Drilling Engineer

Posted 13 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameLachlan Nicholson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Drilling Engineer, based in Aberdeen.

* Preparing Notifications of Well Operations to the Competent Authority and other legislative documentation.
* Responsible for the Well Design/Basis of Design.
* Interfacing with Exploration and Asset teams on proposed wells and responsible for detailed well design and the preparation of well programmes.
* Interfacing with Decom and Asset teams on proposed well plug and abandonment and the preparation of well programmes.
* Responsible for well documentation, including but not limited to Programmes, EOWR, PDP, and BODs.
* Responsible for post well reporting and lessons, including but not limited to EOWR, AAR, Lessons Learned, Synergi and ensuring that they are being utilised as a live planning tool.
* Monitoring and support reporting on technical, financial and SHE aspects of individual well performance.
* Involvement in preparation of well budgets, schedules, AFE and daily costing in line with operations and planning schedule.
* Preparing well programmes and ensuring that all well activities are executed in accordance with Company and legislative requirements.
* Support management for well related contracts.
* Interface with (North Sea Platforms) Rig Maintenance team on platform and project work scopes, to ensure Rig is fit for purpose for planned well activities. During Rig Operations, if nominated, additional duties may apply.
* Monitoring daily drilling activities and providing technical support to the Drilling Superintendent and offshore Drilling Supervisors, as required. Ensuring that all offshore operations activities are planned and executed in accordance with Company and Legislative SHE requirements, including preparing OMAR Well Notifications and Weekly Well Operations Reports, as required, on a Monday (am).
* Ensuring that all offshore operations are executed in accordance with the approved programme and any changes are managed as per the company's procedures.
* Review of other related well programmes to ensure integration with the overall programme.
* Participation in the selection and auditing of suppliers and vendors ensuring material and equipment supplied is to the satisfaction of the Company and to the specification ordered to meet operational requirements.
* Monitors and reviews SHE performance and implementation of action plans.
* Co-ordinating and liaising with Production/ Operations for Drilling and Completions concurrent activities.
* Co-ordinating third-party contractor activities to ensure SHE compliance per requirements of management interface document.
* Ensure all well project regulatory required Applications, Consents, Permits, Notifications, Reporting to Authorities are complete and within timelines. In the UK this includes e.g. OMAR Well notifications, WONS applications/notifications, Chemical Permits, etc.
* Ensuring that Combined or Simultaneous Operations Plans are in place as applicable.
* Ad-hoc activities as requested by Line Manager.
* Occasional offshore travel to North Sea and West Africa.
* Occasional international travel to support the business.

Experience & Qualifications:
* Experience in a similar position
* Experience in Offshore Operations
* Wells Project experience from concept to delivery
* Technical experience/ area of expertise in technically challenging project
* Understanding of Well Design and Well Plan
* Understanding of Drill string and casing design
* Project Management experience
* Adaptability and willingness to take on new challenges Preferred
* MODU (Semi-Sub/Tender Assist) experience.
* Platform experience.
* LWIV experience.
* Leadership as per the compay's Mission Statement and Core Values.
* Promote that safety is paramount.
* People management, coaching and mentoring skills.
* Ability to lead, manage and influence teams and peers.
* Degree in Petroleum, Geological or Engineering discipline
* Valid BOSIET, MIST, Medical
* IWCF - Drilling Well Control Level 4 Certificate

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: TR/065955.

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