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  • Job reference: RMS0116537

Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/04/2013
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The Company:
A leading Australian coal seam gas explorer and producer focused on developing its world-class reserves for domestic and international supply.

The Role:
- The primary purpose of the position is to provide well designs and drilling programmes for the company and ensuring all operations are in accordance with their minimum standards.
- The incumbent will oversee engineering studies to improve well design, deviated drilling, non-conventional drilling techniques and rig specifications.
- The incumbent is responsible for the efficient use of their personal time to ensure all tasks are achieved within allocated project plan milestones, or time lines given.

Organisational Structure:
- The incumbent will report directly to Lead Drilling Engineer under the leadership of the Team Leader - Drilling.
- Peers include Drill Engineers and Completions Engineer.

- Ensure that all well designs and drilling operations are performed in compliance with the approved Company Project and Company Policies. These include, but are not limited to, directives/policy on business ethics, security, health, safety and the environment.
- Provide engineering support to contracting activities. Prepare technical scopes of work for all drilling related third party services and drilling service contracts in line with the tendering strategy.
- Review well design and drilling techniques and implement studies to ensure constant design and operational improvement with multi-discipline asset teams.
- Optimise methods and options for drilling deviated and horizontal wells.
- Review and recommend non-conventional drilling methods i.e. underbalanced drilling, drilling with casing etc.
- Follow well design studies to prepare new rig specifications to meet drilling requirements.
- Carry out the technical evaluation of third party services and drilling service contract tenders in line with the tendering strategy.
- Control, maintain and report on the progress during drilling operations.
- Carry out the necessary engineering calculations and studies to ensure that drilling objectives are met in the most efficient manner whilst ensuring that the risks of unplanned release of fluids from the well are ALARP.
- Prepare lessons learnt documents for records and implementation.
- Strive to improve well design and non conventional drilling operations by introducing appropriately researched new technology, applications, procedures and methods.
- Ensure Asset compliance with Company systems and procedures and Government legislative requirements.
- Ensure service providers’ compliance with Company systems and procedures.
- Prepare drilling time estimates and costs for AFE purposes.
- Review drilling program interfaces and ensure compliance with completion objectives.
- Maintain close liaison with sub-surface and project specialists.
- Fully document the well design and design studies.
- Provide support to the Lead Drilling Engineer.
- Produce the post-well operations reports to ensure the optimisation of operational data collation and interrogation to be used for continuous design and operational improvement.
- Review and assist with dispensation request preparation.
- Take part in the peer review of well designs, planning and operational programming and budget to ensure incorporation of best methods and optimum solutions.
- Work with the project and sub-surface teams to ensure well designs and operational techniques are continuously reviewed and optimised.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical Experience
- Tertiary qualifications in an engineering discipline
- Relevant industry experience in oil drilling and exploration including field based experience at drilling rigs
- Must be able to identify useful developing technologies or techniques and devise studies to prove their usefulness and cost benefits
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