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Drilling Fluids Specialist

Perth - Australia

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Role: Drilling and Completions (D&C) Fluids Specialist


Location: Brisbane (QLD), Adelaide (SA) & Perth (WA)


Type of contract: Contractor


Roster: 4:4 Equal Time


Job Description:

The Drilling Fluids Specialist is responsible for maintaining safe, efficient, and reliable PSD to

Customers. The Drilling Fluids Specialist identifies opportunities to improve service delivery,

implements standard work, and manage, risk during service delivery.  The Drilling Fluids Specialist will be responsible for the implementation of drilling fluid programs for a variety of drilling projects and/or workover and abandonment projects. The position will work closely with the drilling team at the wellsite to ensure that the drilling fluid program meets the objectives of the project.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement drilling fluid programs for new wells, workovers, and abandonments in accordance with company standards.
  • Monitor and optimize drilling fluid properties and performance in order to achieve desired wellbore conditions while minimizing costs.
  • Monitor and optimize solids control equipment performance and efficiency in relation to the drilling fluids properties.
  • Ensure quality control and compliance with HSE regulations.
  • Prepare daily drilling fluid reports and maintain accurate records of fluid volumes, product inventory, usage, and costs.
  • Evaluate and select drilling fluid additives based on their compatibility with formation fluids, anticipated downhole conditions, and desired fluid properties.
  • Design and conduct laboratory tests to evaluate drilling fluid behaviour under various simulated downhole conditions.
  • Interpret test results to determine appropriate fluid treatments.
  • Ongoing training and development of personal competency profile (PCP) for job role.
  • Ensure job deliverables are accurate and delivered on time.
  • Responsible for service delivery execution.
  • Participate in job risk analysis and continual improvement programs.
  • Develop customer contacts to promote company products and services.
  • Ensure company and regulatory standard compliance by implementing the CAT, self-assessments, and wellsite inspections.
  • Participate in Service Quality Meetings with customers and improve performance using action plans.
  • Participate in HSE and Quality initiatives.
  • Wear PPE and observe HSE policies.
  • Maintain the required safety training.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Petroleum Engineering (or equivalent) preferred
  • Preferably an Engineering or Science HND qualification as a minimum (Candidates with industry experience will be considered)
  • Experience of working in the industry.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating drilling fluid properties and performance.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Please apply via this advertisement and upload a detailed resume outlining your qualifications and work experience.


Please note that recruiting for this role will be done via Manpower Group which is an SLB-approved third-party Recruitment Process Outsourcing company.


Successful applicants will be employed through an SLB-approved third-party contracting company and assigned to SLB projects.


In certain circumstances, contractors may be considered for direct employment by SLB as vacancies arise, and according to performance.


Only successful applicants that meet the above criteria will be contacted.


SLB is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


We are committed to providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.