Drilling Engineer

Posted 9 months ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Drilling Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have minimum 5 years of drilling engineering experience with oil and gas clients. English and Kurdish fluency is a must.

Main responsibilities:

  • Under Drilling Department senior personnel management prepare Basis of Well, Designs including casing design, torque and drag drill string design, well hydraulics calculations, cementing simulations and etc.
  • Under Drilling Department senior personnel management prepare Scope of Work for Long Lead Items, drilling related services, technical evaluation and other tendering related tasks if required. Collaborate with Supply Chain Management department.
  • Providing support to Cost control engineer for AFE/budget preparation and cost tracking if required.
  • Under Drilling Department senior personnel management Prepare drilling & completion programs and working plans for exploration and development drilling, workover and rigless operations. Prepare operational plans.
  • Professional engagement and interaction with service companies on drilling, completion and workover services provision, well design, drilling technologies, equipment for drilling and well completion for the Company's assets in order to reduce costs, operations duration, minimize complications and accidents during wells operations.
  • Monitoring of the drilling process, prepare daily reports / reports, prepare weekly reports if required on the progress of well construction and other wells operations.
  • Close collaboration and Coordinate operations with Supervisor/Company Man during well construction operations and identify the area for improvement.
  • Under Supervisor/Company Man supervision work on a well site during well construction operations.
  • Collecting of the necessary materials for the examination of well drilling and workover, preparing responses to expert comments.
  • Preparation of hazards and complications elimination plans during well construction and workover operations, approval of such plans internally if required.
  • Ensuring timely preparation of documentation during well construction (acts of drilling, completion, plug of abandonment, protocols and etc.).
  • Take part in the preparation of well operations related procedures and manuals (e.g. well design, well control, plug and abandonment, management of change etc.).
  • Follow Company HSE and QAQC practices and recommendations.
  • Research the market of modern drilling, completion and workover technologies.
  • Evaluation of possibilities to implement such modern technologies for Company operations.
  • Studies and complies with Company’s LND, implemented in the Entity, Entity’s LND, regulating the employee’s field of activities (within own competency), including those, requiring compliance with currency legislation.
  • In case of operational needs perform business trips (within and beyond the territory of the Republic of Iraq).
  • Immediately notifies his/her immediate superior on any situation, posing a threat to life and health of people.
  • In required for business purposes – fulfills other assignments from the Manager (within own competency).
  • In the event of incidents – takes action to preserve the working environment and equipment as they were at the time of the incident (if this does not pose a threat to life and health of employees and does not cause the aggravation of situation) and follows the labor and fire safety requirements.
  • Observes and follow the Internal Code of Conduct, established within Entity.
  • Ensures preservation of commercial and business secrets and other confidential information about Entity’s operations and its customers.
  • Interaction and operational work with other technical departments, company specialists and contracting organizations involved in the project.
  • Following organizational measures for the successful implementation of the well construction program, including the achievement of the Project KPI;
  • Fulfillment of instructions and instructions of the management as part of their duties. SCM department while tendering
  • Interaction with Financial division for AFE/budget related questions

Job requirements

  • Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Competency in Drilling and Completion Engineering, well planning and Operations skills;
  • Knowledge in all technical disciplines pertaining to a drilling, completion and workover environment;
  • Knowledge of well control best practices;
  • Knowledge in Project’s QAQC;
  • Practical experience in participating in the entire complex of well construction (designing and operations planning, contracting, monitoring the mobilization / demobilization of drilling rigs)
  • Tendering technical documentation preparation for equipment and services procurement;
  • Drilling and Completion Operations monitoring skills;
  • Understanding and application of continuous improvement processes.
  • Information analysis and presentation of information using modern technical means of communication and special software;
  • Knowledge of industry regulated acts and standards related to drilling, completion and workover;
  • Promptness in work;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Team work.

Work experience

  • At least 5 years of total drilling engineering experience in oil and gas industry;
  • At least 3 years at similar position in Operator Companies;
  • Experience in Kurdistan/Iraq is preferable;
  • Experience in international Operator Companies is preferable;
  • Adequate field operations experience as a field drilling engineer and/or supervisor is required
  • Wells planning and designing experience is an advantage
  • SOW for drilling services and bids technical evaluation experience is an advantage
  • Experience in Landmark software or analog well design and engineering software is an advantage.
  • Well reporting software like Open Wells and WellView or analog.
  • Proficiency in MS Office package (MS Word, Excel, Power
  • Point, MS Project and etc.).

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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