Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead/Senior Drilling Engineer to be based at our client office in Dubai for 6 months assignment.
The Successful candidate should be able to perform the below duties and responsibilities;
Ensure application of engineering best practices for the planning and design of exploration, appraisal and development wells:
Consider well design options based on a review of drilling objectives and recommendations proposed by operations geology or reservoir development teams.
Provide technical guidance and support in developing a well plan and generating a well design that incorporates the casing, cementing and directional drilling parameters. Solicit and evaluate input from relevant service company providers.
Evaluate the feasibility of and the risks involved in achieving well objectives.
Generate cost estimates for the proposed well design and develop an equipment list and material requirements.
Review drilling rig and other equipment specifications to ensure adequacy for the proposed well design.
Prepare a drilling program to meet well objectives.
Ensure that all well planning and design activities are conducted using workflows that comply with company well engineering and HSE standards, industry best practices and statutory requirements.
Implement and track the company’s AFE review process for the well plan and well design.
Review existing and new technologies for incorporation into the well design.
Provide technical support to meet the goals of safety and cost efficiency while meeting well objectives
Prepare detailed drilling and operating procedures for each succeeding hole interval, taking into account local geology, potential hole problems and drilling hazards.
Identify, assess and control potential and actual drilling hazards such as abnormal pressures, complex geology or mud loss zones.
Incorporate safe work practices into the drilling program, specifying as part of the program the use of any equipment provided for health and safety purposes.
Study bit, bottom hole assembly and mud system performance and recommend ways to optimize the drilling process.
Evaluate geological and engineering data to determine whether operations are on track with well plan. Recommend implementation of contingency options as needed.
Monitor well expenditures and contractor and service company performance.
Assist in maintaining control of well costs.
Coordinate the use of existing and new technologies to improve drilling performance and well bore quality.
Provide on‐call support to rig when Drilling Superintendent is not available.
Lead project review and closeout.
Skills / Qualifications
Liaison & Coordination
Liaise with drilling operations team to identify requirements for equipment, materials and services, and to coordinate scheduling of well operations.
Review well work program with sponsoring department and propose modifications or amendments where needed.
Maintain effective and proper working relationships with contractors and service companies to ensure that company requirements are understood and met in terms of expected standards of quality and performance.
Work with rig site personnel to identify lessons learned during well operations. Conduct weekly meetings to review well progress relative to benchmark targets and to convey the lessons learned during that week. Where problems have occurred, identify root causes and arrive at creative and technically sound solutions.
Reporting; prepare reports in support of department activities.
Prepare applications for drilling and workover operations for approval by government agency.
Provide detailed daily reports of costs versus time and allocated budget, and submit supplementary AFE in case costs exceed budget by 10% or more.
Experience and Qualifications
The proposed candidates for shall have at least:
Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering.
15‐20 years’ experience in drilling, completion and workover operations and engineering, with a minimum of 7‐8 years of offshore experience.
Experience should include work in directional and highly deviated drilling (including mudline tiebacks) as well as HPHT environments. Demonstrated experience working in remote areas and dealing with logistics challenges.
IWCF Valid Training (Level 4).
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com
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