Job Specification:

BASIC FUNCTION:             

Engineering, planning, daily support, close out reporting and time and cost estimating and analysis for drilling, completions, subsea and well test operations.


  • Design a well, or working from designs provided by a Senior Drilling Engineer, create a well programme in compliance with the EXCEED Management System by analysing offset data, generating and evaluation design options, assessing risk, preparing detailed design and programme documents, preparing Examination and Notification/Consent applications, preparing time and cost estimates, procuring services, equipment and materials and co-ordinating suppliers and service providers to meet the client objectives for drilling, completing or working over the well.
  • Assist in the preparation of commercial proposals. Provide technical support for the pre-contract invitation to tender and tender evaluation processes, with subsequent technical support for the commercial contract drafting. During the project operations, pro-actively manage the contract in conjunction with the Senior Drilling Engineer and/or Wells Project Manager ensuring technical and commercial compliance.
  • Prepare procurement documentation for the recommendation of specific services, equipment and personnel.
  • Preparation of logistics and accounts documentation as per EXCEED management system.
  • Issue programme amendments as required, ensuring adequate peer review, risk assessments and approval authority.
  • Compile weekly summary of well operations for the UK HSE.
  • Participate in the daily calls to the rig and assist the project team in organising support activities.
  • Compile a comprehensive End-Of-Well Report with operational learnings captured and implemented.
  • Compile a well file (hard copy and electronic) with data accumulated during the well construction phase.
  • Act as onshore focal point for Performance Engineering monitoring and improvement activities.
  • Ensure any instances of non-productive time are fully investigated and closed out (determine root cause, define actions to prevent recurrence.)
  • Participate in weekend duty and emergency response rotas as required.



  • University degree



  • Drilling Engineering: 2 years
  • Offshore Wellsite Engineering: 1 year
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EXCEED has an opportunity for a Drilling Engineer to support North Sea projects. Candidates must have planning experience, ideally working in a similar role supporting North Sea operations.

If you have the experience and passion to become an integral part of our continuing success, please send your CV and advise details of your availability to

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