Drilling Fluid


Location: Offshore ID: HQ00008833
Drilling Fluids Engineer    
 
- Knowledgeable on key company product properties, applications, and limitations
- Knowledgeable on the properties of the mud (i.e. solids calculations, fluid chemistry, etc.)
- Knowledgeable on the effects of the products/systems on the mud chemistry (i.e. impact on pH, calcium, alkalinity, etc.)
- Able to generate and implement the drilling fluids program through close collaboration with the Project Engineer.
- Responsible for maintaining the drilling fluids system within specifications.
- Able to calculate volumes (i.e. mud pits, annular, pipe capacity & displacements) without supervision
- Able to apply effective pit management principles (i.e. slugs, pills, storage, reserve, kill muds, etc.) during drilling operations.
- Knowledgeable on the solids control process and equipment and able to explain how various recommendations (i.e. screen size selection, shale shaker settings, etc.) will impact the drilling fluid properties and/or efficiency of solids removal.
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will prevent or address different hole problems (i.e. sloughing shales, gumbo shales, abnormal pressures, faults, etc.) encountered during drilling operations.
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will prevent or address lost circulation events (i.e. Mud Weight reduction in case of loses).
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of wellbore conditions (i.e. temperature, pressure, formation, etc.) on the drilling fluids system.
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of contaminants (i.e. H2S, C02, Water intrusion, reactive formations, cement, etc.) on the drilling fluids system
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations related to the drilling fluids system that will improve hole cleaning efficiency (i.e. flow rates, Low Shear Rate Viscosities, RPM, ROP, etc.)
- Knowledgeable regarding the impact of Particle Size Distribution (PSD), chemicals and contaminants on fluid loss.
- Able to recognize stuck pipe incidents and select appropriate pipe release agents.
- Able to identify and recognize lost circulation symptoms and select and apply appropriate remedial treatments.
- Able to convert to a Lignosulfunate, Lime, Saturated Salt or Gypsum mud system without supervision.
- Additional intermediate or advanced knowledge and skill requirements will apply for complex drilling operations such as those encountered in deepwater.
- Responsible for validating all critical data required to complete daily reports
- Proficient with the use of daily drilling fluid reporting software and able to perform all relevant calculations.
- Able to properly calibrate testing equipment as necessary without supervision
- Responsible for ensuring drilling fluids samples are collected and that all relevant drilling fluids tests are conducted properly.
- Responsible for interpreting the results (i.e. noticeable trends, contaminants, etc.) of all relevant drilling fluids tests.
- Able to explain the impact of hole conditions (i.e. contaminants, solids, pressure, etc.) on the drilling fluids testing results.
- Responsible for making appropriate chemical treatment recommendations based on the drilling fluids testing results that will optimize drilling performance.
- Responsible for ensuring that a complete recap is completed for each hole section through the end of the well.
- Able to generate the drilling fluids program through close collaboration with the Project Engineer.
     
Qualifications:    
- Minimum an Engineering Degree, preferably within petroleum technology or chemistry, or equivalent. (Formal theoretical education may be compensated by long-term experience.)    
- Basic drilling fluids course (Mud School)    
- Compulsory safety training course    
     
Location:    
Offshore