Drilling Engineer

Neuquen, Q
06 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L; empresa afiliada a Exxon Mobil Corporation (*)
About us
ExxonMobil affiliates have been operating in Argentina for more than 100 years. Today, ExxonMobil in Argentina employs approximately 1,600 people through several Exxon Mobil Corporation affiliates: ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L, Mobil Argentina S.A., and ExxonMobil Business Support Center Argentina S.R.L. Since 2010, ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina (EMEA) has had a presence in the unconventional Vaca Muerta shale oil and shale gas.

EMEA has interest in multiple blocks together with other partners. In 2016, following the successful initial exploration results in the Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block, EMEA began a pilot project. The project will enable EMEA to continue to assess the productivity and recovery of horizontal wells in the Vaca Muerta. XTO Energy is providing operational support for the project. XTO Energy is a leading producer of natural gas and oil in North America. The company specializes in the development of non-conventional resources and has over 11 million acres. It operates more than 55,000 gross operated wells throughout the United States and Canada. This is the first operation supported by XTO Energy outside of North America.

  • Reports directly to a Drilling Supervisor or Superintendent. Works closely with the Operations Superintendent and other operations personnel to implement the most effective drilling and completions operations.
  • Responsible for preparing, and revising when necessary, a complete drilling or completions program. Works closely with other groups to assure the program is based on all available geological information and drilling information from other wells in the area (if any).
  • Surveillance of day-to-day drilling progress to ensure the Drilling Program is conducted applying the best technology, and proposes modifications, if required.
  • Analyze drilling performance at intermediate depths and upon completion of the well. Works with Operations personnel to implement changes in procedures and equipment based on results of this analysis.
  • Responsible for implementing operations integrity processes & internal design guidelines established by Management.
  • Focuses on minimum kit design and justified additions to lower well costs.

Required Education and Experience
  • B.Sc. Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Petroleum preferred) and required minimum of 7 years drilling engineering experience.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively on a team.

Key Skills
  • Demonstrates appropriate experience and skills and effective leadership, communication and networking and pays attention to detail.
  • Computer knowledge on the latest drilling software.
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment and build relationships with external parties.
  • Procurement / commercial functional expertise.
  • Industry and market knowledge.
  • Communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to lead virtual teams.
  • Fluent English written and oral.
  • Preference if prior experience in international projects.

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(*) Afiliada ExxonMobil significa Exxon Mobil Corporation y/o toda persona, individuo, sociedad de persona, sociedad con responsabilidad limitada, sociedad anónima, fideicomiso, sucesión, asociación no constituida, representante, joint venture u otra entidad, directa o indirectamente controlante, controlada por Exxon Mobil Corporation o bajo control común con Exxon Mobil Corporation. Para los fines de esta definición el término "control" (incluyendo los términos "controlante" y "bajo control común con") significa posesión, directa o indirecta del poder para dirigir o disponer la dirección del manejo y políticas ya sea a través de la titularidad de títulos, acciones, cuotas o cualquier otro documento con derecho a voto, o por contrato o de otro modo, respecto de cualquier persona, individuo, sociedad de personas, sociedad con responsabilidad limitada, sociedad anónima, fideicomiso, sucesión, asociación no constituida, representante, joint venture u otra entidad."

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