Company: Weatherford
Skills: Field Service Tech
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Khobar, Saudi Arabia


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


The positions on this role are responsible to lead the monitoring and/or design/planning and/or support processes on well operations of complex wells. They are typically who provide the main engineering interface with the client if required. The Drilling Technical Support III is responsible for effective well design, the implementation of the drilling/directional plans, and the application of drilling/ well construction solutions in the projects he/she leads. Provides technical support and training to Engineering team to deliver the safest most efficient plans to develop the project meeting all expectations and will take part in tender responses related to these projects. They follow their PL process and provide planning and real time decision support to Weatherford colleagues (Operations, Sales, Management, etc) and clients. Drilling & Engineering Manager based out of KSA will be tasked with many responsibilities and duties relating to Drilling Services Operations for GeoZone. Role will include but is not limited to around-the-clock technical support, control and support of DD operations to improve service delivery, compliance to standard operating procedures and reduce Non Productive Time (NPT).

  • Actively support Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (Safety First). Follows and encourages others to follow the DE Rules to Live By.
  • Responsible for the QA/QC process of the creation and management of a drilling events database for risk analysis during the design phase.
  • Support training of well planners, drilling engineers, directional drillers, and MWD/LWD field staff on the engineering analysis and root cause analysis (Tap Root). This may include but is not limited to rig visits, classroom instruction, and one-on-one mentoring.
  • Accountable for the quality control process to the drilling data received from the field to produce daily monitoring analyses, collect end of well reports, document lessons learned, and generate KPIs for the optimization process.
  • Responsible for the execution and interpretation of drilling engineering analyses in the design phase: BHA design, BHA tendency, hydraulics, torque & drag, and BHA vibration modelling.
  • Responsible for Drilling Engineering technical support in their Geozone.
  • Provide real-time decision support to the drilling team to maximize drilling efficiency and minimize risk while achieving the well objective.
  • Assist the Drilling and Evaluation team in post-well root-cause analysis.
  • Assist with ensuring effective communication between all parties (client, Drilling Services, Product Lines, third parties, etc).
  • Keep up to date and review new technology for possible application to projects.
  • Perform and coach others with offset well analysis, hazard identification, and risk control.
  • Participates in tender responses.
  • Accountable for the Weatherford Drilling Engineering technical design report for the assigned jobs
  • Attend pre-job and daily meetings with the RTOC team, Weatherford office support and customers.
  • Assist in presentation of recommendations and evaluations to clients as required.
  • Lead, execute, and coach others in the development and review of well programs, operating procedures, presentations, end-of-well reports, and other documentation as required to support effective communication and continuous improvement.
  • Comply with Weatherford Drilling Engineering standard.
  • Support DS technical sales as required.
  • Participate in Drilling Services Service Delivery & HSSE initiatives
  • Partake in drilling engineering audits in their Geozone and provide active support to complete audits and corrective actions.
  • Handle with fluency the regular Drilling Engineering, Directional Drilling, and Logging while Drilling technical language in order to support DE Manager and DD/MLWD Operations as required.
  • Promote technical excellence image of Company and Segment (publish papers, attend/ present at public forums, and otherwise gain recognition for the Segment products and services).
  • Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy; comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures, and Work Instructions.
  • Comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.
  • Carry out work assignments with the highest level of service delivery.
  • Be available for after-hours support to on-going operations as needed.
  • Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by DE Manager within the physical constraints of the job.


Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge:
  • 5+ years relevant Drilling Engineering experience (desirable experience as a project team member on various projects which involved overseeing other team members or being responsible for a critical aspect of the project)
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Ability and willingness to learn through a structured development program which includes internal and external courses, external certifications, and practical on-the-job training (both office and field).
  • Ability to analyse a wide variety of data sets and use them in providing Drilling Engineering solutions.
  • Practical and results orientated to deliver a plan encompassing all inputs that can be safely executed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Highly motivated with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.