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Explore the latest drilling engineer jobs (including drilling supervisor and drilling manager opportunities) worldwide with Energy Jobline. We work with leading oil and gas companies and recruitment agencies providing a range of both contract and permanent drilling positions worldwide.


Working as a Drilling Engineer

A drilling engineer will oversee the planning and development and required operations for drilling oil and gas wells. Drilling Engineers are generally involved in the initial well design through to testing, completion and abandonment stages. 

A Drilling Engineer can be involved throughout the life-cycle of a well, from the initial design through to its abandonment.

Most Drilling Engineers usually have a background in petroleum engineering. However some drilling engineers can come from other technical backgrounds such as Mechanical Engineering or Geology and take additional specialist training within a drilling based company. Some individuals will gain valuable experience as a rigger or mudlogger.

Drilling engineers can be employed on land, on offshore platforms or on mobile drilling units either by the operating oil company, a specialist drilling contractor or a service company.

Salaries in the Drilling Industry

The drilling industry can pay remarkably well, with opportunities to earn high contract and permanent rates. Most drilling jobs are on a rotational basis. Drilling jobs will generally start on a salary in the region of £25,000-30,000. More experienced drilling professionals will earn in excess of £60,000. Drilling Supervisors and Superintendents can earn well above £100,000 with many benefits available through larger oil and gas employers.

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Drilling Foreman

The Drilling Foreman or Drilling Supervisor is in charge of all drilling or workover operations on a rig. A drilling foreman will have substantial experience working within the drilling industry. Find the latest drilling foreman jobs available today.

Drilling Superintendent

The Drilling Superintendent is responsible for the overall management and coordination of drilling operations on a well site. The Drilling Superintendent is responsible for coordinating  and managing drilling operations on a well site and monitoring overall drilling activities. Search the latest drilling superintendent jobs available today.

Drilling Fluids Engineer

A drilling fluids engineer or mud engineer works on an oil well or gas well drilling rigs and is responsible ensuring the properties of the drilling fluid, also known as drilling mud, are within designed specifications. Search the latest drilling fluid/mud engineering jobs today.