Drilling Fluids Specialist

Requirements & Summary

Company: WTS Energy Skills: Drilling Engineering Experience: 2 + Years Education: Masters Degree Employment Type: Full Time Contractor Salary: $0 – $40 per day Location: Midland, Texas, United States
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume
does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Drilling Fluids Specialist


Only candidates with the legal right to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered for this role.

Location: Midland, TXCompensation:$550-$650/day

Job Summary:The Drilling Fluids Supervisor is directly responsible for safely and efficiently managing well site 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. The DFS 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.



Complies with all company & regulatory Quality, HSE, and IT standards & policiesWears all PPE as required and maintains required Quality & HSE certificationsTakes proactive measures to eliminate safety hazards by performing appropriate risk analysis before each job or taskGeneral Drilling Concepts:

Knowledgeable regarding drilling rig types, rig components and functionsKnowledgeable 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 functionKnowledgeable on company product properties, applications, and limitationsKnowledgeable 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 EngineerResponsible for maintaining the drilling fluids system within specificationsAble to calculate volumes (i.e. mud pits, annular, pipe capacity & displacements) without supervisionAble to apply effective pit management principles (i.e. slugs, pills, storage, reserve, kill muds, etc.) during drilling operationsKnowledgeable 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 removalResponsible 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 operationsResponsible for making appropriate recommendations that will prevent or address lost circulation events (i.e. Mud Weight reduction in case of losses)Responsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of wellbore conditions (i.e. temperature, pressure, formation, etc.) on the drilling fluids systemResponsible for making appropriate recommendations that will minimize the impact of contaminants (i.e. H2S, CO2, water intrusion, reactive formations, cement, etc.) on the drilling fluids systemResponsible for making appropriate recommendations related to the drilling fluids system that will improve hole cleaning efficiency”VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referral of vets requested. An Equal Opportunity Employer: females, minorities, veterans, disabled and other protected groups.”

Go to vacancy page: https://www.rigzone.com/oil/jobs/postings/991538_Drilling_Fluids_Specialist?s=7&tid=1313

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