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Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs) At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 10/Sep/2013
Deadline: 06/Nov/2013

Urgent Requirement

Job description Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs)

Operations involve the following special challenges:

  • 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).
  • 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

Requirements Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs)

  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.
  • Technical / engineering qualification required.
  • IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience involving jack-up operations, knowledge of semi’s and onshore operations would be beneficial.
  • Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous
  • 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.

Terms & Conditions Principal Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs)

  • Lagos based, 28 / 28 rotation.
  • Competitive day rate, paid overseas by first week of following month, net of Nigerian Income Tax. Travel days paid.
  • 12 months, renewable based on performance.
  • 3 years. Upon completion, reassignment to other projects is a possibility.

Company Profile

Oil and Gas Operating Company


Lagos, Nigeria


Africa, Nigeria

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