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

Reference: WTRI02778

Employer: 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 19 ft and 200 ft, offshore Nigeria.

Operations involve the following special challenges:

•   High angle / extended reach drilling

•   Casing cementations (long cement columns)

•   Drilling depleted reservoirs

•   Use of splitter wellhead technology

•   Potential for deep leg penetrations (>150ft)

•   Third party staff, service and equipment quality

•   Complex supply chain and logistics

•   Interaction with other (G&G) departments



•   Minimum 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:

•   Based in Lagos, on 28/28 rotation

•   Competitive day rate, net of Nigerian Tax

•   Travel days paid

•   12 months contract, renewable based on performance

•   Project Duration – 3 years. Potential reassignment to other projects upon completion

Location: Nigeria

Region: Africa

Deadline: 09-08-2013

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