Drilling and Completions

Job Title: Drilling and Completions
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Mexico, Mexico
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-02-21
Reference: BH-100141
Contact Name: Daniel Fernandez
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 21, 2019 14:30

Job Description

This Drilling and Completions Specialist III role provides overall engineering support to the operation from the shore-base and has responsibility for well planning, costing and operations for one or more rigs.


  • Prepares high quality written work
  • Makes clear concise presentations
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • Coaches Associate and Graduate Engineers
  • Leads portions of:
  • Well Design
  • Engineering problem solving
  • Cost reduction efforts
  • Maximizing efficiency of operations
  • Ensuring and verifying well integrity
  • Recognition and implementation of industry best practice
  • Compliance with D&C Standards
  • Process and technical improvements

  • Provides drilling design input to the Basis of Well Design (BOWD), including the formation evaluation program
  • Reviews offset wells and Lessons Learned for input to subsequent well designs and programs
  • Prepares portions of drilling program, critical elements list, load out list, contingency plans, and MOCs
  • Assists in designing the well trajectory and survey program to meet target requirements set within BOWD
  • Perform drill string design and drilling hydraulics to achieve desired well trajectory and required hole size
  • Design cement slurry for each casing string to achieve zonal isolation and well integrity
  • Design drilling fluid system
  • Assist in selection of drilling components to safely drill well such as wellheads and liner hangers
  • Works with the metallurgist to ensure metal selections meet well design requirements
  • Assists in recommendation of bit and drilling mechanics to achieve maximum ROP within each hole section
  • Works with the  subsea engineers to incorporate subsea engineering procedures into program and operations
  • Leads portions of:
  • Well design
  • Post-well or post-campaign review
  • Evaluation of casing seat, load cases, well architecture, and tubing/casing stress analysis
  • Operational time estimates for input to AFE estimate
  • New drilling tool technology evaluations and recommendations
  • Well integrity
  • Drilling input to exploration and development program

  • Reviews daily activity reports to ensure accuracy and appropriate level of detail
  • Participates in rig-based audits, in support of the Superintendent and HSE Supervisor
  • Participates in After Action Reviews and ensures Lessons Learned are captured
  • Liaises with Supply to ensure timely delivery of equipment and services to meet operational requirements
  • Assists in managing service companies and ensures compliance with contracts
  • Participate in service company Performance Reviews
  • Evaluate and progress continuous improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for retention of critical well records (CEL, tallies, trip sheets, etc.)
  • Leads portions of:
  • Review of well designs and operational plans at well/pad kick-off meetings
  • Supporting operations on a daily basis, ensuring program is followed, and anticipating potential problems
  • Evaluating requirements for program changes and raising MOCs as required
  • Identifying potential problems and preparing contingency programs as required
  • Making recommendations on improvement opportunities
  • Well handover process

  • Assists in the preparation of well cost estimates, including accurate cost estimate for AFE generation
  • Maintains a close track of costs during operations
  • Proposes cost reduction initiatives and drives savings
  • Leads portions of:
  • Preparation of preliminary cost estimate with the required level of accuracy
  • Reconciling AFE vs final tracked costs, investigates variances, and updates cost model as required
  • Raising requisitions and approving invoices in a timely manner

  • Specifies drilling equipment for procurement
  • Manages service contracts and resolves and contractual or invoice disputes
  • Leads portions of:
  • Evaluation of tenders to ensure the best services are contracted at competitive rates
  • Inputs and scope of work to tender documents for third party services
Quality Assurance:

  • Provides engineering input to quality plans for equipment and service tools
  • Leads portions of:
  • Ensuring equipment and service tools are manufactured and prepared to QP
  • Failure investigation reports and non-compliance reports

  • Understands Material Risk Bowties, Critical Controls, and Performance Standards and verifies compliance
  • Assists in preparation of well and operational risk assessments
Health, Safety, and Environmental:

  • Participates in HSE incident investigations
  • Participate in behavior-based safety programs
  • Leads portions of:
  • Building HSE into well programs
  • Well and operational risk assessments
  • Barrier analyses
Regulatory and Joint Venture:

  • Assist in liasing with JVP's on planning and operations
  • Leads portions of:
  • Permit applications, documentation and submissions to regulators
  • Compliance with all applicable regulations

  • Drives own technical and professional development
  • Mentors and trains office based engineers to where they are able to work independently
About you:

  • Engineering degree (Petroleum or Mechanical) preferred
  • 4+ years in the drilling and completion industry; 2+ years wellsite supervision preferred; engineering and/or operations experience with different well types and/or campaigns