Drilling Engineer Job Description

Drilling Engineer Job Description

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Drilling engineer provides technical guidance and support in developing a well plan and generating a well design that incorporates the casing, cementing and directional drilling parameters.

Drilling Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work closely with customer technology group to build holistic and systematic view of customer needs and technical specification on their Subsea E&P projects to determine project feasibility, overall structure and product interfaces for a strong system offering
Leverage the early customer engagement process to pro-actively set actionable customer strategies in order to maximize future commercial benefits for the customer and Subsea Systems
Coordinate the customer early engagement supports from Subsea global engineering CoEs and regional engineering hubs, responsible to drive the execution and outcome
Provide leadership during the deal review process to ensure that all technical risk points and risk mitigation are properly incorporated in the development of the scope, cost and proposal
Liaise with Sales to manage the customer interaction and communication plans
Coordinate with product managers to develop New Product Introduction (NPI) & Product Line Extension (PLE) programs in line with customer requirements
Increase Subsea Systems visibility in the market place through technical presentations to potential customers with a view to performing pre FEED & FEED studies
Execution of capital projects on time and within budget
Continuous improvement projects for manufacturing equipment
Support the integration of Lean Manufacturing

Drilling Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Drilling Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IWCF, IADC, CBM, M&RE, AWS, ODD-MSE, BOP, BOSIET, NYSC, PMP

Education for Drilling Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the drilling engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Technical, Petroleum Engineering, Supervision, Computer, Communication, Performance, Surveying, Science, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Drilling Engineer

Desired skills for drilling engineer include:

Well design and construction methods
Completions and workovers design and operations
Compliance with all applicable regulations and company HES training requirements and policies
Well reporting and Landmark drilling engineering software
Casing design and well design implications
Risk Assessment and Management of Change
Applicable software
BP’s engineering tools and principles

Desired experience for drilling engineer includes:

Manage process documentation such as work instructions, routings, and engineering change management
Lead efforts to document process Flow Charts, FMEA’s, and Control plans
Coordinate and communicate with other departments (Engineering, Quality, Production, Vendors)
Non-standard work hours, 24/7 contact/availability expectations for rig/operational support
Comply with Global and Local QHSE policies
4 Year Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Related Technical Degree

Drilling Engineer Examples


Drilling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a drilling engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for drilling engineer
  • Assist sales with technical product information and case histories
  • Assist in research projects as required by manager
  • Training on operational features and applications of division’s products
  • Trains to measure product performance and recommends design modifications to existing products
  • Analyze and report product field test results and trends
  • Monitor well programs and make recommendations to optimize
  • Responsible for the safe operations of work and with compliance to company standards
  • Prepare final well design, AFEs and drilling programs (rig selection criteria
  • Monitor real time and post well costs
  • Monitors production rates, and plans rework processes to improve production
Qualifications for drilling engineer
  • Objectives & Measurement
  • College degree in Engineering or 5+ years of related oilfield experience
  • 5+ years of related experience in drilling applications
  • Must be willing to travel for training
  • Must be willing to work in the field when required
  • Product and application knowledge related to MR products preferred

Drilling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a drilling engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for drilling engineer
  • Monitor and understand changes in drilling process requirements, as areas are developed
  • Review and influence development of detailed procedures for drilling and completions to aid in performance and cost efficiency with ability to work in a wide range of pressures and depths
  • Review and monitor AFE vs Field Estimated vs Actual drilling costs to identify areas of needed improvement or understanding
  • Review and monitor drilling and completion performance to identify areas of needed improvement
  • Present projects to management and joint owners for approval
  • Ensure that all reporting is factually correct and complete
  • Review and monitor drilling and completion costs to identify areas of needed improvement
  • Present projects with the asset team to management and joint owners for approval
  • Assist the area superintendent in scheduling and monitoring of drilling and completion operations
  • Deliver technical courses in a classroom setting, ranging from introductory to advanced levels
Qualifications for drilling engineer
  • Experience in the use of the drilling engineering software, OpenWells, StressCheck, WellPlan, and Compass
  • Requires 8+ years of experience, however the ideal candidate for this position will possess at least 10 years of Drilling Engineering experience
  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to integrate well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments
  • Expertise in economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities

Drilling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a drilling engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for drilling engineer
  • Coordinate and prepare materials for class presentation
  • Contribute to the instructional design and development of new courses
  • Develop and conduct programs to meet the learning objectives of clients
  • Help customize manuals and handouts to client’s specifications
  • Work positively with other instructors
  • Assist instructors with classroom management and challenges
  • Conduct training sessions to implement new material and procedures
  • Communicate with other instructors on all appropriate business
  • Maintain expertise in subject areas and recommend improvements in curriculum design
  • Undertake personal professional development to improve the quality and performance of course delivery
Qualifications for drilling engineer
  • Working hours to be identified by manager
  • Ready for frequent business trips
  • Advanced knowledge of high pressure/high temperature environments
  • Advanced knowledge and application of fit-for-purpose equipment design
  • Advanced knowledge of formation evaluation
  • Advanced knowledge and application of reservoir simulation techniques

Drilling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a drilling engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for drilling engineer
  • Developing and designing vertical, directional, and horizontal drilling programs, including casing, drill string/bottom hole assembly, mud, cement, bit, directional components
  • Hydraulics optimization and bit selection
  • Rig and equipment specifications
  • Daily drilling operations
  • Performing well review with drilling superintendent for process optimization and continuous improvement
  • Problem well analysis and troubleshooting
  • Providing operational support when needed
  • Cost and drilling efficiency tracking and reporting
  • Promoting and ensuring exemplary health, safety, and environmental practices
  • Conducting post-well analyses to determine areas for improvement
Qualifications for drilling engineer
  • Advanced knowledge of unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs, CBM development, and shale gas resource work
  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline required
  • A minimum of 3 years working in petroleum industry with a minimum of 3 years inside the drilling discipline
  • Must be familiar with and able to read and interpret rules on non-standard items
  • Must have experience writing well plans for infill developments wells and/or new field development
  • Able to work with geologist, reservoir engineer, operations engineer, and landman as a team to present profit making projects

Drilling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a drilling engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for drilling engineer
  • Interface as drilling engineering expert with operations, clients, product line management, product development, research, training
  • Support new product development in all aspects relevant to drilling engineering, through direct liaison with engineering and the deploying region
  • Drive functionality and usability requirements for drilling engineering software projects
  • Create and maintain global operating procedures and best practices for common drilling engineering activities and pertinent parts of product manuals
  • Maintain detailed drilling procedures in conjunction with field personnel to enhance performance
  • Participate in a multi-discipline well planning team including
  • Develop well plans / procedures in full compliance with engineering standards and regulations requirements
  • Participate in field reviews, drilling performance assessments and optimization studies
  • Collect and analyze third party drilling data to establish operational knowledge/experience in a given area
  • Preparation and evaluation of tenders / bids for services and materials
Qualifications for drilling engineer
  • 5+ years’ experience in MWD, Directional Drilling, Gyro Survey, Well Bore Logging or Drilling
  • Bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Drafting, Civil or Surveying preferred
  • Anti-collision experience a plus
  • Previous experience with Well Planning software is preferred (Compass R 5000)
  • Proficient using on Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to work a flexible schedule and be on call

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