Staff Drilling Engineer

Occidental Petroleum

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Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.


Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Drilling Engineer within our ORCM Delaware Basin Drilling and Completion group based in Houston, TX.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

·        This Drilling Engineer is responsible for providing engineering, operations, regulatory and supply chain management support for all appraisal and development well work.  The work is to be conducted in a safe, legal, and environmentally responsible and effective manner.

·        Responsible for drilling procedures and associated well cost estimates for assigned wells.

·        Identifies and evaluates appropriate offset wells.  Leads internal well design reviews and risk assessments for assigned wells.

·        Develops well designs and confirms pore pressure/fracture gradient predictions.

·        Documents all well design changes using MOC process.

·        Provides technical support on daily drilling operations and is the primary contact for field engineering issues.

·        Provides full time engineering support to assigned drilling rig(s). 

·        Monitors daily morning report and facilitates data error corrections and coding.  Primary responsibility for well file population and management for assigned wells.

·        Provides internal and external benchmarking and end of well reports.  Coordinates and communicates end of well reviews.  Leads the joint review with the RMT.

·        Supports senior engineering staff and provides adequate relief as required during absence.

·        Assists with timely procurement of material, equipment, and personnel.  Reviews and approves invoices for accuracy. 




·        Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.

·        Risk Management skills, including knowledge of Risk Assessment and Management of Change

·        Knowledge of HESMS and applicable governmental regulations

·        Clear understanding of Drilling Hydraulics, Torque and Drag analysis.

·        Well Control Certification.


Additional Desired Qualifications

·        Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

·        Written and verbal communication skills

·        Good presentation skills

·        Familiar with Landmark EDM Applications

·        Relocation flexibility

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





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