How much does a Drilling Engineer IV make in Houston, TX? The average Drilling Engineer IV salary in Houston, TX is $174,228 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $155,171 and $189,824. 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 IV

Drilling Engineer IV provides expert judgment for the design and implementation of oil and gas wells. Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research into emerging technology in the field. Being a Drilling Engineer IV recommends alterations to development and design to improve safety, costs, and efficiency. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Additionally, Drilling Engineer IV may report to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Drilling Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2020 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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About Houston, Texas    Houston is located 165 miles (266 km) east of Austin, 88 miles (142 km) west of the Louisiana border, and 250 miles (400 km) south of Dallas. The city....More

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Skills associated with Drilling Engineer IV: Well and Drilling Design, Feasibility Study, Cost Estimation, Risk Analysis ...More

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