Drilling Engineer

Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1185403

Location Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Midstream

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 23, 2023

Role Title:                                        Drilling Engineer
Positions:                                        2
Start Date:                                      ASAP (onboarding permitting)
End Date/Duration:                      6 months initially, with 6 months extension after (may be more depending on performance/situation)
Site:                                                  Preferably Aberdeen, may have flexibility to be Sunbury based. Candidate needs to attend site 3 days a week.
Hours:                                             8 per day, 40 per week

Drilling Engineer 

Job Profile Summary
The Drilling Engineer (Lev.H) is responsible for the delivery of well designs, planning and programmes that meet business objectives, adequately address safety and operational risk, follow local regulations and conform to company practices. The Drilling Engineer (Lev.H) applies in-depth subject knowledge as an independent practitioner in the well planning and construction process, capable of performing a leading role in multi-discipline team both in terms of planning and execution support for the assigned well projects.

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Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Safety, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Carry out well design, permitting, and operations in compliance with local regulations and conformance with company practices.
  • Manage well-specific Risk Registers and the risk management process
  • Identify well control and process safety risks and ensure mitigations in well design / operations.
  • Delivers reliability / integrity be carrying out equipment assurance and reviewing QA/QC documentation.
  • Perform Engineering Self-Verification and Oversight.
  • Apply judgement in application of company practices, identify deviations if required, develop and recommend risk mitigation plans and any required Management of Change documentation.

Well Planning and Execution
  • Responsible for the delivery of drilling engineering work tasks on wells projects.
  • Responsible for drilling engineering inputs to multi-function / stakeholder activities from project initiation to execution.
  • Responsible for the delivery of drilling engineering design and planning activities.
  • Provide drilling engineering inputs for the required Decision Gate support material.
  • Perform right-scoping to identify the optimal well design concept.
  • Develop well (AFE) and project (FM) cost estimates.
  • Conduct offset and wells benchmarking.
  • Develop well BOD and DGOP documents.
  • Responsible for the delivery of operational support during execution including the development of WWI.
  • Conduct AAR with the operational team.
  • Develop and recommend drilling engineering solutions to problems encountered during well execution.
  • Responsible for the delivery of EOWRs.
  • Deliver continuous improvement projects, optimize drilling performance and recommend new and more efficient ways to improve drilling performance.
  • Coaches or mentors less experienced drilling engineers.

Leadership, Values & Behaviours
  • Lead multi-discipline team planning.
  • Role model V&Bs and ethics and compliance through words, actions, and decisions.
  • Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and build enduring capability in self and others.
  • Ability to prioritize work-fronts.

Preferred Education, Experience and Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline or higher.
  • 6+ years of industry experience in drilling.
  • Well Control Certification Combined Supervisor, IWCF/IADC.
  • Excels in drilling engineering detailed design and drilling operation execution
  • Experience with Landmark suite software for modelling casing design, directional well plan, hydraulics, torque & drag in order to coach others.


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