i.Provide specialist technical input toDrilling Operations on drilling and completion fluids through thereview and preparation of drilling and completion fluid programsand the update of the Drilling Reference Manual (DRM) to ensuresafe and efficient drilling performance and the minimum impairmentof reservoirs in an economic and environmentally acceptablemanner.
ii. Attend all pre-spud meetings for offshorewells to ensure that the drilling and completion fluid aspects arefull understood by operational staff and the on-site mudengineer.
iii. Act as the contract holder for theOffshore Mud Engineering contract to ensure that the contract isimplemented in accordance with QP standards and requirements andthat corrective action is taken by the contractor in the event ofproblems or poor performance.
iv. Evaluate and makerecommendations on the implementation of new developments(techniques, chemicals, products etc.) in drilling and completionfluids.
v. Monitor and manage data on costs andtechnical performance of drilling and completion fluids andtechniques. Report findings, lessons learnt and document successes / failures in technical report.
vi. Ensure fullcompliance with Corporate, Directorate and Departmental QHSEpolicies and procedures. Set a clear leadership example to promotea high degree of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment awareness.
Ensure that process safety and personal safety requirements arefull understood and implemented by the fluids contractor and byoperational staff.
vii. Assist in technical and HSEaudits / inspections as required by management ensure contractors / suppliers comply with QP regulations / requirements.
viii. Identify the need for contract variations for equipment,materials and services not covered under the contract. Initiatevariations and ensure variations are completed in time.
ix. Manage operational and QHSE performance of contractor bycoordinating biannual Service Quality Meetings (SQM) to review theperformance, monitor follow up of recommendations and proper closeout of findings.
x. Evaluate the corrosion ofBHA's cause by drilling fluids by monitoring corrosioncoupons and corresponding mud properties.
Make recommendations toadjust the mud properties to minimize corrosionproblems.