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Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/05/2018
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
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    (09/07/18)
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The Role:
Perform work scope of offshore surface and subsea drilling engineer within Drilling and Completions functional group. This is to include preplanning support including Landmark engineering modeling, liaison with service providers and contractor, arranging peer & Risk Uncertainty Management Reviews. Also to assist Assets in subsurface planning of wells & Decision Support Package development, technical limit & benchmarking, cost estimates, HSE notifications and other permits. Provide drilling engineering support for surface and subsea wells during the execution phase including development of detail well design and programs and complete a drill the well on paper exercise. Ability to provide offshore visits/support during the well execution phase. Ability to complete well lookbacks and final well reports post execution phase. Attend key interface meetings with Assets and Contractors to support well planning and execution. Be a role model for safety leadership & client Way Behaviours. Workscope to include all drilling engineering skill sets and competencies for surface and subsea wells with ERD and horizontal experience in development drilling being a must have. Experience in offshore North Sea deepwater, HPHT, major capital project support is not a must have but will be viewed advantageously.
Interface with supporting groups to develop detailed studies needed to support Project readiness. Responsible for supporting the readiness studies which will be done by these supporting groups to include initial scoping of studies, ensuring deliverables are being met on time through to end point and reaching conclusions of studies. Example of these studies will be well bore stability, drilling fluid selection, completion types, subsea tree design selection, subsea layout, etc.
Ability to support well design and execution performance improvement efforts to positively step change D&C well design and execution online/off line performance and operational optimization improvements for mature assets. Assist in well integrity issues and risk assessments where appropriate.
Provide contract management expertise and technical support. Provide mentoring support for less experience completion engineers in the Drilling and Completions Functional Group..

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE & QUALIFCATIONS

Able to design and prepare directional and ERD drilling programs for platform and MODU wells, including pore pressure prediction, casing design, drill string design, RUMS, Risk Uncertainty Management Plans, Torque - Drag predictions, fluids, cement selections, etc.
Effective in providing day to day operational support to the Drilling Supt during assigned well operations. Constantly seeks to optimize all aspects of the operations, and capture and analyze lessons learnt, for consolidation and application to other wells. Ability to develop and support D&C Well Design and Execution Performance Improvement Plans.
Strong mentoring skills. Able to identify and implement technology or operational improvement. Can champion new technologies and application of innovate approaches.
Works well with others in a mutli-functional team environment. Able to interact effectively with peers, Partners, Govt Officials, and service and contractor representatives.
Must hold engineering degree or equivalent.

The Company:
Our Client has operations in the world's most important oil and gas regions and are leaders in working in extremely difficult environments. They have interests in many offshore producing fields in the UK, including five operated fields and five partner-operated fields. The company also has interests in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, the Netherlands and Norway. The client is the largest private producer of oil in Kazakhstan and the top O&G producer in Thailand. They produce almost half of the crude

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