Drilling Engineer in Scotland - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Chevron

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Focus on all drilling planning and execution issues
  • Developing cost estimates and scoping of data for alternative well options – consider “life of well issues” (e.g. future workovers, recompletions, sidetracks, abandonment, etc.) 
  • Recommend drilling design alternatives (casing design, connectors, hydraulics, bit selection, drilling fluids, cement design, etc)
  • All aspects of drilling program design, development and permitting. Coordinate the gathering of pre-drill data for design criteria; including bottom hole assembly (BHA) data, offset well data, pore pressure, frac gradient, wellbore stability data, etc.
  • Equipment procurement/forecasting
  • Management of Contracts for Third Party services
  • Vendor evaluation and selection, as well as work order development for vendors critical to the process
  • Participation in the Chevron Project Development and Execution Process (CPDEP) phase gate meetings
  • Drilling Execution - participate on a Rig team to monitor and execute the drilling program
  • Supply engineering and technical support to the Superintendent and Drill Site Manager/Company Man as necessary to execute the drilling program
  • Involvement in numerous health, safety and environmental efforts
  • Mentoring of national engineers
  • Requirements

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a drilling engineer or as a company representative. Note: Each country has specific requirements for non-national personnel to work in their country, initial assignments will be to locations commensurate with the successful candidate's education and work experience.
  • A valid passport issued from country of citizenship. 
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English
  • Proven competency in well design, execution planning, and drilling operations
  • Strong communication and leadership skills for interaction with technical employees in the work group, their peers, and internal and external customers
  • Candidate must be results and performance driven
  • Candidate should be self motivated with the ability to act as a change agent

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn non-English languages
  • Experience in multiple types of operations (e.g. land, offshore shelf, deepwater, geothermal, etc.)
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