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Head Drilling

  • 20 - 30 years
  • Mumbai
Industry :
Oil and Gas / Energy / Power / Infrastructure
Functional Area :
Site Engineering, Project Management
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Job Description

Title:Head Drilling

Qualifications: Bachelor or a Master’s degree in Petroleum / Mechanical engineering from a reputed institute.

Experience and Skills :

  • Minimum of 25+ years of experience as a Lead Drilling Engineer, gained through working for reputable oil and gas E&P companies of which 5 years must be as Head drilling .
  • Experience in Offshore Exploratory and Development drilling Operations is essential.
  • Proven track record as a strong team player and ability to lead a team with a personal commitment and proactive approach to HSSE.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. Significant experience in a Drilling Engineer role and delivery of all aspects of detailed field development drilling engineering.
  • Competence with Landmark well engineering software packages (DIMS, Wellplan, etc).
  • IWCF Well Control certified or equivalent.
  • Experience of developing options on horizontal wells, short / multi-laterals, sidetracks, water injectors etc.
  • Leading by example with a strong commitment to HSSE, to deliver Drilling Engineering and planning work program, through industry leading service providers.
  • Responsible for technical integrity and assurance of well designs and oversee full integration between sub-surface and wells teams during the planning process.
  • Prepare Cost estimates(AFE).
  • Technical risk assessment, management, contingency planning and mitigation.
  • Review of existing well designs and recommend design optimization, well design, to include casing design, cement design, trajectory planning, and fluid programmes for producers and water injectors.
  • Create and maintain the Drilling elements of the Wells Basis of Design (BoD) and detailed Drilling BoDs
  • Front end planning for development wells in conjunction with subsurface team
  • Review and selection of well options (including side-tracks & multi-laterals)
  • Specification and standardization of installed well equipment (OCTG, wellhead, trees, etc)
  • Contractor Performance Management
  • Review of Schedule of Rates (SORs) and drilling programmes and recommendations for improvement and optimization
  • Coordination of in house technical support and external drilling technical support
  • Participate in the complete contracting process, including preparing scopes of work and specifications for rigs, equipment and well services, leading technical elements and preparing technical and commercial recommendations.
  • Single point of contact for well planning issues.
  • Participation in rig /well site and service base audits for conformity to international standards.
  • The Head Drilling will be accountable for drilling engineering and contracting activity to support the planning and execution of full field development drilling operations.
Key Skills
  • B.Tech/B.E.
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