Career Opportunity

Senior Drilling Engineer

Openings: 1
Location Name: Corporate Office Calgary, Alberta, CA
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2021
Profession: Engineering
Experience Level(s): Not Specified
Job Type(s): Permanent
Education Level(s): Not Specified
Job ID: job-949

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a Senior Drilling Engineer to provide drilling technical support to capital activities across ARC’s asset base.  The successful candidate will have a broad drilling technical skillset and a proven track record of building relationships across multi-disciplinary asset teams.

This full-time, permanent position reports to the Manager, Drilling and is based in Calgary with the expectation of regular travel to various field locations. This position offers a great opportunity to join a world class oil and gas producer with a proven strategy, exceptional opportunities and outstanding people.


  • Performs offset analysis for upcoming wells according to latest drilling schedule
  • Estimate cost and days to drill the wells and raise AFEs
  • Design drilling programs and stick diagrams in accordance with industry recognized technical criteria and applicable drilling regulations, to achieve project objectives in a safe and cost-effective manner
  • Design safe and economic casing strings
  • Design wellbore hydraulics and BHAs to maximize bit life and drilling rate
  • Ensure procedures are technically valid and applicable to the specific well conditions, monitor and evaluate well conditions, NPT and Drilling Curves
  • Communicate with Service Contractors about technical issues and any changes in the drilling program
  • Ensure all routine drilling and cost control reports are accurate, complete and timely.
  • Communicate with Service Contractors to ordering long lead items (casing, wellhead...)
  • Prepare end of well/pad reports, analysis and recommendations
  • Assist the Drilling Superintendent/ Drilling Engineers to supervise the HSE system
  • Act as a member of the Emergency Response Group, supporting the Drilling Engineers in the event of an emergency response situation


The candidate we seek is an experienced professional engineer with 10 - 15 years of industry experience. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience supporting horizontal drilling within the Montney is an asset
  • Continuous learner who accepts feedback and is willing to ask for help
  • Innovative thinker with proactive planning and organizational skills
  • Curious and analytical problem solver  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and genuine team player
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with changing demands and multiple deadlines
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement, safety & environmental stewardship, and business ethics

Applications are being accepted until May 23, 2021.

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