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Job Title: Country Drilling Manager

Reference: WTGA03337

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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

Job description:

•   Frequent contacts with management for consultation and coordination.

•   Frequent contacts with contracting and petroleum service companies for negotiations and supervision of work.

•   Plans and coordinates the work guided by Company’s broad policies and objectives. Makes independent decisions within broad limitations established by management but refers major issues to Senior Management.

•   Plans, directs and provides general supervision over the activities of assigned personnel in the Drilling Department, Performs supervisory functions and exercises financial authority at the Departmental level.

•   Directs the preparation of and submits the Department’s budget for Management’s approval, Controls expenditure and ensures that the variances between approved budget and actual expenditure are properly justified.

•   Drilling Operations and Engineering Activities: Plans and directs all drilling, well completion and workover operations, Ensures that all operations have been thoroughly researched, engineered, programmed and implemented in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with the prescribed requirements of the Technical Group, Directs the preparation of mud & cement programmes for drilling workover and exploration operations and the availability of the required materials, Keeps abreast of new development in drilling techniques and ensures that subordinates are provided with such information to improve work effectiveness and efficiency.

•   Performs other related duties as assigned by Managing Director,chairing the daily operations coordination meetings, ensuring the operations are at a minimum cost and consistent with safety and overall efficiency, recommending training, career development programmes for subordinates, etc.

•   Reviews and approves operational and engineering reports prepared by subordinates such as drilling, well completion, workover, flow test, drill stem test and similar technical summary reports.

•   Provides the technical advice for drilling contractors and consultants and the technical assessment of responses to tenders for drilling services and materials.

•   Provides advice and recommend solutions for drilling problems of serious nature (e.g. logging failure, work & cement failure …etc.).

•   Provides overall supervision over the contracted services to ensure that all work is properly supervised and administered, includes ensuring that contacts with operating contractors and service companies are maintained at all levels and ensuring that contractors and service companies fully understand requirements and are capable of meeting them.


•   Degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering

•   20 years experience in Drilling Operations and Engineering, including 5 years in a Senior Supervisor capacity

•   Very good knowledge of English language

Terms & Conditions:

•   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.

Company Profile: Our client an Independent E&P company operating in Nigeria.

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