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Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/12/2013
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The Role:
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's Standards, Policies and Practices for Well Operations.

Engineering & Operations delivery
o Deliver detailed well design and engineering programmes including contingency planning to optimise performance and deliver maximum long term well value.
o Investigate 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.
o Develop the execution plan for use in Technical Limit activities. Manage technical input on Drilling well budget for the well including detailed time and cost estimates.
o Manage and coordinate service providers input into well planning and operations activity. Identify and order key long lead items required for well operations.
o 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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
o Bachelors or equivalent degree in an engineering discipline.
o Minimum of 7 years of drilling engineering planning and design experience incl. Basis of Design, cost estimating/modelling, hydraulics, torque & drag modelling, pore pressure modelling, casing design, bit optimisation, Well Placement and Directional Drilling Planning, Bottom Hole Assembly Design, drilling fluids and cementing programmes
o Experience planning and designing (High Pressure) HP Wells for Semi-submersible rigs, Platforms, rig based work-over operations
o Evidence of work experience in drilling engineering role either with Major International Oil Company or National Oil Company
o Valid Well Control for Subsea and Surface Supervisory Level to Industry Accreditation for example: International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), International Well Control Forum (IWCF) WellCap.
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