Position Detail

Position: Completions Engineer

Job Overview

N.L. Fisher is currently seeking a Completion Engineer reporting to the Vice President, Drilling & Completions. This is a permanent position based in Calgary.

Purpose of the Job

  • Provide completions engineering support services to internal and external NL Fisher customers
  • Support NLF standard operating procedure development

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engineering and continuous improvement of all aspects of well design and field operations to achieve the corporate objective of being the top percentile performance provider in each core area.
  • Assist design of well completion, work over and abandonment programs with various required technical analyses (e.g. wellbore and trajectory, tubular design and conveyance modeling) to achieve optimal design through the well life cycle.
  • Design Completion programs and provide technical engineering advice to achieve corporate objectives.
  • On-call superintendent of completion, workover and abandonment operations      
  • Research offsetting wells
  • Provide regulatory reviews, opinions and obtain approvals as required
  • Oversee Standard Operating Procedure specification library. Lead new SOP development

Skills, Certificaiton & Experience


  • Self-starter with a good attitude
  • Demonstrate operational efficiency
  • Cost Tracking and Validation (AFE Balance, Vendor Invoice Approvals)
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong drilling design background and understanding of drilling process
  • Knowledge of drilling in-field practices
  • Familiar with all relevant regulatory codes and standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and relationship-building skills


  • Post-Secondary Engineering or Technology degree
  • Require IRP-7 Compliant Tickets (Well Service BOP, Coil Tubing BOP, SARA,1st Aid Level B, H2S, TDG & WHMIS)
  • Eligible for professional registration as a professional engineer in Canada


  • 8+ years of completions experience
  • Engineering experience that includes new well completions, existing well workovers, well suspensions, and well abandonments
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential; familiarity with Wellman or WellView, and IHS Accumap

Job Management Skills


  • Identify engineering opportunities and build solutions based on principles of reason
  • Develop effective completions engineering designs by applying specialized thought processes which employ creativity and innovation
  • Work independently and with others to solve problems and achieve goals
  • Employ a team-building approach, proactively seeking advice from others
  • Position provides flexibility to shape job objectives and processes
  • Develop effective operations by constantly reassessing processes and considering variables
  • Evaluate complex information to identify and affect solutions


  • Effectively project manage new design initiatives and existing building design projects
  • Well construction projects



  • Internal engineering and field staff
  • Internal sales and marketing staff
  • Executive and Senior Management – regular counsel on engineering projects – daily/weekly
  • External customers in co-ordination with sales team
  • Contractors, vendors, suppliers – project management


  • Responsible to manage engineering budgets for specific projects

Work Environment

  • Office setting
  • Field travel a requirement as directed by supervisor

Individuals interested in this employment opportunity must obtain the necessary approvals from the Government of Canada - Citizenship and Immigration department, prior to applying for this position. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration laws, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada for employment opportunities. Detailed information can be obtained from http://www.cic.gc.ca


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