Completion Engineering Manager

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North America


Mexico City

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

01 July 2019

Date closing

22 July 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

In December 2016 BHP submitted the winning bid to acquire a 60 percent operating interest in the Trion field located in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico with Pemex retaining the remaining 40 percent.  Pemex had drilled 2 wells at the time of the bid.  In January 2019 BHP successfully drilled the Trion 2DEL appraisal and will drill an additional appraisal well in 3Q 2019. Due to the successful appraisal activity the project will be moving into the ID phase and will transition out of Exploration and into Projects with field development planning commencing for an anticipated 24 well project.

This position will be responsible for the team of completion and subsea engineers assigned to the Trion project and will supervises the design and planning of well completions and preparation of cost estimates and completion programs for the development. The Completion Engineering Manager is accountable for delivery of engineering work, completion designs, and well integrity from the team. This position also manages the interface of the completion engineering team with the drilling team, WPT and functions.  The position will be based in Mexico City and will be a grade 13 role.

In this role you will:

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and vision.
  • Demonstrates developing management skills.
  • Strong collaboration within and outside the team.
  • Develops people through direct supervision and coaching.
  • Responsible for supervising team in:
    • Completion Design
    • Engineering problem solving
    • Cost reduction efforts
    • Maximizing efficiency of operations
    • Ensuring and verifying well integrity
    • Recognition and implementation of industry best practice
    • Compliance with BHP WSD Standards
    • Process and technical improvements
  • Solid understanding of WSD risks and implementation of the Risk Management process.
  • Strong knowledge of industry best practices and involvement in industry standards and organizations.
  • Responsible for team contribution in well containment source control.
  • Supervises team in preparation of:
    • Completion designs which conform to BOCD or BOWI.
    • Post-well reviews
    • Tubular stress analysis and design, completion architecture and stimulation design.
    • Time and cost estimates for input into the AFE
    • New completion tool technology evaluations and recommendations
  • Ensures that completion designs and programs are peer reviewed in accordance with BHP WSD Standards.
  • Reviews and approves completion design and programs.
  • Primary point of contact with Supply to work with other CEMs to ensure that inventory is managed to ensure sufficient equipment availability while minimizing excess.
  • Works with service companies to ensure compliance with contracts
  • Ensure that service company Performance Reviews are conducted per schedule.
  • Ensure that AARs and Lessons Learned are captured and implemented in future completion programs.
  • Encourage personnel and contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices
  • Ensures retention of critical well records (CEL, tallies, trip sheets, etc.)
  • Responsible for team:
    • Supporting operations on a daily basis, ensuring program is followed, and anticipating potential problems
    • Evaluating requirements for program changes and raising MOCs as required
    • Identifying potential problems and preparing contingency programs as required
    • Making recommendations on improvement opportunities
    • Well handover process.
  • Supervises team in:
    • Preparation of accurate well time and cost estimates for well and long lead AFE generation
    • Preparing completion cost estimates for 5 year plan and 2 year budget
    • Tracking costs during operations
    • Proposing cost reduction initiatives and drives savings
    • Reconciling AFE vs final tracked costs, investigating variances, and updating cost model as required
    • Raising requisitions and approving invoices in a timely manner.
  • Work with Head of Completions Engineering, Supply and other Completion Engineering Managers to ensure sufficient equipment inventory for area of responsibility while minimizing excess.
  • Serve as contract owner as assigned.
  • Supervise engineers in contract ownership as assigned.
  • Supervise Engineers in preparation of scope of work for tender documents and subsequent evaluation.
Quality Assurance:
  • Reviews quality plans for completion materials and services prior to management signoff.
  • Supervises team in managing and closing out FIRs for area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that Well Risk assessments for completions are carried out for wells in area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that all MOCs for area of responsibility have the appropriate risk assessment (including barrier assessments if applicable) and are input into the eQIP tool for approval and distribution.
  • Serves as a Material Risk Owner and ensure adequate control for assigned Material Risks.
Health, Safety, and Environmental:
  • Familiar with BHP HSE standards.
  • Participate in ICAM and other incident investigations as assigned.
  • Participate in Field Safety Leadership program.
Regulatory and Joint Venture:
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements for area of responsibility and ensures compliance.
  • Reviews permit applications for accuracy prior to being submitted. 
  • Liaises with JVP's on planning and operations.
  • Mentors office based Principal Engineers and guides them in technical and professional development
  • Oversees workscope and work of summer interns assigned.

About You

Engineering degree (Petroleum or Mechanical preferred); advanced drilling, completion, and intervention technical courses; demonstration of leadership skills.
  • 10+ years in completion engineering
  • Experience in several offshore campaigns, preferably in deepwater, multiple basins and development planning and execution
  • 2+ years of wellsite experience preferred
  • 4+ years in Senior Completion Engineer role

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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