Drilling Engineer at WTS Energy

November 14, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients’ projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.


  • The Drilling Engineer will perform both well planning and drilling operations engineering roles.
  • He/she will be responsible for oversight of drilling activities for the company`s assets, preparation of drilling procedures, developing drilling programs, implementation of well plans, cost tracking, monitoring drilling activity through daily reports, and daily oversight of rig activities with the on-site drill team, well planning, AFE preparation and assisting operating management in troubleshooting drilling program. He or she will be responsible for the daily monitoring, trending and re-evaluation of drilling parameters.


  • Prepare wells data sheet and carry out wells offset reviews.
  • Carry out wells detailed design including casing design, mud engineering, hydraulics modelling.
  • Write all wells Basis of Design documents ensuring compliance to all Company policies.
  • Prepare wells detailed drilling procedures.
  • Develop wells AFEs and Support the upkeep of the wellcost estimating and tracking system.
  • Liaise with specialist contractors and suppliers, such as cement companies or suppliers of drilling fluids.
  • Prepare an End of Well report for all assigned wells.
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate offset wells.
  • Monitor well costs daily. Prepare and update depth vs days and depth vs cost curves.
  • Ensure final well costs in Company Wells Reporting database such as Open Wells.
  • Attend rig calls. Provides technical support on daily drilling operations.
  • Provide fulltime engineering support to assigned drilling rig(s). Monitor daily morning report and facilitate data error corrections and coding.
  • Know and follow the Global Drilling Community Standards and SOP’s.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant work experience in Well Engineering with an Operator.
  • Good knowledge in the use of industry recognised Well Engineering software such as Wellcalt, Stress check, Drilling Office, Well Plan, Compass.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Must be able work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Willing to travel to the rig location to observe operations on an as[1]needed basis.
  • Understanding of drilling equipment, including top drives, iron roughnecks, pipe handlers, mud pumps, degassers, choke manifolds, BOPs, BOP control units. and other equipment as preferred.
  • Organizational and time management skills.