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Senior Drilling Engineer

Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
Industry:
REF: 1298
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

MSELECT is hiring a Senior Drilling Engineer for an international oil operator, with minimum of 10 years’ oil and gas drilling experience

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Senior Drilling Engineer is responsible for all aspects of well planning, well design and supporting the operational team during drilling, completion and testing of the wells

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform Well Designs
  • Operational monitoring and support to ensure safe and effective operations
  • Technical input for and evaluation of tenders
  • Initiate timely ordering of equipment and services
  • Monitor operations and support operational team
  • Ensure completeness of well files

JOB DIMENSIONS
Design

  • Prepare well designs, drilling and workover programs in accordance with applicable regulations and company standards to achieve the project objectives in a safe and cost effective manner
  • Well design consists of but is not limited to: directional design, drilling fluids & hydraulics design, drill string design, well control planning, casing design, cement design
  • Initiate and participate in HAZID, HAZOPS and risk assessments as necessary to achieve a safe and sustainable design and program prior to start of operations

Operations

  • Ensure procedures are technically valid and applicable to the specific well conditions
  • Deliver engineering support to the operational drilling team.
  • Strive for continuous optimization using tools as e.g. Lessons Learned register, Peer reviews and Drilling Well on Paper exercises
  • Monitor and ensure operations are in line with the HSSE management system, company standards and procedures
  • Support the Drilling Manager in the event of an emergency response situation

Reporting

  • Ensure completeness of well files
  • Perform QA & QC of daily reporting and well files

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Engineering or science degree from a recognized university
  • Current IWCF Well Control certification on supervisor level
  • Practical experience with a recognized drilling engineering software package

Preferred

  • Specific petroleum engineering qualifications.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Essential

  • Minimum of 10 years’ oil and gas drilling experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ field experience in onshore or offshore drilling operations
  • Practical experience with a recognized drilling engineering software package

Preferred

  • Experience with Landmark drilling engineering software
  • Kurdistan experience 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Good data management and computer literacy

INTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • Subsurface department
  • HSSE department
  • Production department
  • Supply chain department

EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • Rig Contractor
  • Service Companies
  • Authorities