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Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Reference: WTOA03272

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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

Job description:

Roles & Responsibilities:

•   Responsible for the Well planning & drilling engineering, casing design, fluids, cementing, directional, survey, bits and suspension

•   Total well planning and design, cost estimation and risk analysis, operation support to field team

•   Preparation of well engineering Decision Support Packages (DSP).

•   Ensure all regulatory requirements are met with the timely submittal of all applications to appropriate government authorities.

•   Detail Long Lead equipment and planning/ordering requirements

•   Travel to the field locations to monitor and participate in drilling operations and provide support to the Drilling Supervisors

•   Ensure Open Well daily drilling reports are reviewed, kept up to date and accurate.

•   Work closely with resource teams, geologists, and production and service company personnel to ensure an efficient operation.

•   Strong commitment to Safety and Environmental compliance. Development of the well based risk register, mitigations, actions and contingency planning.

•   Planning torque, drag, hydraulics, ECD, swab & surge calculations for drilling and running casing

•   Investigate offset data, lessons learnt & drive continuous improvement into the well planning and engineering.

•   Perform post-analyses for benchmarking and learning.

Key Result Areas:

•   Prepare applications for drilling/workover operations ahead of time to be sent for approval by state agency

•   Analyses incident reports and propose remedial action.

•   Acts on KPI in order to improve Drilling/workovers performance

•   Optimize Drilling/completion equipment

•   Make presentation for the Drilling/management periodically.

•   Prepares and carry out pre-spud meeting on site to all concerned.

•   Liaise with the subsurface groups to ensure required data is available to drill the wells

•   Assist in the preparation of tenders, evaluation of bids, award of contracts of all drilling and workover related services

•   Prepare operational Drilling programmes.

•   Assist in the investigation of non compliances and that lessons learned effectively communicated

•   Prepare all relevant information to meet all requirements of Turkmenistan regulations as related to drilling and workover activities

•   Liaise with Equipment Engineer to maintain a forecast of equipment to ensure sufficient quantities to meet operational requirements

HSE Tasks & Responsibilities:

•   Follow the HSE guidelines for the safety of work

Communications and Working Relationships:


•   Service Companies

•   Drilling Contractor


•   Engineering Degree

•   Minimum 8 years of broad experience in Drilling operations on Onshore or offshore (Planning and Operational Implementation)

•   Proven capabilities in problem analysis and solution development.

•   Collating and interpreting data and technical information.

•   Project planning and design.

•   Advanced/Emerging Well Engineering Technology

•   Results oriented – Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; is capable of working in challenging, fast paced environment

•   Collaborative – Works effectively across the organization to achieve goals

•   Innovative – Champions new ideas and creates an environment that supports innovation and creativity

•   Decision Maker – Effectively examines events, issues, and problems, and generates solutions

•   Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams. .

•   Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently.

•   Self-motivated, positive attitude, and works with minimal direction. Strong problem solving skills.

•   OpenWells software knowledge

Terms & Conditions:

•   Nigerian Nationals preffered

•   Office environment primarily, when required will travel to the drilling rig to assist with specific evaluations/problems. May also require travel vendor’s location to witness assembly of tools/equipment or repair of equipment.

•   Competitive day rate

•   Long term contract, renewable yearly

Deadline: 15-12-2014

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