Drilling Engineer at Cairn India
May 2013 - Apr 2015
Office based roles: ● Planned and designed wells working with cross functional teams, specialist contractors and service providers for onshore exploration, appraisal and development wells. ● Performed offset well analysis, risk assessment, prepared time and cost estimates. ● Performed kick tolerance calculations, mud program calculations, casing design and casing seat selection using Stress Check and Wellcat for exploration wells upto 3000m depth and directional development wells. ● Formulated directional plans, anti-collision analysis, BHA, hydraulics and T & D analysis using Compass and Wellplan. ● Monitored daily drilling operations, provided logistic and operational support to rig site for exploration and appraisal wells. ● Performed tender pre-qualification, prepared scope of works and performed technical evaluations of various drilling equipment and services. ● Managed inventory at warehouse and rig site. ● Prepared time-depth curves, JV drilling reports, weekly and monthly progress reports and end of well reports. ● Kept track of NPT, drilling budgets and prepared comparisons with daily drilling cost. Prepared lookahead plans of ongoing wells and monitored drilling performance. ● Monitored service companies’ performance. Held meetings with service providers for optimising drilling performance. Field based roles: ● Wellsite drilling engineer on onshore development and exploration rigs - Prepared daily drilling reports using Open Wells, rig instructions, cementing calculations, casing tallies, operational forecasts and P&A calculations. Also supervised mobilisation of equipment and personnel on site. ● Wellsite drilling engineer on Jack-up rig drilling an HPHT well. Also supervised movement of supply vessels and equipment on the deck and responsible for Rig logistics. ● Night drilling supervisor - Supervised drilling, completion, cementing, logging operations and managed inventory on Rig site. ● Ensured HSE policies and initiatives implementation on Rig site.
Petroleum Engineering at Indian School of Mines
May 2009 - May 2013