Mud Engineer

In the oil industry the very specific job title of mud engineer is also known as the drilling fluids engineer or the mud man. The mud engineer is the person responsible for fluids that are being used for the drilling process. This is a highly specialized job with no room for error. The person holding this job has to have a degree in chemical engineering and many years of drilling experience. The salary for this job is approximately $57,000 per year. The mud engineer can be found working on an oil rig. The mud engineer's job requires working a twelve hour shift. The other duties of a mud man are: ensuring that the chemical composition of drilling mud meet with determined specifications; the safe handling of chemicals and knowledge of chemical mixing procedures; assuring that safety data reports are correctly filled out and up to date; maintaining an accurate inventory list; ensuring that mud weight properties and pit volumes are recorded, monitored and updated continuously; general housekeeping of the mud engineer's work areas; monitoring drilling fluids; using reports from rigs and contractors address any issues; recommends corrective actions to any apparent issues and oversees corrosion control. This job necessitates a keen mental disposition, as well as a degree and plenty of rig experience.

The use of drilling mud is very important because it is used to provide hydrostatic pressure to the borehole, which controls the production of reservoir fluids. Also the drilling mud helps to cool and lubricate the drill bit. The drilling mud also creates a barrier called a filter cake which prevents the drilling fluid from permeating the borehole. The background in chemistry is a necessity because the drilling mud must be chemically compatible with the substance that is being drilled; if the two are not compatible that could lead to disaster. On land rigs the job of a mud man is also known as a derrick hand. In offshore rigs the mud man is known as the pump man. Due to the specialization of this job, the employee in the position of mud man will have to take a special training course called "mud school" and will spend quite a bit of time training with a senior mud engineer.

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Atif said:

Hello I am ATIF KHAN from Pakistan. I am interested in your company. I have degree of Masters in PETROLEUM but I have no experience. Kindly consider me AS MUD ENGINEER I am willing to move location where as per hiring. My email ID petrotech@engineer.com and my contact is 092333-2246245 Thank You

Louis Rutan said:

I have been working on drilling rigs for 17 years im currently a rig manager and looking for a change.ive worked in libya and mexico along withen the U.S.A u may contact me at clayrutan@live.com are {318}645-4389 thank you

Dev said:

Dev from INDIA. 25years experience as a drilling fluid engineer, in the largest state-E&P major. Well versed with various wbm/sbm, from planning to execution, QHSE & environmental issues, working offshore/onshore. Extremely physically fit. Post graduate in qualification. Ready to take any challenge & a team player. Currently working in the position of Chief Chemist, since Jan’2006. Looking for a change. May be contacted at devbratakar@gmail.com / +919969223180

Dave said:

Hi i would be interested to hear from you with regards to this job oppurtunity. I have a degree in chemical and process engineering. I am currently based in Vancouver BC. My e-mail is davidtwomey86@gmail.com

Niraj Jha said:

Hi i m Niraj Jha from Mumbai (India). I am interested in your company. I have three yrs of experience in Mud engineering. I have worked on various types of water base Mud. To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company. Thanks & Regards Niraj Jha

hany said:

hi..i am interested in your company..am from Egypt.i am chemist man and currently in sudan for work as mud engineer.my contact at elnoras02@yahoo.com0249904153005 in sudan or 0020121813999 in egypt

shafiq said:

I am experienced mud engineer currently working in Abu Dhabi,I would like to jump any other company with good oppertunities,my email contact shafiqreh@gmail.com

Gautam said:

I am interested in your company. I have four yrs of experience in Mud engineering. I have worked on various types of water base Mud. To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company.My email is gautamkasal1@gmail.com I am interested in your company. I have three yrs of experience in Mud engineering. I have worked on various types of water base Mud. To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company. Hi i m Niraj Jha from Mumbai (India). I am interested in your company. I have three yrs of experience in Mud engineering. I have worked on various types of water base Mud. To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company. Thanks & Regards Niraj Jha

aniket jadhav,India said:

Hi, i m aniket jadhav, have Master Degree in Petroleum Technology & currently working with Weatherford Surface Logging System as Trainee Mud Logger since ,September-2008.I would like to used my skills,knowlegde & experienced in Mud Engineering.I am avidly awaiting for the mud engineering job.So, plz if there any place & if my credential is good enought plz conatact me on +91 9372096538 or email on aniket8a@yahoo.co.in

