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Principal Drilling Engineer At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 24/Feb/2014
Deadline: 09/Mar/2014
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

About WTS Energy

WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients’ projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. Our clients are based globally and offer a wide range of vacancies in oil, gas and energy. WTS Energy places suitable engineers and consultants in any phase of Oil and Gas projects and in all skills relating to: Geoscience, Drilling Management and Well Services, Facilities, (FEED) Engineering, Construction, Pipeline, Subsea, Commissioning and Start Up and Operations and Maintenance. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.

Job description Principal Drilling Engineer

Operations involve the following special challenges:

  • High angle / extended reach drilling from platforms in various water depths with the potential for some subsea wells
  • Casing cementations (long cement columns)
  • Drilling normally pressured, depleted and potentially overpressured reservoirs
  • Interaction with other departments (G&G, Engineering / Construction)
  • Split reporting lines
  • Third party staff, service and equipment quality
  • Complex supply chain and logistics

Requirements Principal Drilling Engineer

  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position
  • Extensive experience involving platform / 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
  • 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

  • Location: Lagos
  • Rotation: 28 / 28
  • Contract: 12 months, renewable based on performance

Company Profile

Client is international E&P operator company.


Lagos, Nigeria


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