Block 0 - Lead Drilling Engineer - Major Capital Project
Chevron Intl Expln & Prod Co - Houston, TX

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Lead Drilling Engineer – Block 0 located in Houston, Texas through February 18 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Overview:
The position is Houston based, but there is possible travel required (estimated at 1 to 2 times per year) to Luanda and Malongo camp in Angola.

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Provides drilling engineering support for SASBU Houston New Field Development MINZU Major Captial Project (MCP) working in MCP CPDEP Phase 2 & 3.

Some key responsibilities for this position are as follows:
  • Represent D&C function on MINZU MCP Leadership Team.
  • Prepare & deliver drilling information in Partner Workshops, DRB Meetings, Project Assurance Reviews, Stakeholder communications.
  • Prepare & deliver project updates to SASBU D&C Staff in Luanda / Malongo seeking alignment of drilling design.
  • Work with MINZU Completion Engineer to develop / deliver Phase 2 & Phase 3 appropriate deliverables per MCP CPDEP (some examples below).
    - Develop D&C project plan appropriate for Phase 2 & Phase 3 MCP deliverables for MINZU Project.
    - Assess and lead development of Value Based Well Objectives (VBWO) appropriate for Phase 2 & Phase 3 MCP CPDEP.
    - Develop and evaluate drilling concept alternatives in alignment with MINZU NFD project.
    - Develop Phase 2 & Phase 3 appropriate time and cost probabilistic estimate model in line with MINZU Project VBWO. Model will be used to evaluate well design alternatives in Phase 2 to develop preferred well design concepts.
    - Benchmark SASBU & Rushmore drilling performance for well designs investigated.
    - Perform phase appropriate risk assessment of well design alternatives for selecting preferred alternative.
    - Identify and evaluate well design changes and/or technology deployment into the project planning process to help drive cost reduction for drilling.
  • Prepare Phase 2 Well Construction Basis of Design documentation for the preferred alternative concept. In Phase 3, continue to develop / revise Well Construction Basis of Design.
    - Document Best Practices and Lessons Learned for selected alternative to incorporate in Phase 3 & Phase 4 planning.
    - Develop a phase appropriate Risk & Uncertainty Management plan to mitigate the well design uncertainties.
    - Investigate special equipment needs for the well design and prepare a list of the long lead items.
  • Develop Phase 2 Well Construction Basis of Estimate documentation in line with SASBU MCP SOP. In Phase 3, continue to develop / revise Well Construction Basis of Estimate.
    - Develop well intervention and operating expense costs forecast for the well life
  • Develop and assess of drilling interface needs / risks with facilities for concept alternatives and selected alternative(s). Investigate potential rig interface issues and develop mitigations.
  • Engage, contract, and oversee drilling oriented studies pertinent to project work.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years of drilling engineering industry experience.
  • Broad drilling/completion work over knowledge is required; experience in multiple Business Units.
    Strong knowledge of Project Management processes. Ability to drive a project across multi functional teams to reach an appropriate solution.
  • Excellent leadership & communication skills. Holds self & others accountable for performance. Ability to communicate across many functions, and with Asset Teams and a multitude of diverse contractors. Ability to coordinate a multitude of contractors and equipment in a rapid paced well construction factory. Proactively & effectively mentors early career employees.
  • Teamwork. Demonstrated ability to build team consensus and ability to work effectively and collaboratively in multi-discipline; multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven experience innovating, willing to challenge the status quo and improve performance. Demonstrates critical thinking across multi functional teams to reach solutions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Offshore Experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of designing, preparing the well's basis of design for drilling, testing and completing development, appraisal and exploration wells from semi-submersible floating drilling, independent leg jackup and tender assist MODU's. Knowledge working with vendor in developing the weak point analysis for the riser, wellhead and conductor and mooring analysis; knowledge of subsea test tree and IWOC's systems for floating drilling.
  • Preferred SME Software knowledge - Microsoft office, Peleton WellView, Landmark Drilling Engineering software such as WellCat, Stresscheck, Compass software.

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters.

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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