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  • Job reference: RMS0108489

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/06/12)
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The Company:
Our client, a worldwide E&P company with operational assets including full field developments globally is looking for a Senior Drilling Engineer for Kazakhstan. Our client is currently planning a full field development plan encompassing 4 appraisal wells and 198 development wells. To achieve their goals they are looking for a team player who also has strong technical abilities.

The Role:
Role
In close cooperation with the Head of Drilling Engineering and the entire drilling team you will have a key role in ensuring that the company continuously runs a safe and efficient land based operation.

Responsibilities
The Senior Drilling Engineer will be responsible for detailed well planning and technical support for the rig operations team during the execution of drilling campaigns. In cooperation with other members of the Drilling and Petroleum Engineering Department the Senior Drilling Engineer will participate in setting goals and objectives for new wells and subsequently actively ensure that these goals are met.

Well planning in this context includes well design, performing risk analysis, cost monitoring, analyzing drilling performance and capturing lessons learned / best practices for sharing with other members of the drilling team and for inclusion into future programs. The Senior Drilling Engineer will be ensuring that all operations are carried out with a strong focus on safety and in accordance with Kazakh regulatory requirements and company standards and policies. The Senior Drilling Engineer is also expected to keep abreast of emerging new technologies and to bring them forth for incorporation into well design and operations.

In addition, the Senior Drilling Engineer will be participating in the further development of company standards and procedures to give a firm basis for safe operations and operational excellence.

In order to achieve the above, good communication skills and close contact to service companies will be required. The Senior Drilling Engineer will further be responsible for mentoring of Well Site Engineers and Drilling Engineers, and for ensuring consistency and quality in product.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful applicant must have an engineering degree or other higher technical educational background. A minimum of 8 years drilling engineering experience from the oil industry is considered a must. Experience from international oil and gas companies operating in Kazakhstan is an advantage.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience from international oil and gas companies operating in Kazakhstan is an advantage.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivating, independent person with a sense of urgency and quality-consciousness. Further personal skills should include the ability to interact with other disciplines, motivate people and being a good team player.
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