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  • Job reference: RMS0116691

Senior Drilling Operations Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Luanda
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/11/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is an international oil and gas company with operated production of about 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in various offshore and onshore locations. They have ongoing exploration and production activities worldwide, and have over 50 years of experience turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes.

The Role:
Provide planning, well design, engineering operational support to ensure the technical and safety integrity of wells drilled offshore Angola. There will be a degree of responsibility for well programming and cost estimation. Reports to Drilling Superintendents when providing rig operational support. The position will be based onshore in Luanda, Angola and will be on a 28/28 day rotation.

• Engage Teams in designing directional profiles to cost effectively meet well objectives.
• Perform Drilling Engineering analysis including torque and drag, hydraulics, hole cleaning, anti-collision management, well control and casing design.
• Provide Operations Engineering support to the Drilling Superintendents and rig teams as assigned.
• Assist with development and maintenance of cost estimating, tracking tools and preparation of cost estimates.
• Assist the Lead/Senior Drilling Engineers as required.
• Participate in and document well and operations risk assessments and DWOPs.
• Assist with technical specifications and evaluations during the procurement process.
• Liaise and effectively communicate with the global subsurface and project teams.
• Contribute to the Well Prognosis creation (Basis of Well Design).
• Evaluate equipment, services, processes and technology to enhance drilling performance.
• Maintain benchmarking data and presentation of performance tracking. Including Flat time analysis and Rushmore data collection.
• Assist in the implementation of new technology.
• Responsible for compiling the Final Well Reports.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering
• Minimum of five years Drilling Engineering experience
• Proficient in Drilling Engineering principles and software applications
• Strong analytical and technical skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with the various
• Currently involved in a Drilling and Operations Engineering role

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Deepwater operational experience will be an asset

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