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  • Job reference: RMS0116006

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/10/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/11/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
•Lead drilling engineer for Nigeria, Gabon and Cameroon exploration and development projects
•To support the Corporate Drilling Department in Geneva as well as OPCO’s with general drilling engineering tasks in cooperation with support functions in Geneva.
•To undertake studies on specific topics, for example drilling feasibility studies, generic Field Development Plans (or updates) as well as drilling optimization and cost reduction.
•To identify technologies and solutions most likely to optimise methods of drilling wells.
•To preparing individual Well Basis of Design and Technical Drilling Programs, in line with APC Well Delivery Process
•To prepare input to Well Proposals, Application To Drill, etc. in conjunction with Asset Team in Geneva or concerned OPCO.
•To prepare well cost estimates for New projects in conjunction with Geneva Corporate Drilling Department.
•To prepare and conduct AARs (after action reviews).
•To prepare for and coordinate workshops and milestone meetings in accordance with Well Delivery Process and Asset Development System (ADS) Guidelines.
•To develop and maintain relevant Drilling Document Archives.
•To provide input to new APC drilling policies, procedures, manuals and guidelines in accordance with Corporate standards.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- 10 years minimum experience in drilling engineering.
- Jack-up and semi sub operations/engineering.
- Deep Water operations/engineering experience would be a plus (> 500 m WD).
- Operational experience in West Africa would be a plus.
- Exposure to project work.
- HP-HT engineering/operation experience would be a plus.
- Minimum of 2-3 years field experience as an offshore based Drilling Engineer/Supervisor.
- Knowledge of basic drilling engineering softwares (directional drilling, casing design etc..).
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