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Drilling Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Elaf Khoshnaw

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Drilling Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. English and Arabic fluency is a must.
Job Purpose     
Manages and controls Drilling engineering tasks on assigned Rig. Includes establishing work schedules, evaluating Rig personnel, structures, machinery, reviewing work programs, monitoring operations, coordinating and availing internal & external support services. Assumes total responsibility during operation and Rig moves.
Duties and Responsibilities        
  • Verify Well design and planning is in compliance with international standards
  • Assess well design and operation requirements on well construction projects, including Front End well design calculations and simulations (Wellcat, Stresscheck, Compass, etc.).
  • Prepare well proposals, barrier drawings, verify Well Technical Specifications, prepare and review drilling and workover programs, cost estimates, trajectories and targets for every well
  • Prepare project supporting documentation e.g. Well Control Contingency Plan, Relief Well Drilling Plan
  • Provide engineering support for formal Deviations to plans and provide assured program amendments, e.g. casing setting depth change, as required
  • QAQC Contractor daily reports DDOR, EDM, Compass, TVD/performance etc., prepare daily summaries, print performance graphs, invoicing and time sheets etc
  • Confirming wells delivered to contract quality specifications.
  • Maintain well barrier status information, certification of equipment and personnel, plan and record any deviation.
  • Collate all data for internal and external reporting.
  • Identification of Materials management, co-ordination of Purchase Orders and inventory control, material supply and service contract management including logistics support from manufacture to delivery
  • Responsible for material supplier QAQC and follow-up on Quality non-conformances
  • Support project execution strategy including: Contracts, Budgets, Organization, Well Concept, Performance Improvement Plans
  • Support well operations team with contract management, After Action Review (AAR) sessions, cost/performance tracking, drilling sequence management/optimization
  • Hold weekly performance AAR/planning with contractor, prepare weekly performance reports
  • Prepare/maintain Drilling sequence and schedule updates for optimization and endorsement
  • Staff Development: Mentoring & coaching of Iraqi Wells Engineers
  • Follow management instruction for Wells department duties
Qualification & Training Requirements
  • B.Sc. Degree in Petroleum Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience of accomplishment in a similar position
  • Fluency in English and effective communication (verbal/written), organizational and
  • interpersonal skills
  • At least Intermediate on working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Good drilling software skills
  • 14 Days on/ 14 Days off
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.