Senior Drilling Engineer – Stavanger


Work Location: Stavanger
Start date: ASAP – 01.05.2023


  • Planning and engineering drilling operations in order to achieve technical objectives in safe, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Preparation of the Basis of Well Design and Drilling design documentation
  • Supporting blowout potential and relief well planning
  • Supporting the consent and discharge permit application processes
  • Preparation of Drilling Programs and Detailed Operational Procedures including all information as specified in Company procedures
  • Preparation of detailed casing design, casing seat selection, kick tolerance calculations
  • Torque and Drag, Swab and Surge, Casing Wear modeling
  • Assessment of well construction related risks and proposal of mitigations
  • Preparation of budgetary and AFE timing and costs based on historical performances (deterministic and probabilistic)
  • Assistance and verification of preparation of call offs for required materials and services according to the program and contracts
  • Monitoring and follow up on the well execution process
  • Making recommendation when drilling problem occurs
  • Recommendation of changes to drilling program (if necessary) to improve drilling and completion methods, techniques
  • Tracking and benchmarking drilling performance and costs
  • Preparation of End of Well Reports, ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are captured, shared, documented and followed up
  • Carrying out special studies and reports on any aspects of drilling and completion operations as required
  • Providing digital data useful to follow up well operations and produce well profile print-outs and overpressure study. To critically study these data, detect anomalies and propose corrective actions if needed
  • Assisting in the preparation and evaluation of tenders
  • Assisting rig site operations for specific jobs
  • Ensuring the application of new drilling technologies
  • Ensuring the application of VE Policy and NCS regulations & rules


  • Master/Bachelor in Engineering or relevant subjects
  • 5 + years in similar position
  • Drilling Planning & Activities: Subsea well head system & dual activity rig, Horizontal Drlg, Drilling Operations, Dril.Fluids & Cement & Cem.Op.Design/Operat., field experience, Risk analysis
  • Standards: Experience of design and operations under prevailing Norwegian standards and particularly NORSOK D010, D01, M01, OLF017
  • Advanced Drilling: Lean & Extreme Lean Profile, Geosteering, Multilateral wells
  • High Profile Drilling: Extended Reach Drilling, Hp/Ht Drilling, Wellbore Stability/Sand Production/Prediction & Control
  • Software: Landmark Drilling Suite (Compass, Stress Check, Well Plan, Casing Wear), Peloton WellView, iQx, WellBarrier


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

David Rudden
Key Account Manager



Job ID: #23986