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  • Job reference: RMS0110178

Senior Offshore Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Namibia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/05/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Expertise in delivering detailed drilling engineering for the design, planning and execution of deepwater drilling operations on new and existing offshore wells in the Namibia. Monitor all phases of operations, and ensure adequate risk assessment at all times.

The Snr drilling engineer will report directly to the Drilling and Completion Manager. The engineer will provide engineering and operational support to help ensure that the wells are drilled and completed in a safe, cost effective, timely and environmentally responsible manner, adhering to all company core values/policies as well as regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:

•Total well planning and design, cost estimation and risk analysis, operation support to field team, HRE requirements, BOEMRE requirements and teamwork across multi-disciplinary teams.
•Ensure drilling programs and program amendments are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed.
•Ensure all regulatory requirements are met with the timely submittal of all applications to appropriate government authorities.
•Support all phases of the drilling operations.
•Perform post-analyses for benchmarking and learning.
•Travel to the field locations to monitor and participate in drilling operations and provide support to the Drilling Supervisors
•Ensure Open Well daily drilling reports are reviewed, kept up to date and accurate.
•Lead engineering studies to improve drilling operational performance.
•Work closely with resource teams, geologists, production and service company personnel to ensure an efficient operation.
•Strong commitment to Safety and Environmental compliance.
•Contribute to cross-functional teams.
Duties and responsibilities as directed

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required. Graduate degree, a plus.
•Certification as a Professional Engineer, a plus.
•Experience in planning and drilling offshore and Onshore oil and gas wells with experience in Offshore deepwater operations.
•Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
•Knowledge of offshore pore pressure/fracture gradient prediction, drilling mechanics, directional drilling, drilling fluids, cementing, well control, formation evaluation.
•Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently.
•Self-motivated, positive attitude, and works with minimal direction. Strong problem solving skills.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Office environment primarily, when required will travel to the drilling rig to assist with specific evaluations/problems. May also require travel vendor’s location to witness assembly of tools/equipment or repair of equipment.
•Valid well control certificate
•May require some travel outside service area.
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