Drilling engineers are in charge of all aspects of drilling, following project specifications and performing real-time monitoring of drilling operations. They contribute ideas related to drilling methods, change drilling requirements as needed, and take part in planning and optimization of drilling parameters for increased efficiency. Additionally, drilling engineers identify technical operational limiters and participate in project meetings to recommend drilling planning processes changes, as well as analyze offsets and establish initial drilling parameter set points.
Drilling Engineer Tasks
Support field supervisors throughout the implementation and assist on-site as needed.
Develop cost estimates and risks versus rewards analysis.
Develop strategies to achieve well construction and data gathering objectives.
Document results, problems and causes and improvement suggestions throughout the implementation.