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Pilot Coordinator/Drilling Rig and Service Contractor Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Peace River
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/06/2014
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The Company:
Please note this is a contract position with Shell Canada.

Shell Canada requires expertise for their on going oil sands mega project.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Shell Canada Limited Bag 1200 Peace River Alberta T8S 1V1

The Role:
• Specification of equipment required to allow automation of a drilling rig’s control functions;
• Liaison with drilling contractor’s equipment department and C&P department on any equipment issues concerning upgrades and/or purchasing of new items required;
• Work closely with third party equipment and service providers on the rigs to implement upgrades, modifications etc to the existing system;
• Oversee all Instrumentation issues in close cooperation with local PACO (Automation Engineering) assets;
• Liaison with automation specialists and writers of programming code to ensure the rig equipment responds to computer-generated commands in a manner consistent with good drilling practices;
• Cooperation with various IT specialists to ensure a consistent and reliable flow of data both at the rig site and to remote monitoring centers as may be appropriate;
• Advise drilling contractor throughout the process of hiring local crew members to ensure the appropriate skill-levels are sourced from the market;
• Train and mentor new personnel in the safe and efficient operation of the system;
• Define drilling process control limits with respect to rig limitations, local drilling practices and drilling programme requirement;
• Responsible for implementation of integrated directional drilling and logging while drilling software packages;
• Liaison with site and office operations personnel to facilitate system operation;
• Drilling optimisation: liaise both with Shell Canada and Global Deployment Team;
• Assist with transition of WellVantage operations to the Drilling Automation Remote Technology Centre in Calgary – if applicable;
• Responsible for further associated new technology roll out as suggested by the Global Deployment Team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- 30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
- 20+ years of experience in Management or Supervisory role
- Masters degree and PhD highly preferable
- Strong communication and analytical skills
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