This is also known as an MPD engineer. A managed pressure drilling engineer ensures and improves safety and efficiency in drilling operations. In managed pressure drilling, specialized equipment is used to control the pressure in the well being drilled. While working as an MPD engineer, you are expected to closely monitor the well, largely relying on the use of RCD, Rotating Control Device.
A managed pressure drilling engineer must be well-skilled and knowledgeable to ensure a safe and smooth operation of all managed pressure drilling functions.
Other responsibilities include the following:
To work as an MPD engineer requires a vast degree of expertise. Some basic benchmarks you must have to qualify are:
The salary of a managed pressure drilling engineer differs depending on experience, company and skill set of the engineer. The average salary of a managed pressure drilling engineer annually is between $85,068-$101,225. This can be more or less.
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Managed pressure drilling is a sealed circulation system that balances and regulates pore pressure, formation fracture pressure, and bottom hole pressure at the surface.
Managed pressure drilling helps in better management of the annular frictional pressure. Some major problems encountered in drilling such as stuck pipe or lost circulation are abated with managed pressure drilling.
For an engineering job like this, you should consider getting a degree in engineering.
There are many short courses on managed pressure drilling on the internet. Take some of them to understand the technology behind managed pressure drilling. Lastly, you can start your career as a junior managed pressure engineer and become better exposed to the field.
This new form has been proven to be safer than the traditional drilling method. It was originally made as a solution for undrillable wells, but various sorts of wells can now use managed pressure drilling technology to efficiently manage key downhole pressure and be assured of efficiency and safety.
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