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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: March 17, 2019


MPD Field Engineer, focused on applying/supervising engineering best practices on field operations related with Secure Drilling Services, this includes Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), MicrofluxTM Control System (MFC), Underbalanced Drilling (UBD), Air Drilling (AD), Rotating Control Devices (RCD) and Downhole Deployment Valve (DDV). This person is responsible for implementing the basis of design and recommendations from the planning phase created by the Project Engineers and to coach Junior/Intermediate Field Engineers.




1. Support our Health Safety and Environment policies. Safety Always - Rules to Live By.

2. Provide onsite engineering support for Secure Drilling Services to the client.

3. At the discretion of Product Line Management (such as the Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, or their designee) will be responsible for working in the shop.  This will include but not limited to green tagging, preparing, and/or assisting with shipping equipment to job site.

4. Rig up, operate, and perform troubleshooting when necessary of the Secure Drilling Services and Rotating Control Devices equipment with minimal to no supervision from the Wellsite Supervisor, ensure all paperwork and Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) requirements are met and complied with Weatherford’s Safety Manual.

5. Support engineering design with all aspects of project preparation and technical proposals, these include feasibility studies and Secure Drilling Services drilling programs.

6. Attend as engineer on Secure Drilling Services projects in the field or office.  Recommend and apply well simulations and knowledge that will comply with the objectives of the well and safety standards for Weatherford. Understand the working principles of all equipment and parts related to Secure Drilling Services equipment.

7. Responsible for connecting sensors to the main data acquisition system, collecting data, and providing data interpretation and system troubleshooting.

8. Supervise Secure Drilling Services equipment commissioning, green tag and repair/maintenance procedures, following instruction from crew leader. 

9. Familiar and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Work Instructions, Procedures and Workplace Safety guidelines/practices.

10. Manage single phase and multiphase, steady state and transient, hydraulic simulators. Support operators with well balancing, surge/swab, torque and drag, directional drilling and casing running calculations.

11. Operate the semi-auto or manual Manage Pressure Drilling systems under no supervision.  Underbalanced Drilling, choke, Downhole Deployment Valve, Land Rotating Control Devices and multiphase separator operation will have to be monitored by the engineer.

12. Interact with the rig crew and advise driller and client of events or potential problems identified during the operation

13. Responsible for the daily report, records of events, and proper database management of all well data, drilling programs, procedures, and writing end of well reports

14. Attend and support Hazard Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Drill and well on Paper and well planning meetings.

15. Complete training in order to meet the minimum HSE certification and technical requirements required perform their jobs.

16. Evaluates offset well data from client site.

17. Review and modify drilling procedures associated within Secure Drilling Services.

18. Provides client training.

19.  Authors/co-authors technical papers.

20. Train and mentor Junior Field Engineers in operational practices, transferring knowledge, and experience.

21. Complete training required to become Qualified Competency Assessor and performs competency assessments on junior personnel when required/

22. Responsible for ensuring Weatherford best practices are adhered to in all drilling proposals and programs/

23. Perform jobs audits/

24. Write, recommend, refine, or establish documented procedures required to enhance operational procedures and systems.  Update P&ID based on procedures defined.

25. Responsible for updating all the technical operational information such as the Daily Drilling Report or end of Well Report in Weatherford’s Performance Tracking System (WPTS) during and after job is conducted.

26.  Support Wellsite Supervisor or Engineer of higher level on performing rig inspection and assist in writing related report

27. Monitor, collect, plot, and analyze downhole data, focused on process optimization.

28. Supervise equipment/parts preparation for shipping from any Weatherford location/base.  Supervise that all equipment is working properly according to best practices.  Supervise that all working tests are documented, stored and available at job site.  Supervise that all shipping parts list are updated.

29. Complete the competency requirements identified by Global and Regional Management.

30. At the discretion of management (Regional and/or Global), may be required to complete training required to become Qualified Competency Assessor and perform competency assessments on SDS personnel when required.

31. Keep updated on other products from Weatherford that could help the operator to optimize their drilling/completion process.

32. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of all matters related to Secure Drilling Services and Rotating Control Devices and accessories under minimal to no supervision.

33. Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

34. Perform various other regarding Secure Drilling Services and Weatherford assigned by management or supervisors within the physical constraints of the job.






  • Good understanding of drilling procedures
  • Good understanding of downhole events
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment



  • Well Control Certification
  • Experience working with single-phase/multi-phase hydraulic simulators.
  • Proficiency using and interpreting hydraulics torque & drag analysis, casing design, drillstring/BHA design, data analysis, real-time evaluations models and systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering or other field related to the oil and gas industry
  • 3 year of Prior UBD or MPD experience
  • Knowledge of drilling and well control
  • Knowledge networking systems
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, judgment and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong learning agility, ability to learn new technologies and processes in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be willing to travel to remote land and offshore work locations and possibly to other countries.
  • Ability to travel internally in the region or globally if required attending meetings, customer office assignments or operations.
  • Exceptional computer skills; must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Flexible and able to support and interface with members of staff at all levels


  • 5 years of Prior UBD or MPD experience
  • 1 year of experience in a supervisory role