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Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack Up Rigs) At EarthStream Global Limited

Date Posted: 22/Sep/2013
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Our Client-   Is an international operator with major assets in Nigeria.


Job Description-   We are currently recruiting a Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack up rigs)

  • 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 19ft and 200ft, 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
  • Lagos based, 28 / 28 rotation.


Candidate Requirements-   

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remuneration: Competitive day rate, paid overseas by first week of following month, net of Nigerian
  • Income Tax. Travel days paid.
  • Duration: 12 months, renewable based on performance.
  • Project Duration; 3 years. Upon completion, reassignment to other projects is a possibility.


EarthStream is a specialist global recruiting business dedicated to the energy, resources & environment sectors that is uniquely positioned to understand the interplay and increasing convergence between these sectors. We specialize exclusively in the energy, resources and environment sectors with our capability in providing staff across a range of technical, engineering, scientific and commercial disciplines. The recruiters in each of our industry specific divisions understand the unique skills and requirements of each vertical sector and where to find the best people in that field. With operations in five continents we have the coverage and experience to service our clients and candidates anywhere in the world.  Please quote reference 5482 when applying for this position.
Apply directly for this role by emailing [email protected].   Alternatively, contact our office by telephone on  +44 207 422 6861.

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