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  • Job reference: RMS0096329

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/06/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (20/07/11)
This vacancy has now expired.
Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer
Job Location: Cape Town
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 6 Months
Residency: Cape Town

The Company:
Operator client in the oil and gas industry.

The Role:
Quality Control of the drilling engineering documentation (BOD, Drilling Program…) issued to the business unit.
Improve the efficiency and reduce costs associated with well design, operations, drilling, Testing & Completions plus EH&S.

•Check that competent basis of design and drilling program are delivered to the drilling manager (QC), in line with our policies, HSE rules, standards, any applicable Government or regulatory authority.
•Drilling data base management and up date via Livelink and wellview.
•Provide expertise for client in all drilling software such as Stresscheck, DSP-One, Wellview, Drillmax…
•Support the EH&S performance of well operations and compliance with Corporate and regional EH&S standards.
•To work with key G&G plus Engineering staff to optimise well design.
•Develop a wide knowledge base of industry technologies for application to clients future operations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering degree or equivalent

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•10 to 15 years of Petroleum experience (preferably drilling, but also production or geology, reservoir engineer…)
•Knowledge of industry normal practices associated with drilling, Testing, work-over, wire-line and completion operations.
•Understanding of well control techniques.
•The engineering criteria associated with the well construction and operations planning, design and well control issues, hole stability and mud, deviated drilling, Completion, Testing and production.
•Recognition of importance of EH&S
•Familiar with API & other recognized industry Standards & recommended practices.
•Understanding of Geological and Petroleum Engineering priorities and well associated requirements.
•Well budgets and cost allocation and monitoring.
•Good software skills.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Fergus Leo at Fircroft on + 44 20 8899 6969
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