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Updated At: 2019-11-20


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 more than 80 countries and has a network of 620 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs more than 24,000 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


 Drilling Engineering Manager

Place of employment: Abu Dhabi Branch of Weatherford LLC


Legal entity: Weatherford Bin Hamooda


Drilling  Engineering Manager based out of Abu Dhabi, UAE will be tasked with many responsibilities and duties relating to Drilling Services Operations for ASE GeoZone. Role will include but is not limited to around-the-clock technical support, control and support of DD operations to improve service delivery, compliance to standard operating procedures and reduce NPT.



3.1Actively support Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (Safety First). Follows and encourages others to follow the DE Rules to Live By.

3.2Responsible for the QA/QC process of the creation and management of a drilling events database for risk analysis during the design phase.

3.3Support training of well planners, drilling engineers, directional drillers, and MWD/LWD field staff on the engineering analysis and root cause analysis (Tap Root). This may include but is not limited to rig visits, classroom instruction, and one-on-one mentoring.

3.4Accountable for the quality control process to the drilling data received from the field to produce daily monitoring analyses, collect end of well reports, document lessons learned, and generate KPIs for the optimization process.

3.5Responsible for the execution and interpretation of drilling engineering analyses in the design phase: BHA design, BHA tendency, hydraulics, torque & drag, and BHA vibration modelling.



3.6Responsible for Drilling Engineering technical support in their Geozone.

3.7Provide real-time decision support to the drilling team to maximize drilling efficiency and minimize risk while achieving the well objective.

3.8Assist the Drilling and Evaluation team in post-well root-cause analysis.

3.9Assist with ensuring effective communication between all parties (client, Drilling Services, Product Lines, third parties, etc).

3.10Keep up to date and review new technology for possible application to projects.

3.11Perform and coach others with offset well analysis, hazard identification, and risk control.

3.12Participates in tender responses.

3.13Accountable for the Weatherford Drilling Engineering technical design report for the assigned jobs

3.14Attend pre-job and daily meetings with the RTOC team, Weatherford office support and customers.

3.15Assist in presentation of recommendations and evaluations to clients as required.

3.16Lead, execute, and coach others in the development and review of well programs, operating procedures, presentations, end-of-well reports, and other documentation as required to support effective communication and continuous improvement.

3.17Comply with Weatherford Drilling Engineering standard.

3.18Support DS technical sales as required.

3.19Participate in Drilling Services Service Delivery & HSSE initiatives

3.20Partake in drilling engineering audits in their Geozone and provide active support to complete audits’ corrective actions.

3.21Handle with fluency the regular Drilling Engineering, Directional Drilling, and Logging while Drilling technical language in order to support DE Manager and DD/MLWD Operations as required.

3.22Promote technical excellence image of Company and Segment (publish papers, attend/ present at public forums, and otherwise gain recognition for the Segment products and services).

3.23Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy; comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures, and Work Instructions.

3.24Comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

3.25Carry out work assignments with the highest level of service delivery.

3.26Be available for after-hours support to on-going operations as needed.

3.27Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by DE Manager within the physical constraints of the job.


5+ years relevant Drilling Engineering experience.

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

Ability to analyze a wide variety of data sets and use them in providing Drilling Engineering solutions.

Practical and results orientated to deliver a plan encompassing all inputs that can be safely executed.

Excellent written and verbal communication.

Highly motivated with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.


Ability to work with different teams and understanding how their different inputs can help in providing a comprehensive and composite solution to the client.

Ability to get away from the traditional approach of applying specialty products (widgets) to wells and apply and encourage a solution-based approach. The solution-based approach involves understanding the client needs and well problems and then investigating potential solutions, such as change in well design, change in procedure, or potentially the use of one or more common or specialty products.

Detailed understanding of drilling practices and procedures (planning, risk analysis, pre-spud, roles of various asset team members, equipment, drilling program, cementing, evaluation, completion, reporting, wellsite personnel, drilling parameters, fluids, well control, directional drilling, wellsite services, local regulatory, etc.)