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Senior Fluids Engineer in Port-Gentil, Ogooue-Maritime, GA at SeaOwl Group

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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We are currently recruiting experienced Senior Fluids Engineer on behalf of a major international Oil Company

Location: Gabon   Offshore

Start Date:  01/03/2019

Duration:  31/10/2019


Malaysia KL  . Engineering and Contracting Phase: DEC 18-MARC19

      ▪ 1 Senior Drill Eng.

      ▪ 1 Senior Well Test Eng.

      ▪ 1 Drilling Spdt

Move to Gabon at the end of engineering


Gabon Pre-Ops Phase:  APRIL19-JUNE 19

     ▪ 1 Senior Fluids Eng/Fluid Superintendent

     ▪ 1 Logistic Spdt.  French speaking mandatory for this position



Gabon . OPS phase JULY19-NOV 19

     ▪ 2 HSE Officer (back to back = 4) Onshore + Offshore

     ▪ 2 Day drilling Supervisor + 2 Night Drilling Supervisor

     ▪ 2 Material Coord.



All technical positions MUST have DeepWater + West Africa experiences

Drilling depth = 2800M of water. Deepest well ever for Petronas

Drillship Unit. Lot of salt formation. No HP/HT



  1. i) Responsible for all drilling fluids and cementing engineering related matters throughout the well planning and construction.
  2. ii) Prepare optimised well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanic programmes by consolidating geological and petroleum engineering data, data from offset well (if any) and from previous experience gained and continuous improvements on well fluid and geo-mechanics efficiency

iii) Prepare accurate well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanic cost estimate by identifying all cost elements required for the operations.

  1. iv) Prepare the correct scope of works and well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanic technical specifications for tender packages by analysing and reviewing base requirements with respect to project needs.
  2. v) Reduce non-productive time and trouble cost related to well fluid and hole making by identifying problems and recommend remedial action.
  3. vi) Continuous advice on project team(s) daily well fluid properties and cost by assessing and monitoring daily well fluid report and Daily Drilling Reports.

vii) Continuous advice on well fluid cost and schedule impact to the project(s) by assessing the project performance indicators.

viii) Assist in preparing procedures/manuals in drilling, and wireline activities.

  1. ix) Ensure initial project start-up and pre-spud well fluid, cementing materials and services are timely available by detail mobilization planning and load-out sequencing.
  2. x) Reduce non-productive time and trouble cost related to well fluid and hole making by identifying problems and recommend remedial action.
  3. xi) Consolidate, capture and verify all well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanic technical information and disseminate them to the various drilling engineers in various projects teams so as to ensure everybody is well-updated on technologies application for drilling activities.

xii) Lead and supervise the implementation of the well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanics programme in the project team(s) to ensure all activities are operated in safe and cost effective manner.

xiii) Review, analyse and modify the base requirement for the scope of work and technical specifications for the tender packages to be in line with project requirement and meeting the minimum cost concept and HSE requirement.

xiv) Ensure on contracted drilling rigs and 3rd party Well Fluid and Cementing equipment, materials and supplies compliance to contract technical specifications and PETRONAS' and Host Country safety standards by participating on site rig inspections, acceptance test.

  1. xv) Provide continuous advice to respective project team(s) on daily well fluid properties, hole stability and cost impact, if any to ensure safe and cost effective operations.

xvi) Assist in procurement activities for well fluid, cementing and geo-mechanic input and technical.

xvii) Work with Geologists, Drilling Superintendent, Senior Drilling Engineer (s), Drilling Engineer (s), Drilling Supervisors, Logistics and Host Authorities on Drilling Operation.

xviii) Review Invoices from contractors prior for payment, and compliance with PETRONAS system & policy.

xix) Monitor in adherence with quality control, PETRONAS policy, HSE and environmental guidelines.

  1. xx) Responsible to review JOC’s well program, contractual matters and drilling operations related matters.

xxi) Conduct Audit on 3rd party contractors to ensure quality of equipments and services for drilling operations.

xxii) Reports to Drilling Manager



*Good English proficiency and able to communicate with local.

*Good negotiation and persuasion skill with the vendors.

*Good team work with project team members.

*Pleasant personality and able to interact with local.

*Minimum of ten (10) years in drilling fluids engineering.

*Minimum three (3) years of experience in deep water or floater operations

This job will be on Resident basis