Drilling Engineer
Confidential
Ghana
2d ago
source : Jobsinghana.com, LLC

This position will provide drilling and well engineering functions to support drilling, work-over and completion projects in shallow and deep offshore.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Drilling engineering and well designs for extended reach (ERD), multi-lateral and horizontal wells
  • Perform engineering calculations and software simulation to include but not limited to casing design, hydraulics, BHA, cementing, torque and drag, well control, surge and swab, drilling string, bit selection and nozzle sizing, etc.
  • Operations management of exploratory, appraisal, development and workover wells in offshore environment
  • Preparation of detailed drilling and work-over programs and procedures
  • Preparation of End of Well and Project reports,
  • Quality check of Daily Drilling Report (DDR)
  • Monitoring of operations performance and cost (plan versus actual) analyzing NPT (non-productive time), time-depth curve, project AFE variance analysis and KPIs.
  • Ensure adequate planning by timely mobilizing or demobilizing services or personnel to optimize cost
  • Coordinating with rig site team to ensure timely and adequacy of materials and equipment for operations
  • Planning, coordination and implementation of technical and HSE audits of contractors
  • Work in the field as Well Site Drilling Engineer or Night Drilling Supervisor to support critical operations.
  • Ensure that Company’s HSE policies are strictly adhered and followed.
  • Extend training and technical support to direct reports
  • Support Senior Drilling Engineer to perform Contractors management, function including checking and approving of invoices (technically)
  • Actively participate on the day to day operations and ensure that operations are carried out on the rigs as per the program and as required.
  • Required Skills or Experience

    Experience

  • Minimum of 8 Years of Experience in the oil and gas industry with at least 3 years as Drilling Engineer with relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience with Drilling and Workover rigs for all types of well construction activities
  • Recent offshore experience (Jack-up or deep offshore rig) is required
  • Must have worked in an Operator’s (oil company’s) environment. Experience with international oil companies will be added advantage.
  • Experience with leading well engineering software is important
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum engineering (Other Engineering Disciplines may be considered e.g. Chemical, Mechanical, etc.)
  • Well control certification
  • Offshore survival and HUET (BOSIET) certification
  • Skills

  • Strong communication verbal and written skills both verbal and written both up and
  • Understanding of all well construction project management starting from well engineering design, planning, preparation to the execution phase.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and tight deadlines;
  • Effective decision maker with the ability to apply and follow through on decisions and actions
  • Drilling engineering skills to allow for effective coordination and interface with internal team and external contractors, and partners.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work with teams.
  • Must be innovative and positive in dealing with changes and reacting to project difficulties
  • Effectively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of assignments or tasks;
  • self-imposing standards of excellence rather than have standards imposed

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office) and familiarity with relevant industry software
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