Drilling Engineer Job at Hess Corporation in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


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.


This is a staff position, based in Houston with the Bakken Asset. The primary responsibility will be to provide well planning, design and engineering support, and daily drilling operational oversight for this unconventional asset. Although office-based, there may be a requirement for periodic travel to the well site in support of ongoing operations. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, with a clear focus on the value that effective planning and engineering can bring to the company. Candidates willing to work on acontract or contract-to-hire basis will also be considered.


  • Direct over-sight for trouble free rig operations and responsibility for coordinating recovery plans during NPT events

  • Drilling engineering support within a cross-functional asset team with functional interface into the Drilling and Completions Central asset organization

  • Detailed well planning including design, engineering and drilling procedure generation

  • Detailed time and cost estimate generation and tracking of estimate vs. actual

  • Thorough identification of risks and mitigating controls for all recommended procedure - includes risk assessments, MOCs, and ensuring alignment with corporate, regulatory, and asset standards

  • On-going support of contracted services including NPT resolution and technical review

  • Performance tracking (actual vs. planned) and driving continuous improvement in well cycle time and cost

  • Post well close out and reporting including capture of lessons learned and best practices

  • Coaching engineers in wellsite supervisor roles as appropriate


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (preferably in mechanical or petroleum engineering).

  • Minimum5 years US Onshore well engineering experience with an operator of which 3 will have been directly related to drilling engineering/well design.

  • Unconventional drilling experience and/or extended reach lateral drilling experience

  • Engineering and operational experience with regards to drilling operations including casing design, directional drilling, drill string/BHA design, drilling fluids, cementing and contingency planning.

  • High degree of computer literacy in the Microsoft Suite and drilling engineering software (Landmark Suite)

  • Experience in risk assessment and well time/cost estimation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (a team player)

  • Ability to develop ideas and work with minimal supervision.

  • Well site operations experience.

  • Commitment to Environment, Health, Safety & Social Responsibility principles.


  • Appraisal and Development Drilling experience

  • Offshore drilling exposure

  • Prior experience working in the Bakken

  • Mobile, willing to relocate and work in other places in the US and globally

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: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Drilling and Completions | United States| Texas | Houston | | | | | No | 25654