Junior Drilling and Completion Engineer

Posted 12 months ago by Genel Energy
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Energy, Engineering, Oil & Gas

Genel Energy Summary:

Genel Energy is an independent Anglo-Turkish Exploration and Production (E&P) company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Headquartered in London with offices in Turkey, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Morocco and Somaliland, Genel Energy is one of the largest London-listed independent oil producers and is the largest reserve resource holder in KRI.

Genel Energy is steadily growing its business through the appraisal and development of assets in KRI and through acquisitions, building a high-impact exploration portfolio within the Middle East and Africa while expanding its Kurdistan footprint.

Job Summary:

The Junior Drilling and Completion Engineer will develop field and office skills so that within two years they will effectively contribute to Drilling, Workover, Plug and Abandonment, Completion, Well Testing Operations Supervision and Engineering in the KRI operations.

The position will act as support to the Drilling/Completion Supervisor on location and the Senior

Drilling / Completion Engineer in the office.

Key Responsibilities:

Initial Short-Term Responsibilities:

• Spend significant time at the rig and in field operations to gain practical well site experience.

• Provide daily office and engineering support to the Drilling and Completion team in the office and on well locations including updating plots, developing, and maintaining daily electronic records and notebooks, other activities as needed.

• Responsible for performing appropriate level engineering studies to ensure optimum well design and execution.

• Assist in the planning for future wells and ensure required materials and services are available in the country and allocated as required.

• Develop strong HSE skills during the well engineering planning and execution phases.

Training to be Provided:

• HSE training for all personnel and required for well site work such as Level 2 H2S.

• IWCF Level 1 to 4 well Control Training.

• Familiarisation and knowledge seeking visits to vendor and service company facilities e.g. mud and cement laboratories, machining and threading vendors etc.

• Working with specialists such as Genel QAQC Supervisor to develop entry level competencies in inspection and equipment qualification.

• Drilling, Completion and Well Servicing online, self-study and directed study.

Longer-Term Responsibilities

• Support the ongoing well activities with assisting in the oversight of the daily drilling Workover, Plug and Abandonment, Completion, Well Testing operations at the wellsite.

• Provide ongoing technical assistance to implement the drilling program and changes to drilling procedures, MOCs, risk assessments, etc.

• Conduct delegated well engineering planning for upcoming wells (offset well review, develop drilling program, work with service companies work products, etc).

• Follow up of the performance of the well with respect to established KPIs, End of Well Reports.Track service company performances and review reports of non-conformance events.

• Participate in peer assists, technical reviews, DWOPs, CWOPS, TWOP, Spud meetings, BARs, AARs, etc. as a learning and development experience.

• Responsible for performing appropriate level engineering studies to ensure optimum well design and execution.

• Assist in reviews of the draft Basis of Design (BOD), Drilling and Completion Programs from Genel and JV partners (TTOPCO, DNO, etc).

• Other responsibilities as assigned. Note the responsibilities and objectives are subject to changes and modifications at any time.

Skills and Qualification:


• B.S. Engineering Degree (Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical Preferred)

• Native Kurdish with fluency in written and oral English.

Work Experience:

• Zero to Two years of Drilling, Completion, Workover or Well Test experience.

• Service company or rig contractor experience at engineer level would be a plus.


• Will be expected to pass the Level 4 IWCF Well Control (Surface Stack or Well Intervention) within two years of joining the team.

• Willingness to spend significant time at the rig and in field operations to gain practical well site experience. Experience of field and site work during previous work experience would be a plus.

• Demonstrate appropriate writing, and communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Pragmatic engineer who can demonstrate the ability to work independently and, in a team, environment with appropriate supervision.

• Sensitivity working with different cultures and diverse backgrounds.

• Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft applications.


• Cultural Fit – Align with Genel Energy Values of Integrity, Ingenuity, Accountability, Collaboration, and Respect.

• Focus on Results - Able to plan and organise work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

• Communications - Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; Provides timely, well-organised oral and written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains and processes information.

• Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships, and collaboration with others, including those from different cultures and backgrounds; deals tactfully with others; helps with various team roles.

• Initiative and Innovation - Generates new ideas personally and encourages the team to do the same; stays up to date on technology and approaches to work; provides creative solutions and input when faced with challenges.

• Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal and external customers (employees and contractors / suppliers); ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

• Quality and Safety - Adheres to all safety and security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough, and efficient.

• Continuous Improvement - Examines personal and organizationall processes, promotes opportunities for improvement, analyses successes and failures to learn and improve.


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February 28, 2022

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