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Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Job reference: 929969
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Drilling, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 12/02/2020

Our client is seeking a Senior Drilling Engineer to join their high-performing team in Azerbaijan, on a rotational basis.

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Broad-based drilling knowledge - familiar with directional, extended-reach, horizontal, multi-lateral and workover operations
  • Experience of both rig-based and office support functions
  • Ability to harness practical experience to maximum advantage in support of day-to-day rig activities
  • Proven ability to focus engineering and analytical capacity on specific areas of operation to improve overall efficiency
  • Prior international experience in a multi-cultural environment would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Landmark's Drilling Database Management Systems (OpenWells)

In the role you will;

  • Prepare and implement operations programs and monitor daily drilling operations.
  • Prepare drilling programs for each well. Prepare changes to programs in the event of unscheduled events ie squeeze procedures, side track procedures, temporary abandonment procedures. Prepare post-well appraisal reports.
  • Assist Drilling Supervisor with implementation or casing running and cementing programs. Review final casing and cementing reports prepared by Drilling Supervisors. Review and recommend changes to cementing contractor proposals.
  • Review and analyse past drilling programs and actual well data in an effort to identify safer and more environmentally sound operations techniques, and areas where innovative drilling ideas can be implemented.
  • Provide written specifications to the Material & Logistics Coordinator for procurement of well equipment.
  • Monitor daily drilling progress and update the appropriate charts and directional well course maps.
  • Plan, implement and monitor drilling fluid properties and ensure that post-well mud appraisal reports are prepared by the drilling fluid contractor.
  • Stand in for Drilling Supervisor or Drilling Superintendent if required


  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related discipline
  • International Well Control certification

If this sounds like you, hit apply now!

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