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Contract: Drilling Engineer / Houston

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Location: Houston
Salary:Depends on Experience
Job Description:
Client is currently seeking an experienced Drilling Engineer. The successful candidate will design, plan and execute the safe, efficient and cost effective drilling operation for wells. Also responsible for working closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to arrive at the most feasible and cost effective well designs.


* Conduct operations in accordance with company policy, operating agreements, and all applicable governmental regulations.

* Promote safety and environmental expectations with employees and contractors

* Provide fit for purpose well design (casing, directional, cement, and mud programs) and drive continuous improvement through innovation to deliver results that align with business unit goals

* Take a "One Team" approach and collaborate with other disciplines within the Asset Team to develop well plans that ensure drilling activities support broader team goals

* Maintain detailed drilling procedures in conjunction with field personnel to enhance performance; lead spud meetings with onsite supervisors and contractors to create a common view of success

* Daily engineering support of ongoing operations through communication with onsite supervisor and superintendent

* Identify positive and negative variances to the drilling plan and engage internal and external technical support to resolve operational challenges, document best practices and implement across the rig fleet

* Generate cost estimates and track variances for assigned operations

* Challenge the status quo and embrace a dynamic team environment; be adaptable to change

* Give and receive feedback, take accountability for deadlines and quality deliverables

* Establish and ensure meaningful working relationships with contractors and regulatory personnel

* Assist in regulatory permitting process while keeping informed of applicable governmental regulations and ensure compliance within area of responsibility

* Communicate technical issues and can act as a company representative at industry technical forums and in dealings with business partners

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering.

* Minimum of 5 years of drilling engineering experience of operations in various environments

How to Apply

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