BHP Billiton Completion Engineering Advisor in Houston, Texas

Completion Engineering Advisor

Job No.792797

Work TypeFull Time - Permanent

LocationUS - Texas - Houston


Published19 Jun 2017| Central Daylight Time

Applications close26 Jun 2017| Central Daylight Time

At BHP Billiton we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role:

The primary role of the Completions Engineering Advisor is to provide expert-level technical support to BHP’s Completion Engineers. Other responsibilities include: assuring evaluation and implementation of the latest technology in completions operations; troubleshoot operational or technical problems associated with completion operations; ensuring adherence to regulatory and corporate standards and practices.

This is a grade 12 role.

In this role you will:

  • Understanding of fracture design evaluation and optimization as it applies to unconventional onshore reservoirs.

  • Knowledge of frac model inputs and model verification processes; reservoir properties, geo-mechanical properties and diagnostic methods

  • Provide inputs into Basis of Well Design & Basis of Completion Design processes for shale plays

  • Ensure fracture optimization considerations are included in well pad and well density designs

  • Evaluate leading edge and developing technologies with industry service suppliers and industry experts

  • Actively work with a multi-discipline team of drilling engineering, production engineering, reservoir engineering, geo-mechanical engineering, and geologists

  • Participate in field diagnostic reviews that will verify completion and well design functionality as well as aiding in optimization of fracture design; this includes staying abreast of field completion results

  • Evaluate well design techniques and shale performance trends. Work with completion engineers to ensure requirements contained in the Basis of Completion Design are implemented.

  • Provide operational support and mentoring to Completion and Operations Engineers to evaluate and optimise completions.

About you:

  • BS Degree in Engineering

  • +25 years relevant engineering experience

  • Extensive experience in well stimulation practices in unconventional shale basins(e.g., hydraulic fracturing design, DFIT execution & evaluation, history & pressure matching)

  • Knowledge of onshore shale well stimulation across multiple basins

  • Understanding of frac and geo-mechanical models (e.g. StimPlan and Petrel)

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options; a generous paid parental leave policy; other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

We support flexible work at BHP Billiton. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team