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  • Job reference: RMS0120340

Senior Deepwater Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/03/2013
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The Company:
An Operator in Houston

The Role:
I am currently working with an Operator in Houston seeking a Senior Deepwater Drilling Engineer to join Drilling and Completions Group working on their Chissonga Project.

Provide comprehensive deepwater well design, planning, and reporting of drilling operations to ensure the technical and safety integrity of wells. Predominantly assigned to Angola Block 16 Chissonga deepwater development project but with additional responsibilities for non-operated Gulf of Mexico appraisal and development projects. Active in the development of deepwater expertise.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

•Supporting drilling design activities including coordination of studies throughout concept selection, define and execute phases of the Chissonga development
•Manage the key functions and deliverables in the Well Delivery Process for the Chissonga development wells and Block 16

Exploration/Appraisal wells

•Specify drilling equipment and services. Assist with the tender and procurement process
•Effective liaison and communication with the Angola Drilling Team, Chissonga Subsurface and Project management teams
•Management of lessons learned system and championing of all performance improvement initiatives applicable to drilling performance
•Maintenance and updating of drilling documentation and data
•Implementation of additional processes/procedures applicable to deepwater drilling operations improvement
•Networking across the company in all aspects of deepwater drilling, plus deepwater teams outside the company

Specific Project Involvement

•The companies first deepwater development in Angola
•Continuous update of company deepwater drilling technical guidelines
•Cost estimate preparation
•Chissonga basis of design for development wells
•Well design input for Angola exploration, appraisal, and development projects

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
- 7 years’ experience in drilling engineering with 2-3 years in deepwater activities
- Preference for West Africa deepwater experience
- Demonstrate understanding of engineering principles and engineering software applications- Landmark experience preferred
- Possess good analytical, organizational, and communication skills
- Must be a team player
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