Company: Nabors
Skills: Directional Driller, Drilling Engineering
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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About Nabors
Nabors Industries owns and operates one of the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies for its own rig fleet and those of third parties. Leveraging our advance drilling automation capabilities, Nabors' highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

Nabors Drilling Solutions is an oil and gas service company and a division of Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc. With offices in Alaska, North Dakota, North East, Wyoming, East/South/and West Texas, we are positioned to service both the North American and International marketplaces. Our workforce, like our technology, is rapidly expanding and looking for a qualified Directional Drilling Product Development SME - Performance Products.


The Directional Drilling Product Development Subject Matter Expert (SME) provides support to the product line to develop and commercialize new directional drilling software products. They leverage knowledge of field directional drilling activities to clearly define product requirements, communicate requirements to internal engineering teams, engage with customers to promote and support new products, and provide training and support throughout the product lifecycle.

Product Development
o Leverage practical knowledge of directional drilling operations to effectively define requirements for directional drilling software products and communicate requirements to internal product development teams.
o Assist in management of product development process, including preparation of product documentation, stakeholder communication, and internal stage gate reviews.
o Create reports for internal and external distribution to document value of the products and recommended next steps in technology development and adoption.
o Synthesize field test data and results into actionable objectives; communicate field test findings to internal development and management teams.
o Develop and maintain product performance metrics, tools and methodologies.

Product Deployment
o Lead new product deployment efforts through engagement with internal and external operations teams.
o Act as SME to ensure successful product deployment efforts, including job coordination and troubleshooting responsibilities.
o Ensure active communication with account manager and product line manager, as well as other required stakeholders throughout the product deployment process.
o Actively contribute to the development of the Performance Drilling Knowledge Base through improvements to products as well as data entry and analysis.
o Develop and maintain drilling performance metrics, tools, and methodologies.

Customer Engagement
o Build strong relationships with customers / field personnel based on thorough understanding of Performance Tools products.
o Lead customer engagement efforts to identify and communicate effectively with prospective customers.
o Support account managers during sales calls and customer visits including technical discussions, product presentations, and product training.
o Support the differentiation of the Nabors offering by working closely with customers to become an integral part of their processes to measure and improve performance.

Field Responsibilities
o Occasional field visits to support the deployment of new technologies.

BS in related field

3-5 years experience as a Directional Driller
Experience in product development at an oilfield services company
Thorough understanding of the directional drilling process and the mechanics/physics involved
Strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to develop analysis spreadsheets and reports
Highly proficient with MS Excel: management of large data sets, complex graphs and reports
Effective verbal and written communicator

Experience with Nabors Performance Tools product suite.
Experience with various 3rd party directional drilling software products.
Field experience in more than one area (Ex North Dakota, South Texas).

Self-starter; Attention to detail; ability to deliver quality reports and document with minimum supervision.
Comfortable presenting technical product information to high-level internal and external audiences.
Comfortable working with a multi-disciplinary team including technical, sales & commercial, and operations stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Apt to teach
Highly proficient with MS Excel: management of large data sets, complex graphs and reports.
Strong analytical skills; Demonstrated ability to develop analysis spreadsheets and reports.
Travel may be required (<25% of time)

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

  • 407 land drilling rigs
  • 31 offshore platform rigs




Nabors is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.