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  • Job reference: RMS0129499

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/08/2013
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our client is a Major Global Operator in the Oil & Gas sector.

The Role:
The Drilling Engineer will provide well engineering input and support to the Wells Team Leader (London) for the Planning Phases of well construction projects.
The role will form an integral part of the Planning Group based in the London office. However, there may be a requirement to contribute to the EXECUTE pre-well ops phase or work on a temporary assignment in Aberdeen to handover to, or support operational work phases.

Provide technical expertise on drilling engineering to the Operations and Development teams.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities


• Exhibit safe behaviours at all times when on company property and/or on company business
• Comply with all HSEQ policies and standards
• Apply the HSEQ Management System as appropriate to the relevant area of the business
• Comply with Companies Well Design and Operations Management Standards, Statutory Regulations and Industry Guidance Notes.

Participate in the well engineering of projects through Appraise, Select and Define work phases prior to handover to the drilling & completions execution team post sanction for all drilling and exploration activities. Specifically;

• Generate and evaluate well conceptual designs to agreed well objectives
• Refine selected well concepts to achieve an executable and AFE level (CP4) costed well design
• Provide input into the AFE sanction process and input to other internal and external approvals
• Develop comparative risk assessments of well concepts during Select work phases
• Prepare Drilling Basis of Design documentation including Casing Design, Torque / Drag, Hydraulics
• Develop functional specifications and scopes of work for equipment and services
• Make continuous effort to improve regional well construction performance
• Prepare and contribute to the companies Peer Review process where required
• Exploration and Development areas may include: NNS, CNS, SNS and West of Shetland areas.

Related activities:

• Participate in technical meetings or Peer Reviews with other regional areas in the company
• Participate in reviews of the Corporate Well Design and Operations Management Standards documentation.
• Provide general well engineering advice, data room support and cost estimates to the asset teams as requested during pre-project Appraise work phases.
• Provide support to Non-operated assets on drilling topics where required
• Make offshore visits as required
• Provide guidance to the implementation and policies of probabilistic software usage within UK team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
EU or UK passport
Experience in a similar role

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Extensive operator experience
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