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  • Job reference: RMS0102185

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London and South East - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2011
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The Company:
Our Client is a Global Operator in the Oil and Gas Industry.

The Role:
This position supports our client's project in North Africa.
Purpose: To ensure that assigned well projects are properly planned and risk mitigated from new-country entry starting point and engineered to ensure wells deliver maximum value at a safe minimum cost.

Responsibilities / Key Objectives:
 Seek out and analyse offset well data using thorough research and original thought compile review summaries to aid risk managed concept design aimed at best regional performances.
 Perform pre-conceptual and conceptual well designs and progressively more accurate cost estimates as required from budgetary through to LLI AFE and final well AFE levels.
 Mitigate risks to ensure well objectives are not compromised.
 Perform and document well design process in compliance with our client's Policies and Procedures including a thorough review process and regulatory permits and authorisations are timely managed.
 Prepare drilling and completion designs and programmes for medium to deepwater both exploration and development applications.
 Drive well service providers’ to provide appropriate best practice solutions and transfer of knowledge to the drilling team.
 Introduce new technologies/methods and solutions to improve efficiencies and reduce costs while maintaining a high standard of EHS performance. Ensure lessons learnt from within our client's areas of operations and the wider industry are captured and incorporated into North Africa Business Unit well designs and programmes.
 Provide daily operational engineering support to rigsite teams.
 Provide high level engineering to prevent or remedy well control situations.
 Represent our client's’s interests at partner meetings.

Financial Responsibility:
Well Delivery within well AFE

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering Graduate
 Significant knowledge of subsea industry practices, challenges & risk mitigations with drilling, testing work over, wire line, coil tubing & completion operations in both conventional, horizontal, and higher pressure wells.
 Excellent data management and advance MS Office package software skills including but not limited to excellent word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software ability.
 Competent user of well planning software packages for casing design, directional planning, torque and drag, hydraulics etc.
o Compass – desirable
o StressCheck – desirable
o Wellcat – desirable
o Wellplan - desirable
 Ability to challenge regional well technology and procedures with original engineering solutions.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
 Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills
 Able to work effectively as part of a small team
 Ability to freely and proactively communicate with other team members, management and contractor service company engineers
 Ability to work on own initiative
 Schedule driven
 Focus on continuous improvement and innovation
 Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
 React quickly & flexible to changing circumstances
 Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
 Seek ways to find and apply best practice
 Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
 Open, honest & reliable.
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