Drilling Engineer

Posted 23 May 2022
SalaryNeg
LocationAberdeen
DisciplineEnergy
ReferenceTR/054865_1653390180
Contact NameLaura McHardy

Job description

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

Responsibilities:
* Perform drilling engineering tasks as per WCM Procedure (L2-WCM-00-001) i.e. preparation, SOW, peer reviews, basis of design, HSE notification preparation. Ensuring wells are designed and prepared in accordance with UK Regulations and Company Rules in a timely manner, in liaison with the other project members (Completion, testing, fluids etc)
* Participate in the optimisation of safe working practices are considered in the development of operational programmes
* Participate in the identification and mitigation of 'major risks' in the development of operational programmes and demonstrate through active participation in the well risk assessment process
* Develop and deploy 'HPHT specialties', such as HP/HT casing design in WellCAT and Managed Pressure Drilling operations
* Prepare drilling programmes/end of well reports and co-ordinate pre-spud meeting
* Prepare applications (HSE notifications, DECC permits) and returns to external agencies as required to satisfy the overall drilling programme in a timely manner, track and co-ordinate approvals and permits
* Ensure the application of the Company Rules within the programmes/activities and apply for derogations as required
* Proactively identify and prepare programme amendments/MOCs change to the manual/well programme or in case of unscheduled events, i.e. Squeeze procedures, side track procedures, abandonment procedures, etc.
* Undertake technical studies and apply technical skills and innovative thinking to obtain positive outcomes. Propose changes and/or innovations with properly identified risks and expected benefits. Document such innovations in the REX system.
* Provide technical advice on specific area of technical expertise to other business areas/projects
* Supervise small task forces, comprising third party contractors to resolve engineering/technical issues and lead operational implementation of solutions
* Update and follow up of equipment preparation for routine and non-routine operations
* Provide offshore supervision support for specific operations as required
* Liaise closely with the DCSI and DCSSVs to support implementation of engineering work plans, providing live drilling engineering support to operations (casing design, directional, hydraulics, swab and surge, torque and drag, well control calculations etc.)
* Liaise with the representatives from the Geology, Reservoir and Production departments during the planning, execution, and post-well analysis stages for each well
* Liaise with the Well Examiner and ensure all programs, updates/MOCs and notifications are in line with the Well Examination Scheme.
* Follow up and improving well performances, deploy company DAF and Group digital tools to improve drilling performance
* Follow up and update of the well performance dossiers and launch of appropriate action plans
* Actively promote "share experience" within and outside the department
* Accurately prepare budget and duration required for the wells or parts of, raise related Contract Release Orders and Service Orders.
* Update and follow-up of the rig cost control for service contracts involved in drilling and completion operations
* Effective contract management of contracts allocated, ensuring best value for company and proper execution of the contract
* As contract rep for diverse services companies, follow up of contractor performances, plan and conduct QA/QC audit and SQM
* Act as DCSI whenever necessary

Experience & Qualifications:
* The job holder will hold a BSc of MSc or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Offshore or Petroleum) with relevant experience in well engineering.
* Chain of command certification to DCSI level
* Organisational skills to prioritise and manage a heavy workload in a rapidly changing environment
* Good computer skills, especially in Drilling Engineering softwares (T-DESK, WellCAT, Wellview ...)
* Job Holder will be committed to developing skills and experience in technical disciplines i.e. well completion design, well architecture calculation etc.
* Well-developed knowledge of contractual/legal/terms & conditions/insurance issues


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/054865.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.