Wellsite Drilling Engineer - Deepwater - Gulf of Mexico


Position: Wellsire Drilling Engineer

Job type: Rotational Consultant (14/14)

Location: Gulf of Mexico operations

Petroplan is currently working with an E&P business who are in the process of increasing their Gulf of Mexico footprint. Due to this continued expansion, a need has arisen within the business to add an additional Wellsite Drilling Engineer to their Gulf of Mexico operations division to assist with the ongoing and upcoming projects.

In this position, you will report into both the Rig site supervisors and the onshore Drilling Superintendent and be heavily involved in the operatoinal phase of the drilling program. You will be involved with ensuring that all activities are planned, scheduled and executed to achieve the agreed requirements in a safe and efficient manner. Key challenges will include:

  • Establish and promote safety and environmental performance expectations with employees and contractors in accordance with the Company's safety policies and Safe Sound initiative.
  • Preparing operational plans for planned wells and liaising with other departments when required
  • Responsible for drilling optimization, identifying best practises and running lessons learned when required
  • Deal with third party vendors with a strong focus on cost and performance

Experienced Required

  • At least 10 years of Drilling Engineering experience
  • Offshore experience (Gulf of Mexico preferred)
  • Recent Wellsite Engineering experience

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

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