Senior Completion Engineer

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North America


US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

11 April 2019

Date closing

25 June 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

To provide senior completion engineering support to the GOM completion teams by planning and executing completion operations in support of new developments and infill wells.

This position is a grade 12 role.

In this role you will:
  • Prepare conceptual completion designs and cost estimates for development prospects.
  • Lead detailed completion design and planning for GOM deep-water projects.
  • Lead design and planning of work-overs and well interventions.
  • Prepare comprehensive completion, work-over and intervention programs, that will deliver safe and efficient operations.
  • Design and supervise implementation of frac-pack operations.
  • Tender and select completion materials and services to meet BHP Standards.
  • Provide technical engineering support to operations.
  • Identify and implement performance improvement initiatives and monitor effectiveness.
  • Monitor and measure completion operational performance.
  • Liaise with subcontractors, regulatory authorities and partners.
  • Assume responsibility for all well documentation.

HSE Responsibilities:
  • Lead well design risk assessments and contribute to operations risk assessments and HAZOPS.
  • Be familiar with BHP HSE Management System and ensure completion plans and operations are compliant.
  • Build HSE into the completion programs.

Contractor Management Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the direct contract management of all assigned Engineering and Completion Contractors.
  • Assist with the planning, implementation and close-out of HSE audits of contractors and their equipment.

About You

15 plus years completions experience covering several different well types, rig types and regions, including a minimum of 10 years deep-water subsea completions. 
  • Advanced drilling industry technical courses.
  • Engineering Degree, Petroleum or Mechanical preferred.
  • Expertise in the design of deep-water completion architecture, including smart wells and sand control options.
  • Good technical knowledge of downhole completion equipment design and operation.
  • Sound understanding of well integrity.
  • Experience in Frac-Pack design and operations
  • Sound knowledge of Production Engineering Principals and Practices.
  • Able to lead a team of engineers to produce high quality work and provide mentoring to younger team members.

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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