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Field Drilling Engineer Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Drilling and Completions
Date:  May 4, 2021


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com. 

The Field Drilling Engineer reports to the Drilling Engineering Manager and works as directed by the onsite Drilling Supervisor. The primary responsibility is to provide rig site planning and technical support. The position supports drilling, completions, and workover operations. This is an offshore 14/14 rotational position.



  • Ensure the well program is executed within the Hess Standards, EHS Management System, and the governing regulatory and permit requirements.
  • Utilize the well program and onsite resources to write Plans of Action and create tallies for operational activities. Review with both office and well-site personnel to optimize operational performance.
  • Identify risks and ensure that adequate contingency plans, procedures, and equipment are in place.  
  • Document best practices and lessons learned.  Recommend and institute process improvements. Conduct, track and close out section, job or interval After Action Reviews (AARs).
  • Take a primary role in forecast operations and optimize the dual activity and offline operations
  • Take a primary role in execution efficiency. This will involve work flow mapping on the rig. It will include deck maps, moonpool management, derrick mapping, drill pipe traceability and service tracking, pre-interval execution planning meetings and critical activity planning meetings. 
  • Perform and review standard rig site drilling engineering calculations.  Assist in the Management of Change process to ensure changes do not compromise well integrity.
  • Manage rig site information which includes equipment ratings, drawings, specifications, and inspections.  Work with service personnel and drilling foreman to ensure operations are conducted within design limitations.  Assist with troubleshooting problems.




  • Minimum of 3 years of drilling or completions experience 
  • Prior wellsite operations/supervision experience
  • Demonstrated competency in well construction – drilling and/or completions
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as a part of a diverse operational team
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Commitment to EHS principles



  • Prior experience with dynamic positioning, dual activity, deepwater, and/or international remote operations
  • Subsea experience
  • Workover experience



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.


  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Chris Dobo | Employee | Drilling and Completions | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25632