Mar 10, 2018

Oil & Gas Jobs - Well Engineer - : Baker Hughes

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

Job Description

Job Title:  Well Engineer

Company Name: Baker Hughes 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Well Engineer leads well engineering activities within area of geographical responsibility according to guidelines and processes set out in the IFO Management System, international and/or local standards, and regulations and customer requirements. The IFO WE is part of the headquarters engineering supporting team that provides technical and operational support for drilling operations from the tendering stage through project commencement, operations and wrap-up. The Well Engineer will be mostly dedicated to support tenders, studies and preparation of proposals.  During tendering phases, in addition of engineering work, she/he will be supporting commercial and procurement teams. During operations he/she interfaces with stake holders to ensure safe and cost effective job execution.  The Well Engineer ensures  that an optimal and safe well design is prepared and clear and detailed procedures are provided to the execution team; the WE reviews design optimization opportunities and coordinate its implementation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in tender bid preparation process as needed for drilling & well engineering input. This might include travel to other office locations
  • Participate in and conduct customer presentations & meetings, as needed, including travel to other office locations
  • Preparation of well engineering design and operational plans for drilling of wells in area of responsibility including well planning, casing design, material and equipment selection, log evaluation, quality assurance and post-job evaluation
  • Define rig selection criteria and requirements
  • Monitor and apply current best practices and technological advancements to all operations
  • Prepare and participate in peer reviews, peer assists and other quality assurance activities related to drilling engineering
  • Participate in team meetings and strategy discussions
  • Provide engineering support to field level operations
  • Monitor daily progress of job(s) or project(s)
  • Communicate effectively with well site/project Drilling Engineers on a daily and as needed basis, and make recommendations to engineers to optimize drilling performance
  • Cost / Risk analysis and AFE preparation for drilling operations
  • Ensure that actual well costs and other pre-defined KPIs are monitored and benchmarked against offset data and pre-defined well objectives
  • Conduct post well evaluations of drilling practices and effectiveness
  • Comply with BHI’s HSE policies and guidelines as per IO Management System. Contribute to improved HSE standards by setting example by safe work practices
  • Participate in implementation of QA procedures as per IO Management System and contractual requirements
  • Conduct business according to our BHGE Culture Pillars
  • Well site engineering support may be required at times
  • Handle special projects, as assigned
  • Keep abreast of technological and engineering process advancements through affiliation with professional societies and participation in networks, workshops, seminars and training courses


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or other petroleum industry related 4 yr degree.
  • Ten years experience in Well Engineering positions
  • Proficient in the use of drilling and well design software (e.g. StressCheck, well planning software, etc.)
  • Preparation of drilling program
  • Bit selection, BHA design, hydraulics and torque & drag, drilling fluid selection, casing running operations, cementing operations, logging operations
  • Casing design, cementing slurry and operation design
  • NPT analysis
  • Risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Cost tracking
  • Third party contract management


Desired Characteristics:

  • Intimate familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Effective communicator with all levels of company and customer personnel
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently within a given framework


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