Senior Process Engineer

Posted On: May 17, 2024
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Job Function: Maintenance & Operations Support
Employment Type: Contract


  • Monitor process performance principally on Hibiscus Malaysia assets to ensure that the operation is in accordance with the design, that production rate is maximized within the existing constraints, that the process related environmental discharge such as produced water and GHG are managed within statutory limits and that the production process is operated in a safe manner.
  • Communicate the conditions necessary to achieve optimal production to Hibiscus Malaysia Operations and keep these up to date. This will require site visits and close communications with operations personnel.
  • Perform topside facilities engineering analysis, simulations and recommend technical solutions.
  • Perform agreed Technical Change Request activities (ie agreed studies and technical improvements to the facilities), and provide process input and data to MOC’s & AFAs as required.
  • Provide process input to HAZAN/HAZID/HAZOP/Design.
  • Review and prepare operating procedures and work instructions for operating facilities.
  • Regularly review production profiles and assess process impacts from changes in fluid rates.
  • To develop field by field Green House Gas (GHG) emission forecast profile & reduction roadmap for Malaysia operated assets based on short/long term production profile.
  • Maintain monitoring spreadsheets and report, as required, on changes in operation and recommendations for equipment change-out and operations changes.
  • Take a process role in the design and coordination of planned maintenance shutdown and construction programs.
  • Take ownership of production loss management, chemical management, root cause analysis, and production efficiency.
  • Provide first line of troubleshooting and support in any process upset, production loss, capacity issues, swiftly diagnosing the root cause and working to resolve the situation.
  • Collaborate with the Subsurface team to bolster reserve recovery and optimize plant operations.
  • Regularly evaluate the plant’s operational capacity against its design capacity to identify discrepancies.
  • Spearhead and coordinate planned maintenance shutdowns and construction programs.
  • Provide effective process engineering solutions to minimize or prevent contaminants such as sand, CO2, H2S, mercury from affecting production, asset integrity and personnel safety.
  • Ensure topsides efficiency throughout the asset life cycle, including the identification of bottleneck/turndown issues, and equipment redundancy and obsolescence.
  • Raise and provide process engineering insights to the Management of Engineering Change and partake in safety reviews.
  • Ensure topsides efficiency throughout the asset life cycle, including the identification of bottleneck/turndown issues, and equipment redundancy and obsolescence.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new/alternative well technology with the aim to enhance reliability, improve asset integrity or reduce costs.


  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from recognized universities.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the oil and gas Process Engineering within Oil and Gas PSC Operations & Maintenance environment.
  • First rate technical skills with a broad range of process knowledge. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellence command in English for both verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse group of people ranging from technical staff to onsite operations staff.
  • General understanding of project economics, project engineering, procurement processes, and cost control.
  • Handful experience with Process and Flow simulation programs.
  • General understanding of the reservoir interface with wells. 
  • Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., API, ASME), Strong understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
  • Must be familiar with offshore basic practices, safety regulations, work permit system, JSA, Offshore Emergency Response, etc.


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