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Drilling Advisor / Senior Well Engineer

  • Den Haag
  • Contracting

For one of our clients in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry we are looking for a Drilling Advisor / Senior Well Engineer.

In general:

  • Update and further develop the Well Engineering Management System (WEMS).
  • Develop well engineering and process flow charts in Well Atlas (or similar software).
  • Develop well engineering policies, standards, procedure and guidelines in accordance with current industry practices and NL and UK regulations.
  • Liaise and collaborate in an interdisciplinary team to further develop the Business Management System.
  • Transfer knowledge of industry standards to other well engineers within the Drilling and Well Services Department.
  • Support the Well Engineering Team Lead with preparation of statutory submissions to regulatory authorities in UK and NL.
  • Support the Well Engineering Team Lead with reviews of drilling, P&A and well intervention programs.
  • Advise the D&WS team on latest accepted engineering practices and design codes, (e.g. API, AADE, IADC, NORSOK, ISO, NOGEPA, OGA UK, Element-NL, DNV) to ensure well integrity and safe completion practices.

Generic HSE responsibilities:

  • Compliance to WINZ’s HSE policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported timely to relevant staff.
  • Proactive involvement in the development of risk assessments and risk control measures concerning workplace and environmental issues.
  • Engage all relevant departments in development of work plans and consider alternative solutions with less impact on HSE and/or lower risk in your field of expertise.


Educational level:

  • Master of Science in Petroleum / Mechanical Engineering or other relevant education.

Years of experience:

  • Minimum 15 years well engineering and operations experience of which minimum 2 years well site operations in UK/NL, preferably with oil and gas operators.


  • Thorough knowledge and excellent understanding of applicable government rules and regulations specifically from NL and UK.
  • Knowledge and experience with development of a WEMS.
  • Knowledge of the most common industry practices.
  • Knowledge of NL and UK regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience from well engineering processes, procedures and guidelines from reputable oil and gas operators.


  • Profound writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent in English oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and within a (multidisciplinary) team

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