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FIELD BASE MUD ENGINEER

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JOB SUMMARY

This position will provide Mud Engineering support on the rig to the drilling, work-over and completion

projects in shallow and deep offshore.

Reports directly to the Senior Drilling Supervisor on board the rig and functionally to the Office-based Mud

Engineer.


EXPERIENCE

• Minimum of 15 Years of Experience in the oil and gas industry with at least 5 years as Field Mud

Engineer with relevant experience.

• Experience in drilling extended reach and horizontal wells

• Recent offshore experience (Jack-up or deep offshore rig) is required


QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry (Engineering and Science disciplines may be

considered based on experience)

• Offshore survival and HUET (BOSIET) certification


KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Efficient implementation of the mud engineering programs on the rig.

• Circulate adequate mud weights to manage well control as well as well stability

• Prevent excessive mud weights to minimize formation damage and drilling related skin.

• Meet the environmental guidelines and as per the statutory requirements, manage and supervise

waste disposal especially cuttings and mud, monitor solid control equipment performance, maintain

the appropriate screens in shakers and utilization of all solids control equipment to minimize surface

losses.

• Manage mud tank system efficiently for muds, slugs, cement mix, water and spacers, testing and

completion brines or any other liquid

• Maintain adequate and appropriate mud chemicals storage, including bulk material like barite and

bentonite

• Quality daily mud reports, mud consumption, cost estimates and to maintain database, monitor and

manage loss circulation with appropriate LCM pills and advise DSVs as required.

• Prepare end of phase and well mud and solids control equipment report including analysis of problems, recommendations, etc


SKILLS

• Experience in all kinds of mud system environment for offshore usage, including but not limited to water based inhibitive mud systems, SOBM, OBM, completion brines.

• Experience on extended reach and horizontal wells.

• Understanding well complications, limitations in drilling parameters like ECD or mud weights, hole cleaning and cuttings bed issues etc.

• Strong verbal and written communication

• Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and tight deadlines;

• Effective decision maker with the ability to apply and follow through on decisions and actions

• Effective coordination and interface with internal team and external contractors.

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work with teams.

• Must be innovative and positive in dealing with changes and reacting to project difficulties

• Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than have standards imposed


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