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Drilling Engineers - Deepwater Gulf of Mexico / GoM

Employer:
Newman-Johnson-King, Inc. * Established 1957 * Confidential Client
Updated: Sep 18 2012
Desired Expertise: Directional Driller, Driller, Drilling Consultant, Deepwater Oil and Gas Drilling Engineers, Drilling Engineers Deepwater GoM, Deepwater Drilling Engineers Gulf of Mexico, HT/HP wells, HTHP wells, HP/HT wells, HPHT wells, High Temperature High Pressure Wells, High Pressure High Temperature Wells.
Experience: 10+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: $140,000 - $210,000 or more Depending on Experience / Seniority + Bonus
Location: Houston, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Job Description:

Drilling Engineers - Deepwater Gulf of Mexico / GoM
These are Direct Hire, Full Time Employment Positions w/ a Major Oil and Gas EPC.
These ARE NOT Contract Positions / Contract Jobs.

Needed by our Client of 30+ years
a Major, Fully-Integrated, Globally-Operated
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Company / EPC

IF YOU APPLY DIRECTLY TO OUR CLIENT
we will be unable to assist you with
INTERVIEW PREPARATION and the HIRING PROCESS

APPLY NOW FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

LOCATION: Houston, TX / GoM
SALARY: $140,000 - $210,000 or more Depending on Experience / Seniority + Bonus
TRAVEL: Up to 25%
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Minimum 10 years + of relevant industry experience and
Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant engineering discipline.

DEEPWATER OIL AND GAS DRILLING ENGINEERING JOB DESCRIPTION
Deepwater Drilling Engineers are accountable for oil and gas drilling engineering activity covering:

  • The planning, program preparation, and execution of well drilling operations.
  • Delivering detailed oil and gas deepwater drilling engineering guidance, drilling program preparation, and drilling operational support on new and existing oil and gas wells working with multi-disciplinary teams.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for planning and executing oil and gas well design programs with a strong commitment to HSSE and operational safety while delivering wells.
  • Ensure well drilling programs, well program amendments and dispensations to policy are prepared on schedule and are adequately risk assessed.
  • Working closely with resource teams, geologists, production and service company personnel to ensure an efficient operation.
  • Prepare cost estimates and cost control for wells activities.
  • Monitor and support all phases of the drilling operations, both from the office and onsite (offshore) for key oil and gas drilling operations.
  • Develop downhole equipment specifications for deepwater HTHP wells.
  • Ensure that downhole equipment is designed and manufactured to the proper specifications.
  • Perform post-analyses for benchmarking and learning, identification and implementation of appropriate new drilling technologies.
  • Prepare end of well reports.
  • Recommend and lead drilling engineering studies to improve drilling operational performance.
  • Implement best practices as identified in operational and engineering studies.
  • Ensure appropriate assurance and review of the drilling design and work plan.
  • Coach and mentor Drilling Engineers to ensure appropriate technical development.
  • Perform and assure adequate third party Quality Assurance and Quality Control.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in relevant engineering discipline.
  • 10 years minimum of Drilling Engineering experience, with preferably 2 years of deepwater drilling experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Planning and design skills, cost estimation and risk analysis, operation support to field teams, HSE behaviors, teamwork skills across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of conducting assurance and review of drilling planning work.
  • Knowledge of pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction.
  • Experience working with third party service providers.
  • Ability to work to timelines with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Personal commitment and proactive approach to Health, Safety and the Environment, Process Safety, and Operational Risk Mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% for working at offshore field locals; able to ride in a helicopter or boat over water and be transferred via personnel basket to offshore operations.
  • Ability to work in small, confined places, on high platforms, walk on high elevation grating over water, and walk up and down steps.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven track record as a strong team player.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Possess a US Permanent Resident Card.


THESE QUALIFICATIONS A PLUS

  • Competence with Landmark well engineering software packages (DIMS/ OpenWells, Wellplan, etc).
  • Drilling experience for an operator in a Drilling Engineer role.
  • IWCF Well Control certified or equivalent.
  • Participation in continuous improvement processes.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas.
  • Proven track record as a strong team player.
  • Experience working with HPHT / HP/HT wells.
  • Experience with floating operations.


OUR CLIENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • Your search will be kept strictly confidential.
  • We will contact you prior to sending you for consideration by our client.


APPLY NOW FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.


This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

This position is no longer open for new applications. Either the position has expired or was removed because it was filled. However, there are thousands of other great jobs to be found on Rigzone.

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