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Job Title: Subsurface Manager

Reference: WTGA02926

Location: Nigeria

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

Industry: Engineering

Job description:

•   Be the lead reservoir engineer in Lagos

•   Establish a technically strong Nigeria-based subsurface team

•   Serve as member of the Lagos Senior Management team

•   Liaise with the London technical team to ensure up-to-date Development Plans are in-place for each asset. Ensure Development plans match Seven’s contractual commitments, commercial and growth plans in both reserves and rate capability.

•   Ensure Development Plans are implemented; in the case of partner-operated assets, influence partners to follow our Development Plan or agree on a joint Development Plan for the asset.

•   Provide support to drilling & completion operations including: well justifications, surface and subsurface targets, regulatory approvals, input into well programs, day to day monitoring of well performance, geosteering, ops geology, casing points, logging, data collection programs appropriate for data needs, post drilling well test analysis and updates to geo maps and reservoir models

•   Provide subsurface personnel support to assets, in some cases on full time assignment. Provide subsurface QA/QC support and career management for subsurface personnel assigned full-time to assets.

•   With London technical team, determine appropriate subsurface evaluation and modelling tools for Lagos team. Following this, justify, procure, populate and maintain tools.

•   Conduct subsurface studies as required to support assets, projects/operations and business development. Where appropriate, outsource studies with close oversight from Seven/Septa.

•   With London, maintain and update regional geological studies and maps and exploration strategy.

•   Be the “owners” of project economics and development option analysis which includes a thorough evaluation of subsurface risk and probabilistic analysis of all aspects of the project.

•   Build and maintain a subsurface database that is shared between locations

•   Provide appropriate career development and training for subsurface personnel

•   Provide input into London-led annual reserves analysis, BD support and regional exploration efforts

•   Ensure all new development projects have an integrated view


•   Degree in petroleum engineering; MS or PhD preferred ( will accept non-PE graduates with sufficient work experience and training as a PE or petroleum geology)

•   Minimum of 12 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with the majority of that time in subsurface technical roles. Strong “hands on” reservoir engineering skills.

•   Minimum of 3 years leadership experience

•   Broad subsurface knowledge and experience including reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, reservoir characterisation, well test design and analysis, completion design, development geology, exploration geology, geophysics, well logging, well testing, well test analysis, operations geology, production engineering and reservoir management.

•   An understanding and appreciation of the capital projects, drilling and operations disciplines and how they interact with subsurface functions.

•   Strong economic, risk assessment and strategy development skills.

•   Preference for a national but willing to consider an expat. If an expat, prior Nigerian experience is desirable but as a minimum should have prior oil and gas experience in Africa or other comparable developing region. Must have highly developed cultural sensitivity and able to mentor and build the capacity of a team primarily comprised of national staff.

•   Must clearly understand, adhere to and be a promoter of business ethics including the BBA and FCPA.

Terms & Conditions: Permanent role and opened to Nigerian nationals only.

Company Profile: Our client is a leading independent Nigerian oil and gas exploration, development and production company.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Region: Africa, Nigeria

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