Drilling Engineer - Senior level
WPX Energy - Denver, CO

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Quickly become very familiar with company drilling and directional well planning procedures and create drilling procedures for all rigs responsible for – using offset well data. This includes determining optimum casing design, mud program, drilling parameter/hydraulics, mud motor and bit selection, T&D analysis, and hole cleaning practices.
  • Generate and update Drilling AFE’s for all wells responsible for, and conduct post-well reviews including cost/efficiency analysis.
  • Become very familiar with rig consultants and rig crews on rigs responsible for finding ways to improve efficiencies wherever possible.
  • Conduct 24/7 monitoring of drilling operations for rigs and work closely with key field personnel (mainly Drilling Superintendent and Drilling Consultants) to ensure drilling operations closely follow procedures at all times.
  • Make monthly trips to the Williston Basin (North Dakota) for “hands on” rig visits and operational discussions with Drilling Superintendent and/or well site consultants.
  • Focus on company’s “continuous improvement” philosophy to improve efficiency and reduce costs whenever/wherever possible.
  • Assist with assembling key cost and drilling performance data to create power point slides for team and Drilling Manager to present to upper management.
  • Work closely with team Drilling Engineers and Superintendents to discuss ways to improve rig move procedures/time and overall efficiency.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

    • 8+ years of experience with increasing accountability for achieving drilling efficiencies.

    • Must have ability to effectively and successfully function at high level with minimal supervision.

    • Must be self-motivated and very adept at problem solving.

    • Must possess excellent communication skills and a desire to work in true team environment.

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    WPX Energy specializes in producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids from non-conventional resources such as tight-sands and shale...