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Well Engineer

  • Job Function: Services
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 3/7/2018 7:51:11 AM
  • Job #: 1803776
  • Location(s): United Arab Emirates; Dubai; DUBAI

Role Summary:
About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.
With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
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Role Summary:
Member of Well Engineering team. Leads well engineering activities within area of geographical responsibility according to guidelines and processes set out in the IFO Management System, international and/or local standards, and regulations and customer requirements. The IFO WE is part of the headquarters engineering supporting team that provides technical and operational support for drilling operations from the tendering stage through project commencement, operations and wrap-up. 
The WE will be mostly dedicated to support tenders, studies and preparation of proposals.  During tendering phases, in addition of engineering work, she/he will be supporting commercial and procurement teams. During operations he/she interfaces with stake holders to ensure safe and cost effective job execution.  The WE makes sure that an optimal and safe well design is prepared and clear and detailed procedures are provided to the execution team; the WE reviews design optimization opportunities and coordinate its implementation.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Participate in tender bid preparation process as needed for drilling & well engineering input. This might include travel to other office locations
  • Participate in and conduct customer presentations & meetings, as needed, including travel to other office locations
  • Preparation of well engineering design and operational plans for drilling of wells in area of responsibility including well planning, casing design, material and equipment selection, log evaluation, quality assurance and post-job evaluation
  • Define rig selection criteria and requirements
  • Monitor and apply current best practices and technological advancements to all operations
  • Prepare and participate in peer reviews, peer assists and other quality assurance activities related to drilling engineering
  • Participate in team meetings and strategy discussions
  • Provide engineering support to field level operations
  • Monitor daily progress of job(s) or project(s)
  • Communicate effectively with well site/project Drilling Engineers on a daily and as needed basis, and make recommendations to engineers to optimize drilling performance
  • Cost / Risk analysis and AFE preparation for drilling operations
  • Ensure that actual well costs and other pre-defined KPIs are monitored and benchmarked against offset data and pre-defined well objectives
  • Conduct post well evaluations of drilling practices and effectiveness
  • Comply with BHI’s HSE policies and guidelines as per IO Management System. Contribute to improved HSE standards by setting example by safe work practices
  • Participate in implementation of QA procedures as per IO Management System and contractual requirements
  • Conduct business according to our BHGE Culture Pillars
  • Well site engineering support may be required at times
  • Handle special projects, as assigned
  • Keep abreast of technological and engineering process advancements through affiliation with professional societies and participation in networks, workshops, seminars and training courses
  • Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering or other petroleum industry related 4 yr degree.
  • 10+ years experience in Well Engineering positions
  •  Proficient in the use of drilling and well design software (e.g. StressCheck, well planning software, etc.)
  • Preparation of drilling program
  • Bit selection, BHA design, hydraulics and torque & drag, drilling fluid selection, casing running operations, cementing operations, logging operations
  • Casing design, cementing slurry and operation design
  • NPT analysis
  • Risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Cost tracking
  • Third party contract management
Desired Characteristics:
  • Intimate familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities  
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Effective communicator with all levels of company and customer personnel
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently within a given framework
Dubai, UAE
Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more

Locations: United Arab Emirates; Dubai; DUBAI

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