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Senior Drilling Engineer HPHT x 2

Job Posted
13th Mar 2019
Start Date
29th Apr 2019

Our client are currently looking to recruit a couple of Senior Drilling Engineers for a long term contract basis, the project is based in the UK north Sea and will require someone with a heavy exposure to HPHT operations.

Senior Drilling Engineer


Lead the well engineering team through the project work phases. Specifically:

• Ensure project(s) are planned and operated in line with the adopted project(s) Procedures.

• Work closely with the WTL to generate and evaluate well conceptual designs to agreed well objectives

• Make continuous effort to improve well construction performance through well-researched applications and new tools and techniques.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the project(s) well engineering team in completing the project specific deliverables:

Initial Well Planning:

• Prepare Conceptual well designs

• Complete Offset Well Review

• Prepare Well concept durations and budgetary costings

• Prepare directional well designs design concepts

• Prepare and organize Risk Assessments for design concepts

• Identify Regulatory Permitting requirements and prepare submissions

• Identify Engineering Studies and issue RFQ to vendors

• Identify Long Lead Items and request quotes from vendors

• Preparation of RTA’s for 3rd party services, Engineering Studies and LLI’s

• Engage 3rd party providers and request preliminary 3rd party programmes and cost estimates

• Identify minimum Rig requirements

• Prepare and present concept design peer review

• Prepare Basis of Design

Detailed Well Planning:

• Prepare Casing design report

• Finalized 3rd party providers Programmes and cost estimates

• Prepare master equipment lists

• Ensure 3rd party providers and equipment are prepared and ready for operations

• Complete Regulatory Permitting submissions

• Prepare AFE Well duration and cost estimates

• Provide input to peer review

• Prepare Drilling Programme


• Support to the well execution team prior to and during the execution phase including participation in DWOP sessions

• Arrange pre-spud meetings

• Monitor daily well costs in relation to AFE and update WTL daily

Qualifications & Certification:

• Degree Qualified (preferred)

• IWCF combined Well Control.

• BOSIET & Offshore medical

• Proven drilling & completions experience within an offshore environment

• Computer software working knowledge; e.g. Stresscheck / Wellplan / Compass

• Good data management skills;

• Self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude;

• Commercial acumen and the ability to appreciate the ‘bigger picture’;

• Team-player, sharing ideas with other multi-disciplinary team members;

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiating skills, with the tact and diplomacy to deal across different levels and comfortable liaising with Client Management, Partners and with 3rd party contractors;

• Sharp eye for detail

The successful applicant will be currently eligible to work within the UK without any assistance or sponsorship and hold all necessary certification for working in offshore in the UK waters as and when required.

To apply for this position please forward your current CV along with availability to

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