Platform Operator
JOB TITLE: Platform Operator
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-31 LAST UPDATED: 2021-03-31 DEADLINE: 2021-04-30



Position to report : Senior Panel Operator (EPS platform, offshore Oil Rocks)
Present job holder : new recruitment
Duration: Long term (rotational 4w/4w)


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production mid-2022.
JOCAP Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum is a new Company created in March 2018, which is the Operator of Absheron from August 2018.
Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.
EPS Project technical data:
• 152Mscf/d of gas, 12kbbl/d of condensate; production from 1 subsea well, 34km multiphase flowline, dedicated new platform installed at Oil Rocks field (operated by SOCAR); WHSIP = 555bar, WHFP = 380bar.
New EPS platform adjacent and connected to existing facilities, operated with dedicated philosophies for safety, maintenance, inspections, integrity.
Multicultural context with documents in different languages, mainly Azeri or English.


The job holder main responsibilities are detailed below:

- Monitor equipment functioning, observes temperature, level and flow gauges, and performs regular unit checks in order to ensure that all equipment is operating as it should;
- Controlling operation of the various plant equipment;
- Starting and shutting down plant equipment as per operational requirements;
- Preparation and execution of planned/unplanned shutdowns and campaigns.
- Recording, reviewing, and compiling operations records, test results and gauge readings such as temperatures, pressures, concentrations, and flows;
- Insurance of management and reporting of Inhibitions, Isolations (Process, Mechanical, Electrical), Downgraded Situation, Locked Valve Register, etc.
- Participating in Incident Investigation and Reporting Processes, such as Cause Tree Analysis.
- Report any incidents and unsafe conditions that can occur during the operations and take appropriate measures;
- Clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using hand tools, or request that repair and maintenance work be performed;
- Operating mobile equipment and hand tools as required in a safe and efficient manner;
- Actively participating in shift handovers and ensuring all reporting requirements have been completed;
- Gaining competence and knowledge in operating procedures, safety systems and environmental requirements;
- Perform with other technical personnel to develop proactive and effective team working together to attain set objectives;
- Supervising and supporting loading / unloading chemicals activities;
- Conducting Toolbox talks (TBT), Opening of the Permit to Work (PTW) as operating authority delegate on site.

The jobholder ensures good relationships with the offshore team, Onshore SMART Room and Azneft teams in the Oil Rocks.
The jobholder is accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSSE rules & requirements, with regards to the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy and for implementing and controlling these rules and requirements within his area of responsibility.


- Comply with the Activities described within the HSE Management System
- Take reasonable care of own Health and Safety and that of Others who may be affected by their acts at work
- Each employee, at his level of responsibility, must observe all Company Rules, Procedures and instructions in the performance of his own task
- Ensures compliance to company safety and security standards, procedures and policies.
- Assure of the safety of his work site
- Exercise such caution as is necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or to avoid pollution
- Report any anomaly, abnormal conditions and near miss to supervisor
- Participate actively in or lead when required HSE meetings, safety talks, tool boxes, training sessions and drills

Authority to suspend activities when there is a potential or actual threat to human life, the installation or the environment, and notify forthwith the responsible supervisor.


- Level / Diploma: Bachelor degree in Engineering.
- Professional experience: more than 5 years of experience in similar positions within oil & gas companies.
- In-depth knowledge of:
  - Process and Instrumentation Diagram, Emergency Shutdown System;
  - Operations of Oil and Gas process facilities;
  - Sound knowledge of process technologies and equipment;
  - Operations of chemicals activities;
  - Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems;
  - Practical ability to operate mobile equipment;
  - Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
  - Fluent in English and Azeri.

Other required Competencies:

- Electronic Permit To Work (ePTW)

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English to

For candidates: Please indicate the name of the position  you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise your candidacy will not be considered.

Deadline for applications – 30rd April, 2021.

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