Senior Drilling Engineer in England - London, United Kingdom

at Brunel

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The role will involve the coordination and execution of the Well Delivery Process including: compilation and issue of well designs, drilling programmes and detailed drilling procedures during well planning phase; engineering support during well execution; end of well reports and well handover documentation at close out.


Preparation of drilling documents: Drilling programs, procedures, End of Well reports etc that accord with client policies, standards, any applicable Government or regulatory authority requirements and recognised Industry standards.

Support the EH&S performance of well operations and compliance with Corporate and regional
EH&S standards.

Performance analysis of Kenya wells and identification of improvement solutions / conclusions.

Analysis including cost, time, non productive time analysis, potential areas of improvement etc.

Coordination of risk assessment sessions throughout well planning process.

Working closely and in collaboration with G&G and extended wells teams.

Coordinate & execute the Well Delivery Process using the WellAtlas Tool.

Input and QA/QC of all wells data inputs to Wellview (master database).

Assist cost engineers in the preparation of cost estimates, budget, detailed AFEs at all levels.

Technical verification of invoices related to Drilling.

Provide technical inputs to C&P processes and coordinate the sourcing and delivery of required
equipment and services to support the operation.

Provide engineering peer support to the operations and also in daily drilling matters (addendum to
the drilling program, technical study, analysis, recommendation...)

Peer support the DE's and drilling trainees in their learning and exposure capacities both in field
and office - need to foster their core drilling skill sets.

Introduce/implement new technologies / methods and solutions to technical challenges.

Improve the efficiency and reduce costs associated with well design, and drilling, testing & completions operations, while maintaining a high standard of EHS performance.


Extensive drilling engineering experience (well engineering experience essential, but also
knowledge of production, geology, reservoir engineer disciplines desirable ).

Advanced knowledge of industry normal practices associated with drilling, testing, work-over, wire-line and completion operations.

Understanding of well control techniques and advanced casing design.

The engineering criteria associated with the well construction and operations planning, design
and well control issues, hole stability and mud, deviated drilling, Completion, Testing and

Recognition of importance of EH&S and embedding good practices.

Familiar with API & other recognized industry standards & recommended practices.

Understanding of Geological and Petroleum Engineering priorities and well associated

Well budgets and cost allocation and monitoring; cost optimization techniques.

Good software skills for well design / casing design. 

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