Feb 01, 2018

Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer UAE Careers - Dragon Oil

  • Dragon Oil
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Engineering Jobs Oil, Gas and Mining Jobs

Job Description

 Job Title:  Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer

Company Name: Dragon Oil 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

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:

  • Wellbore Stability
  • Reservoir Damage minimisation
  • Logistics
  • Hole Cleaning / ERD considerations
  • Environmental
  • 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

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