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Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs) At Hobark International

Date Posted: 14/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Req I D



Competitive day rate

Date Posted

9/5/2013 12:53:56 PM

Primary Skills

Drilling Engineer, Engineering, IWCF, Oil & Gas, BSc


• 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 (OML-123).

• Operations involve the following special challenges:

o High angle / extended reach drilling,
o Casing cementations (long cement columns),
o Drilling depleted reservoirs,
o Use of splitter wellhead technology,
o Potential for deep leg penetrations (>150ft),
o Third party staff, service and equipment quality,
o Complex supply chain and logistics.
o Interaction with other (G&G) departments
• Lagos based, 28 / 28 rotation.


• Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.
• 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


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