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Operations Readiness And Assurance Engineer At Addax Petroleum

Date Posted: 20/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

To provide operations input to Engineering Projects and ensure facilities designed/constructed are in accordance with agreed specifications and functional requirements.
To ensure that new designs and alterations/modifications to existing installations are inherently safe and in accordance with operational requirements and philosophy.
Apply Operation Readiness & Assurance (OR&A) and Coordinate flawless start-up of new projects.
Capable of Coaching lesser experienced ORA engineers

Position Requirements

An essential part of the OR&A process is the development and inclusion of:
an initial operations assessment during the identify and assess phases.
an operational philosophy during the select phase.
the operations requirements during the develop and execute phases of a project.
Prepare, own and implement the OR&A plans for projects, using the related standards, processes, tools & systems;
Define, develop OR&A and own operations philosophy and requirements for implementation in projects experience in the areas of interest for the job.
Working experience on part of, or the entire, EP Project life cycle (from conceptual design through to final commissioning and handover) and/or in the front line oil and gas production operations is desirable.
Relevant experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, incl. project execution and management, engineering and design, planning, construction and commissioning.
Good understanding of Flawless Project Delivery processes and mitigation measures required at various stages of project execution achieving Flawless start-up in projects including - Lessons Learnt
Ensure that Flawless Project Delivery is implemented and realised on all relevant projects;
Utilise any of own specialist skills in the implementation of the above (e.g. Operability, Control &, Total Reliability)
Ensure the Project Development Plan and Project Execution Plan adequately addresses operational issues and requirements.
Ensure compliance with the General Operations Philosophies and prepare the Operational Reference Plan for new projects
Ensure that any proposed OR&A actions are received, considered, action / fed back, and included in any relevant documentation by the project team, e.g. Invitation for Tender, for implementation.
Develop operations documentation including commissioning plans, simultaneous operations procedures, plant operating manuals etc.
Develop Operational Cost (Opex) models to be used for life cycle costing and sound economic arguments.
Develop and utilize Key OR&A related Performance Indicators for tracking achievement and defining acceptance criteria.
Develop and implement the Operational Readiness Assurance process for all relevant projects.- Conduct HAZIDS, HAZOPS, Pre Start Audits and OR&A Reviews in support of the assurance processes.
Maintain the OR&A tools & systems, i.e. updating the Lessons Learnt and Best Practices database as required;- Contribute to the development or enhancement of the OR&A standards, processes, tools & systems, incorporating any Lessons Learnt and Best Practices.


A good understanding of the hydrocarbon production cycle, Operations Readiness and Assurance process, Engineering standards and quality assurance and corporate management system and strategies in order to conduct the business effectively.
The incumbent must be able to develop concise & technically sound documents and have the ability to communicate effectively and influence staff from other disciplines.
Conversant with quality management system standards. Good general understanding of project procedures and requirements with regard to construction, testing, plant inspection, turnover, commissioning and start-up.
Ability to lead, communicate and influence people at all levels and disciplines to achieve tasks at a high standard and within the time limits.
Possess Supervisory, presentation and ability to develop staff.
Strong interpersonal skills are required to be able to liaise successfully with other discipline engineers.


University degree or equivalent in Engineering.

Seasoned (10 + years) technical professionals with a background in either of production / maintenance operations, asset management and/or project supervision (e.g. commissioning) with demonstrable



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