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.
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
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
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.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Relevant degree in science or engineering
Should be willing to travel offshore
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Good communication skills
Strong team working skills
Typical starting salary may be in the region of
AED25,000 - AED30,000
Typical Salary once experienced
AED40,000 - AED75,000
e.g. Senior Drilling Engineer, Team Leader, Offshore Drilling Representative, Drilling Manager or Technical Specialist
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