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Senior Engineer, Drilling

PTTEP Services Limited

Job Purpose

Oversee the execution of the well design and engineering, procurement, drilling and completion of all wells undertaken by the PTTEP Well Operations dept in order to ensure a safe, efficient and cost effective working environment so as to be able to achieve the Company’s objectives

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervise, verify, review and approve all drilling programs with particular emphasis on Drill fluid programs, mud logging, drill bit selection, directional drilling details (DDS), casing schedule, cementing, electric logging and liner details in order to ensure they meet Company’s requirements.
  • Develop detailed well design, engineering, procurement, drilling and completions work scope so as to ensure proper execution of the planned drilling and completion scope of work as well as optimize well construction performance.
  • Supervise the proposed drilling, completion and well testing programs to ensure they are compatible with the well delivery process of each well.
  • Supervise and ensure that all drilling service contractors perform and comply to drilling program operations requirement, service contracts and Company’s policies.
  • Carry out casing design and well designs for appraisal in order to ensure the well designs are compatible with the evaluation and testing requirements provided by the Sub-surface Dept.
  • Prepare work schedule and well cost estimates for the planned drilling activities in order to ensure the drilling campaign are carried out accordingly and meets the campaign objectives.
  • Review and analyze work program and operational problems encountered during the drilling operations.
  • Assist the Drilling manager in preparing work plans and budgets as well as set up and maintain the cost control system, editing of well cost prognosis, contracting invoice and cost allocation to ensure that the campaign goes according to plan.

Key Accountabilities (Cont.)

  • Ensure all required reports to Company and to the Authorities are provided in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of new technologies in order to improve performance and reduce cost so as to be able to apply these improvements onto up-coming drilling operations, procedure, equipment and methodology.
  • Check and liaise with the relevant statutory authorities to ensure all required approvals and consent from the statutory and regulatory bodies are in place and all legislative requirements are met in a timely manner so as to ensure non-disruption of drilling activities.
  • Analyze well parameters and data and when necessary, make recommendations for improvements or rectification to avoid non productive time,
  • Co-ordinate the collection of and verify the correctness of all subsurface, operational & platform site data prior to transmitting it back to Companies base.
  • Coordinate the planning and preparation activities for new drilling projects to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the projects.
  • Supervise and control the preparation of specific contracts related to Drilling Fluid Services(DFS), Cementing, Directional Drilling and MWD Services and other drilling related services.
  • In case of unplanned events on the well, take prompt remedial action as necessary to safeguard life, avoid damage to the environment and minimize damage to assets.
  • Provide supervision, coaching and training to all junior Drilling engineers to ensure that there is a competent workforce.

Professional Knowledge & Experiences

Qualifications – Bachelor Degree in Petroleum engineering, Mining Engineering or equivalent


Certifications & training

  • Industry training in drilling technology, SSHE and offshore operations and contracts management.
  • Current certification in well control.


Professional Experience

  • 10 - 12 years experience in drilling engineering and operations, including 3 years in offshore drilling operations and 3 years in a supervisory capacity, experience in various types of well planning in various areas.


Additional Desirable Qualifications : Experience with PTTEP Well Operations Management System

Professional Knowledge & Experiences (Cont.)

Technical skill requirements

  • Broad knowledge/ engineering expertise in all related disciplines and the ability to integrate and communicate with discipline specialists.
  • Good data management and computer literacy
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze operational situations
  • Project management skills


Soft skill requirements

  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Creativity, capacity to keep abreast of technology changes.