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  • Job reference: RMS0110261

Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Alaska
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (07/06/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a leading global oil and gas operating company.

The Role:
The Drilling Engineer will be accountable for engineering activity covering the planning, program preparation and execution of drilling and workover operations within the wells team. As part of the drilling engineering team, you will deliver engineering design, program preparation and operational support on new and existing wells. Working with multi-disciplinary teams, you will ensure drilling programs, program amendments and dispensations to policy are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
The duties and responsibilities for this role are as follows:
- With a strong commitment to HSSE, take responsibility for planning and executing well designs and workover programs for an oil or gas well;
- Ensure drilling programs, program amendments and dispensations to policy are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed;
- Work closely with resource teams, geologists, production and service company personnel to ensure an efficient operation;
- Estimate and control costs for wells activities;
- Monitor all phases of the drilling operations, perform post-analyses for benchmarking and learning, and identify and implement appropriate new technologies;
- Travel to field locations to monitor and participate in drilling operations and perform third-party quality assurance and quality control;
- Make recommendations to engineering studies to improve drilling operational performance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for this role, applicants must have the following qualifications:
- Personal commitment and proactive approach to HSSE;
- Education to at least first degree level in engineering or related discipline / industry experience;
- Proven success in a Drilling Engineer role and demonstrated competence in well design for both drilling and workover activities;
- Knowledge of conducting assurance and review of drilling planning work;
- 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;

EDUCATION:
Education to at least first degree level in engineering or related discipline / industry experience

CERTIFICATIONS:
None specified

LANGUAGES:
English fluency required

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition to the required qualifications, the successful applicant is likely to be able to demonstrate the following:
- Competence with Landmark well engineering software packages ( DIMS, Wellplan, etc.);
- IWCF Well Control certified or equivalent;
- Educated to first degree level in drilling engineering;
- Knowledge of pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction;
- Experience of working with third-party service providers;
- Participation in continuous improvement processes;
- Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas;
- Flexible approach to work;
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