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  • Job reference: RMS0172793

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/11/2016
  • Duration: 18 months
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The Company:
is an international oil & gas exploration company with an extensive portfolio of interests spread across Africa and Asia.

The Role:
Process Support:
* Contributor to the development, management and updating of the Drilling Management System (DMS).
* Ensure the DMS is followed during well planning, design, engineering, execution and closeout activities.
* Ensure compliance with Company and Drilling policies, standards and approved procedures.

General Duties:
* All work shall be performed in accordance with the DMS.
* Prepare/Present well design concepts based on information provided by the Subsurface team.
* Assist with the preparation of cost estimates used to generate yearly Budgets and well/project specific AFE's.
* Forecast and accountable for the timely ordering of well/project specific Long Lead requirements.
* Contribute towards logistical coordination & quality assurance of services, materials, equipment and personnel.
* Review JV operations if/when required
 track progress, monitor and benchmark JV operational performance
* Update and assist with the management of Company's well database.
 prepare information for Company's well insurers when directed
 collate and assist with maintaining the technical and historical databases
* Integrate with fellow drilling, completion/testing, subsea and/or subsurface team members as required.
* Perform special studies/duties if/as required including conducting service quality meetings.
* Ensure Vendor service deficiencies are correctly and timely captured via the Company deficiency reporting (DR) process so as to ensure timely action/close out.

HSE Support:
* Support the preparation of HSE documents if/where required.
* Contribute and participate in the hazard identification process.
* Contribute and participate in well/project specific risk assessments and pre-job planning meetings.
* Assist with the evaluation of rig and 3rd party services for hazards and well integrity.

Well/Project Specific Duties:
* Provide engineering support as part of the drilling team which includes optimising well planning, design, engineering, costing and assisting with operation execution, as well as the services associated with these activities. Activities include performing offset reviews & well hazard identification.
* Establish subsurface well/project life cycle functional and operational requirements, including material & equipment selection.
* Identify special Engineering Studies to be performed.
* Assist with the preparation of well/project specific technical notes if/when required.
* Capable of preparing detailed scopes of work for tender documents, performing vendor capability assessments, evaluating tenders methodically and capable of presenting a succinct recommendation.
* Assist the Quality Engineer with quality assurance and the establishment of a Quality Plan with the Vendor.
* Raise Requisitions & Purchase Orders.
* Ensure compliance of Vendor supplied materials, equipment and services which includes review of design, pre-assembly verification, pre-installation testing and equipment documentation.
* Review all applicable operating, installing & testing procedures, including interface documents.
* Assist with drilling related engineering, mobilisation, installation and commissioning activities if/when required.
* Contribute and participate in DWOP/CWOP/TWOP's as part of well/project commencement.
* Ensure timely delivery of Phase 1 and Phase 2 deliverables as defined in the DMS.
* Support the operations team (i.e. assist, track and monitor) in the execution of Phase 3 well execution and subsequent Phase 4 well/project closeout.
* Ensure the Well Barrier Schematic is current and valid for the current operation being performed.
* Assist with preparation of Management of Change (MOC) documents and conducting a risk assessment for those changes with relevant parties.
* Review field tickets and/or well invoices.
* Review the engineering focussed After Action Review (AAR) report and apply lessons learnt.
* Responsible for compilation of Well Completion Report (WCR).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree qualification in Engineering (mandatory).
* Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
* Adobe packages.
* Knowledge of appropriate and relevant engineering tools (e.g. Landmark Suite (or similar) - Stresscheck, Compass, etc), and software packages.
* Must be able to use Compass Well Planning & Stresscheck Well Design packages (mandatory)
* Current Well Control certification (IWCF) - Subsea/Surface Supervisor.
* Current BOSIET/HUET certification.
* Good written and oral command of the English Language.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* 15+ years of relevant oilfield drilling engineering experience which includes:
 minimum of 12 years as a drilling engineer, involved with well planning, design, engineering, costing and assisting with operation execution with an internationally recognised major E&P company.
 must have evidence of being involved in at least two (2) green field offshore development projects.
 must have evidence of being involved with directional well planning including high angle or horizontal drilling projects.
 experience shall include ground level involvement with exploration, appraisal and development type projects, especially with conceptual development scoping & well planning.
 must have been involvement in offshore platform and/or jack-up drilling activities with surface type wells.
 knowledge of & experience with Gulf of Thailand development projects is advantageous.
 familiarity with ESP, sand & dual-completion designs and clean-up activities is advantageous.

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