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Drilling Engineer Job

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Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77024

Company: Marathon Oil




Marathon is currently seeking an experienced Drilling Engineer.  The successful candidate will design, plan and collaborate with field personnel to execute safe, efficient and cost effective drilling operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to arrive at the most feasible and cost effective well designs.



  • Conduct operations in accordance with company policy, operating agreements, and all applicable governmental regulations.
  • Promote safety and environmental expectations with employees and contractors
  • Provide fit for purpose well design (casing, directional, cement, and mud programs) and drive continuous improvement through innovation to deliver results that align with business unit goals
  • Take a “One Team” approach and collaborate with other disciplines within the Asset Team to develop well plans that ensure drilling activities support broader team goals
  • Maintain detailed drilling procedures in conjunction with field personnel to enhance performance; lead spud meetings with onsite supervisors and contractors to create a common view of success
  • Daily engineering support of ongoing operations through communication with onsite supervisor and superintendent
  • Identify positive and negative variances to the drilling plan and engage internal and external technical support to resolve operational challenges, document best practices and implement across the rig fleet
  • Generate cost estimates and track variances for assigned operations
  • Monitor KPIs and provide meaningful input in quarterly, contractor business reviews
  • Establish and ensure meaningful working relationships with contractors and regulatory personnel
  • Assist in regulatory permitting process
  • Maintain and drive business ethics across the organization
  • Communicate technical issues and can act as a company representative at industry technical forums and in dealings with business partners
  • Challenge the status quo and embrace a dynamic team environment; be adaptable to change


 This position requires up to 25% travel.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any US employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of drilling engineering experience in various environments.
  • Experience in US Land Resource Plays.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of Drilling experience in multiple basins
  • 1+ years of field based drilling experience.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable software is preferred (e.g. Wellview; Compass; StressCheck; MS Office Suite; Spotfire; etc.).


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: ||  Houston  ||  TX   ||  United States (US)  ||  SF:LI; Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:MN; SF:RZ ||  Engineering  || Not Applicable  || || 31068  ||





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