First listed on: 26 May 2019


   Well Engineer

Arrow Energy is an integrated coal seam gas (CSG) company that explores and develops gas fields, produces and sells CSG and generates electricity. 

Arrow produces CSG from fields in the Surat Basin in southern Queensland and the Bowen Basin in central Queensland. We have been safely and sustainably developing CSG since 2000 and supplying it commercially since 2004. 

We own one of Queensland's largest power stations, Braemar 2 near Dalby, and we have interests in two others, giving us enough generation capacity to power around 800,000 homes. On 1 December 2017, Arrow agreed one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast, to bring to market our significant gas reserves in the Surat Basin. Planning is under way for a major project expected to commence construction in 2019.

Arrow is owned by a joint venture company between Shell and PetroChina. At Arrow, safety is our highest priority, and our values – lead, own, solve, integrate and respect – underpin everything we do. To meet our growing demands, we are looking for an experienced Well Engineer to join our team.

Reporting to the Well Engineering Team Lead, you will work closely by assisting with the planning and execution the Drilling & CWI operations, ensuring regulatory compliance and safe delivery of well operations. Furthermore you will meet customer requirements against the Work, Plan & Budget and be responsible for writing Well programmes in line with Arrow standards. 

In addition you will:
  • Adopt standard safe work practices and procedures in accordance with Arrow’s safety policies;
  • Standardise the drilling and CWI programmes, optimise the well maturation process from well proposal to execution;
  • Standardise, share and learn the best practices across the basins and from local CSG companies;
  • Plan and implement new drilling/CWI technology to complement Arrow’s strategic direction;
  • Provide technical and supervisory guidance for well planning (drilling/CWI technology, fluids/mud programme, casing, cementing and completion practices) to provide Arrow with the following benefits:
    • (a) KPIs are delivered: percentage in target seams, interburden isolation, spud to hook up targets, wells clean out targets
    • (b) Optimised drilling/CWI in the shortest possible time with the most appropriate technology
    • (c) Minimal maintenance of the completed well
    • (d) Lower total operating costs
  • Maximise drilling/CWI efficiency, productivity, and completions longevity.
  • Introduce and update drilling/CWI optimisation technology where appropriate.
  • Ensure efficient key relationships with key stakeholders and in Well Delivery organisation are established
  • Review of drilling/CWI performance to identify the effectiveness of well designs and execution steps
  • Provide technical support to contractors with the focus of lowering company costs.
  • Assist in developing more detailed contracts that prescribe what is expected and what is required to be provided by the contractor.
  • Assist with IAP delivery  
To be successful in the role, you will have: 
  • Knowledge of OH&S responsibilities, commitment to attend relevant OH&S training and the ability to implement OH&S policies and programmes.
  • An Engineering degree in drilling, petroleum, or mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • IWCF certificate (Supervisor/Level 4)
  • Proven experience and familiar with an integrated Well Delivery Process who has experience both with drilling (vertical/lateral/MDP) wells and CWI operations.
  • Preferred exposure and experience with Coal Bed Methane/Coal Seam Gas activities.
  • Experience in developing contracting and procurement strategies.
  • Proven record in well engineering (drilling/completions/well interventions)
  • Experience in casing & tubing design, cement design, fluids/mud programme as well as BHA and hydraulics optimisation to suit Well Construction & CWI programs.
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and organising projects and operations.
In return for your efforts, Arrow Energy is offering an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience in addition to employee benefits such as the opportunity to purchase an additional two weeks leave, paid parental leave scheme and access to an employee benefits program which includes insurance, medical and lifestyle subsidies. All applications will be considered with utmost confidentiality.

One Arrow, One Team. 

We embrace diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

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