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Metrology Engineer

LUKOIL International

Basra, Iraq

Ref: LP075-105

Job description / Role

Control over designing, construction, commissioning, start-up and metrology support of the oil, gas, water and liquefied hydrocarbons' consumption/amounts measurement systems:

• Participate in the development of technical specifications at the level of functional requirements to the metrological support, commercial and operational metering of all products.
• Participate in factory tests of measurement systems.
• Supervise the construction of measurement systems, participate in the acceptance of completed construction and installation works;
• Participate in the preparation of measuring system commissioning and start-up programs.
• Participate in measuring system commissioning and start-up.
• Detect metrological non-compliances during measurement systems start-up.
• Participate in the acceptance of packages of operational and maintenance documentation;

Metrological support of commercial operations at WQ-2:

• Perform daily checks and signing of the daily closure acts on oil delivery through metering units (Custody Transfer Metering Form);
• Participate as a member of the joint commission of LMEL and SOC representatives for monthly closure of the volumes of released oil in SOC;
• Participate in the signing of monthly accounting Production Reconciliation, Monthly Oil Production accounting reports on oil metering;
• Exercise monitoring of the imbalance between the gas produced, flared and consumed for internal needs;

Planning and control over the execution of work on ensuring the uniformity and accuracy of measurements when operating the measurement equipment at WQ-2 field in compliance with the procedures of measurement management system:

• Participate in the development of measurement and calibration techniques.
• Carry out annual planning and drawing up schedules of metrological verification of measurement equipment;
• Control the relevance and sufficiency of measurement management system records;
• Control the availability of required documents, procedures and records in the measurement management system;
• Control periodical confirmation of metrological availability of measurement equipment;
• Perform periodical checks of current operating conditions of measurement equipment in terms of compliance with the required conditions.
• Participate in preparing requests for procuring materials and equipment.
• Participate in the development of technical specifications for Instrumentation and Control Maintenance contracts (in terms of Metrology).
• Interact with representatives of the South Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of Iraq as part of LACT metrological support.
• Metrological Support of calibration laboratory
• CMX database Support e of measuring instruments.
• Supervise the work of contracted organizations, engaged in the metrological support activities.
• Exercise control over the transportation of measurement tools to be calibrated/verified.
• Participate in the input control of the newly purchased metrology equipment during the primary acceptance of the equipment in the warehouse;
• Perform verification of software used in measurement processes;
• Perform periodical remote diagnostics of the measurement processes reliability;

Analysis and improvement of measurement management system in line with the measurement management system procedures:

• Monitor business processes of the measurement management system;
• Participate in the annual metrological audit;
• Plan out the improvements of measurement management system processes (based on collection of statistics from the monitoring results, periodical confirmation of metrological availability and metrological audits' results).
• Participate in the development of corporate metrological standards.
• Develop and update the WQ-2 metrological certificate;
• Monitor the execution of metrological control of the state and the use of measuring instruments, certified methods of measurements (tests, analyses), reference value units used for calibration of measuring instruments, compliance with metrological standards, regulations and regulatory documents to ensure the uniformity of measurements;

Ensuring maintenance and metrological support of fiscal metering skids:

• Control and organize activities of the personnel to service oil metering skids;
• Coordinate activities of contractors and Company's teams in terms of maintenance of oil and gas metering skids.
• Control the implementation of the approved work schedule.
• Control quality of the completed works, review technical reports and closed work orders in the CMMS SAP.
• Ensure continuous control over the compliance of CMMS SAP data with actual data on LACT equipment.
• Monitor timely verification, calibration and certification of the instruments and equipment of I&C systems.
• Prepare materials for signing metrological service contracts.

Conducting metrological expert review of the existing documentation and documentation of newly commissioned facilities:

• Participate in the development of requirements and expert reviews of measurement systems designs.
• Participate in carrying out metrological examination of measuring systems for compliance with the technical and operational requirements.


General requirements:

• English language - Intermediate;
• Rotation based work on 5/2 day schedule;
• The work performed at office/workshop/outdoors under any weather conditions.


• Higher technical education in Metrology or Instrument & Automated Control;
• Preferably in Mining and Oil & Gas Processing.

Training, permits are preferable:
• Metrological support of production;
• Fiscal Metering System Training
• Uncertainty of Measurement Course
• Practical Temperature Measurement & Calibration
• Practical Pressure Measurement & Calibration
• Configuration Config600
• Flowboss S600+
• CMX software
• Programming in the MS Access
• Petroleum Custody Transfer
• Petroleum Tanks Measurement
• Metering & Meter Proving
• Crude Oil & Petroleum Products Quantity Calculation
• Calibration of Instruments;
• Metrology Expertise;
• Development of Calibration Methods;
• Development of Measuring Procedures;


• Iraqi Hydrocarbon Measurement Code;
• International standards and regulative documents like ISO, OIML, API, ASTM;
• Metrological support of Lease Automatic Custody Transfer Systems of hydrocarbons (LACT);
• Petroleum Tanks Measurement
• Metering & Meter Proving
• Crude Oil & Petroleum Products Quantity Calculation
• Uncertainty and measurement error calculations
• Practical Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Level, Flow, Density, BS&W Measurement & Calibration
• Basic knowledge in principals of operation and maintenance:
• Field Instruments (Flow, Level, Pressure, Temperature);
• Programmable Logical Controllers (PLC);
• Distributed Control Systems (DCS);
• Emergency Shutdown System (ESD);
• Flowboss S600+
• CMX software
• Configuration Config600 Software
• Orifice plate calculation
• Advanced user of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office;
• Experience in application of special metrological/instrument software;
• Experience in using SAP PM (Planning of Maintenance) and MM (Materials Management) modules.

Work experience:

• 5 years experience in the calibration and maintenance in the area of fiscal oil metering;
• Experience in the organization and performance calibration and proving of Fiscal Oil Metering unit (LACT);
• Practical Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Level, Flow, Density, BS&W Measurement & Calibration in CMX software (or another calibration system)

Service facilities:

• Well Pads;
• Central Process Facility (CPF);
• Gas Turbine Power Plant (GTPP);
• Water Intake;

Infrastructure Facilities.

About the Company

LUKOIL is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated oil & gas companies. Main activities of the Company are exploration and production of oil & gas, production of petroleum products and petrochemicals, and marketing of these outputs. Most of the Company's exploration and production activity is located in Russia, and its main resource base is in Western Siberia.

LUKOIL owns modern refineries, gas processing and petrochemical plants located in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, near-abroad countries. Most of the Company's production is sold on the international market. LUKOIL petroleum products are sold in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, near-abroad countries and the USA.

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