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Job Title: Principal Drilling Engineer

Reference ID: 2086

Location: Nigeria

Recruiter: EarthStream Global Limited


Remuneration: Market Rate USD Per Day

Our Client – Leading operator in Nigeria requires a Principal Drilling Engineer (Semi Submersible).

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 up to 700ft, offshore Nigeria.

Operations involve the following special challenges:

•   High pressure / narrow margin drilling techniques.

•   High angle / extended reach drilling.

•   Subsea completions and well testing.

•   Third party staff, service and equipment quality.

•   Complex supply chain and logistics.

•   Interaction with other (G&G) departments.

Candidate Requirements:

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

•   Extensive experience involving semi’s, knowledge of onshore and jack-up 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 spread sheets, 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.

EarthStream is a specialist global recruiting business dedicated to the energy, resources & environment sectors that is uniquely positioned to understand the interplay and increasing convergence between these sectors. We specialize exclusively in the energy, resources and environment sectors with our capability in providing staff across a range of technical, engineering, scientific and commercial disciplines. The recruiters in each of our industry specific divisions understand the unique skills and requirements of each vertical sector and where to find the best people in that field. With operations in five continents we have the coverage and experience to service our clients and candidates anywhere in the world.

Please quote reference 2086 when applying for this position.

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