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About Nabors:

Nabors owns and operates the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and has one of the largest completion services and workover and well servicing rig fleets in North America. Our company is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and rilling rigs in the U.S. and multiple international markets. Nabors provides innovative drilling technology and equipment, directional drilling and comprehensive oilfield services in most of the significant oil and gas markets in the world.


The Operations Engineer will assist business managers by providing engineering/technical and related analytical support to operations, executive management, and marketing. Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable Company, State, and Federal Standards for drilling rig equipment use.


  • Assist with the completion and/or review contracts as required.
  • Assist with preparation of bids.
  • Assist in resolving operator disputes. Make recommendations to management for such resolutions.
  • Attend meetings with customers, vendors, district personnel, and senior management as needed.
  • Assist districts with engineering support in coordination with management and the Engineering and Technical department as needed.
  • Make recommendations for drilling process improvements. (new equipment, changing rig layouts, modifying existing equipment) and assist management in assuring quality, consistency and timeliness across all district lines.
  • Assist with process/equipment improvements. Report on success/failure of such improvements.
  • Assist management with the preparation of budgets and forecasting and associated preparatory/research work.
  • Assist with the analysis of monthly rig maintenance costs and highlight any excessive expenditures.
  • Assist with special projects for operators as needed.
  • Assist with rig activation and utilization of stacked rig equipment in coordination with Engineering and Technical Services.
  • Attend district meetings as required.
  • Provide other engineering/technical support as required.
    • Will be based in Houston supporting HESS rig's in North Dakota.


  • 2 to 3 years general land drilling operations experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in drilling operations.
  • Must be capable of working under, and meeting project deadlines.
  • Capability of working both in a team and individual environments required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Must possess flexibility and the capacity to handle wide range of situations and personalities.
  • General knowledge of applicable codes and standards (ANSI, API, ASME, etc.), and the ability to research codes and standards if needed.
  • Must demonstrate competency in business software packages such as Word, Excel, Access including charting, graphing and macros.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
    • Will be based in Houston and supporting HESS rig's in North Dakota


      Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or petroleum engineering

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