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Senior Engineer, Drilling

PTTEP Energy Development Company Limited

Job Purpose

  • Senior Engineer, Drilling is in charge of developing, maintaining drilling performance metrics, tools and methodologies to support drilling operation. The job holder is required to monitor the drilling performance and provide in-depth drilling performance analysis for continuous improvement. The job holder is required to initiate, develop and revise the SOP, standards, procedures and instructions of any field proven technology or practices to improve drilling performance.   He/She shall also perform studies on specific well engineering concerning well design optimization or drilling technology to enhance drilling performance. The jobholder shall engage various levels of technical staff, operational staff, and contracted personnel as well as service companies to provide advice, instructions and technical support as necessary. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain and continuously improve company standards.
  • Develop and maintain drilling performance metrics, tools and methodologies.
  • Monitor key performance indicators to track drilling performance to ensure effectiveness of improvement plans.
  • Promote and maintain Central Drilling Data Base to ensure well performance database management systems and reports.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the Performance Drilling Knowledge Base through improvements to the tool as well as data entry and analysis.
  • Actively participate in well targeting optimization meeting with SS and drilling operation teams.
  • Actively participate in Well Delivery Project Process Review meeting to challenge well design and well procedure for performance improvement. 
  • Engage with drilling operation team in well planning and drilling performance discussions to highlight opportunities and identify challenges to success

Key Accountabilities (Cont.)

  • Provide insightful analysis and recommendations to improve the efficiency of drilling operations.
  • Prioritize and work with drilling operation team to close out outstanding issues related to well performance improvement generated by drilling operation team.
  • Provide initiatives/plans which lead to drilling performance improvement including required budget.
  • Analyze, review and conduct well engineering studies and designs for well technical limit, well optimization and improvement programs and procedures in line with International Standards, Guidelines and Company’s Regulations.
  • Liaise and coordinate with contractors regarding new drilling tools/technology including prepare proposal to operation team with recommended next steps in technology adoption.
  • Identify invisible lost time and advise for improvement plan.

Professional Knowledge & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Process, Petroleum, Mechanical) or equivalent.
  • At least 10-15 years experience in drilling well planning and drilling operations.
  • Specialized skills and knowledge in management of large data sets, complex graphs, strong analytical skills, and ability to develop analysis spreadsheets and reports.
  • Broad knowledge / engineering expertise in all related disciplines of well operations, reservoir, testing, production and the ability to integrate communicate with other disciplines.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken (TOEIC = 750).
  • Ability to keep abreast of technical developments and industry trends of well optimization programs, technologies and best practices.