Deliver cost effective drilling fluids and waste management engineering solutions for input into the design of exploration, appraisal and production wells for Dragon Oil Ltd. global operations, including:
Reservoir Damage minimisation
Hole Cleaning / ERD considerations
Drilling Fluids Waste management
Solids Control Management
Drilling Fluids and Drilling Waste Management contract management as per the signed off Contract Management plan
Establishes a plan to pro-actively monitor performance during the contract
Ensures that supplier performs to Dragon Oil Ltd. expectations
Schedules and executes Internal D&C Contract Reviews
Drive performance from Drilling Fluids and Waste Management service providers. Audit service provider performance and assure compliance to contracts. Get the best value for money for Dragon Oil Ltd. on drilling fluid.
Provide onshore / offshore Fluid Engineering support for all Drilling operations.
Supervise worldwide Drilling Fluids Operations with support in the areas of Fluids design, troubleshooting, new product / system introduction and technical requirements for tenders. Manage Drilling Fluids Engineering support staffing plans and assist in hiring as required.
Provide technical engineering input to project and asset teams in the Screening and Evaluation phase of new opportunities.
To assist in all aspects of establishing drilling fluids operations in new locations.
To produce and maintain all Drilling Fluids technical manuals, policies and related documentation.
To provide assistance in preparing tenders related to drilling fluids
Work closely with the HSE department and provide advice with drilling fluids related HSE policies and procedures.
To work closely with the procurement and logistics departments and assist in providing Drilling Fluids technical support as required.
QA/QC of Service Suppliers procedures and work instructions.
Technical Focal Point for all Fluids and Waste Management service providers.
Train and educate junior/senior Drilling and Completions Engineers in all aspects of mud engineering.
Supervise and Support all Dragon Oil Ltd. Drilling Fluids staff/consultants Worldwide.
Implement safety and environmental responsibilities as identified in the Dragon Oil Ltd. Management System through pursuance of assigned activities in Drilling & Completions HSE Improvement plan. Participate in HAZOPS and SIMOPS reviews and risk assessments as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a BSc in Engineering or related subject
Ten years of International Drilling Fluids Engineering experience
A wide experience & knowledge in Drilling Fluids Engineering, in all of the following: Deepwater, HTHP, ERD, Waste Management, Reservoir Damage, Lost Circulation, Solids Control, Waste Management. Familiar with all aspects of onshore and offshore operations
Sound commercial acumen. Experience of contracts and procurement activity
Ability to communicate with Management, well operations team members and Asset representatives, and with Dragon Oil Ltd. contractors
Develop a good knowledge of Dragon Oil Ltd. D&C organisation and procedures
Good data management skills and demonstrated computer software literacy
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.