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  • Job reference: RMS0102180

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Egypt
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 31/10/2011
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The Company:
Our client is a leading Oil and Gas Operator with offices throughout the world and a firm emphasis on developing best practice and improved standards and capabilities. This keeps them at the cutting edge of industry performance as they focus on their business objectives and long-term plans.

The Role:
Leadership of the planning and preparation activities for a specific development drilling operation. Responsible to prepare and deliver well programs, equipment, technology and performance requirements within the approved project schedule and budget whilst meeting the HSE standards of the JV project, including minimizing the risk to personnel and damage to the environment.

Key Accountabilities;

Management Governance & Compliance
- Ensure all well programs and plans comply with JV policies, the Drilling department management system and the requirements of partners and government bodies
- Ensure all well planning, preparations and scheduling are performed in accordance with the Project Define Stage plan

- Ensure the Drilling AFE and cost management process is implemented effectively to deliver high quality results as required by the finance system

- Leadership of all interfaces between the Drilling team and other departments, primarily the Project team
- Minimize any adverse impacts of well activities on project and production activities

- Assist the Drilling General Managers to identify and access the necessary technically skilled competent personnel to adequately resource the project Drilling team

Technology Implementation
- Ensure the project wells are planned in accordance with the technical requirements of the project (e.g. casing sizes and depths, directional/horizontal trajectories, fluid systems, reservoir evaluation techniques, long term integrity etc)

Training & Development
- Maintain personal skills. Mentor and develop the performance, skills and training of the national members of the Drilling Department

- Ensure the project Drilling schedule and well programs are fully optimized for effectively delivery within the JV systems
- Ensure all project well designs and implementation plans are adequately risk assessed and evaluated for improvement opportunities

Contracting & Procurement
- Ensure the project Drilling contracting and equipment procurement needs are identified and delivered in accordance with the project drilling schedule

Contractor Management
- Ensure that the Drilling Department contractor management process is maintained during all project planning to deliver high quality performance from all contractors and service providers

- Ensure that all project wells are designed to ensure there will be no unplanned escape of fluids from the well, and risks to the health and safety of personnel from the well are as Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

- Demonstrate personal commitment and participation in the JV HSE programs
- Ensure all project Drilling plans and preparations comply with the JV HSE management system

Become familiar with the JV emergency response systems and ensure the project Drilling plans comply with those systems.
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