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Production Profiling Engineer/Petrophysicist

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Production Profiling Engineer/ Petrophysicist to join the team. The position will be based in the UK but it is anticipated that this role will involve some international travel.Reporting to a senior technical manager, the successful candidate will be involved with product implementation in the area of downhole production profiling, and contribute to operational use of iDASTM and Ultima DTSTM  in the upstream environment. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an expanding company with a view to facilitating customer integration of an emerging in-well surveillance monitoring platform in the Oil & Gas industry.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be participating in commercial operations and producing client-focused solutions.  The role will involve activity in the area of in-well flow surveillance using distributed fibre optic sensors.

Key responsibilities include:

Product development

  • Awareness of product development cycle
  • Incorporation of customer feedback within product capability
  • Collaboration with R&D team to facilitate incorporation of emerging understandings concerning fluid behavior (acoustic & thermal) into product output
  • Internal communication concerning product stage gate information
  • Adhering to company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices

 Operational work

  • Participation in field operations both at onshore and offshore production sites if required
  • Remote support for ongoing international operations lead by other Silixa engineers as well as partner organisations
  • Preparation, editing, and presentation of survey reports to customers
  • Management and processing of complex multi-sensor data sets in excess of 10TB

The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with excellent IT and communication skills. The candidate should have the ability to conduct independent research while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

Qualifications/Experience

  • MSc or BSc (MSc preferred) degree in an engineering or physics related area
  • Familiarity with PLT acquisition and reporting procedures and/or DTS analysis
  • Experience in writing and presenting interpretation reports to operating companies
  • Familiarity with standard well completion practices
  • Previous experience working with Inflow Control Devices and/or Inflow Control Valves
  • Previous experience working on Hydraulically Fractured Wells
  • Understanding of upstream practices in a variety of environments (including HPHT, Multi-laterals, EOR/IOR, SAGD, CSG/CBM, HFM)
  • Awareness and/or experience of industry standard in-well flow reporting practices
  • Previous experience in software product development
  • Programming and data processing capabilities in either Matlab, Python, C++ or similar packages
  • Understanding of fluid mechanics and experience using CFD tools
  • Awareness of downhole tool design & use

Additionally candidates must:

  • Be fluent in English with strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Experienced in creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Production Test Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Production Test Engineer to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Performing product testing and troubleshooting
  • Assisting in service and repair of customer returns
  • Working with Technology department to create and maintain product assembly and test procedures
  • Assisting in implementing new product assembly and test procedures in Production department
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and maintenance of production test stations
  • Supporting various production duties when necessary
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a background in physics or engineering and preferably relevant industry experience in optoelectronics.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree level in the related technical field
  • Experience in testing of optoelectronic assemblies and systems
  • Basic knowledge in fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Senior Software Developer – Front end

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing both desktop and web solutions (primarily from a front-end perspective) based on Silixa’s unique distributed acoustic/temperature sensors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Documenting, coding, implementing and validating software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Proposing and developing novel software techniques that you may find will benefit and strengthen the Company’s Software products
  • Supporting solutions transfer from development to release in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Providing customer support, investigating bug reports, implementing and testing bug fixes
  • Collaborating with peers for continuous products and skills improvement

The Candidate:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly-skilled developer with the following technical skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of a combination of the following languages:
    • JavaScript, HTML5, CSS (primary)
    • C++ (secondary)
    • LabVIEW, Python (tertiary)
  • Working knowledge of database interfaces (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Working knowledge of web technologies such as jQuery, AngularJS, React and NodeJS
  • Working knowledge of Source Code Control system and Bug Tracking Tool
  • Practical knowledge of multi-threading

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:

  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • An interest in improving User Experience and development of User Interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve the project goals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science or a related subject is required.  Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but a technical background and interest in the subject area would be advantageous.

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Senior Software Developer – Sensors

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on Silixa’s unique distributed acoustic/temperature sensors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Documenting, coding, implementing and validating software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Proposing and developing novel software techniques that you may find will benefit and strengthen the Company’s Software products
  • Supporting solutions transfer from development to release in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Providing customer support, investigating bug reports, implementing and testing bug fixes
  • Collaborating with peers for continuous products and skills improvement

The Candidate:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly-skilled developer with the following technical skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of a combination of the following languages:
    • LabVIEW (primary)
    • C/C++ (secondary)
  • Working knowledge of database interfaces (SQL)
  • Working knowledge of Source Code Control system and Bug Tracking Tool
  • Practical knowledge of multi-threading

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:

  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • An interest in improving User Experience and development of User Interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve the project goals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science or a related subject is required.  Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but a technical background and interest in the subject area would be advantageous.

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com