Senior Drilling Engineer


Stavanger, Norge


21. august 2022

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Aker BP’s vision is to become the leading exploration and production company within oil and gas. We plan to achieve that by producing natural resources with low emissions and costs, while at the same time creating jobs, along with values for our owners and the broader society. Measured in production, we are one of the largest independent publicly listed oil companies in Europe. We have big plans for the future, which include further growth and a desire to improve the industry.

First or best. That is the ambition of Drilling & Wells in Aker BP.
We succeed by working side by side, as equal partners, in alliances with the best suppliers in the industry. Together we are chasing improvements to push the boundaries of what a rig and a team can deliver.

The objective of the role:
Perform drilling engineering technical work in close collaboration with subsurface, exploration, projects, Alliance partners, D&W Asset Managers and drilling superintendent.
Candidates must be comfortable to change the way we operate our projects into a more digital and LEAN direction.

The position holder supports Aker BP common strategies and will take an active role in our digitalization / improvement agenda, finding smarter and better ways of working. Aker BP provides exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidates.

Typical tasks will include:

  • Feasibility reports of drilling options (exploration, appraisal and infill wells and projects).
  • Statement of Requirements (SOR) / Concept Select report.
  • Basis of Design documents for directional drilling, casing, cementing, drilling fluids, tubing stress/tubing design etc.
  • Develop and manage Risk Register.
  • Ensure continuous improvement during planning and operations.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with the management system.
  • Drilling Programs.
  • AFE budget.
  • Draft Rig Action Plan.
  • Discuss, document, and communicate decisions, dispensations & plan changes.
  • Support ongoing operations, onshore and offshore.
  • Participate in relevant morning calls and RAP meetings.
  • Participate in drilling engineering duty work, onshore and offshore, if/when applicable
  • Prepare well handover documentation.
  • Final well report.


  • Minimum engineering degree or similar in scientific subjects.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in drilling and wells operations.
  • Sound technical understanding of development and exploration drilling.
  • Good Understanding of LEAN philosophy.
  • Good understanding on how digitalization will affect how we work.

We think you will thrive in Aker BP if this resonates with you:

  • The SAFER values are the foundation for everything we do. If you want to work with us, you must identify with the values of being enquiring, responsible, predictable, committed and respectful. (mandatory)
  • Cooperation is the very core of Aker BP, and we are looking for people who want to be part of our ONETEAM-culture. (mandatory)
  • We are a technology company that produces oil, which is why it is an advantage if you are interested in digitalisation and new technology.
  • We make our decisions based on data, which is why you must be analytical and see the bigger picture.
  • We constantly strive to help each other improve. If you are a good communicator, we will work well together.

What we can offer you:

  • We want you to develop. That’s why we are committed to providing you with varied experience and enhancing your expertise so you can build a CV for the future!
  • We want the brightest minds, and the ones that believe in the objectives we are working towards. If you are one of them, we will offer you a competitive salary, an opportunity to earn bonuses, a share savings programme and a good pension scheme.
  • We know that good health and a good work-life balance are key factors for job satisfaction. That’s why we have good cafeterias, work-out facilities and flexibility – in both working hours and work location.
  • We look after each other here. If something should happen to you, we will make sure you get help from the company health service and our insurance programmes.

At Aker BP, we are convinced that diversity is an important element for success, and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Locations: Stavanger,Trondheim or Oslo. Please specify your preferred location in your application.

Some traveling must be expected.

Application deadline: 21.08.2022.

Background checks will be performed, following consent from relevant candidates. We ask that you enclose your diploma/grade transcript with your application.

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We work every day at Aker BP to achieve safe, reliable and cost-efficient production of oil and gas, which is used for energy and the products we need.

We are willing to change, and we want to become leaders in performing even better tomorrow than we did today. While we continue to grow, we must produce with the least possible emissions and the lowest possible costs.

Cooperation between suppliers, alliances, onshore and offshore are the very heart of Aker BP. Together with the Aker companies and our partners, we solve broader challenges by combining the willingness to invest, digitalisation and new technology with the expertise of creative problem-solvers.

We achieve good results by utilising our strong sides, while at the same time taking care of each other in a safe, secure and inclusive working environment.

We call it ONETEAM – it’s not them or us – it’s we.

Om Aker BP

Aker BP is an exploration and production company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We are one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe, and we have significant ambitions. The company targets further opportunities for growth and value creation through both exploration and merger and acquisition activities.