Develops, plans and costs drilling activities. A Drilling Engineer can be involved throughout the lifecycle of a well, from the initial design through to its abandonment.
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- Plans drilling programme
- Designs the well
- Co-ordinates the work of offshore drilling teams
- Analyses drilling performance and factors affecting cost and efficiency
- Prepares budget and monitors costs
Works closely with other technical departments to drill for oil and gas in new or existing fields. A Drilling Engineer can be employed onshore or offshore, either working for an operator, a service company, a specialist drilling contractor or a consultancy.
- Relevant degree in science or engineering
- Should be willing to travel offshore
- Good communication skills
- Strong team working skills
£25,000 - £30,000
£40,000 - £75,000
e.g. Senior Drilling Engineer, Team Leader, Offshore Drilling Representative, Drilling Manager or Technical Specialist