Well Placement Engineer | Schlumberger

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Well Placement Engineer

Quito - Ecuador

Job Name: Well Placement Engineer

Job Summary:

The Well Placement Engineer is responsible for assisting in delivery of safe, efficient, and reliable geosteering and reservoir mapping services while drilling to our customers in order to optimize well landing and increase reservoir exposure. The job consults with operations groups as needed to support the area of expertise and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of product and service delivery and formally communicates findings. The Well Placement Engineer actively participates in promoting new technology and services offerings and supports the Business Line in risk management and applying lessons learned to improve job design and execution as related to the area of expertise. They provide real-time support to operations as required.


  • Real-time monitoring while drilling.
  • Communication with drilling crew to provide instructions for horizontal well positioning.
  • Pre-job preparation with G&G department from our clients.
  • Post-job reports preparation and delivery.
  • Provide technical support in the area of expertise throughout the Sales and Product and Service Delivery process.
  • Assist as required with the development of technical job designs for Business Lines.
  • Assist with identifying areas where new and cost-effective techniques can be applied.
  • Explore opportunities for value-added products and services.
  • Consult with Design/Technical Engineer role as required to optimize the technical design.
  • Assist in real-time incident response, recovery, and investigation as related to the area of expertise.
  • Assist in evaluating technical viability and overall appraisal of tenders as related to the area of expertise.
  • Remain current on new technologies.
  • Maintain customer visibility through active participation in professional society activities and calls for papers.
  • Understand the competition’s technical offering.
  • Participate in external technical societies and communities.
  • Contribute, write and review technical publications.
  • Engage with local universities, Customer institutes and research organizations.

Education: Petroleum Engineering or Geologist

Languages: Fluent Spanish, intermediate to advanced English

Required Experience:

  • At least 1 year of experience as geonavidator, and 4 years of experience in the industry
  • Field Experience as LWD Engineer, Directional Driller or Mug Logger
  • Knowledge of softwares and programs: Basic PETREL software or related (not mandatory)
  • PETREL software or related
  • Position will be based in Quito, requires knowledge of the Cuenca Oriente of Ecuador

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