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Drilling Fluids & Cementing Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kurdistan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/05/2013
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The Company:
Our client delivers industry-leading project execution for a portfolio of diverse opportunities that includes conventional, heavy oil, tight gas, shale gas, deepwater, liquefied natural gas (LNG), Arctic and sour gas projects.

The Role:

• Start date – As soon as available
• End date – 2 + years
• Work location – Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq with some field trips to rigs
• Reports to – Engineering Manager
• Works with – Drilling Engineers and Operations Personnel

Drilling Fluids Tasks:

• Work with Drilling Engineers in planning for future drill wells (writing fluids programs) and performing surveillance on active operations
• Steward overall performance of the drilling fluids vendor
• Ensure fluid sampling techniques are representative of the fluid in use
• Ensure lab equipment is in good working condition, properly calibrated and certified where needed; Ensure daily that all fluids system-associated equipment at site is operating when needed, is in good working condition, is properly calibrated and certified where needed
• Ensure fluid properties are correctly analyzed and that recommended chemical additions to correct any deficiencies are justified
• Ensure the accuracy of the daily fluid report
• Oversee accurate and save additions of material to the fluid system
• Ensure material is properly marked and material data sheets for each product are maintained and readily available
• Ensure all fluid solids control equipment is working properly and set for optimal conditions for the operations in progress
• Forecast future fluid materials needs and equipment spare needs to ensure adequate inventory exists and provide lists of additional quantities if needed
• Ensure inventory management for materials, equipment spares and tank utilization are provided daily to the Company’s location supervisor representative
• Ensure available storage space is effectively used to meet the requirements for the well and to optimize fluid inventory / costs
• Ensure daily that a thorough and accurate fluid report and recommended actions are provided to the Company’s location supervisor representative

Cementing Tasks:

• Work with Drilling Engineers in planning for future drill wells (writing cementing programs) and performing surveillance on active operations
• Steward overall performance of the cementing vendor
• Trouble shoot cementing operation. Track and close out non-conformance reports.
• Steward lab testing of cement slurries.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Extensive knowledge of and experience with water-based and oil-based fluids and chemical additives for extreme conditions
• Expertise in fluid property determination and adjustment
• Expertise with low density cementing operations
• Minimum ten years’ experience working as a mud engineer
• Minimum two years’ experience working with completions fluids and completions operations, including controlling fluid losses, density control and use of viscous pills
• Fluency in English, both spoken and written
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