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Deepwater Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/05/2012
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The Company:
A major international oil and gas operator seeks a deepwater drilling engineer to join their team.

The Role:
•Responsible to prepare detailed engineering designs and coordinate all phases of planning and drilling a well.
•Ensure the geological and reservoir objectives of the well are met while assuring the highest standards of engineering integrity, safety, and environmental protection are applied to the design and execution of the well.
•Prepare designs and well plans representing the optimal costs and investments for the proposed wells.

Task and Responsibilities:
•Responsible for the development, review, and approval process associated with a comprehensive deepwater subsea drilling and completions program.

•Primarily responsible for:
1.Preparation of cost estimates for selection of optimal alternatives
2.Material and equipment selection and evaluation
3.Government regulatory requirements, approvals and permits
4.Technical bid preparations and analysis
5.Detailed deepwater well planning

•Work closely with other groups to assure the program is based on all available geological and reservoir information and drilling information from other wells in the area.
•Surveillance of daily operations to insure the program is conducted to apply best technology and proposed modifications if applicable.
•Analyze performance as required.
•Assist to implement changes in the procedures and equipment based on results of analysis.
•Provide onsite drilling and completion surveillance and engineering assessments and present recommendations to Operations Superintendent on critical activities and problems (as required during execution phase).
•Provide onsite surveillance and technical assistance on special projects, equipment testing and new procedures.
•Work with Operations to prepare mooring practices and procedures.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•15 – 20 years minimum well construction experience.
•A minimum of 10 years experience is required in international offshore developments with 3 years in deepwater drilling operations (1000m).
•Highly developed communication skills and proficient in typical Microsoft computer based applications.
•Minimum B.S. degree in engineering or related technical field. Advanced degree in engineering or related technical field preferred.
•Proficient in the operating and construction characteristics of all components utilized in the drilling and completion system and be knowledgeable about alternative systems and procedures which might be implemented to improve operational efficiency.
•Prior employment with major deepwater Operator or Drilling Contractor.
•Read, write and speak fluent English.
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