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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2018-03-12


The primary responsibility for a Data Engineer is to carry out monitoring tasks in a safe, timely and accurate manner in order to assist in the efficient completion of exploration and development wells for oil and gas.

Data Engineers help ensure efficiency and cost control by providing the Client with detailed interpretations and analysis’ of geology, oil and gas shows, drilling parameters, pressure parameters, hydraulics and well costs during drilling of a well.

The Data Engineer constructs detailed Daily and Final Reports based on the data gathered during drilling and completing. This position may be used for the provision of specialized Formation Pore Pressure Evaluation Services.

The primary responsibility for a Data Engineer is to carry out management duties to ensure the operation of the logging unit follows Weatherford SLS policies and to ensure contractual compliance for clients.

Data Engineers also help ensure efficiency and cost control by providing internal reports and Client reports in a timely and efficient manner.


  • Monitor, record and analyse all drilling, gas and geological parameters and well site operations and inform client and rig personnel of any changes in the parameters that may impact on operations and safety. Help well site personnel to understand and use data interpretations provided by Weatherford SLS
  • Aid Client and well site personnel in well control, gas interpretation, geological / reservoir analysis, formation pressure analysis, drilling and hydraulics optimization
  • Aid the logging geologist in examining and describing samples
  • Understand and use “quick-look” analysis of electric (wire-line) and MWD logs as requested by the Client.
  • Submit accurate and comprehensive daily reports (Geology, Pressures, Hydraulics, Deviation, etc.), logs, plots, prints and ASCII data to Client representatives at the time specified by the Client and to the Client’s standards
  • Annotate daily instrument charts clearly and correctly, and organize them for later use by the Client. Maintain a wellsite diary recording all relevant drilling and geological information, equipment issues and any other issues encountered during the operation
  • Manage the well database and ensure the quality and integrity of the well data
  • Ensure all information required to complete the final well report is identified, monitored, recorded, and available on time for inclusion into the final report
  • Ensure that all equipment is functioning properly, ensure that all necessary routine maintenance, calibrations and necessary repairs performed as required on all equipment. Report breakdowns immediately to the appropriate persons. Document all equipment issues / maintenance schedules as per Weatherford SLS QHSE procedures
  • Maintain equipment/stock inventory
  • Apply Weatherford SLS ‘s resources and personal knowledge to ensure efficient execution of well site operations, including casing and cementing operations, directional drilling, well evaluation / testing, fishing and remedial operations
  • Follow all weekly / monthly Weatherford SLS QHSE reporting procedures
  • Be aware of and implement all requirements of the Client’s systems within the scope of operations.  The major objective is to provide the best service in order to meet and maintain client satisfaction. Ensure that the quality directives are understood and implemented
  • Keep in mind the basic concept of service; ensure that all tasks performed for the Client meet or exceed the customer’s and WFT’s standards
  • Maintain the highest safety standards
  • Ensure clients at the rig-site are aware of WFT quality aims
  • The Data Engineer will be under the supervision of the Unit Manager.
  • Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil these.


  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • Apply Weatherford, and where appropriate Client Company’s, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Policy and Management Systems.
  • Act in accordance with the Roles and Responsibilities as per Weatherford SLS procedures
  • Be aware of safety regulations and procedures as specified by the Client, Weatherford SLS, and relevant safety authorities; respect safety regulations in all circumstances
  • Perform Local Risk Assessments to ensure that hazardous operations are minimized, controlled or procedures are put in place to minimize the hazardous nature of the operation
  • Assist in completing Accident Near Miss investigations as required
  • Recommend improvements to the Safety Policies and Procedures especially when accidents or near misses show an evident necessity
  • Ensure clients and crews are aware of Weatherford SLS safety policies
  • Ensure that all subordinates have and use all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (safety boots, gloves, hardhats, etc.)



  • Good communication skills, a thorough grasp of basic petroleum geology and excellent computer skills will have been demonstrated. Some experience with mechanical equipment would be seen as an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Offshore Experience in a Mud Logging environment



  • Good Communication both written and oral
  • Good team-working skills



A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Geology (BSc.), Petroleum Geology or Petroleum Engineering from a recognized University.