Skills: Well Control
Experience: 20 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
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.
The Well Control Specialist utilizes analytical skills, practical experience and good judgement to evaluate,
select, and recommend well control equipment, and to develop procedures and implementation plans,
for drilling, completions, workovers and interventions. The Well Control Specialist will have expertise in
surface and subsurface BOP's and related control systems. Engineering skills from a petroleum or
mechanical engineering and practical applications provides the basis for this position's responsibilities
and job requirements; although a person without a technical degree who possesses relevant, practical
experience could meet such requirements. The Well Control Specialist is also expected to work closely
with rig contractors and third-party consulting firms on well control matters for both offshore and
onshore wells in a multitude of environments.
Develop and maintain a Well Control Standard for use throughout D&C operations.
Evaluate well plans and data to detect potential problems and recommend corrective actions to ensure
well control is maintained.
Provide technical consultation during drilling, completion, workover and intervention operations to
prevent loss of, or to regain, well control.
Provide guidance and aid in the development of Well Specific Containment Plans for all wells in OCS
Provide guidance to third party experts on evaluating well control simulations and aid in risk
management for specific wells or scenarios.
Provide guidance on Managed Pressure Drilling applications and aid in the development of procedures
Provide technical consultation on relief well planning and interface with third party experts to develop
both generic and well specific relief well/blowout contingency plans.
In concert with independent third-party experts, review and recommend BOP and well control
equipment acceptance testing procedures.
Develop well control training requirements world-wide.
Assist in developing specialized well control training for rig-site Supervisors, as well as for Drilling and
Share experience with other internal organizations and participate in peer reviews to maximize
Stay apprised of industry trends and new technology associated with well control (e.g. subsea, deepwater, managed pressure drilling and HPHT operations).
Participate and support any Joint Industry Task Force and API subcommittees dealing with all facets of
Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Degree: Bachelors Degree or higher is preferred.
Major Discipline: Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering preferred
Experience: Twenty years of drilling and / or completion work with demonstrated experience in well
control is required.
Computer Proficiencies: Microsoft Office, Well control simulation software
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