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  • Job reference: RMS0125465

Field Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/06/2013
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The Company:
With operations across the world, our client uses innovation and technology to deliver energy to a growing world. They are currently leading an integrated LNG Project in PNG that includes gas production and processing facilities including liquefaction and storage facilities.

The Role:
•The primary role and responsibility of the Drilling Engineer is to assure application of the best available economical technology in drilling operations. Other responsibilities include drilling surveillance and improvement of daily progress, follow-up assessments, and equipment selection and application.
•Provides rig site technical assistance to Drilling Supervisors during critical well control situations or for abnormal pressure detection.
•Provides well site drilling and engineering assessments and counsels Operations Superintendent on critical activities and problems, such as equipment failures, drilling fluid and hole problems, abnormal pressure detection, and well control.

•Prepares drill well plans in close coordination with other key internal groups. The drilling program includes if applicable, but is not limited to the following:
– Reference and adherence to Operations Integrity critical documentation
– Planned drilling schedule
– Directional and collision avoidance plans
– Wellhead, casing and cementing program
– Drilling fluid program
– Hydraulics, rotary speed, and bit weight program
– Bottomhole assembly program to maximize penetration rate and minimize deviation
– An assessment of special drilling problems that might be encountered

•Prepares cost estimates for selection of optimum alternatives
•Material and equipment selection and evaluation
•Maintaining proficiency in well control technology and training
•Surveillance of day-to-day drilling progress
•Analysis of drilling performance at intermediate depths and upon completion of the well. Works with Operations personnel to implement changes in procedures and equipment based on results of this analysis.
•Analyses and addresses engineering issues associated with field Support Base operations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Extensive technical experience in the area of well design, drilling operations & drilling equipment
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•Effective team member
•Ability to manage a large volume and variety of work
•Exposure to project management requirements
- Minimum B.S. degree in engineering
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