PPI Technology Services, LLC: Completion Engineering Advisor

PPI offers experienced engineers and best-in-class upstream, midstream, and downstream oilfield services. Our multi-discipline group supports quality assurance, drilling, production, completions, and pipeline operations. Other functions include foundation services and cutting-edge mechanical testing.

Headquartered in Houston, we cost-efficiently solve our customers’ business problems around the globe. We operate in 14 countries including the US, Nigeria, and Malaysia.

Our vision is simple. We want to become the industry’s preferred solution across the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. Our core lines of business are:

Drilling & Production Operations: People and services for all facets of your upstream operations—from regulatory permitting through well testing.

Quality and Asset Management: People, services, and software to ensure that materials and equipment used in your next project meet design criteria, regulations, and industry standards.

Mechanical Testing Services: Services and state-of-the-art testing facilities to ensure certainty about equipment fitness.

Construction Engineering & Design: People and services to design, engineer, and build fit-for-purpose, cost-effective products.

Foundation Services: People and services for design and installation of foundation systems for industrial applications, including refineries and chemical plants.

Job Title: Completion Engineering Advisor

Job Description


The primary role and responsibility of the Completions Engineering Advisor is to assure application of the best available economical technology in completions operations
Other responsibilities include well cost estimates, surveillance and improvement of daily progress, follow-up assessments, equipment selection/application and mentoring / training of new hire engineers
From time to time, provides rig site technical assistance to Drilling Supervisors during critical well control situations or complex completions


  • Must know the operating and construction characteristics of all components in the drilling or completions systems to be used
  • Must be knowledgeable about alternative systems and procedures which might be implemented to improve operational efficiency
  • Responsible for preparing and revising where necessary, a complete completions program
  • Works closely with other groups to assure the program is based on all available geological information and offset information from other wells in the area (if any)

The completions program must include if applicable, but is not limited to the following

  • Operation Integrity Management System (OIMS) and related requirements
  • Well completion design covering sand control techniques and downhole equipment / jewelry
  • Well testing program
  • Abandonment program (TP&A and PA to meet DPR’s requirements)
  • A target time curve and a target cost
  • Wellhead / Tree and casing program designed to meet expected conditions
  • Completion Fluid program designed to meet expected conditions
  • Hydraulics
  • An assessment of special completion problems that might be encountered and real time parameters analysis
  • Surveillance of day-to-day drilling progress to ensure the completions program is conducted to apply best technology and proposes modifications, if required
  • Analyzes completion performance
  • Works with Operations personnel to implement changes in procedures and equipment based on the results of this analysis
  • Review retrieved managed electronic data and ensures errors found in the daily operations reports and final well reports are corrected
  • Works with Operations to prepare standard operating practices and procedures including, but not limited to, the following:
  • QA/QC programs for all downhole equipment
  • Emergency Response planning and upgrade
  • Safety
  • Well head and tree equipment
  • Provides well-site completions surveillance and engineering assessments and supports Operations Superintendents on critical activities and problems, such as equipment failures, fluids problems, abnormal pressure detection, well testing and well control. Will also provide well-site surveillance and technical assistance on development projects, equipment testing, new procedures, abnormal pressure, etc.

Primarily responsible for:

  • Preparation of cost estimates for selection of optimum alternatives
  • Material and equipment selection and evaluation
  • Government regulatory requirements, approvals and permits
  • Technical/ commercial bid preparations and analysis
  • Must keep abreast of the best available technology (including Smart Well and Flex Well Completions, etc.)
  • Maintain proficiency in well control technology and training
  • Provides surveillance of well cost and stewardship reconciliation exercise

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