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Senior Drilling Engineer

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Added:18-Sep-18
Location:Ghana
Salary:Negotiable
Duration: Contract
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This role will work for the Rig Supervisor with guidance from the Drilling Engineering Supervisor to ensure well integrity and a high level of operational efficiency is obtained and maintained.

  1. General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for drilling engineering support to the operation.
  • Ensures EHS requirements are integral to all aspects of operational programmes and rig operational activities.
  • Contribute to delivering operational EHS performance.
  • Familiarization with company standards and procedures and government regulations and requirements.
  • Ensures that all drilling activities comply with company standards and governmental regulations.
  • Provides well engineering delivery objectives as necessary.
  • Provide input into the specification of drilling equipment and services in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensures that all work within the area of responsibility is adequately documented and lessons learned are captured for the benefit of future Tullow operations worldwide.
  • Ensure well material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.
  • Liaise with Well Engineering Group, London and sub-surface personnel to ensure reservoir requirements are delivered.
  • Build effective relationships and interact professionally with internal/external stakeholders and service companies.

  1. Specific Responsibilities

3.1. EHS

  • Ensures EHS is inherent in all programming and well designs
  • Ensures EHS is at the highest priority in all elements of programme delivery
  • Deliver the Tullow EHS message during any rig or site visit

3.2. Continuous Improvement

  • Ensures continuous improvement and Lessons Learnt are captured in the Drilling Operations Programmes and documentation
  • Identifies performance improvement opportunities

3.3. Operational Support

  • Provide on-time well engineering services which represent company standards and procedures and/or best industry practice
  • Provide technical expertise in drilling operations including the design, execution, and post job analysis as needed.
  • Plan future wells and ensuring required materials and services are available in country and allocated as required.
  • Generate Outline and Detailed Drilling Programmes on a well by well basis.
  • Close out rig generated actions and queries in relation to well engineering and supplier/contractor relations to support the operation including FIR's.
  • Prepare Final Well Reports on a well by well basis.
  • Maintain the Lessons Learned database.
  • Liaise and verify vendors' well specific programmes (e.g. drilling fluids, directional plans, cement programmes, etc.)
  • Issue all programmes to the required recipients, including the drilling rig personnel.
  • Facilitate pre-spud meetings
  • QA/QC Wellview DDR data quality.
  • Conduct specialist projects from time to time as requested by the DES including optimisation and/or reduction in well cost.
  • Work with Service Providers to develop training for Tullow Staff and for the rig crews.

3.4. Relationships

  • Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders, service companies.
  • Mentor and develop staff (ie expat and Ghanaian)

3.5. Risk Management

  • Perform well/operations hazard assessments and HAZOPs as required.
  • Maintain well risk register.
  • Ensure engineering mitigations are implemented.

3.6. Financial

  • Develop well cost estimates for AFE compilation
  • Maintain cost control records and Cost Reports as required.
  • QA/QC well cost reconciliations.

  1. Qualifications

  • A University degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in mechanical or petroleum engineering.
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with team.
  • High proficiency with IT and industry software including
  • Landmark
  • MS Suite
  • Valid well control certificate
  • Valid survival certification

  1. Experience

  • Proven experience as a drilling engineer with operating companies.

  • Subsea drilling and completions experience in deep water or ultra-deep water.
  • Knowledge of subsea completions preferably including running of intelligent completions, subsea well testing, and subsea tree / landing string systems.
  • Work experience in remote locations.


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