Drilling Engineer - DJ Basin Well Construction in Denver, United States

at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted November 28, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job Summary
This position is as a member of Anadarko's DJ Basin Business Unit Well Construction Team in the Denver, CO office. This position will be working on the growing DJ Basin unconventional exploration and development program.
• 2+ years of relevant drilling engineering and industry experience required, preferably with experience in onshore unconventional horizontal plays.
• A strong operations background is preferred, including experience with rig-site supervision.
• Ability to execute torque and drag and casing design modeling using applicable software is required.
• Experience in exploratory or appraisal drilling, particularly in the Rockies region, is preferred.
• This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to be able to effectively work with other drilling engineers, field foremen, onsite consultants, and cross-discipline professionals to plan and execute complex horizontal drilling operations.
• Strong computer skills are required including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. WellCat/Stresscheck, Open Wells, Access, and Spot Fire are a plus.
• Candidate must be action oriented, able to lead multidisciplinary projects, including completions and geoscience personnel as appropriate, to evaluate complex operational challenges, identify potential operational and design risks, and develop/implement strategies ensuring minimal downtime, economic viability and delivery of anticipated well counts.
• Primary job responsibilities include developing casing designs, preparing drilling programs, organizing the logistics around those jobs, and ensuring the execution is accomplished as desired.
• Emphasis will be placed on evaluating data, optimizing well performance, cost management, and implementing new technologies to bring the greatest value to the corporation.
• Commitment to being a leader in safety, environmental protection, and health are required.
• Guides and/or mentors less experienced engineers.
• There is a strong focus on interdisciplinary team work, both in Denver and in the field.
• Travel will be required to improve onsite operations and to maintain a teamwork atmosphere.
Bachelor's degree required, with Petroleum Engineering being preferred.
This position may be eligible for relocation.
Travel Requirements
The percentage of travel required for this position is 15 - 35%.
Work Schedule
This position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.
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