Well Site Engineer

Company Name: Shell

Company Site: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shell

Company Staff: 203411

Job Posted Date: 2022-09-07T16:31:33.000Z

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Industry: Oil & Energy

Experience Level:

Applicants Count: 55

Job Description: What’s the role?
The Well Site Engineer role is an on-site hands-on development role and is intended to familiarize earlier career staff with Shell’s HSE and technical standards and to maximize their exposure to drilling, work-over and intervention operations.
The Well Site Engineer is responsible for supervising, mentoring, and developing the safety culture on the rig adhering to both Shell policies as well as UK regulations. He / She must fully understand and take an active role in the rig’s safety management system, including STOP/START reporting and attendance at pre-tour and safety meetings.
This role will work with the Site Supervisor and be involved in all operational discussions and decisions, fully understanding the decision-making process and the factors that affect the decisions taken by the Site Supervisor and/or the onshore team. With the Site Supervisors support the Well Site Engineer should prepare the work instructions and attend the operational toolbox talks with the drill crew prior to commencing the work.
Additionally, the Well Site Engineer will be involved in:
Safety audits and LOD1 (line of defense) auditsIncident investigation and reportingIdentifying lessons learned and lateral learning.Onsite application of ASL (Advanced Safety Leadership) course learning and Shell Assist and Assure programmeMonitoring and reporting of chemical usage and dischargeThe Well Site Engineer will regularly check chemical inventories in conjunction with the mud-engineer, cementer and any other contractors bringing chemicals onto the installation to ensure that approved limits are not exceeded.
Planning and Organisation
Supporting the Site Supervisor / Logistics Coordinator in preparation of the daily look-ahead & time trackerCoordination of personnel and equipment with logistics coordinatorPerformance tracking and dashboardOperations
During their time on site, a Well Site Engineer should be supported by the Site Supervisor to take responsibility for the following operational tasks:
Understanding and monitoring drilling parametersBit basics and dull gradingFormation Integrity Tests / Leak-off TestsRunning casing/linersCementing operationsInflow and pressure testsModelling for torque, drag, surge and swab, etc. using Wellplan in cooperation with Shell WellVantageDirectional plan and anti-collision monitoring using CompassCement calculations and relevant data entry in reporting systemCasing, liner and completion tallies, space-outs and relevant data entry in reporting systemStuck-pipe and jarring calculations including string stretch and JarSim in cooperation with directional drilling contractor and WellVantageWell control kick-sheet preparation and data gathering in cooperation with Drilling ContractorOwnership of the Well Status Diagram (WSD) in EDM-Profile with assistance from the Site Supervisor when required
The Well Site Engineer is responsible for the daily reporting and tracking of several aspects of the operation. Daily monitoring, tracking and reporting includes:
Daily operations recording in daily operations report, with specific attention to detail for time breakdown narrative, Phase/Operation coding and NPT eventsCuttings volumesDitch magnet recovery weightWell costs and rig rateHSE statisticWeekly Management and Safety reports utilising the reporting facilities in EDM when possibleKey Challenges
The wellsite time is expected to provide the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice and judge for themselves what makes an operation and team successful, in what is a remote and technically complex activity. The exposure will support development of skills to enable the individual to into a well engineering support, design, or night site supervisor role. It is expected that the Well Site Engineer should apply good time management, with agreement from the Site Supervisor, to make themselves available for the interesting operations that occur during the night to optimize their learning portfolio.
What We Need From You
Master’s degree (min) in Engineering or Physical Science or equivalent Experience in similar role or University background/ internship with Wells interestDesire for offshore working/ leader offshoreMust have UK passport or visa which gives unlimited right to work in UK including offshore
The Well Site Engineer, in conjunction with their Senior Well Engineer and Technical Mentor should develop a minimum list of operations and tasks to which they expect to be exposed during their time as a Well Site Engineer offshore. This list should be incorporated into the Well Site Engineer’s development plan and reviewed during the course of the year to ensure the best possible development of the Well Site Engineer at this early stage of their career.
Progression through the accredited Shell Well Engineering Round 1 and Round 2 programme will be expected. The expectation is that a suitable candidate will be able to pass IWCF Level 2 exams within 6-8 months and IWCF Level 4 exams within 14-16 months in role.
Company Description
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.
An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.
Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.
An inclusive place to work
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We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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