Saoud - Drilling Engineer - Tunis, Tunisia

Maher Saoud

Tunis, Tunisia


Drilling Engineer


- Advanced Well Engineering & Drilling Technology: Drill string design, well design, casing/cementing program,
well trajectory assessment & formation evaluation (based on M/LWD data) and special drilling operations (fishing,
DST, well sidetracking etc.)
- Advanced Completion & Subsea Systems: choice of the appropriate equipments to be used in well completion
regarding the wellbore stability (mainly sand control) and recommendations, stimulation job, well intervention.
- Advanced drilling fluids technology, wellhead and BOP, well control.
- Rig sizing and specifications (torque & drag, rig capacity, rig equipments etc...) & drilling Budget/contracts.
- Business Essentials, management of surface facilities, Health, Safety, Environment & Risk Assessment.

Work History

geotechnical campaign, foundation sizing, project procedure

Individual Engineering Research Investigation

From July 2012

last technology of casing while drilling and expandable casings.


Mines ParisTech

March 2012 - May 2012

Well trajectory assessment (well placement based on MWD data) of shallow oil wells (injector wells &

Field/geotechnical Engineer


January 2010 - June 2010

Mission: Establishment of a complete geotechnical study, foundations dimensioning and the choice of its
type and model (shallow/deep foundation) and recommendations about its execution procedures. The
realization of geotechnical campaigns "In-Situ": pressure metric tests ("Ménard"), penetration tests, geo- radar, electrical investigation tests, coring and the establishment of the geotechnical and chemical tests in the laboratory as well. Foundation dimensioning of concrete factory, burial calculation under each projected
structure. Karsts localization and geotechnical hazard mitigation.



March 2009 - May 2012

09 & May 2012).



From June 2009

Mission: deep water wells drilling assistance (Mio-Pliocene water bearing), pressure losses control in the hydraulic system and drilling fluids engineering.



Ecumed Petroleum Ltd

From August 2008

Mission: Daily technical survey of the oil production process (pressure surveillance, gas drying, gas driven
lifting technique, etc.). Fundamental bases and principles of the technique used to separate oil and water and gas (Gas drying as well with glycol unit). Geochemical analysis of the components of the oil extracted from the fields: EL BIBANE (off shore) & ROBBANA (on shore).

Qualifications & Certifications

Geosciences engineer and drilling engineer

Al Manar University + Oil & Gas Institut of Monastir


Oil & Gas Institute of Monastir

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