Drilling Engineer - Eagleford - Contract - Houston Based

US$100 - US$130 per hour
Hunters Creek Village, Texas

Position: Drilling Engineer

Job type: Contract - 6 month Duration

Location: Houston

Petroplan is currently working with an expansion focused E&P business who are in the process of increasing rig activity. Due to this continued growth, a need has arisen within the business to add a Drilling Engineer to their Eagleford operations division to assist with the ongoing and upcoming unconventional projects.

In this position, they will report directly into the Drilling Manager where they will design, plan and collaborate with field personnel to execute safe, efficient, and cost-effective drilling operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to arrive at the most feasible and cost-effective well designs. Key challenges will include:

  • Providing fit for purpose well design (casing, directional, cement, and mud programs) and driving continuous improvement through innovation to deliver results that align with business unit goals
  • Conducting operations in accordance with company policy, operating agreements, and all applicable governmental regulations
  • Travel to the field is required as and when needed
  • Deal with third party vendors with a strong focus on cost and performance

Suitable candidates will have at least 10 years of experience, including 6 years' experience in oil and gas operations working as a Drilling Engineer. Experience working in the Eagleford is preferred but any unconventional play experience is valuable.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated safety professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed.

At this point the client is unable to sponsor VISAs.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


Simon Peckston
Simon Peckston
Recruitment Consultant