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Fluids Engineering Specialist

Job Title: Fluids Engineering Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Qatar, Qatar
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-12-23
Reference: BH-121239
Contact Name: John Gould
Contact Email: john.gould@nesgt.com
Job Published: December 23, 2019 06:17

Job Description

Fluids Engineering Specialist

Qualifications
  • B. S. Degree or Diploma from an accredited and recognized College, University or Polytechnic Institute.
  • Minimum of relevant year’s upstream oil & gas work experience preferably with worldwide integrated oil companies.
  • Prior experience as an in-house Drilling Fluids Advisor.
  • Prior experience as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. 
  • Prior experience working North Field drilling fluid challenges required.
  • Prior experience drilling carbonate formations with severe lost returns.
  • Formal courses in drilling fluids.
  • Experience with offshore operations and safety.
  • Demonstrated skills in Funding and Economic decision evaluation.
  • Experience with hydrogen sulfide well designs and safety practices.
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English.
Job Responsibilities
  • Ensure effective fluids technology assimilation, dissemination and operational application.
  • Provide total fluids systems design, ensuring fluid selections are optimized for effective performance and drilling, completion, and work over operations efficiency.
  • Plan Drilling fluids as an integrated system incorporating mass balance, solids content, particle size distribution, rheology and chemical reactivity.
  • Establish drilling fluids chemistry and testing procedures.
  • Design effective solids control systems and select equipment to optimize solids control efficiency.
  • Assist with fluids services and materials QA/QC, procurement and logistics.
  • Provide Fluids support for Completions and Work overs, including fluid selections, calculations and monitoring, with particular emphasis on debris management.
  • Establish plans to control / cure lost circulation.
  • Implement and monitor various sweeps, pills and spacers.
  • Design fluid systems to minimize stuck pipe occurrences.
  • Evaluate new/novel fluids systems from various suppliers to ensure company is able to take advantage of developing fluids technology applications. Focus on differential sticking and FE quality.
  • Ensure that all fluids used are optimally planned and executed from an overall personnel safety and environment impact standpoint which is consistent with company’s policies and local regulatory requirements.
  • This will include a team effort between internal EHS, fluids supplier, rig contractor and operational personnel.
  • Understand fully the environmental considerations of our fluids program including handling and disposal, ensuring regulatory compliance with Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Resources.
  • Work closely with logistics and operations personnel and assist in planning for the efficient preparation, packaging, staging and movement of all dry bulk and liquid materials as required.
  • Proactively assist operations in monitoring daily fluids usage and optimizing cost
  • Support D&C team efforts to establish new tenders for Drilling, Completions and Work over fluids.
  • Design: Assist the respective Heads of Drilling Engineering and Well work & Completions Engineering to deliver the fluids engineering designs in a timely manner
  • Execution Planning: Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, and fluids supplier and others to plan for effective and efficient execution
  • Operations Support: Provide support and consultation during active operations
  • Mentoring: Provide guidance and mentoring for development of D&C engineering personnel including seconders, direct hires.
  • Studies: Facilitate studies on suitable state-of-the-art equipment, techniques, methods & practices, and computer simulation models to improve drilling fluids, working in synergy with Shareholders.