Job Id OEJ0000001534

Senior Drilling Engineer

in United Arab Emirates

Modified Date:   04th October 2017

Experience: 10+ Years
Job Category: Drilling - Drilling/ Well Engineer
Education Basic - Bachelor of Technology / Engineering
Job Type Permanent

Other Details

A prestigious oil and gas company is looking for a SR. DRILLING ENGINEER for their Sharjah Operations. 


Plans, directs and coordinates the Drilling activities including reviewing, studying and approving drilling operational/engineering processes and reports. Supervises the planning and execution of the company’s drilling operations and well completion. Manages and coordinates the preparation of the drilling budget, controls expenditure and justifies variances.


Drilling Operations

Plans and works closely with the Drilling team in Kurdistan to manage drilling, well completion and workover operations and ensures that all operations have been thoroughly researched, engineered, programmed and implemented in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with the prescribed requirements of the subsurface team.
Directs the preparation of drilling, drilling fluid and cement programmes for drilling workover and exploration operations and the availability of the required materials.
Keeps abreast of new development in drilling techniques and ensures that subordinates are provided with such information to improve work effectiveness and efficiency.

Technical Reports

Reviews operational and engineering reports prepared by subordinates such as drilling, well completion, workover, flow test, drill stem test and similar technical summary reports. Ensures accurate reporting of all drilling activities.

Budget Control

Controls expenditure and ensures that the variances between approved budget and actual expenditure are properly justified.

Advisory Role

Provides the technical advice for drilling contractors and consultants and the technical assessment of responses to tenders for drilling services and materials, (ii) Provides advice and recommend solutions for drilling problems of serious nature (e.g. logging failure, work & cement failure ...etc.).

Third Party Services

Provides overall supervision over the contracted services to ensure that all work is properly supervised and administered, includes ensuring that contacts with operating contractors and service companies are maintained at all levels and ensuring that contractors and service companies fully understand requirements and can meet them.

HSE Awareness

Ensures safety and environmental performance of all drilling related operations.

Reporting and Relationships Management

Frequent contacts with contracting and petroleum service companies for negotiations and supervision of work
Maintains and exhibits excellent working relationships with the staff.

Continuous Improvement of Position

Stays abreast of current technology in the drilling activities, evaluates activities against pre-established goals, and makes recommendations based on evaluations.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Professional Experience Required

A minimum of 10 – 12 years actual drilling experience

Special Requirements and Conditions

Industry training in drilling technology and HSE

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