Drilling Engineer Salary

A Drilling Engineer earns an average salary of $98,626 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$71,493 - $142,908

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$71,493 - $142,908  
   
Bonus
$2,006 - $25,302  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $15,781  
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$74,060 - $158,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Job Description for Drilling Engineer

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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Drilling Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$109,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%
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