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Principle Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/09/2018
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
The Engineer is responsible for planning and design work related to the planned operations. The Engineer responsible for the program ("Programme Engineer") reports technically to the Lead Drilling Engineer on a day-to-day basis but has a formal line function to the Leader Drilling and Well Engineering.

The Engineer shall:

-Work in teams with other disciplines.
-Provide risk evaluations for the planned operation/activity
-Compile programmes and detailed procedures for installing the drilling equipment.
-Ensure that the Detailed Operations Procedures are discussed in a net meeting between the office and the field before start of operation.
-Ensure upcoming main focus points in the Detailed Operations Procedures are discussed in the daily Rig Status Meeting.
-Update the office-field action/decision log during the operation.
-Conduct Post Operations Meeting with the rig after end of operations (with service companies, Drilling Supervisor and drilling contractor).
-Update the "as run Detailed Operations Procedures".
-Support the rig site team.
-Evaluate and adhere to parameters from real-time data.
-Participate in subsurface meetings and discussions as/if applicable.
-Perform QC of all acquired data and update all relevant databases.
-Update Best Practices (as run Procedures/experience database).
-Challenge the rest of the group to ensure that the work is done cost-effectively and that future drilling operations can be run in a simple and cost-effective way.
-Prepare the Programme (drilling programme)
-Undertake method selections
-Perform risk assessments
-Evaluate and recommend required equipment
-Prepare Detailed Operations Procedures and Section Guidelines based on "as run procedures" and "action/decision log" from last similar operation as well as from experiences from similar wells
-Conduct Detailed Operations Procedures Workshop
-Review the Detailed Operations Procedures and risk assessment by using a multi discipline team (service, contractor, offshore and onshore personnel)
-Review lesson learnt from action/decision log
-Implement finalizing Detailed Operations Procedures
-Prepare time and cost estimates

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* You have solid knowledge in the drilling discipline.
* You have solid practical drilling experience.
* Strong commitment towards HSE

**Offshore certificates are required for this role as ad-hoc offshore work will be required**

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations.
* Deliver your work using Lean methodology and mindset.
* You embrace new technologies eagerly.
* You are flexible to change and able to adapt to the team's direction.
* You act in line safety and sustainability values and principles.
* You manage conflicting perspectives and agendas amongst internal stakeholders and influence and advise internal and external stakeholders.
* You participate actively in teams and collaborate for improved performance.
* You actively communicate the need for change.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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