Drilling Fluids Advisor

Posted 28 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Job Title: Drilling Fluids Advisor

Job Summary:

  • Implement a comprehensive mud surveillance program across multiple basins in a Remote Operating Center (ROC).
  • Centralize mud performance monitoring, enhance data accuracy, and ensure fleetwide consistency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze field inventory and product usage per interval on rigs, establishing KPIs and trend analysis.
  • Verify and approve mud engineer treatment plans based on data streams, providing feedback to the Well Site Leader (WSL).
  • Track field volume handling efficiency, capturing lessons for optimal wells and trend analysis.
  • Assess solids control equipment performance and make recommendations based on ROC trends.
  • Establish alarm response protocols for critical mud parameters, setting high/low alarms for data streams.
  • Review displacement plans and collaborate with fluids service supplier project engineers and rig-WSLs.
  • Document rig site events, contacting relevant personnel for clarification as needed.
  • Develop monitoring dashboards and ensure functional rig sensors and data streams.
  • Coordinate with WSL regarding non-functional data streams.
  • Relay recommendations on drilling fluids through fluids service supplier project engineers and rig WSLs.
  • Review well-specific mud programs and daily mud reports, addressing errors or inconsistencies.
  • Collaborate with fluids service supplier project engineers to rectify errors on daily mud reports.
  • Request or review hydraulics modeling with approved software.
  • Monitor surface MW values, recording fluctuations and relating them to estimated ECD.
  • Report deviations in fluid properties outside of well-specific mud programs.
  • Track mud pit volume trends and anomalies, reporting to the ROC superintendent.
  • Investigate changes in standpipe pressure and notify ROC superintendent when necessary.
  • Capture lessons learned and share best practices to ensure service quality consistency.
  • Develop a database of best practices for a fluids service guidebook.
  • Understand rig-specific capacities and arrangements, supporting volume management as needed.
  • Assist WSL with volume management and displacement calculations.
  • Support raising non-conformance reports for deviations in mud quality.
  • Lead diesel consumption reduction plan and assess performance.
  • Act as a focal point for critical drilling-related issues.

Essential Experience and Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years of oil and gas industry experience.
  • 5+ years as a Mud Engineer with an oil company, industry service provider experience preferred.
  • Proficient in HSE compliance and operational efficiency.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in research, computer, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with data analytics tools and basic programming.

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.