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Engineer - Pipeline At Addax Petroleum

Date Posted: 21/May/2014
Deadline: 03/Jun/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)

Position Description
Maximise stakeholder’s investment by carrying out regular Subsea Integrity surveys to verify Pipeline/Flowlines infrastructure installations are Fit-for-Purpose to sustain high Plant uptime and provide evidence to prevent Loss of Containment to demonstrate responsible ADDAX Asset Integrity Management
Position Requirements

Maintains PIMS (Pipeline Integrity Management System) Manual and Procedures and all technical specifications for pipeline inspection activities. Such manuals shall include the inspection scopes, procedures, programmes, the list of pipelines under a database form to be computerized and the inspection reporting forms.
Maintains and provide technical support for the PIMS integrity elements. Act as resource for corrosion mitigation, defect analysis, monitoring and inspection of pipelines
Conducts annual risk assessments of pipelines using Company risk manual and software.
Develops Integrity Management Plan for pipelines.
Maintains, updates and uses data in company software to view, load inspection data, assess anomalies, conduct corrosion assessment of defects.
Participates in assessing, monitoring and mitigation of other pipeline defects such as wall loss, free spans, etc.
Participates in preparing technical specifications for Inspection Contracts.
Establish call-out contracts/agreements for PIMS, In Line Inspection, Underwater Inspection and geophysics surveys of pipelines.
Plans and executes intelligent pigging, ROV and geophysics survey of sea lines.
Assumes Contract administrator role for minor contracts and coordinates pipeline inspections and remedial works.
Identifies, evaluates and implements appropriate new technologies
Evaluates inspection reports from the site inspection reports or Contractors reports and issues recommendations to supervisor.
Assists in preparation of budget plan for Pipeline activities and report progress and variances.
Takes part in planning and organizing pipeline repairs when required at the minimum feasible interval.


Deliverables aligned to Addax Corporate Goals & evaluated Quarterly against KPI compliance reports.


Contributes to the cost effective management of the annual AI-PS budget $87,000,000


Degree in an Engineering Discipline or Equivalent

Minimum of 3 years in the Oil and Gas industry


This position requires an individual with at least 3 years of experience in various aspects related to upstream oil & gas pipelines. He should have awareness of the operation of support vessels, ROV, diving and pigging.
Experience in pipeline risk assessment & mitigation, fitness for service, feature assessment, using International standards (ASME, API, NACE and DNV) will be an asset.
Knowledge of Cathodic Protection, NDT techniques, failure analysis, including corrective action will be an advantage.
Experience in use of asset management tools, and inspection data management systems, will be an advantage.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Previous experience working with a pipeline operator will be an advantage.
Assertive when situations arise to protect APDNL Asset Integrity Management Reputation.


Offshore Medical & BOSIET Certificates


Method of Application

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