Posted 1 month ago

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Location
    Algeria
  • Reference
    SDE-ALG-001
  • Industries
  • Discipline
    Operations & Production

Department: Drilling

Manager: Co-Drilling Director

Location: Office

Main Responsibilities

Senior Drilling Engineer provides, prior to each well, a proper drilling program, with engineering and operational recommendations. He supervises on site the execution of specific jobs and ensures that proper evaluation and reporting on well operations are maintained. Maintains a commitment to improve the drilling performance.

Responsible for: 

  • Coordinate with reservoir engineers, geologist & geophysicist to prepare drilling program including adjust the work program and budget of drilling activities as required
  • Prepare and handle the assigned Tenders for drilling and drilling services contracts, e.g. prepare & evaluate tenders, and administrate the contracts.
  • Responsible to write the initial well AFE and the Drilling Program, in coordination with all the parties involved.
  • Establish and maintain drilling guidelines, programs and procedures to be in line with International Standards, and COMPANY’s specifications
  • Visit COMPANY’s operating sites to ensure that drilling programs are implemented in accordance with the approved work program, SSHE requirements, and COMPANY’s standard procedures
  • Provide advice/ guidance to operational team for possible deviation from the well program
  • Investigate the possible implementation of new drilling technology and application for the drilling program and plan. Make recommendation on the new selected alternatives to management
  • Contribute to the preparation of well program and annual work program of drilling activities towards the master plan
  • Liaise with cross-functional disciplines, i.e. exploration, reservoir and etc. to propose work program of the upcoming year. Recommend the annual budget according to the proposed work program and the selected drilling options
  • Monitor the budget execution and update drilling time and cost summary for various drilling/ development options in the database
  • Promote the implementation of COMPANY’s SSHE rules and regulations in all works under responsibility
  • Prime responsibility to ensure all the drilling data for each well are concisely organized and stored on the dedicated Server.
  • Provides the technical analysis of operations issues and the potential solutions to those issues. This is eventually done in collaboration with service companies

Work Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in drilling operations with at least 3 years working in Algeria.
  • Self-starter with good skills in technical problems solving.
  • Capable of coaching drilling engineers
  • The candidate should have good relationship with local oilfield Service / Operator Companies in Hassi Messaoud.
  • References in Oil Companies (Operators) in Algeria, which can be verified
  • Has experience working with land drilling rigs and at least 3 years as Senior Drilling Engineer.
  • Prepare and coordinate of well engineering proposals and well AFE
  • Aptitude to work in multi-cultural environment.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree (or higher) in engineering in technical or petroleum field.
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good command of spoken French is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of computer standard applications: word processing & spreadsheets
  • Good knowledge / understanding of some well engineering applications, i.e StressCheck, Kick Calculations, etc

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