Job Summary: The Senior Cementing Engineer ensures engineering best practices for the planning and design of cementing programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops and implements Basis of Design in conjunction with drilling and Workover engineers.
Updates Cementing standards as required.
Ensures contractor delivery to international standards by leading cement audits including Audit of contractor labs in their main facilities, Audit of contractor labs at the rig sites and Audit of contractor site mixing and pumping operations.
Reviews and enhance slurry and spacer designs.
Improves loss circulation cement plug efficiency.
Works with a team to enhance primary job zonal isolations.
Post-job review of primary zonal isolation.
Drives appropriate implementation of new technology.
Ensures application of international standards (API, ISO) and best practice as appropriate.
Leads by example with a strong commitment to HSE, drives cementing HSE agenda with rig teams and cementing vendors.
Performance management cementing & zonal isolation performance against agreed KPIs.
Acts as point of contact for all wellbore cement issues.
Trains, coaches and mentors staff in drilling & Workover cement engineering according to best practices and quality control.
Works with drilling and Workover teams in development of contract Scopes of Work for cement tenders and evaluations.
Special support to well design & operations technical workshops.
Operations: Provides direct technical support to execute cementing programs to achieve the objectives of the wells safely and cost efficiently.
Prepares detailed cementing program.
Identifies, assesses and controls potential and actual cementing hazards for each job.
Supervises critical cement jobs at sites.
Conducts due diligence on the cement proposals received form cementing contractors.
Coordinates the use of existing and new technologies to improve cement quality and improve overall drilling performance.
Holds pre-cementing job calls prior to any cement job with drilling supervisor, drilling engineers and drilling superintendent lead project review and closeout.
Liaison and coordination
Liaises with drilling engineering team to identify requirements for cementing.
Liaises with drilling operation team to plan and execute the cementing programs.
Reporting: Prepares reports in support of department activities.
Prepares cementing program and reports to reconcile cementing. Issue end of well reports for cementing.
Provides detailed daily reports of costs versus time and allocated budget, and submits supplementary AFE (Authority For Expenditure) in case costs exceed budget by 10% or more.
Prepares analysis of incident and/or equipment failure reports, including recommendations for corrective action.
Provides reports and presentations to department and company management as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any Engineering discipline
Certificates: IWCF Well Control certified or equivalent
10+ years’ experience
Detailed knowledge & experience of well cement engineering & operations.
Experience working for Service companies and Operators.
A proven ability to coach, train and mentor staff.
Strong team player and ability in a similar technical specialist role.
Experience of managing third party contractual relationships.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
Knowledge of cement contracts.
Experience working in a remote location in a multicultural environment is preferred.
Flexible work approach.
Action oriented, readily available to travel to the field on short notice in support of cementing operations.
Dragon Oil plc is an independent international oil and gas exploration, development and production business. It is based in Dubai and was listed on the Irish Stock Exchange until it was acquired by the Emirates National Oil Company. The company was established as Oliver Prospecting & Mining Co. Limited in Ireland by Dr. Oliver Conor Waldron in 1971. It changed its name to Dragon Oil in 1993 and invested in the Cheleken oilfield. The Emirates National Oil Company bought a major stake in the company in 1998 and between 2002 and 2005 Dragon Oil raised capital for exploration. In June 2015, the Emirates National Oil Company acquired the remaining 46% of Dragon Oil for £3.7 billion, becoming the sole owner of Dragon Oil.