Senior Drilling Engineer

Sector: Oil & Gas

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review key offset information (DDRs, mud logs, bit records, etc) and develop a drilling issues plan with mitigations previously used and proposed.
  • Assist the in-country drilling personnel with managing the existing inactive wells. Develop a plan for what is required to ensure well safety and monitor the inactive wells.
  • Conduct a detailed drilling fluid study with the existing mud companies in Kurdistan to optimize the drilling fluids recommendation.
  • Assist with designing and implementing the MPD to be used during the upcoming drilling campaign.
  • Visit in-country the drilling rig contractors and service companies to assess their capability and equipment condition.
  • Provide third-party engineering QaQC for well engineering planning conducted in the London and Ankara offices.
  • Work with the Performance Drilling concepts to develop a world-class performance drilling team with goals for annual performance improvement.
  • Numerous other projects as directed.
  • Provide 24/7 drilling engineering support for Sarta and Qara Dagh drilling programs.
  • Responsible for performing drilling engineering studies to ensure optimum well design and operations execution.
  • Review the Basis of Design (BOD), Drilling, and Completion Programs from the company and JV partners.
  • Provide scoping costs and engineering inputs to feasibility studies.
  • Ensures all drilling and completion activities comply with company standards and appropriate industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide daily office and engineering support to the Head of Drilling, In-country Drilling
  • Manager, Drilling Superintendent, and planning engineers including updating plots, developing and maintaining daily electronic records and notebooks, other activities as needed.
  • Assist with the development of new company drilling and completion policies and procedures, guidelines, and regulations
  • Review existing and develop new QaQc drilling and completion policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and update the tangibles inventory list




  • B.S. Engineering Degree (Petroleum Preferred)
  • Significant industry training courses
  • Current Well Control Certificate 
  • Fluent in English.
  • Must have good/excellent writing skills.
  • IWCF or IADC Well Control. Drilling, Completion, Workover, Snubbing, etc preferred.
  • 10 plus years of Drilling, Completion, Workover & Well Test experience.
  • Significant land rig drilling experience would be a plus.
  • Experience with high levels of H2S and CO2 would be a plus.
  • Significant experience with well testing and flaring sour gas a plus
  • Major Operator experience as staff or consultant is a plus.
  • Good/excellent leadership, writing, and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Pragmatic proactive self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Drilling, completion, and well-test experience in KRI would be a significant plus.
  • The desire to build and maintain a drilling and completion performance database to optimize drilling capability would be a plus.
  • Sensitivity working with different cultures and diverse backgrounds.
  • Service company experience would be a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Landmark Applications (StressCheck, Wellcat, other completion engineering applications, etc).

Working Conditions:

Rotation 28/28-Erbil and/or Suli Office 
Location: Erbil
Sector: Oil & Gas
Job Code: emp075
Employment Duration: Full Time
Deadline: 03/07/2022

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