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Contract: Senior Drilling Engineer / Perth

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Location: Perth
Senior Drilling Engineer

Support the Drilling Engineering Supervisor as a DE team member, under direction take ownership of substantial drilling engineering tasks, coordinating with other DE’s, supervising and mentoring junior engineers and engaging with drilling contractor and service company personnel.


• Always ensure the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment.
• Actively participate in safety programs & training as required.
• Management of engineering studies outside of the scope of day-to-day operations.
• Coordinate Subsurface input and participate in the well planning process.
• Investigation of technical failures and implementation of improvement measures and corrective actions.
• Improvement in operational performance and/or assessment of new techniques or technologies.
• Support of regulatory submissions and approvals sought.
• Management of service contracts and day-to-day coordination with service company focal points for personnel and equipment mobilization.
• Author, compile or review Drilling Programs, Detailed Procedures, Risk Assessments and After-Action Reviews.
• Review of wellsite data, Daily and EOW reports.
• Participate in quality assurance auditing of service providers.
• Participate in equipment failure investigations and incident investigations.

Qualifications & Licenses
• Relevant Engineering or Science degree.
Critical Skills and Capabilities
• Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Drilling Engineer in the oil & gas industry.
• Strong working knowledge of projects in the upstream E&P industry.
• Experience with relevant software packages for T&D, hydraulics and well thermal casing design.
• Ability to work within a Drilling function.
• Well Planning through all phases.
• Supervision and oversight of assigned well engineer(s) during operations, maintaining situational awareness with respect to well barriers in use and verification status of barriers.
• Contract management.

Key Experiences Requirements
• Experience with MODU and Jack-Ups and a range of well types, including SDE experience for both exploration and development wells.
• Browse Basin experience preferred.
• HPHT experience preferred.

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