Olayemi said:

Hi, I would appreiate your assistance in getting me a job as a mud engineer. I have a BSc in Geology and over 8 years in the oil industry as a logging geologist. I hold a mud certificate too from OMS in OK. I can be reached at my email - olufemi4896@yahoo.ca

Ronnie said:

Hi, my name is Ronnie and i have degree in Petroleum Engineering. I would like to have job as mud engineer outside my country Indonesia. I have 2 years experience in Well Head and Surface equipment with Cameron Indonesia, and now i have 2 years experience as Mud Eng for Total E&P Indonesie. I use to work in drilling operations in offshore. I am also familiars with drilling Water Base Mud (Polymer Mud and PHPA), also with Oil Base Mud till 1.65 SG. I also have experience in KCL Brine control for workover operations. If u would like to reach me, u can contact me fatboy_ronnie@yahoo.com (62-81350474204).

Tarek Danaf said:

I'm mud engineer working in BAROID Libya/ Halliburton, looking for jobs in Egypt or Saudi arabia . Contact details: munchy_31@yahoo.co.uk 00218-914-959-558

Abdelhamid said:

I am LAHMARI Abdelhamid from ALGERIA. I am interested in your company. I have four years of experience in Mud engineering. I have worked on various types of water base Mud and oil base mud from planning to execution, QHSE & environmental issues. I hold a mud certificate too from BAROID in ALGERIA. To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company. I enclosed my CV for more information about my career. May be contacted at hamidlahmari@yahoo.fr or by cell phone: 00213 6 67 36 36 75 00213 6 67 36 36 75 . Thanks & Regards.

mahmoud mohamed said:

i'm mahmoud from Egypt, working as mud engineer in emec in Syria since 2008 i would like to get a chance in your company. my e-mail is mody2023@hotmail.com cell no. 0020101972446

Abdelkader said:

I am MERINE Abdelkader from ALGERIA. I'm mud engineer working in BAROID Algeria/ Halliburton I have four years of experience . I have worked in defrent types of mud (WBM,OBM). I hold a mud certificate too from BAROID in ALGERIA. im interesting and would like work with your company.for more information about my career. May be contacted at merineabdelkader@yahoo.fr or by cell phone: 00213 6 61 81 45 24

Magdy said:

Magdy said:

Iam Magdy from Egypt. I am interested in your company. I have almost five years of experience in Mud engineering carrier. I have worked on various types of(WBM,OBM)from planning to execution, QHSE & environmental issues. I hold a mud certificate too from BAROID in Egypt besides alot of certificated courses & schools from USA,Texax,Houston(Halliburton training center).bseides that i worked for a Mud Logger in Sperry Sun for one year & as Senior Lab Tech. in Halliburton Cement & Frac Lab To explore myself & enchance my future i wolud like to work with your company.for more information about my career. May be contacted at Miro1migo1@yahoo.comalso,magdy.selim@halliburton.com or by cell phone: +02-0127242585. Thanks & Regards.

OKAFOR OKECHI said:

I'm a 27 year old Nigeria-based Mud Engineer, working with a local Drilling Fluids Company for the past 3 years now. I've garnered quite some reasonable experience both on the application of both OBM/SBM and WBM. I hold a degree in Industrial Chemistry and certificate in Mud Engineering. I would love to work with your company, and could contacted through kechoskida@yahoo.com or +2348032749003. Regards

Magno Jara said:

I'm Magno Jara Petroleun Engineer From Peru, I have wide experience 10 years in drillig fluids and cmpletion, in offshore in PERU and Jungle in ECUADOR (BWS) I would like to workin the middlee east, pls.. could conctacted magno_jara@hotmail.com

Mark Erwin del Rosario said:

Im Mark Erwin del Rosario a Mud Engineer that has been working from sudan for almost five years and for a long time i been Horizontal wells and Completion. Im willing to work to your company sir. Kindly contact me at markdel.043101@gmail.com and my cel # 00639397279628. Hope that you will hire me.

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