Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: Drilling Superintendent
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Mexico

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

This Drilling and Completions Specialist III role provides overall engineering support to the operation from the shore-base and has responsibility for well planning, costing and operations for one or more rigs.


  • Prepares high quality written work
  • Makes clear concise presentations
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • Coaches Associate and Graduate Engineers
  • Leads portions of:
  • Well Design
  • Engineering problem solving
  • Cost reduction efforts
  • Maximizing efficiency of operations
  • Ensuring and verifying well integrity
  • Recognition and implementation of industry best practice
  • Compliance with D&C Standards
  • Process and technical improvements

  • Provides drilling design input to the Basis of Well Design (BOWD), including the formation evaluation program
  • Reviews offset wells and Lessons Learned for input to subsequent well designs and programs
  • Prepares portions of drilling program, critical elements list, load out list, contingency plans, and MOCs
  • Assists in designing the well trajectory and survey program to meet target requirements set within BOWD
  • Perform drill string design and drilling hydraulics to achieve desired well trajectory and required hole size
  • Design cement slurry for each casing string to achieve zonal isolation and well integrity
  • Design drilling fluid system
  • Assist in selection of drilling components to safely drill well such as wellheads and liner hangers
  • Works with the metallurgist to ensure metal selections meet well design requirements
  • Assists in recommendation of bit and drilling mechanics to achieve maximum ROP within each hole section
  • Works with the  subsea engineers to incorporate subsea engineering procedures into program and operations
  • Leads portions of:
  • Well design
  • Post-well or post-campaign review
  • Evaluation of casing seat, load cases, well architecture, and tubing/casing stress analysis
  • Operational time estimates for input to AFE estimate
  • New drilling tool technology evaluations and recommendations
  • Well integrity
  • Drilling input to exploration and development program

  • Reviews daily activity reports to ensure accuracy and appropriate level of detail
  • Participates in rig-based audits, in support of the Superintendent and HSE Supervisor
  • Participates in After Action Reviews and ensures Lessons Learned are captured
  • Liaises with Supply to ensure timely delivery of equipment and services to meet operational requirements
  • Assists in managing service companies and ensures compliance with contracts
  • Participate in service company Performance Reviews
  • Evaluate and progress continuous improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for retention of critical well records (CEL, tallies, trip sheets, etc.)
  • Leads portions of:
  • Review of well designs and operational plans at well/pad kick-off meetings
  • Supporting operations on a daily basis, ensuring program is followed, and anticipating potential problems
  • Evaluating requirements for program changes and raising MOCs as required
  • Identifying potential problems and preparing contingency programs as required
  • Making recommendations on improvement opportunities
  • Well handover process

  • Assists in the preparation of well cost estimates, including accurate cost estimate for AFE generation
  • Maintains a close track of costs during operations
  • Proposes cost reduction initiatives and drives savings
  • Leads portions of:
  • Preparation of preliminary cost estimate with the required level of accuracy
  • Reconciling AFE vs final tracked costs, investigates variances, and updates cost model as required
  • Raising requisitions and approving invoices in a timely manner

  • Specifies drilling equipment for procurement
  • Manages service contracts and resolves and contractual or invoice disputes
  • Leads portions of:
  • Evaluation of tenders to ensure the best services are contracted at competitive rates
  • Inputs and scope of work to tender documents for third party services
Quality Assurance:

  • Provides engineering input to quality plans for equipment and service tools
  • Leads portions of:
  • Ensuring equipment and service tools are manufactured and prepared to QP
  • Failure investigation reports and non-compliance reports

  • Understands Material Risk Bowties, Critical Controls, and Performance Standards and verifies compliance
  • Assists in preparation of well and operational risk assessments
Health, Safety, and Environmental:

  • Participates in HSE incident investigations
  • Participate in behavior-based safety programs
  • Leads portions of:
  • Building HSE into well programs
  • Well and operational risk assessments
  • Barrier analyses
Regulatory and Joint Venture:

  • Assist in liasing with JVP's on planning and operations
  • Leads portions of:
  • Permit applications, documentation and submissions to regulators
  • Compliance with all applicable regulations

  • Drives own technical and professional development
  • Mentors and trains office based engineers to where they are able to work independently
About you:

  • Engineering degree (Petroleum or Mechanical) preferred
  • 4+ years in the drilling and completion industry; 2+ years wellsite supervision preferred; engineering and/or operations experience with different well types and/or campaigns

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.