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  • Job reference: RMS0135680

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/01/14)
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The Company:
An oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Europe, with a worldwide presence. Looking for an experienced Drilling Engineer to join their team on a major gas field project in Algeria. This project is anticipated to last for more than 10 years.

The Role:
Based in Algeria the Senior Drilling Engineer will report to the Drilling Manager working on a rotational basis, the expectation being 28:28.

It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of Landmark Software.

Responsibilities include:
• Generate detailed Drilling programs and testing procedures for wells in accordance with the well objectives, technical requirements, engineering standards and the basis of design.
• Work closely with resource teams, geologists, production and service company personnel.
• Ensure drilling programs, program amendments and dispensations to policy are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed.
• Prepare cost estimates / cost control for wells activities, and end of well reports.
• Recommend and conduct engineering studies to improve development drilling performance on a large scale.
• Onsite support for key drilling operations.
• Ensure appropriate assurance and review of the drilling design and work plan.
• Assure adequate third party Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
• Monitor closely and analyse the work progress during drilling, well completion and workover.
• Participate in the preparation of technical input for tender documents and contractors' pre-qualifications.


Key skills / attributes:
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant subject.
• Minimum 5 years experience
• Experience of using Landmark software is essential
• Experience of delivering successful onshore developments
• Demonstrable competence in drilling well design.
• Ability to work to timelines with minimum supervision.
• Personal commitment and proactive approach to Health, Safety and the Environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

Desirable Criteria (not essential):
• Previous Drilling experience in Middle East/Algeria/ North Africa regions.
• French speaking would be an advantage.
• Hands on experience with tenders and contracts

Remuneration:
This is a staff position which carries an attractive day rate door to door plus benefits and excellent career progression opportunities.
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