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  • Job reference: RMS0202301

Senior Operations Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/11/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
- To plan and support all aspects of the execution of the Guyana exploration wells.
- To ensure all well objectives are met, including drilling the well within budget, with minimal environmental harm and with no injuries to personnel.
- To conduct operational planning prior to well execution, write the Drilling Programme and ensure it is followed during the well execution.
- Ensure the End of Well report and Well Close out phase is completed in a timely and effective manner.
- To assist in ensuring the well operations are conducted in compliance with Well Engineering Management System.

Responsibilities;
- To support the Rig Superintendent by providing Operational Drilling Engineering support whenever required.
- To assist in ensuring the rig acceptance process is efficiently and effectively conducted and that the punch list actions are closed out promptly.
- To assist in ensuring that the Guyana wells are executed safely and cost effectively with minimum adverse impacts on the environment and in compliance with client IMS policies and standards.
- To assist in ensuring that the Drilling rig and the services upon it deliver top quartile performance whilst drilling the Guyana wells.
- To assist in the preparation for operations so that the Operational Readiness Review is able to support the commencement of operations on time, by ensuring that all the requirements of the client's Well Engineering Management System are fully complied with.
- To interact with Service Company technical experts to obtain and validate all information necessary to compile the Drilling Programme
- To write and be the custodian of the Guyana drilling programmes.
- To assist in preparation of contingency plans for well control, general emergency response and oil spills are in place prior to commencing operations.
- To prepare and apply for dispensations from specific aspects of the client's IMS when prudent and necessary to do so.
- To arrange and specify all necessary primary, back up and contingency equipment and to arrange for it to be mobilized, installed, commissioned, utilized and demobilized effectively.
- Assist in ensuring that QA/QC standards are applied and enforced on Rig contractor and all service providers.
- To work with the cost engineer to ensure that all daily expenditures and costs are effectively tracked.
- To assist the cost engineer in ensuring that all invoices submitted by contractors are validated, corrected when and where required and approved in SAP in a timely manner.
- To provide drilling engineering support to the client's offshore drilling personnel, to minimize downtime and maximize performance metrics for the well.
- Assist the Rig Superintendent in ensuring that the Drilling Programme is followed by the offshore drilling staff.
- Where it becomes necessary to vary the work programme from that contained in the Drilling Programme, prepare documented amendments for approval in a timely manner.
- To ensure that the client Well Engineering, well close out process is followed in an efficient and timely manner
- To conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification or equivalent technical competency.

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