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Drilling engineers design and implement procedures to drill wells as safely and economically as possible.[1] They work closely with the drilling contractor, service contractors, and compliance personnel, as well as with geologists and other technical specialists. The drilling engineer has the responsibility for ensuring that costs are minimized while getting information to evaluate the formations penetrated, protecting the health and safety of workers and other personnel, and protecting the environment.[2]

Drilling Engineering


The planning phases involved in drilling an oil or gas well typically involve estimating the value of sought reserves, estimating the costs to access reserves, acquiring property by a mineral lease, a geological survey, a well bore plan, and a layout of the type of equipment required to reach the depth of the well. Drilling engineers are in charge of the process of planning and drilling the wells. Their responsibilities include:

Drilling engineers are often degreed as petroleum engineers, although they may come from other technical disciplines (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or geology) and subsequently be trained by an oil and gas company. They also may have practical experience as a rig hand or mudlogger or mud engineer.

As a drilling engineer, you'll plan, develop and supervise the operations necessary for drilling oil and gas wells. You'll be involved from the initial well design to testing, completion and abandonment, and will have a responsibility for costing.

Your location and assignments influence your salary. Additional benefits and overseas allowances may be available. Oil drilling takes place in some dangerous areas of the world - in these situations, extra payments may be made.

A relevant pre-entry postgraduate qualification, such as an MSc in petroleum or offshore engineering, can be useful and may help to lead on to more senior roles. However, it's not a guarantee of a job and you should try to look for what potential employers require before committing to a course.

Pre-entry experience is not essential, but any experience working on rigs or in an onshore yard is likely to be useful and demonstrate your interest and motivation. You may find initial entry to the industry easier as a mudlogger before moving up the ranks to become a drilling engineer.

Recruitment, training patterns and job titles vary from company to company - this is particularly true in relation to the extraction phase. For example, some employers do not distinguish at entry-level between petroleum, drilling and support engineering. Instead, preferring to recruit people with wide potential and deploy them after training where individual preference and company need coincide.

If you begin your career with one of the large oil companies, you may initially manage a single well under supervision. However, fairly quickly, you could become responsible for the drilling and production operations on several wells, initially offshore and then moving onshore.

Career progression in oil companies is usually into management. However, with drilling contractor work, engineers tend to remain in a technical role, using their expertise to access and develop the most appropriate technology for drilling in the future. Independent consultancy is another option, although you'll need to work hard to balance the good times with the less prosperous periods.

Drilling engineering is the science behind the wells that produce oil and gas. Drilling engineering involves the planning, costing, developing and supervising of oil and gas well operations. Drilling engineering usually involves temporarily intense projects related to well design, testing and completion. The science of drilling engineering is divided into the four different activities below.

Completion engineering concerns the development of plans to improve the production from gas and oil wells. Completion engineers design, monitor and report on the installation of wells. They devise and discuss ways and methods to improve oil and gas well production. Completion engineers must plan delivery timetables, track the movement of products through warehouses and monitor local stock and equipment levels. They oversee and coordinate the arrival of shipments in order to streamline operations. Completion engineers may work closely with supply chain managers and even supervise warehouse staff. Completion engineering requires travel to offshore and remote locations.

A production engineer designs and selects the tools and equipment that will cause the well to produce oil and gas after drilling. They usually have an academic background in mechanical and geosystems engineering. Production engineers coordinate the purchase, installation, maintenance and operation of the mining or oilfield equipment. They may even manage the interconnected operations between the well and the reservoir using things like sand control, artificial lifts and special hole controls. During this time, they inspect the well to ensure that oil or gas is safely and optimally flowing. They are expected to recommend modifications to maximize the efficiency of oil and gas recovery while maintaining economic viability.

Anyone who wants to become a drilling engineer will most likely need to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering, which will cover the principles of science, engineering and mathematics as they relate to oil and gas drilling, production and maintenance. These degrees may include courses in mechanics, geostatistics, well testing, hydro-geology and thermodynamics. These degrees will probably include classes on project and drilling operations management.

Special guest Dr. Cesar Palagi and two expert faculty speakers elevated a seminar experience for Texas A&M University petroleum engineering graduate students learning about pioneering deepwater offshore oil drilling developments.

Provide sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on assigned drilling problems. Execute and accomplish assignments and studies in areas outlined in the scope, assuring conformance ...

well designs, drilling programmes and regulatory submissions in compliance with local statutory requirements and Client corporate policies, standards and procedures.Conduct well planning in accordance ...

The Engineer is responsible for planning and design work related to the planned operations. Provide the key planning for execution of drilling and completion activities. Perform experience transfer and ...

Reviewing & Planning Well Design blueprints for drilling. Inspecting equipment to ensure it meets safety standards and is in good condition Calculating the volume of rock being removed from the borehole ...

Involved with the design, planning, and the post drilling analysis of conventional and complex wells. He/she follows the Drilling Engineering process and provides real time decision support to Drilling ...

A. Provides sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on assigned drilling problems. B. Executes and accomplishes assignments and studies in areas outlined in the scope-assuring conformance ...

Provides sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on assigned drilling problems. B. Executes and accomplishes assignments and studies in areas outlined in the scope-assuring conformance ...

The Drilling Engineering Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of drilling engineering technology. This technical discipline covers drilling equipment, operational environment, downhole operations, site operations, drilling design and analysis, and drilling management.

Once oil and gas are discovered, petroleum engineers work with geoscientists and other specialists to understand the geologic formation of the rock containing the reservoir. They then determine the drilling methods, design the drilling equipment, implement the drilling plan, and monitor operations.

The best techniques currently being used recover only a portion of the oil and gas in a reservoir, so petroleum engineers also research and develop new ways to recover more of the oil and gas. This additional recovery helps to lower the cost of drilling and production.

Drilling engineers determine the best way to drill oil or gas wells, taking into account a number of factors, including cost. They also ensure that the drilling process is safe, efficient, and minimally disruptive to the environment.

High school students interested in studying petroleum engineering may benefit from taking classes in math, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; and science, such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Problem-solving skills. Identifying problems in drilling plans is critical for petroleum engineers because these problems can be costly. Petroleum engineers must be careful not to overlook any potential issues and must quickly address those which do occur.

Eventually, petroleum engineers may advance to supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Some become engineering managers or move into other managerial positions. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers. 041b061a72


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