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Drilling Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Elaf Khoshnaw

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Drilling Engineer for an international energy client in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Actively participate in the call for tender process: building of technical requirement (procurement & services), HSE/Technical/Commercial evaluation of offers.
Contribute to the preparation of AGUP Drilling Campaign
Support Head of Well Construction & Lead Drilling Engineer during AGUP Phase-1 Drilling Campaign preparation and execution.
Work in close collaboration with the Drilling & Completion superintendent and the fluid superintendent. Support them with preparation of next operations and provide them any engineering support they require during these operations.
Budget : technical owner for contracts amounting to 0.5 - 1 M$ per year

  • Adopt and demonstrate exemplarity towards HSE rules with associated enforcement and control within his area of responsibility
  • Prevent major incidents (blow out, loss of asset, wells integrity issues) through detailed and reliable engineering studies
  • Ensure compliance with referential and actively support the preparation of derogations to the rules when required
Drilling campaign preparation & readiness
  • Participate and contribute to the elaboration of the well SOR (Scope Of Requirement) jointly with D&W & GSR entities
  • Perform or contribute to studies required for the preparation of the AGUP campaigns. Coordinate as required with completion team. Update Basis of Design document as required
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedure
  • Contribute to risk assessments and contingency plans
  • Prepare technical documents and participate in meetings/presentations with authorities and partners when required
  • Participate to the pre-spud meeting and contribute to the DWOP (Drill Well On Paper)
Operations follow-up & close-out
  • Design and prepare drilling programs. Ensure adherence to referential, AGUP Basis of Design and validated work program
  • In charge of the daily operations & performances follow-up and reporting
  • Prepare General Drilling & Completion Program to ensure integrating latest operational learnings and/or design updates
  • Perform and/or coordinate studies to improve the operational performances
  • Manage the tracking of well costs daily and QAQC well trajectory data and Daily Drilling Reports
  • Evaluate drilling parameters / events and interpret to advise as required in potential optimization and improvements, or potential problems to come
  • Be part of technical/HSE incidents investigation teams (when required)
  • Manage the RTSC and DrillX matters linked to drilling rig operation
  • Contribute to the preparation of Management of Change and issue same in collaboration with DCSI
  • Actively support DCSI to prepare LLI plans for upcoming wells & ensure all sub-assemblies are prepared by service providers
  • Organize and present to operational team activities program to come through Pre-Spud and Pre-Phase meetings on the rig
  • Support drilling & completion team in the well integrity assessment as required
  • Perform visit to the wellsite to support operations (when required)
  • Contribute to the good functioning of the Well Construction entity by supporting the operational engineering team
  • Prevent any major incident (well blow out, fatality…) and pollution
  • Deliver wells on time and budget
  • Optimize Drilling Operations to achieve cost and CO2 emission reduction
  • Petroleum Industry MSc (or equivalent professional experience) with 5 years’ experience in Drilling activities
  • Valid IWCF certification and Experience with well planning/design software.
  • Very good interpersonal skills and English fluent

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.