Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: WellSite Supervisor, Engineering Manager
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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.

Sr Wells Engineer

Purpose and Accountabilities

  • The successful candidate will join a team of Brownfield Engineers dedicated to ensuring that well delivery is not only competitive, but continuously improving.  Initial reporting responsibilities are expected to be that of Brownfields SS/TLP Sr Wells Engineer / Ursa basin.
  • The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, self-directed, and action-oriented staff who work effectively together and enjoy what they do. 
  • The successful candidate is expected to embrace a culture of curiosity and self-direction and will be exposed to challenging assignments.  
  • Engage CET, Theme Office, CWI, SURF, and Performance Units and drive a focused effort to identify and eliminate DWDP inefficiencies.  Drive integration with CET, Theme, Technologies, etc. to revolutionize Brownfield well design through collaborative implementation of low cost high value completions (e.g. slim, multizone, campaign driven, etc.)
  • Efficiency and Predictability - act with a sense of urgency to identify and address inefficiencies in our business with a focus on predictability through consistency in design, materials, and operational procedures. 
  • Embrace a culture of risk-based challenge and ensure that well specific wins are cascaded throughout the portfolio (e.g. Tight margin drilling, Casing elimination, Tieback-less Production design, TAP, etc).
  • Project Design/Execution - Deliver world-class design and contribute to execution performance by embedding competitive scoping methodology in the front end of the Global Well Delivery Process (WDP).
  • Preparation of detailed cost and time estimates, tracking of relevant metrics during job execution, after action reviews (AAR) documentation, well handover to production, and developing subsequent improvement plans.
  • HSSE - Integrate HSSE in the design, programming, and execution of well work on drilling operations. Actively promote HSSE and Sustainable Development (SD) in all activities and ensure compliance with business principles.
  • Mentor junior staff in all aspects of well engineering design and operations, and in interaction with other asset teams.
  • Support and foster relationships with other asset teams including subsurface, production, facilities, and construction. Support engagements with JV partners and the development and analysis of competitive benchmarking to drive operational excellence.
  • Lead the technical and HSSE management of relevant service provider contracts and support the contracting and procurement strategy. Collaborate with contractors regarding performance, variances, etc. as needed.
  • Actively drive the identification, development, and implementation of new technologies and the opportunities to optimize field operations.
  • Develop annual personal performance review/management documents including performance contracts, individual development plans (IDPs) and goals and performance appraisals (GPAs).


    • Round II Certification/Diploma required
    • Experienced in DVA and SS Wells Design and Operations
    Recommended Competencies

    • Design a Casing String: Skill
    • Optimize Well Delivery Program: Skill
    • Prepare Well Engineering Design Options and Program: Skill
    • Prepare Drillstring Design and Directional Plan Options and Program: Skill
    • Specify Well Control Equipment and Execute Well Control Operations: Skill
    • Prepare Drilling Fluid and Cementing Design Options and Program: Knowledge
    • Prepare Abandonment Design Options and Program: Skill
    • Execute Well Engineering Operations: Skill
    • Select Drilling Units and Equipment: Knowledge

    • Number of rigs/work units: ~10 MODU/DVAs working GOM
    • Type of units (drilling rig, frac spread, ct, etc.): Familiarity with platform and/or DP floater rig operations
    • Location: Office Based
    • Off hours calls - Yes
    • Well Environment: Deepwater
    • High regulatory requirements: Familiarity with offshore regulations.
    • H2S: Yes (GOM)
    • High Pressure, High Temperature: Yes (GOM)
    • Directional work: Yes
    • JV exposure: Yes
    • Coaching of Junior Staff: Yes

    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.