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Addax Petroleum Is Recruiting

Date Posted: 19/Mar/2014
Deadline: 01/Apr/2014

Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East, and the North Sea.

Addax Petroleum’s assets are located in Nigeria, the Joint Development Zone of São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Cameroon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the UK North Sea, comprising an excellent combination of oil and gas reserves and exploration opportunities. The Company’s approximate average oil production for 2012 was 167,000 bbl/d.

Addax Petroleum has over 1100 employees worldwide with service offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Houston (USA), and operating offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Port-Gentil (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon). 


Production Engineering / Services Manager (NIGPRO0004)

Position Description

Job Duties/ Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Identify oil rate enhancement opportunities
  • Work with office based and field staff to successfully implement production enhancement projects and initiatives
  • Review and analyse plant process performance on a regular basis and identify de-bottlenecking and plant optimisation improvements
  • Apply new techniques, technology and equipment to increase oil production from existing assets
  • Provide training and guidance to engineers and technical assistants as necessary.
  • Identify solutions, by interpreting reservoir data with asset team in order to improve reservoir productivity.
  • Develop an integrated asset model using Gap / Prosper modelling tools.
  • Lead production planning efforts within the Operations department and interfacing with Asset Management and Facilities Departments as required.
  • Manage production accounting assuring that all production reports are  delivered to  internal and external customers in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participate in conceptual design studies.
  • Provide Production input at Factory acceptance testing and FEED Documents.
  • Provide Production input at all Hazops and Hazids.
  • Take responsibility for the integration of Production  requirements within engineering design, and implementation of the required Operational Procedures into future oil and gas facilities.
  • Provide answers for all technical queries from engineering group.
  • Attend Project and other relevant meetings.
  • Update current operational procedures for all assets.


Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:

  • Incident free production operations in both planning, design and implementation of production optimization projects
  • Meet or exceed production projections and within budget.
  • New technology vs production increase part of production optimisation


Position Requirements

Education Qualification:

  • A degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related discipline 


  • At least 10 years overall oilfield experience with 5 years’ experience at a management level in Production operations
  • Strong mathematical modelling, process modelling, production process evaluation, plant/process optimization, process automation, and/or statistics skills
  • Proven ability to increase process efficiency / performance and realize process optimization daily

Functional/ Technical:

  • Good written and spoken English and Computer Literate.
  • In depth understanding of latest production optimisation tools.


  • Supervisory, presentation and ability to develop staff.


  • Strong communication skills are essential along with an ability to collaborate effectively with operating and engineering staff as well as management.


Method of Application

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