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Drilling Fluids Engineer

Marquis Alliance
Updated: Jan 12 2012
Desired Expertise: Mud Engineer
Experience: 3+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Location: Williston, ND, US
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:
In a professional manner, represent the company in a professional manner, engineer and organize our Drilling Fluid Programs for our customers from rig up to invoicing.


    1. Test physical and chemical properties of drilling fluids.

      a) Test drilling fluids on a minimum of a daily basis, regardless of the operation of the drilling rig.
      b) Test drilling fluids on a specialty check basis as required by customers. e.g.: mud up, logging and casing checks, etc.
      c) Test drilling fluids more often if conditions require it.

    2. Recommend maintenance of the drilling fluid.

      a) Recommend maintenance procedures for the rig crew to follow using the results of your fluid test.
      b) Be proactive and recommend pretreatment procedures for possible problems. e.g.: Salt, Co2, H2S, pressures.
      c) Recommend mud property changes to be made for a specific operation going on or planned.

    3. Maintain inventory.

      a) Co-ordinate the onsite inventory and report to the Plant Supervisor.
      b) Perform an onsite inventory daily.
      c) Order drilling fluid chemicals from the warehouse in a timely manner.
      d) Be aware of your warehouse inventory and if a product is going to be required that may be low or not in stock, inform the Plant   Manager.

    4. Co-ordinate drilling fluid supervision.

      a) Co-ordinate drilling fluid supervision with the Drilling Supervisor.
      b) Communicate with the Drilling Supervisor so that you can be on location when a specialty check is required.

    5. Communicate with the rig crews.

      a) Ensure that your recommendations are being followed by communicating with the driller's, derrickmen or mixing crews
      b) Be aware of the mixing capabilities of the mud system being used.
      c) Inform the rig crews of which chemicals should be used first. e.g.: use the broken sacks of gel.
      d) Discuss mixing procedures with the driller's and derrickmen.
      e) Check with the rig crews to determine if your recommendations are giving the desired results.

    6. Communicate with the head office.

      a) Report to the Plant Manager daily via telephone, or e-mail , on the operations of the rig's you are servicing; with operator, location, rig, status, cost, rentals and mud properties.  
      b) Report to the office as soon as there is a problem on one of your locations and update the office as the operation progresses.
      c) Inform the Plant Manager OR Operations Manager of any changes that are made to the existing mud program before the change is made.

    7. Be responsible for company equipment.

      a) Report any problems noted regarding vehicles.
      b) Ensure that all mud testing equipment is adequately stocked and maintained.
      c) Report any automobile accidents immediately to your HSE supervisor.  
      e)      Report hazards and near misses on a regular basis.   Be sure you are always on the lookout for dangerous   situations.   Always protect yourself and others.

    8. Be responsible for well recap information.

      a) Submit all paperwork related to a completed well promptly at the end of the well.
      b) Fill out test reports, inventory control, product inventory and daily cost, drilling mud record, field credit and delivery tickets, and well data-usage and cost estimate accurately and completely.
      c) Communicate to the Mud Plant your count and compare your final inventory count with the warehouse.
      d) Ensure that your warehouse is promptly sending their paperwork into Plant Manager and Operations Manager.

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