Drilling Fluids Engineer


About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Victoria

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor

About this role: Drilling Fluids Engineer

Seeking an experienced Drilling Fluids Engineer for 12 Month contract to work offshore Victoria, Australia.

Brunel is partnering with a multinational oilfield services company, to provide exceptional field engineers and technicians for projects across Australia!

The Drilling Fluids Specialist provides onsite services associated with measuring and testing the drilling fluids and supervising the mixing and pumping operations. Activities also include performing technical analyses and making informed recommendations for controlling fluid properties.This position reports to the Field Services Manager, Location Manager, or Operations Manager.Direct Responsibilities:

  • Reviews fluids program in order to prepare orders and mixing plans.
  • Writes procedures for mixing and handling of products.
  • Gathers samples and performs tests to determine trends and identify contaminants.
  • Records test results to identify trends.
  • Interprets property-test data to establish required treatment or action.
  • Determines cause of fluid, hole, or system problems to assist in treatment recommendation.
  • Determines chemical treatments required to optimize drilling parameters.
  • Advises clients on potential treatments or improvements to the fluid system based on data analysis and mud testing.
  • Recommends solids-control processes to ensure economic removal.
  • Supervises rig personnel performing chemical additions and recording drilling fluid parameters.
  • Manages product inventory to ensure availability.
  • Maintains required environmental discharge and consumption records.
  • Monitors daily drilling operations to reduce or eliminate problems associated with drilling fluids.


  • Experienced as Drilling Fluids Engineer for major oilfield service company
  • Offshore Survival


  • High Profile Global Oil & Gas client!
  • ASAP start
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Even time roster (4/4)
  • Potential for temp to perm
  • Great day rates up to AUD$1000 day + Super (Dependent Upon Experience)

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning 44 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Your consultant, Darren Leavey is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Darren Leavey
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane

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