Drilling Engineer Jobs


DTC frequently has drilling engineer jobs available in basins throughout the U.S. We are looking for engineers with extensive drilling experience and strong leadership skills.


Position Summary:

The Drilling Engineer is in charge of the development, planning, cost management and operations of drilling oil and gas wells. This position is involved from initial well design to testing, completion and abandonment.

Drilling rig schematic represents drilling engineer jobs at DTC Energy Group.

Drilling Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing drilling programs in accordance with industry-recognized technical criteria and applicable drilling regulations to achieve exploration objectives in a safe and cost effective manner:
    • Designing well programs (e.g., casing sizes and setting depths) to prevent blowouts, while allowing adequate formation evaluation.
    • Designing or contributing to the design of casing strings and cementing plans, directional drilling plans, drilling fluids programs, and drill string and drill bit programs.
  • Specifying equipment, material, ratings and grades to be used in the drilling process.
  • Providing technical and audit support during the drilling process.
  • Performing cost estimates and analysis.
  • Designing wellbore hydraulics and BHAs to maximize bit life and drilling rate.
  • Ensuring procedures are technically valid and applicable to the specific well conditions.
  • Monitoring and evaluating well conditions.
  • Communicating with Service Contractors about technical issues and any changes in the drilling program.
  • Developing contracts with vendors.
  • Ensuring all routine drilling and cost control reports are accurate, complete and timely.
  • Observing all company health, safety and environmental instructions as well as acting in a safe manner and avoiding unnecessary risks to themselves and others.
  • Immediately reporting any unsafe conditions or activities, dangerous occurrences or injuries in the workplace.

Drilling Engineer Job Requirements:

  • B.S. Engineering (petroleum preferred)
  • 5 years minimum (8-10 years preferred) oil and gas drilling and workover engineering experience in oil and gas exploration and development operations, including:
    • drilling or completions
    • bit, reamer, and bottom hole assembly selection
    • drill string design, including consideration for slip crushing
    • torque and drag, hydraulics, drilling fluids
    • directional well planning
    • performance of full probabilistic cost estimates
    • casing design
    • preparation of APDs and drilling programs
  • Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for questions, emergencies, etc.).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.
  • Self-starter with proven leadership skills, team player, and comfortable working under pressure.
  • Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities.

To Apply for Drilling Engineer Jobs:

Please email your resume to [email protected] with “Drilling Engineer” in the subject line, or follow the link below to our online submission form.


DTC Energy Group Team Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Fast & reliable pay
  • Group health insurance (including independent contractors)
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Safety training courses
  • Direct deposit
  • Stable work environment
  • Career advancement
  • 401(k) plan (employees only)

What our consultants have to say about working for DTC

“I am very proud to be able to work for DTC Energy Group. The company is made up of real oilfield hands, and I feel confident knowing I’m backed by owners and officers who have the necessary experience, knowledge and wisdom.  I don’t know of any consulting companies that provide the benefits that DTC does – health insurance, retirement planning, direct deposit, safety training and sharing in the cost of Well Control School.  I appreciate all that DTC does to provide for my family and myself.”
J. BentleyDTC Energy Group Consultant

DTC Energy Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.