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Job Family: Engineering
Updated At: 2018-06-12

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



The Applications Engineer serves as a functional link between Sales, Operations, R&D, Sustaining Engineering, and Product Line Management with regard to new technologies and existing products and services.  Performs engineering and operational services in support of all aspects of the sale and deployment of the Product Line.


Ensure engineering functions are performed and delivered for Directional Drilling (DD) and Revolution Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS)/Mud Motor technology for land and offshore operations. 

Perform engineering analysis utilizing drilling optimization software for wellbore placement modelling Torque & Drag, Hydraulics, BHA Vibration, BHA Critical Speed Analysis and BHA stresses. 

Provide recommendations to optimize MSE (Mechanical Specific Energy), ROP (Rate of Penetration) and drilling performance.

Analyze tool history and undertake specific engineering analysis on Mud Motor/RSS tools pre-job, during job execution and post-job on business critical jobs. 

Ensure optimal directional well bore placement for high-risk jobs by monitoring wellbore collision avoidance and interfacing real-time with RTOC personnel and rig site operations personnel. 

Provide feedback on mechanical issues relating to Mud Motor/RSS to management and R&D to ensure factors contributing to tool failures are effectively analyzed for mechanical tool design improvements.

Quality checks pre-job programming and information for all RSS tools.

Interface directly with reliability engineers to ensure proper failure analysis which includes identification of all contributing operational parameters. 

Effectively use the Weatherford suite of optimization to exploit efficiencies that can be delivered pre-job, during execution and post-job.  



Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with five years’ experience in directional drilling with Rotary Steerable Systems/Mud Motor technology providing engineered based feedback utilizing drilling optimization software for wellbore placement, analyzing Torque & Drag, Hydraulics, BHA Vibration, BHA Critical Speed Analysis and BHA stresses with recommendations for MSE, ROP and drilling performance.  

Position requires 30% domestic travel.



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.