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This position located in Columbus, OH or Houston, TX. Remote working options may be available.
Battelle is looking for a Senior Drilling Engineer to be responsible for planning and executing drilling operations related to carbon storage applications. They will be involved in the entire drilling life cycle, from initial well design to well testing to supervising a drilling crew. Drilling Engineers will work collaboratively with geologists, drilling contractors, and other construction managers. Applicants with good communication and engineering skills who are willing to travel can succeed in this role. Drilling Engineer will work primarily onshore. Will participate with the management team to offer strategic input to well planning and overall storage site design. Mentor and train other staff.
Design Drilling Plans
Drilling engineers will plan all activities related to new well drilling and completion. They will be involved from initial design to the final abandonment stage of a project. When needed, Drilling Engineer will recommend other drilling design alternatives using specialist techniques such as hydraulics, casing design, cement design, etc.
Evaluate Drilling Sites
Drilling Engineer will evaluate the desirability and feasibility of a particular well site and all logistics requirements related to the site.
Calculate Overhead Drilling Costs
Drilling Engineer will be expected to calculate the total cost of drilling. Will be expected to document AFE's. Drilling Engineer will closely monitor drilling operations to make sure work is going according to schedule and that project objectives are being met.
Maintain Stakeholder Communication
Drilling engineer will serve as a key liaison between internal and external parties to help support the success of a drilling operation. When conflicts arise, Drilling Engineer will be expected to work with project team and present solutions for stakeholders to agree on and approve. In some cases, Drilling Engineers will be expected to ensure that a project is adhering to environment standards and legislative requirements.
Monitor Drilling Processes
When a drilling project is being executed, Drilling Engineer will be responsible for monitoring all phases of the operation. Drilling Engineer will work closely with well site supervisor and other subcontractors to ensure drill plan is followed. Drilling Engineer will perform benchmarking, identify areas that need improvement, or find ways to apply new technologies for efficiency. To keep drilling operations on track, Drilling Engineers may make daily operational calls, check the accuracy of reports, run risk assessments, run pre-spud meetings (DWOP, etc) or adjust logistics. Drilling Engineer is expected to make cost-effective changes that keep complex drilling projects on time and on budget.
THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED
Drilling Engineer should have strong analytical and communication skills.
At least ten years of drilling experience
Bachelor's degree in engineering
Engineering expertise - use analysis, mathematical calculations, and engineering principles to get their job done
Drilling design - planning and executing drilling designs and operations is essential to this role
Data analysis - engineers who drill must conduct thorough analysis on relevant data obtained from offset wells and drilling sites to make their plans
Budgeting - drilling engineers prepare project budgets and carefully monitor costs
Contracting – familiarity and experience with IADC standard contracting and common subcontracts in the oilfield.
Analytical skills - analyzing drilling performance and factors that affect project cost and effectiveness
Competent and clear writing skills for reports required for action authorization or recommendations
Strong communication and Interpersonal skills -, required as the role will work with geologists, specialists, and project team members
Leadership skills - the ability to lead engineering project meetings and problem-solving efforts with clients is crucial for drilling engineers
Ability to travel and spend time on drill sites, particularly during sensitive operations
Ability to assist with project proposals, including conceptualization, client interaction, budgeting, schedule development, delivery and presentation.
Confident, decision maker who commands respect with deep level of onshore drilling expertise
Strong commitment to safety with demonstrated safe operations record
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.
Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact email@example.com.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
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