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Job Title: Completion Engineering Advisor

Job Code: 286

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: PPI Technology Services, LLC

JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary role and responsibility of the Completions Engineering Advisor is to assure application of the best available economical technology in completions operations. Other responsibilities include well cost estimates, surveillance and improvement of daily progress, follow-up assessments, equipment selection/application and mentoring / training of new hire engineers. From time to time, provides rig site technical assistance to Drilling Supervisors during critical well control situations or complex completions.


•   Must know the operating and construction characteristics of all components in the drilling or completions systems to be used. Must be knowledgeable about alternative systems and procedures which might be implemented to improve operational efficiency.

•   Responsible for preparing and revising where necessary, a complete completions program. Works closely with other groups to assure the program is based on all available geological information and offset information from other wells in the area (if any). The completions program must include if applicable, but is not limited to the following:

•   Operation Integrity Management System (OIMS) and related requirements

•   Well completion design covering sand control techniques and downhole equipment / jewelry

•   Well testing program

•   Abandonment program (TP&A and PA to meet DPR’s requirements)

•   A target time curve and a target cost

•   Wellhead / Tree and casing program designed to meet expected conditions

•   Completion Fluid program designed to meet expected conditions

•   Hydraulics

•   An assessment of special completion problems that might be encountered and real time parameters analysis

•   Surveillance of day-to-day drilling progress to ensure the completions program is conducted to apply best technology and proposes modifications, if required.

•   Analyzes completion performance. Works with Operations personnel to implement changes in procedures and equipment based on the results of this analysis

•   Review retrieved managed electronic data and ensures errors found in the daily operations reports and final well reports are corrected.

•   Works with Operations to prepare standard operating practices and procedures including, but not limited to, the following:

•   QA/QC programs for all downhole equipment

•   Emergency Response planning and upgrade

•   Safety

•   Well head and tree equipment

•   Provides well-site completions surveillance and engineering assessments and supports Operations Superintendents on critical activities and problems, such as equipment failures, fluids problems, abnormal pressure detection, well testing and well control. Will also provide well-site surveillance and technical assistance on development projects, equipment testing, new procedures, abnormal pressure, etc.

Primarily responsible for:

•   Preparation of cost estimates for selection of optimum alternatives

•   Material and equipment selection and evaluation

•   Government regulatory requirements, approvals and permits

•   Technical/ commercial bid preparations and analysis

•   Maintain proficiency in well control technology and training.

•   Provides surveillance of well cost and stewardship reconciliation exercise

•   Must keep abreast of the best available technology (including Smart Well and Flex Well Completions, etc.)

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