Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


Working in the Weatherford Drilling and Evaluation Software Product Line, this position is responsible for managing the creation and maintenance of Weatherford’s Drilling Optimization Software and Service products. This includes standard operating procedures, work instructions, field instructions, standard work-flow, software product ownership, workshops, marketing strategy, and supporting the implementation / setup of Real Time Operating Centers, when / where required.

This position requires a close working relationship with software research and development group, cross product lines, global operations, marketing and technical sales teams.


Define drilling optimization software and service requirements for D&E Software and real time operation centers.

Conduct gap analysis of service needs to be at par or surpassed by that offered by the competition.

Detail out the defined Drilling Optimization service into a service matrix and prioritize requirements.

Assume Product Ownership / SME duties of Drilling Optimization software requirements and development.

Ensure software stays on task and within agreed upon time-line, as per requirements list and priority.

Communicate Drilling Optimization software and service product to the wider organization by creation of work instructions, standard operating procedures and workflows work-flow.

Conduct workshops / webinars as required, facilitating 4.6

Observe the Drilling Optimization processes per region and ensure all services adhere to the correct service requirements.

Facilitate software testing via regions and provide feedback to software development team.

Provide software releases to the regions.

Liaise with Subject Matter Experts in Engineering, GBU, and regions to meet timeline goals of software and service releases.

Provide technical assistance to regions if/when required

Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.



Solid working knowledge of current drilling optimization techniques and practices

Familiar with current drilling engineering optimization software and capabilities in the market

Experience with drilling real time operation center implementation and operation

Directional drilling and well planning knowledge

Must be a self-starter, task-oriented, and require little supervision to achieve project goals

Strong project management skills

Write and prioritize compelling user requirements and business cases

Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations

Ability to communicate effectively at different levels in the organization

Engineering or geoscience bachelor degree plus 10+ years of oil and gas drilling experience

Well site real time data management systems knowledge

3+ years prior working experience as a Drilling Optimization Engineer or equivalent

Track record of results in an innovation role

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Must be able to travel domestically and internationally


Research and development working experience

Advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence concepts

Rig operation automation experience

Familiar with software development processes and methodologies

Software product management

Software development

3+ Years working experience as software product manager or technology product champion

Master in Science and / or Master in business administration degree


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.