Principle Drilling Engineer
Fircroft
Aberdeen Aberdeen
7d ago

The Role :

The Engineer is responsible for planning and design work related to the planned operations. The Engineer responsible for the program ("Programme Engineer") reports technically to the Lead Drilling Engineer on a day-

to-day basis but has a formal line function to the Leader Drilling and Well Engineering.

The Engineer shall :

  • Work in teams with other disciplines.
  • Provide risk evaluations for the planned operation / activity
  • Compile programmes and detailed procedures for installing the drilling equipment.
  • Ensure that the Detailed Operations Procedures are discussed in a net meeting between the office and the field before start of operation.
  • Ensure upcoming main focus points in the Detailed Operations Procedures are discussed in the daily Rig Status Meeting.
  • Update the office-field action / decision log during the operation.
  • Conduct Post Operations Meeting with the rig after end of operations (with service companies, Drilling Supervisor and drilling contractor).
  • Update the "as run Detailed Operations Procedures".
  • Support the rig site team.
  • Evaluate and adhere to parameters from real-time data.
  • Participate in subsurface meetings and discussions as / if applicable.
  • Perform QC of all acquired data and update all relevant databases.
  • Update Best Practices (as run Procedures / experience database).
  • Challenge the rest of the group to ensure that the work is done cost-effectively and that future drilling operations can be run in a simple and cost-effective way.
  • Prepare the Programme (drilling programme)
  • Undertake method selections
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Evaluate and recommend required equipment
  • Prepare Detailed Operations Procedures and Section Guidelines based on "as run procedures" and "action / decision log" from last similar operation as well as from experiences from similar wells
  • Conduct Detailed Operations Procedures Workshop
  • Review the Detailed Operations Procedures and risk assessment by using a multi discipline team (service, contractor, offshore and onshore personnel)
  • Review lesson learnt from action / decision log
  • Implement finalizing Detailed Operations Procedures
  • Prepare time and cost estimates
  • Essential Skills / Qualifications :

  • You have solid knowledge in the drilling discipline.
  • You have solid practical drilling experience.
  • Strong commitment towards HSE
  • Offshore certificates are required for this role as ad-hoc offshore work will be required

    Desirable Skills / Qualifications :

  • Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations.
  • Deliver your work using Lean methodology and mindset.
  • You embrace new technologies eagerly.
  • You are flexible to change and able to adapt to the team's direction.
  • You act in line safety and sustainability values and principles.
  • You manage conflicting perspectives and agendas amongst internal stakeholders and influence and advise internal and external stakeholders.
  • You participate actively in teams and collaborate for improved performance.
  • You actively communicate the need for change.
  • About Fircroft :

    Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide.

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