Company: Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Skills: Engineering Technician
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: NEUQUEN, Argentina
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Role Summary:

Drilling Services BHGE Argentina is looking for a self-motivated and achievement-oriented engineer to join the Drilling Applications Engineering team as "Lead Engineer -Customer Applications Engineering".

We are looking for an individual with a degree in Petroleum Engineering or a related discipline, and a good understanding of directional drilling principles, MWD/LWD, well planning, and drilling engineering and drilling optimization.

This position is ideally suited for an engineer with a technical or R&D background in Drilling Services who wishes to progress in the challenging and stimulating environment of Drilling Engineering.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Create best feasible directional profiles according to customer requirements, Evaluate anti-collision results and create a plan forward for monitoring, Survey management when required.
  • Provide technical support for BHA configuration (Drill string and BHA design, torque & drag, borehole hydraulics, Vibration analysis) using specialized drilling engineering software.
  • Monitor real-time operations on daily basis to optimize drilling practices and recommend actions to follow.
  • Continuous communications with field hands to improve performance.
  • Complete EOWR - End of well reports for each drilled well
  • Maintain drilling statistics to benchmark performance to get continuous improvement.
  • Interface as drilling Applications engineering expert with operations, clients, product line management, product development, research, training etc.
  • Create and maintain global operating procedures and best practices for common drilling engineering activities and pertinent parts of product manuals.
  • Assure consistency and proper handling of all documentation in the Baker Hughes documentation and knowledge management systems.
  • Investigate and analyze unsatisfactory product performance and drive requirements for products or services enhancement to improve our competitive position.
  • Produce and uphold performance statistics for tendering.
  • Support Marketing/ Product Line Management to benchmark technical product performance.
  • Develop and deliver training for Geo-market field engineers and office based support personnel
  • Handle special projects as assigned

  • 8-10 years of previous experience in well planning, directional drilling engineering, drilling optimization, BHA recommendations, reports, torque and drag and customer management.
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, theories and practices of Directional Drilling and MWD Systems
  • Previous experience in drilling optimization and focused in customer service
  • Wide understanding on Conventional and Un-conventional drilling
  • A good theoretical understanding of simulation software concepts (Finite Element Analysis) and data requirements will be an asset
  • Strong analytical skills and comfortable with abstract, conceptual thinking regarding to processes, workflows, and technical systems.
  • Self-driven, result-oriented, and eager to work with new technologies. Comfortable working on longer-term projects, as well as ad-hoc assignments, in an office environment with little supervision.
  • Fluent in written technical Spanish - English and proficient in common office software. Clear language and communication skills are paramount.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Able to build a good working network with different stakeholders in the product center and global operations.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Practical experience in well planning and drilling application engineering (Hydraulics, Torque & Drag, Statics and Dynamics BHA Analysis)
  • Drilling operations experience (Onshore)
  • Performance drilling optimization training


Neuquen, Argentina.

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

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