Surface Well Test Operator


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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences
  • Location: Western Australia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 84
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Friday, 18 February 2022

About this role: Surface Well Test Operator

About this role: Surface Well Test Operator

On behalf of our client, a Global High Profile Service Provider to the Oil & Gas industry, Brunel are looking for a Surface Well Test Operator for onshore work in Western Australia starting in Feb 2022. With previous relevant well testing and onshore experience, a competitive day rate is on offer!!

  • Under general supervision, performs all phases of the rigging up and down of Surface Well Testing (SWT) service line equipment on work locations for the purpose maintaining control and processing of wellbore fluids during well testing operations and providing the customer with essential reservoir information by the use of (but not limited to): Surface Well Testing and Surface Pressure Control equipment packages
  • Routinely works in more than one type of well site (onshore and offshore) and base camp as assigned by Service Coordinator
  • Regularly works within other Testing and Subsea Product Service Lines (PSL)
  • Coordinates and oversees SWT PSL functions at the well site and field camp
  • Provides the planning necessary for the job including rig site surveys, equipment set up, well site direction, and customer-related support activities
  • Responsible for the activities relative to maintaining, setting up, testing, and operating equipment at the customer location and field camp
  • Operates and maintains SWT service line equipment. Provides basic customer reports
  • Mentors and trains lower-level Service Operators in areas of expertise
  • May be designated to become an Assessor for junior SWT personnel
  • Monitors instruments and performs necessary calculations to assure quality of data/job
  • Consults with customers concerning services and products, promotes good customer relations at the well site, and assures customer satisfaction with results
  • Properly maintains assigned equipment and monitors compliance with safety regulations and procedures
  • Conducts pre-job toolbox safety meetings, reviews and verifies job plan with customer representative and manages any changes required, checks and verifies equipment as per job plan, completes all job documentation to include: Job Ticket, Job History Report, CV Metrics/KPI, Job Log, Job Summary etc., and demonstrates understanding of basic reservoir – i.e., BHP, BHT, Hydrocarbon phasing, Gas & Oil Flow Measurements as well as an understanding of separator troubleshooting
  • Job tasks, correctly performed, impact indirectly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability or operations
  • Skills typically acquired through completion of high school or similar education and 4 years of SWT experience
  • Must have successfully passed company tests or met task guideline requirements
  • Must meet the minimum competency requirements for the Service Operator II – SWT
  • Must be knowledgeable in most aspects of Testing & Subsea (SWT) service line in the local area
  • Must be able to interpret Schematics
  • Must be able to visually identify various ancillary equipment and assemblies as used in basic well test and explain function of each
  • Must be able to pressure test equipment safely
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work safely with hand tools
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills are required
  • Must be able to explain the function of the mobilization documentation
  • The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is required
  • Good reading comprehension and writing skills are required
  • Must be able to explain the local Halliburton Management System (HMS) process for Prepare Resources
  • Must be able to use Correction, Prevention and Improvement (CPI) System to document problems encountered or ideas for improvement
  • Ability to use MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and navigate HalWorld is required



  • Possess full Australian working rights
  • National Police Clearance
  • Well testing experience
  • Confined space entry & safety watch
  • Working at heights
  • Gas test atmospheres
  • First aid
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • IWCF

FIFO (fly-in fly-out) and local workers on WA mining and resource sites, people who work in remote operations, or run critical infrastructure, including remote train and port control, must receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 12:01am 1 December 2021, and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022. This is mandated by the State Gov’t of Western Australia.



  • Opportunity to work for a global Oil & Gas client
  • Roster: 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off
  • Duration: 3 months (approximately)
  • Location: WA onshore
  • Competitive day rates
  • 12-hour days

About Brunel

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About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning 44 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Connecting Specialists to Pioneering Projects

How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Grace Cheng via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Grace Cheng
Brunel Energy Australia Perth
+61 8 9429 5659

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