SDS Field Engineer

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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2018-07-17

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

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 www.weatherford.com 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.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Junior Engineer, focused on applying engineering best practices on field operations related with SDS products (RCD,RGHS, and MPD).  Excellence in Operational performance and Engineering standards focused engineer. Responsible for implementing the basis of design and recommendations obtained from the planning phase executed by an SDS Project Engineer or Field Engineer of higher level. The engineer will work closely with the subsurface disciplines, well systems and regulatory to come up with the safest and most efficient plans to drill a well using the SDS specific product.  The Field Engineer Level 1 will work under the supervision of the Engineering Manager and Field Engineers/Project Engineers of higher level. Additionally, the Field Engineering Level 1 is responsible for ensuring that operations comply with Weatherford’s technical and safety standards.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support our Health Safety and Environment policies. Safety Always - Rules to Live By.

Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

Support engineering design working together with a Field or SDS Project Engineer of higher level including all aspects of project preparation and technical proposals for MPD wells (Feasibility Studies and SDS Drilling Programs).

Perform engineering simulation and enforce best operational practices on rig site.

Responsible for ensuring Weatherford best practices are adhered to in all drilling proposals and programs.

Provide engineering support to operations from the office when required.

Attend as engineer on UBD/MPD/AD projects.  Understand the working principle of all equipment and parts related with UBD/AD/MPD/RCD/DDV equipment.

Responsible for completing daily operational reports, daily plots and keeping updated the End of Well Report document.  This last document will be finalized in the office in a logic time frame established by the Engineering Manager.

Recommend, refine, or establish documented procedures required to enhance operational procedures and systems.

Support SDS Crew in equipment rig-up/rig-down following instructions from the crew supervisor.  Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Support Wellsite Supervisor, Field Engineer or Project Engineer of higher level on performing onshore rig inspection as well as helping on writing a standard related report.

Support Wellsite Supervisor, Field Engineer or Project Engineer of higher level on performing jobs audits.

Support Hazid/Hazop, DWOP and well planning meetings.

Keep track of lessons learned and its applications in subsequent operations.

Ensure that all problems (related to MPD /RCD recommendations, equipment, or procedures) are documented and necessary corrective actions are taken. All such occurrences must be reported to the Area Operations Manager and Engineering Manager.

Support on preparing operating procedures in accordance to type of operation and help to optimize P&ID’s.

Responsible for connecting our sensors to our main data acquisition system, collect the data, data interpretation and system troubleshooting.

Monitor, collect, plot and analyze downhole data, focused on process optimization.

Operate the Microflux, semi-auto or manual MPD systems under supervision.  Support wellsite supervisor on MPD/RCD/RGHS equipment performance monitoring.

Support on SDS Equipment commissioning, green tag and repair/maintenance procedures, following instruction from crew leader.  

Support equipment/parts preparation at the base.  Supervise that all equipment is working properly according to best practices.  Supervise that all working tests are documented, stored and available at job site.

Support on providing to rig/operator crew with technical presentation for training purposes.

Keep constant communication with customers, updating them with our results.

Support SDS Project Engineers on writing technical documentation (Real Results, Magazine articles and Conference abstracts/papers).

Attend meetings when requested.

Manage single phase and multiphase, steady state and transient, hydraulic simulators. Support operators with well balancing, surge/swab, torque and drag, directional drilling and casing running calculations.

Active role in assisting Sales/Business development group with client meetings and presentations.

Preparation and delivery of technical presentation, engineering studies, end of well reports, etc.

Service and care of his personal or assigned vehicle as well as assigned work tools at the base and onsite.

Keep himself updated on other products from the service company that could help the operator to optimize their drilling/completion process. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability and willingness to learn thru a structured development program which includes internal and external courses, external certifications and practical on the job training (both office and field).

An accredited Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical/Electronic, Industrial or Petroleum preferred).

Prior experience in MPD/UBD/AD/RCD preferred.

Experience working with single-phase/multi-phase hydraulic simulators.

Proven English language communication skills required (both oral and written).

Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft suite.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Professional manner with a positive customer service attitude.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Ability to manage multiple projects with a positive attitude.

Proven time management skills.

Support workshops, attended by clients and PSL personnel, aimed at analyzing and mitigating risks.

Demonstrates ongoing commitment to high quality product, service and customer satisfaction.

Must be eligible to apply or must have legal authorization to work on a full-time basis in the North America region (USA and Canada).

Some wells exposure in onshore environment.

Must be willing to travel to remote land and offshore work locations and possibly to other countries. Ability to travel internally in the region or globally if required attending meetings, customer office assignments or operations.

Excellent communication skills

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Must reside in or near the Pearland TX area.  

Preferred:

Drilling and Completion experience.

Onshore and Offshore exposure.

Proficiency using and interpreting hydraulics, torque & drag analysis, casing design, drill string/BHA design, data analysis, real-time evaluations models and systems.

Experience running well planning software

Experience using AutoCad

Technical or operations experience with an operator in the field of drilling, completions, or reservoir.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

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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. 

 

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