Wellsite Drilling Engineer

Our client, an Operator based in Aberdeen is currently recruiting for a Wellsite Drilling Engineer on a contract basis initially until December 2021. This is an offshore position on a 3:3 rotation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with HSE standard. Work within the Well Engineering Management System (WEMS), Interface Document with Rig Contractor / 3rd Party, Drilling Programme, OGUK Guidelines, HSE Operating Guidelines, Oil Spill Response Plans
  • Provide well engineering and operations assistance to the Offshore Drilling Supervisors.
  • Monitor the drilling operation and suggest improvements to optimise the drilling process and performance.
  • Carryout cementing and casing tally calculations. Ensure sufficient stocks of chemicals cement and pipe are available to perform the planned operations.
  • In coordination with service companies, carryout deck checks / pre-job checks of casing / cementing / wellhead equipment and understand functionality of all tools and equipment.
  • Request mudloggers and drilling fluid providers to carryout surge / swab calculations for all casing running operations.
  • Carryout spot ID check of casing and pre-measured lengths. Closely monitor casing running operations including double checking of tally, including joints run / joints to be run / joints remaining on deck.
  • Understand and monitor the cementing operation, including mixing and pumping of spacer / barrels of cement mixed / dart dropping operations / barrels of displacement fluid / plug bump pressures.
  • Witness casing shoe integrity tests and calculate min leak-off values.
  • Carry out Well Plan modeling on, buckling to run liners, torque and drag modeling.
  • Complete casing and cementing reports in IDS in a timely manner
  • 1Hold section review meetings along with Performance Toolpusher and log lessons leaned in IDS database.
  • Write hole section summaries for EOWRs.
  • Ensure service company reports, bit reports, leak-off test reports, BOP chart reports are submitted to the onshore team on a timely manner.
  • Monitor the drilling performance (ROP / formation response / flow rate / pump pressure / surface torque / WOB / down hole vibration / hole cleaning / LWD formation response) and advise the Offshore Drilling Supervisors of any concerns and/or potential improvements.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Valid IWCF Well Control Level 2 (minimum) certification.
  • Valid Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET).
  • Valid medical certification
  • Demonstrable experience with North Sea Oil and Gas operator