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Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/07/2011
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Job Title: Drilling Engineer
Job Location: Azerbaijan
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: on going
Residency: ANY

The Company:
Our global leading client is seeking highly skilled, experienced & capable contract international employees to work on a large multinational complex oil & gas project.

The Role:
We are now accepting candidates for the following employment types
6/2 Rotational
28/28 Rotational

NOTE: In addition to what is described in the job advert, we are in greater need of Drilling Engineers with the following experience:
Floating/Semisubmersible/Drillship wells
High Temperature/High Pressure (HTHP) wells

The Drilling Engineer is responsible for leading and integrating drilling engineering activities across multiple work fronts during well planning and execution. The role requires comprehensive engineering design, program preparation, equipment readiness and operations support. Successful delivery of offshore wells drilled on time and within budget while continuously seeking areas of performance improvement and process optimisation in alignment with company drilling practice and policy.

Provide detailed well design and engineering to optimise performance and deliver maximum long term value. In particular, detailed well drilling operations program generation including contingency plans.
oInvestigate best practices/learning and incorporate them into design and operational procedures. Optimize well design in line with cost, functionality and safety metrics. Evaluate and propose alternative well designs and drilling technologies.

Coordinate and filter Master Equipment Lists. Facilitate scheduling and procurement requirements for well operations. Ensure individual well Cost Estimates are prepared in a timely manner and monitor daily costs while drilling.

Ensure Company’s HSSE and Drilling Policies are incorporated into well designs and operations

Delivery of planning according to Company’s guidelines within the agreed planning schedule. Prepare drilling engineering dispensations. Maintain validity of documents through relevant process.

Coordinate Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) work performed by service companies. Raise, follow up and close Non Conformance Reports when appropriate
Ensure compliance with well Equipment Assurance Program as required.
Perform and document comprehensive risk assessment for operations. Complete Risk register matrix and close all actions prior to planned operations
Capture all pertinent performance data for reporting. QA/QC daily reports. Deliver Final Well Report and hold post well review with integrated team.
Review and implement fit for purpose technology into well design in line with cost control.

Assist in the development of the new drilling staff. Responsible for technical knowledge transfer to Challenger Engineers.
Maintain interface with other drilling teams to share knowledge and best practices.
Maintain interface with other discipline teams (such as Subsurface, completions, contracts, logistics, Well Interventions, Production teams etc.) to coordinate, clarify and resolve effective well planning.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelors or equivalent degree in engineering/drilling or linked to drilling
Confirmable previous work experience in drilling engineering roles either in an International Oil Company, a National Oil Company or a Service Company.
Must have aleast 7+ years of drilling engineering experience as a baseline should generally provide the level of expertise required.

Basic to skilful and demonstrable knowledge in the areas of:
•Company Policy, Procedures Standards and Practices
•Probabilistic/Risk Weighted Cost Estimating
•Cost Management,
•Drilling Operations including Hydraulics and Torque & Drag Modelling/Analysis
•Drilling Fluids Design
•Bit and BHA Design
•Casing Design including Casing Wear Modelling/Prediction
•Cement Design
•Well Positioning
•Pore Pressure
•Wellbore Stability
•Data Acquisition
•Geologic Principles
•Well Design Implications
•Completion and Workover Design, Planning and Execution

Valid Well Control (Subsea and Surface) Supervisory Level ce

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Masters degree in engineering
Demonstrable capabilities of developing, training and coaching less experienced drilling engineers
Technology transfer engagement and Technical Input in drilling related contracts
Ability to create engineering studies in support of future well activities
Implementation of knowledge management plan ensuring capturing of lessons learnt from execute stage and integration into future drilling procedures.
Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas, networking and global technical knowledge sharing.
Offshore operational drilling experience on semisubmersible rigs, HTHP wells, underbalanced drilling, rig based workover operations or coiled tubing drilling.
Background in offshore Extended Reach Drilling
Able to meet deadlines and prioritise workload.
Proven track record as strong team player.
Recent Involvement in direct engineering support to an offshore team in drilling related matters, technical problem solving and action taking.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Robert Jones at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 5699

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