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Deepwater Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/03/2012
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The Company:
A major international oil and gas operator seeks multiple Deepwater Drilling engineers to join their team in Houston

The Role:
Key Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

- Responsible for planning and executing well design programs with a strong commitment to HSSE and operational safety while delivering wells.
- Ensure drilling programs, program amendments and dispensations to policy are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed.
- Working closely with resource teams, geologists, production and service company personnel to ensure an efficient operation.
- Prepare cost estimates and cost control for wells activities.
- Monitor and support all phases of the drilling operations, both from the office and onsite (offshore) for key drilling operations.
- Develop downhole equipment specifications for deepwater HTHP wells.
- Ensure that downhole equipment is designed and manufactured to the proper specifications.
- Perform post-analyses for benchmarking and learning, identification and implementation of appropriate new technologies.
- Prepare end of well reports.
- Recommend and lead engineering studies to improve drilling operational performance.
- Implement best practices as identified in operational and engineering studies.
- Ensure appropriate assurance and review of the drilling design and work plan.
- Coach and mentor Drilling Engineers to ensure appropriate technical development.
- Perform and assure adequate third party Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in relevant engineering discipline.
- Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer.
- A minimum of 10 years of Drilling Engineering experience, with preferably 2 years of deepwater drilling experience.
- Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
- Planning and design skills, cost estimation and risk analysis, operation support to field teams, HSE behaviors, teamwork skills across multi-disciplinary teams.
- Knowledge of conducting assurance and review of drilling planning work.
- Knowledge of pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction.
- Experience working with third party service providers.
- Ability to work to timelines with minimum supervision.
- Excellent English communication skills.
- Personal commitment and proactive approach to Health, Safety and the Environment.
- Personal commitment and proactive approach to process safety and operational risk mitigation.
- Demons

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
- Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
- Proven track record as a strong team player.
- Competence with Landmark well engineering software packages (DIMS/ OpenWells, Wellplan, etc).
- Drilling experience for an operator in a Drilling Engineer role.
- IWCF Well Control certified or equivalent.
- Participation in continuous improvement processes.
- Flexible approach to work.
- Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas.
- Proven track record as a strong team player.
- Experience working with HPHT wells.
- Experience with floating operations
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