Senior Drilling Engineer

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* This position is dedicated towards running one specific drilling rig.
* The line manager is the Senior Drilling Engineer.
* The SODE is the point contact for all drilling and completions operations that are planned and executed on the rig.
* The SODE supports the drilling operation by providing engineering and operational input to the rig. The support will incorporate experiences gathered from the rest of the Wells Team and the service companies. Support will be given to the Drilling Superintendent with engineering input to the daily operational follow-up. Minor clarifications can be liaised directly to the rig supervisors, keeping the superintendent informed.
* For all deviations from the agreed plans, the SODE is responsible for following the Wells teams Management of Change process (MoC).
* The SODE is expected to visit the rig before critical operations to review procedures and help the Drilling Supervisor execute them.
* It's key to encourage good, open communications with contractors, partners Wells team members and other teams promoting a culture of involvement and participation.
* When required, the SODE will act as back-up for SODE for other rigs.

* The SODE shall contribute to Wells Team HSE performance objectives, submitting Safety Observations Cards on each visit to the rig.
* All Drilling Engineers must hold a valid IWCF Well Control certificate at Supervisor level. It is the engineer's responsibility to ensure this is maintained.

Daily Operational Support
* The SODE will seek Service Company support and input into the Drilling operations.
* Cost Performance. The SODE is responsible for ensuring that the difference between the cost tracker and booked well cost is <5%. The Wells Technologist will complete the cost tracker on a daily basis; however the SODE should check the figures at least once a week.
* Operational Performance. The SODE is responsible for the accuracy of the OpenWells reporting for the well. It is from this that well performance is tracked. Every day updates should be performed for:
o Time vs Depth curve
o Cost v Depth curve, using the cost tracker information completed by the Wells Technologist.
The SODE must:
* QA the daily look ahead for the rig activity (Drilling supervisor responsibility) and make sure the distribution list is OK.
* Monitor the quality of the OpenWells reports and data being supplied on the rig. Ensure all casing tallies and cementing reports are complete. Check Rig inputs every morning and following the morning call, discuss revisions to the morning report with the Drilling Supervisor. The rig will make the corrections. When revised by the rig confirm to the Wells Technologist who will distribute the daily reports. Ensure consistency between the OpenWells database at the rig and that in HMD.
* Actively participate in the morning call between HMD and the Wellsite every day.
* Prepare material for the well pre-spud meeting. Lead the pre-spud meeting. For critical wells this should be at the well site; for routine wells this can be done by VC.
* Ensure that all inputs generated on the rig server are copied to the HMD server. This includes photos, tallies, reports, daily instructions etc.
* Logistical Support: Equipment.
o The Drilling Supervisor and DMC will discuss each day equipment requirements. When agreed, the DMC will send the relevant section from the load out list to the service company and copy the SODE. It is the responsibility of the SODE to check this list for completeness. The service company will confirm the requirements and the DMC will co-ordinate transport with SCM. The SODE should ensure nothing has been missed off the equipment list.
* Logistical Support: People.
o The SODE normally has no involvement with the transport of people to the rig. This is handled by the Drilling Supervisor and Rig Assistant.
* On a monthly basis provide input to the monthly management report. This report is owned by the Senior Ops Geologist. The SODE must provide a summary of the main operational events on the rig and a summary of the planning events.
* All invoices will be received and logged by the Wells Technologist. Once he has reviewed them and updated the cost tracker he will pass them to the SODE to review and sign the GRN (Goods Received). Once done they should be passed back to the Wells Technologist.

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