person who processes the geophysical, geochemical, rock and/or seismic data and assesses the geological controls on reservoir quality.

Seismic Crew = Person(s) who are either Geophysicists, Geologists, or any other needed crew within those fields or with the study of seismology, relating to the discovery and/or study of oil fields and wells etc.; also, the Seismic Crew is often divided up between the LAND Crew or the MARINE Crew, respectively.

Seismic Interpretation Specialist = see Geophysicist. Person who is responsible for the reading and interpretation of the Geophysical data specifically.

Seismic Specialist = see Geophysicist

SESAM Structural Engineer = Person responsible for evaluating and understanding the structural needs for offshore engineering analysis, and executes projects to meet these needs using the SESAM system (software developed by the Norwegian DNV - Det Norske Veritas).

Shipbuilding Engineer = Person who analyses, plans and coordinates the shipbuilding engineering operations, working towards better procedures and/or better techniques.

Shipping / Operations Manager = Person who has overall responsibility and delegation of the shipping operations.

Shipyard Inspector = Person who is responsible for the inspecting of the shipyard and ensuring that all health, safety and environmental regulations are adhered to and reporting on the general state of the shipyard.

Site Manager = Person responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the work force; also, responsible for planning and reporting on the work schedule; also, responsible for timely completion of the work and ensuring all complies to standards; also, monitoring work against the agreed budget.

Slick Line Specialist = Person responsible for the staff knowledge and training of slick-line (or WireLine) technology as well as providing technical advice to those involved with slickline technology (Slick-line or Wireline technology is used for well intervention).

Slick Line Supervisor = Person responsible for the general oversight of the slick-line (or Wireline) operations and staff involved (Slick-line or Wireline technology is used for well intervention.)

STAAD Structural Engineer / Designer = Person who uses the STAAD Analysis and Design software to evaluate and understand structural needs and execute projects to meet these needs.

Stimulation Engineer = Person who focuses on maximizing well potential through conducting studies on well stimulation applications, with an understanding of reservoir engineering applications.

Stress Engineer = Person responsible for all the technical and administrative aspects of the execution of a project within the scope of stress piping analysis

Structural Design Engineer = Person who ascertains structural needs (offshore and onshore) and creates designs to suit such needs

Structural Engineer - Offshore = Person who understands the overall structural needs and implementation methods, creates efficient plans to fulfill the structural needs and executes those plans

Structural Engineer – Topsides = Person who evaluates and understands the overall structural needs above deck and plans and executes projects to fulfill these needs.

Subsea Controls Engineers = Person who studies the feasibility on developments; also, may undertake or manage the studies sub-contracted to third parties on behalf of the Company.

Subsea Engineer = person involved with any structural engineering taking place beneath the surface of the sea; he designs, builds and installs mechanical systems used under the ocean, such as: underwater pipelines and pumps, transportation equipment, subsea wellheads, offshore drilling rigs.

Systems Engineer = Person who evaluates the overall systems and develops plans and processes to streamline these systems and allow for smoother processes and systems in general.

Technical Author = Person responsible with ensuring that all technical documentation is up to date, as well as the company policies and procedures (ensuring that the documentation all comply to safety, health and environmental standards as well as within the Company's own policies).

Technical Training Coordinator = Person who coordinates and organizes the technical training activities, ensuring that staff are always up to date on technical and procedural requirements.

Tool Pusher (Toolpusher) = person working on the rig floor or in the rig offices; has a good background, which must include experience as driller; duties: handling paperwork and personnel, authorizing supply orders, scheduling the work on the rig, promotions, terminations, supplying technical information and works with the oil company to coordinate plans with the drilling department.

Topsides Design Engineer = Person who creates and designs for facilities/equipment/structures etc. above deck (Topsides).

Tour Pusher = see Directional Driller

Training Advisor = Person who advises on the training needs of staff and/or evaluates the skill level and advises on what is needed.

Training Specialist = Person who provides insight into the specific training options and programmes available, as well as which training would work best for a specific line etc.

Translator / Interpreter = Person who is hired to provide translating or interpreting on site or field between different nationalities hired (often when contract or third-party work is also required.)

Turbine Engineer = Person who coordinates the activities of the Instrument and Electrical Technicians; also, assists in planning the work schedule and determining the manpower needs; also, deals with work permits and determining special requirements.

Underwater Inspector - NDT = see NDT Inspection – Underwater

Upstream Process Engineer = Person responsible for all conceptual design and/or simulation of the oil/gas production facilities (both onshore or offshore).

Utility Engineer = Person who evaluates the utility systems and provides solutions and plans towards implementation and improvement of utility systems.

Validation Engineer = Person who creates test procedures to validate system functions and performance; as well as to execute these procedures

Water and Waste Engineer = see Environmental Engineer

Weight Control Engineer = Person who develops and prepares the best layouts for a specific plant/site to ensure smooth and optimum running of the entire project, especially with regards to weight control; this includes developing and implementing the weight control plans, processes and systems.

Welding Engineer = Person who evaluates welding needs and implements plans and solutions towards fulfilling these needs.

Well Completion Specialist = Person who understands the well completion needs and advises on the best way to fulfill the needs of the well completion operations/projects.

Well Engineering Specialist = Person who has the responsibility of designing and evaluating the pressure vessels and piping systems, always taking health, safety and environment into consideration.

Well Planning Engineer = see Planning Engineer. Person responsible for the specific planning and evaluating of the well needs, and the execution of these plans.

Well Service Supervisor = Person who is responsible for the supervision of the well completion operations, including the clean-out and/or well test operations; also, constantly works towards improving operations and procedures; also, ensuring operational costs are managed well within the responsible phases of the project(s).

Well Services Engineer = Person who evaluates the well services (pumping and blending) needs and provides solutions and plans to implement greater effectivity and meet these needs.

Well Services Operator = Person who controls the pumping and blending of the equipment for the acidation, cementation or fracturing of the oil or gas wells.

Well Services Specialist = Person who understands the challenges and needs at the well services (pumping and blending) and advises on the industry standards, trends and solutions to these challenges.

Wellhead Coordinator = Person who coordinates the wellhead equipment crew and ensures that all standards and requirements are continously met.

Wellhead Engineer = Person who evaluates the wellhead needs, equipment and operations and devises plans and solutions to meet these needs effectively.

Wellhead Maintenance Engineer = Person responsible for the maintenance of all the wellhead equipment and facilities.

Wireline [Slick Line] Specialist = see Slick Line Specialist

Wireline Engineer = Person who evaluates the slick-line (or Wireline) technological needs and develops plans to ensure greater effectivity.

Wireline Operator = person performing maintenance in the well by attaching the necessary tools to the wireline.

Workover Engineer = Person who evaluates the present operations on a well and develops plans to restore or increase production at the well.

Workover Rig Supervisor = Person who is responsible for overseeing and delegating the daily workover operations at a well (ensuring that the plans for restoring or increasing production at the well are correctly implemented).

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