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Job Title: Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs)

Job Reference: WTPB02082

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: WTS Energy Holding B.V. / WTS Energy

Sector: Energy, Oil and Gas

Job description:

•   Lead a team of drilling/completion and well test engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development, exploration and appraisal wells in water-depths between 19ft and 200ft, offshore Nigeria (OML-123).

•   Operations involve the following special challenges:

o High angle / extended reach drilling,

o Casing cementations (long cement columns),

o Drilling depleted reservoirs,

o Use of splitter wellhead technology,

o Potential for deep leg penetrations (>150ft),

o Third party staff, service and equipment quality,

o Complex supply chain and logistics.

o Interaction with other (G&G) departments



•   Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.

•   Extensive experience involving jack-up operations, knowledge of semi’s and onshore operations would be beneficial.

•   Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous.


•   Technical / engineering qualification required.

•   IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.

Other Requirements

•   Exemplary HSE leadership.

•   Strong drive for continuous performance improvement.

•   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading effectively in a multi-cultural society.

•   Team leadership capabilities

•   Completion and testing experience

•   Able to work under sustained high workload, meet tight deadlines yet still deliver quality work

•   Competency with drilling engineering software

•   Proficiency with spreadsheets, word processors and presentation software.

•   Project management skills

•   Excellent knowledge of drilling engineering and international industry standards, ideally acquired while working for a large international operator.

•   Good organisation and project management skills, ensuring efficient application of the company’s well delivery and commercial processes.

•   Contracts and contractor management.

Terms & Conditions:

•   Competitive day rate, paid overseas by first week of following month, net of Nigerian Income Tax. Travel days paid.

•   Lagos based, 28 / 28 rotation.

•   12 months renewable contract based on performance.

•   3 years project duration. Upon completion, reassignment to other projects is a possibility.

•   For this position preference will be given to Nigerian Nationals. In case expatriate candidates are selected, it is a prerequisite he/she is tasked to mentor and train a Nigerian understudy.

Deadline: 14-01-2013.

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