Aberdeen North SeaJob Reference - J8866

Drilling Engineer

Overview: Your role will be to design, plan and provide engineering support during the execution stage and post well review of drilling and abandonment operations using WDP principles, processes and best practices. Dependent upon competency and career development, you may be expected to fulfill the same role but for workover or completion operations. The operations role will require the collection and evaluation of all offset data required to populate the Well Delivery Process requirements. This will include but not be limited to: offset well bore stability review; pore pressure and fracture gradient analysis; loss zone identification; creating a mud weight chart for the well design; identification of risk and mitigations; providing the technical analysis of Management of Change documents. Accountabilities: •Timely delivery of drilling programmes, maintenance of drilling well files, collation and reporting of End of Well drilling performance. •Lessons learned tracking. •Contract champion for specific technical services. •Well work project leader. Professional Skills & Experience: •Previous North Sea well engineering / workover experience •Experience of managing financial budgets Key Duties / Operations: •Monitoring daily rig operations for engineering integrity and efficiency. •Issuing programme amendments to rig. •Arranging assurance meetings in line with WDP (i.e. pre-spud, wash-up meetings etc). •Liaison with offshore personnel and service coordinators to ensure equipment is called-off as required and organise third party QA/QC where appropriate. •Preparation of notifications for government bodies and ensuring timely submission and close-out of questions raised (including all well examination/DCR requirements in the drilling phase of the operation). •Coordinating the planning activity of service companies and collating input for inclusion into drilling programme. •Developing the most cost effective well plan to meet the well objectives by ensuring all disciplines involved understand the balance between well requirements, cost and operational risk. •Ensuring within the rig team that adequate challenge and interaction takes place between the disciplines (subsurface, completion etc) in order to drive out requests that add excessive cost or operational risk to the well programme value. •Arranging peer assists / reviews of drilling programme as required. •Accessing resources within team and contractors to ensure best practice and techniques are being used in well planning. •Deputising for the SDE and performing duty for out-of-hours cover as required. Performance: •Identifying Best-In-Class (BIC) targets based upon robust “like” well analysis and delivery of a probability distribution of costs •Application of the Technical Limit /Advanced Planning process during planning and execution to ensure optimum operating efficiency. •Preparation of well time and cost estimates for annual capital allocation, FM and AFE purposes which incorporate challenging but deliverable BIC targets. •Identifying lessons learned •Providing assurance of invoice accuracy and assisting AFE close-out. •Monitoring daily performance (times and costs against plan) and disseminate. •Continuously challenge well performance and identify areas for improvement. Technology and Best Practice: •Pursuit of alternative techniques to reduce well costs without compromising safety or technical standards. •Collating equipment failure data and follow-up of all investigations •Investigating other areas of NPT and taking actions to prevent occurrence. •Ensuring best practice and new technology are incorporated into the drilling programme to optimize performance. •Ensuring engineering software simulation applications (e.g. Landmark) are used to optimize and improve performance. HSE: •Demonstration of commitment to the delivery of HSE goals and objectives. •Production of HSE report for drilling and well operations. •Ensuring risk assessments are carried out for respective activity. •Preparation of programmes in line with company and statutory policies and guidelines. Education & Accreditation: •Relevant Engineering degree or equivalent •Current IWCF (or equivalent) Well Control Certificate (Drilling Supervisor Level) •Offshore certification including BOSIET and medical Must have right to work in the UK


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