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Sr. Drilling Engineer

Updated: Jan 23 2013
Desired Expertise: Drilling Engineering
Experience: 10+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, TX, US
Reference Code: 0018509
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: None
Job Description:


  • Responsible to Drilling Engineering / Completions Engineering Supervisor for all HSE aspects of well design and completions.
  • Accountable for the HSE Management of design, manufacture, testing and putting in service of all well equipment used in well construction and the implementation of WWD HSE Management Standards/ Policies and petroleum FRC in well design and construction.
  • Accountable for the direct contract management of all Engineering and Completion Contractors under his direction.
  • Assist with the planning, implementation and close-out of HSE Audits of Contractors and their equipment.


Provides overall engineering support to the operation from the shorebase and has overall responsibility for optimizing well planning, costing and operations for one or more rigs.


  • Ensure well material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.
  • Supervise responsible drilling engineers in carrying out their HSE responsibilities.
  • Assist the responsible drilling engineer in conducting well- and operational risk assessments and HAZOPS.
  • Provide technical input to campaign risk assessments.
  • Ensure the formal documentation resulting from any well risk assessment is included in the drilling programme for all wells.


  • Prepare well programs including the drilling program, job programs, contingency plans for the well(s) for which they are responsible.
  • Design well interventions, well testing, completions and work over programs and develops procedures to deliver optimum drilling performance (operational and well performance) and comply with Drilling standards.
  • Specify, select, order and accept all well drilling materials and services (well testing and completions materials) to meet Drilling standards.
  • Provide technical engineering support to operations (Drilling Superintendent).
  • Identify and implement performance improvement initiatives and monitor effectiveness.
  • Assume responsibility for all well documentation.
  • Monitor and measure well performance.
  • Liaise with subcontractors, authorities and partners.



  • Engineering or Science Degree.
  • GLP1 or equivalent management course.
  • Supervisor's well control.
  • Advanced drilling industry technical courses.
  • Risk management course.
  • Audit course.


7 plus years drilling and/or completions experience on several different well types



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