Company: Patch Personnel
Skills: Drilling Engineering
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Attractive Day Rate
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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.

Authorized to work in: Australia

An opportunity is available to join a mid-cap oil & gas operating company in the role of Senior Drilling Engineer based in Adelaide on a 12 month contract.

The role will be focussed on front end well construction responsibilities as well as providing planning and operational support to Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) projects.

Responsibilities will include;

  • To provide ongoing technical, risk management and Well Engineering and Construction Management System support
  • To deliver well design for ERD projects
  • To work as Operations Engineer on ERD projects
  • To support Wells projects ensuring contractor contract/contractor management is effective for third party well construction companies
  • Assist the Wells team by investigating and communicating root causes for major failure events
  • To routinely visit field operations and perform audits, focusing on well and safety critical equipment integrity
  • To support the development and maintenance of regulatory submissions for project approvals including safety case revisions, environment plans and Well Operation Management Plans

Suitable candidates will have;

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in well engineering design, planning and operations
  • Prior operating company experience
  • ERD well design experience
  • Experience with drilling services contraction process; RFP, tendering, vendor evaluation and selection
  • Ability to develop or review drilling engineering standards using good industry practices
  • Advanced skills with industry software such as Stresscheck, Wellplan and Compass


Only candidates with existing eligibility to work in Australia will be considered for this role at this time.