ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE DRILLING OPERATION

  • Preparing well data sheets
  • Designing and selecting well-head equipment
  • Drawing up drilling programs, taking account of desired production flow rates
  • Obtaining relevant data, carrying out engineering analysis on site and recommending necessary actions and writing up reports
  • Monitoring the daily progress of well operations
  • Keeping track of current daily costs, comparing actual costs with expenditure proposals and recommending cost-effective changes
  • Liaising with specialist contractors and suppliers, such as cement companies or suppliers of drilling fluids to improve and optimize well planning
  • Monitoring safety and ensuring the good maintenance of the well
  • Adhering to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Establishing and administering drilling and service contracts
  • Coordinating and supervising the work of the drilling team
  • Undertaking engineering design and the planning of wells (including development work)
  • Designing directional well paths (horizontally or multi-laterally, as appropriate)
  • Managing operations on behalf of clients if required
  • Contributing to conceptual field development design
  • Working with multidisciplinary professionals to evaluate the commercial viability of the well and monitor progress during drilling
  • Returning the site to its natural environmental setting if drilling is not to be pursued.