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Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London, South East
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/06/2011
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Job Title: Drilling Engineer
Job Location: London, South East
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 Months
Residency: London, South East

The Company:
Our client operates in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
•With a strong commitment to HSSE, you will take responsibility for planning the casing designs for an oil, gas or water injection wells.
• Prepare Basis of Design documentation, including rig selection, well options and limitations, casing design, directional drilling, kick tolerance, wellbore stability, fluids and torque and drag analysis.
• Prepare cost estimates and cost control.
• Awareness of and involvement in new drilling technologies, with appropriate incorporation into designs and work programmes.
• Implement best practices as identified in engineering & operational studies.
• Recommend and conduct engineering studies to improve drilling performance.
• Ensure appropriate assurance and review of the casing design and work plan.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• A strong track record as a Drilling Engineer including expertise in at least one of the following areas: casing design, wellbore stability, well positioning.
• Broad experience with the design and execution for drilling for oil or gas wells for an operator or major service provider.
• Experience working with third party service providers.
• Experience with selection of drilling equipment.
• Bachelors degree in relevant engineering discipline.
• 8+ years drilling engineering experience.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• IWCF Well Control certificate or equivalent.
• Ability to innovate and be open to new ideas.
• Competence with well engineering software packages.

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 Sean O'Neill at Fircroft on + 44 20 8899 6969
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