How much does a Drilling Engineer I make in the United States? The average Drilling Engineer I salary in the United States is $98,438 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $90,829 and $108,125. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Drilling Engineer I

Drilling Engineer I is responsible for the design and implementation of oil and gas wells. Performs design evaluations and recommends alterations to improve safety, costs, and efficiency. Being a Drilling Engineer I may conduct risk assessment and cost estimation. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Additionally, Drilling Engineer I is familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. To be a Drilling Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Eric J. Haas, Former Senior Vice President, Production and Development
Kosmos Energy Ltd., a deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company, focuses along the Atlantic Margins. Its primary assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The company also maintains an ex... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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Skills associated with Drilling Engineer I: Well and Drilling Design, Cost Estimation, Feasibility Study, Risk Assessment ...More

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