Drilling Engineer

Job Title: Drilling Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Qatar, Qatar
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-01
Reference: BH-114962
Contact Name: Vanessa Weedall
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 02, 2019 15:14

Job Description

Our client a major Drilling Contractor company in Qatar is looking for Drilling Engineers to join their team based in head office to work on multiple projects on contract with the following expertise -

To review client drilling programs at drilling contractor’s standpoint so as to ensure operations are programmed and implemented in a safe & effective for higher performance & productivity. To provide technical support for daily rig operations, equipment/tubular specifications & inspection criteria, documentation, non-productive time analysis, down time control and contracts/tendering.

Key Accountabilities

Design Criteria:

Acknowledge design criteria for any modifications, improvements or new equipment and systems with Engineering / Maintenance department in order to meet the project requirements.

Well Planning:

Plan and direct drilling, well completion and work over operations, ensuring that all operations are thoroughly researched, engineered, programmed and implemented in a safe and effective manner.

Technical Studies:

Conduct technical studies in order to acknowledge drilling / workover program, discuss planned reliability and integrity of drilling equipment, drilling systems, down hole tools, well control systems (BOP and well control equipment), tubulars and spare parts.

Contract Submittals:

Prepare or review Rig contract submittals related to rig equipment and down hole tools, to identify variances with respect to scope of work to ensure the company’s requirements are met.

Raise technical variations as per client tender document so as to adequately address any short comings.

Review equipment being procured to make sure it complies with industry standards.

Prepare rig documentation, material specifications and manuals, operational procedural documents and their updates.

Operation Program Review:

Review the operation program in details provided by clients at drilling contractor standpoint.

Suggest measures to mitigate any potential operations/down-hole issues. 

Scope of Works and Technical Bids:

Check existing equipment and prepare scope of work for submission to the contracts department for contract bids; review the contract bids received for mechanical maintenance jobs and discuss these bids based on criterion points covering the scope of work.

Testing and Commissioning:

Review system testing of all mechanical equipment and systems conducted and/or being conducted in order to discuss their reliability and integrity.

Record commissioning & acceptance results and the warranty period.

Inspection & Quality Assurance:

Check & analyse reports of all drilling equipment and systems are according to industry/international standards.

Discuss materials and equipment and maintenance systems for reliability and integrity are in order, and that relevant standards of quality are met.

Witness testing of the quality of material equipment to ensure the adequacy of the testing procedure.

Prepare daily summary report/KPI.

Prepare Well Schematics /Well Profile (Days Vs Depth).

Policies & Procedures:

Communicate the requirement of operational procedures and work instructions covering specific areas of drilling operations so as to ensure daily rig operations are conducted in a safe and cost-effective manner.

HSE Responsibility:

Conducts all works activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner at all times by not taking on any task(s) that are perceived to be unsafe.

Complies with the company HSE management system.

Reports all incidents or near misses to manager or QHSE representatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering

Minimum Experience:


  • 5 years in a similar position

Job-Specific Skills:



  • High technical skills related to offshore and drilling industry
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of industry standards and technological advances