Scientific Drilling Inc.
  • 22-Jun-2017 to 21-Sep-2017 (CST)
  • HTC: Product Line Management
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) is an independent service provider offering a complete high accuracy wellbore placement and drilling solution.  Our vision is to become the ULTIMATE PARTNER in wellbore placement and productivity around the world.  We are globally positioned to support a wide range of markets including Oil & Gas, CBM/CSG, Geothermal, and Mining Industries.  For more than 40 years, we have been dedicated to delivering a customer experience that makes it easy to do business.

Scientific Drilling is accepting online applications for the position of Senior Well Planner located in Houston, Texas.  Relocation may not be considered for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under direct supervision of a more senior well planner or well planning engineer.
  • Work with engineers and customers to gather preliminary data and design well plans in customary formats.
  • Work with property lines to ensure that the well stays within leased property.
  • Calculate well paths using information provided by client's engineers and geologists.
  • Prepare planning reports, anti-collision reports, preliminary plots, wall plots and anticollision spider plots for clients, SDI office, and field use.
  • Update appropriate databases with daily surveys provided by SDI field personnel.
  • Assist field personnel in monitoring PVA (plan vs. actual). • Provide PVA plots and reports to clients at desired intervals.
  • Prepare reports for railroad commission, MMS, other like-kind governmental bodies, when applicable.
  • Prepare EOW (End of Well) reports and plots for clients and SDI office at the end of each job.
  • From time to time, may go on-site or to client site to consult with drilling personnel regarding wellbore position and other issues related to well planning, e.g. to develop alternative well plans.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.
  • Mentor less experienced well planners to proliferate lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support district well planners and engineers to cover peak loads, provide computer support, solve problems.
  • Provide well planning and engineering support for tenders, initial support when launching new districts in particular internationally.
  • In-House well planning/engineering if applicable.
  • May participate in industry specific best practices groups such as SPE, SPWLA, AADE, IADD, etc.
  • Actively collaborates with Scientific Drilling personnel and client experts writing industry papers that propel recognition of Scientific Drilling as an industry leader.
  • Competent to work in-house without supervision conducting well planning but not engineering.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Verifiable knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of well planning, quality control and data archiving.
  • Learns quickly and adapts to new problem and situations.
  • Pursues every job with drive and determination.
  • Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions.
  • Is personally committed to continual improvement and client satisfaction. 
  • Listens and proficient in oral and written communication with managers, peers, and clients.
  • Presents self with professional appearance and behavior.
  • Ability to multi-task.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Petroleum, Civil, Industrial, Aerospace, Math, Physics) or equivalent. Appropriate substitute of both employer coursework and industry experience may be considered.
  • 4-6 years in upstream oil and gas field experience in drilling, surveying or measurement while drilling beneficial.
  • Computer software skills in MS Office required. Landmark Graphics Engineering software, or equivalent, is a plus.
  • Proven track record of soft skills in communication, team building, mentoring is desirable.
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