Drilling Optimization Engineer – West Texas

Precision Drilling


Drilling Optimization Engineer – West Texas

Company: Precision Drilling

Location: Midland, Texas



The Drilling Optimization Engineer will take a key role for drilling optimization in the Permian Basin. This position identifies inefficiencies in drilling performance, evaluates directional drilling trends, and provides technical advice primarily on drilling parameters and practices that will mitigate or correct any inefficiencies. This position will also collect and analyze data to prepare and present pre-well and post-well reports.



  • Interacting with the Sales Team, Operations and cliental to diagnose, qualify, recommend and deliver optimization solutions;
  • Analyzing and diagnosing drilling inefficiencies and making parameter recommendations;
  • Preparing and delivering presentations on optimization services to clients;
  • Working with the Sales Team to understand client’s needs and set operational goals;
  • Performing pre-well/post-well analysis, preparing end of well reports and summarizing Key Performance Indicators;
  • Preparing incident reports if drilling inefficiencies lead to downhole tool failure;
  • Participating in educational opportunities, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations related to drilling to stay current with technology and trends;
  • Knowledge to promote and apply the established Quality Management System within his/her scope of work; and,
  • Promote environmental awareness and conservation of natural resources, as well as oversee proper classification and disposal of solid and dangerous wastes.


Knowledge & Skills

Must be highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and able to lead by example;

Excellent teamwork and team building skills;

Proven systematic and organized approach to multi-tasking;

Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail;

Ability to adapt to and quickly learn new software;

Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines; and,

High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability


Education & Experience

Bachelors or advanced degree in Petroleum Engineering or related majors with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in drilling either as office-based drilling engineer or on-site drilling.

Demonstrated ability to run/work with drilling software such as, hydraulics, Torque and Drag and BHA design;

A strong awareness of the critical factors that affect performance such as rock mechanical properties, drill bits, drilling fluids, downhole drilling vibration and BHA /performance components



401(k) matching up to 5%

Group Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Health Savings Account (Employer Contributions)

Life Insurance, AD&D & Disability

Telemedicine Services

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Share Purchase Plan

Employee Incentive Plan

3 Weeks Annual Vacation

2 Weeks Annual PTO


To apply for this job please visit jobs.precisiondrilling.com.