Drilling Fluids Specialist

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  • Regions North America
  • Country United States
  • City Midland
  • Type of Employment Contract
  • Job number WTSmcott23446

About the job

Note: Only candidates with the legal right to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered for this role.
 
Hours/Rotation: 2 weeks On / 1 week Off
 
Work hours vary based upon job. Candidate must be flexible to work long hours and on weekends, nights, holidays.

The Drilling Fluids Supervisor must achieve an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge, and is directly responsible for safely and
efficiently managing wellsite operations relevant to the drilling fluids system. At this level the employee has an in-depth understanding of
the drilling fluids system chemistry, and is capable of properly testing and maintaining the properties of the drilling fluids system without
supervision, and as per the customer’s requirements. At this level the employee is also capable of making recommendations to address
hole cleaning issues or lost circulation events, and is capable of managing the drilling fluids system during well control conditions.


Reports to the Location or Field Service Manager and is directly responsible for managing all operations and less experienced (Drilling
Fluids Specialist 3 and below) personnel on-the-job.

Quality & HSE
- Complies with all company and regulatory Quality, HSE and IT standards and policies
- Wears all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required and maintains required Quality & HSE certifications up-to-date
- Takes proactive measures to eliminate safety hazards by performing an appropriate Risk Analysis (i.e. HARC, JSA) before each job or
task
General Drilling Concepts
- Knowledgeable regarding drilling rig types, rig components and rig component functions
- Knowledgeable on drilling operations (i.e. drilling, tripping pipe, running casing, cementing, completions, etc.)
- Knowledgeable on the drilling fluids circulation system, it's components, and each component's function
Drilling Fluids Systems
- Knowledgeable on key product properties, applications, and limitations
- Knowledgeable on the properties of the mud (i.e. solids calculations, fluid chemistry, etc.)
- Knowledgeable on the effects of the products/systems on the mud chemistry (i.e. impact on pH, calcium, alkalinity, etc.)
- Able to generate and implement the drilling fluids program through close collaboration with the Project Engineer
- Responsible for maintaining the drilling fluids system within specifications
- Able to calculate volumes (i.e. mud pits, annular, pipe capacity & displacements) without supervision
- Able to apply effective pit management principles (i.e. slugs, pills, storage, reserve, kill muds, etc.) during drilling operations
- Knowledgeable on the solids control process and equipment and able to explain how various recommendations (i.e. screen size
selection, shale shaker settings, etc.) will impact the drilling fluid properties and/or efficiency of solids removal
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will prevent or address different hole problems (i.e. sloughing shales,
gumbo shales, abnormal pressures, faults, etc.) encountered during drilling operations
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will prevent or address lost circulation events (i.e. Mud Weight reduction in
case of loses)
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of wellbore conditions (i.e. temperature, pressure,
formation, etc.) on the drilling fluids system
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of contaminants (i.e. H2S, C02, Water intrusion,
reactive formations, cement, etc.) on the drilling fluids system
- Responsible for making appropriate recommendations related to the drilling fluids system that will improve hole cleaning efficiency

Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Petroleum Engineering (or equivalent) preferred or minimum Experience: 2 year Associates or Technical Degree
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