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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

Responsible for the management of all project execution activities, from Definition through to Operate phase of the Gas Export & Flares Down (GEFD) project, including securing necessary regulatory approvals.

The objective of this project is to provide additional lift gas to meet the future requirements of OML 123, whilst at the same time meeting the Nigerian Government’s flare down requirements and providing for future NAPIMS Domestic Gas Sales Obligations (DGSO).

The facilities will comprise a GEFD platform in 10m water depth, with 65 to 70 MMscf/d compression / conditioning capacity, of which around 35 MMscf/d is dedicated to gas lift and the rest allocated for fuel gas, plus storage / export.

The GEFD platform (deck- 316T, piles- 861T, equipment- 554T)
will be bridge linked to the existing Adanga Production Complex and include a GT driven compression package and auxiliaries, 2 x 100% 1.2 MW diesel generators (dual fuel), gas conditioning module, flare system, air and fuel gas compressors, nitrogen generators and central control room.
The project is currently in the Define phase, with FID targeted for 3Q’14 and thereafter ready for start-up end Jan’16.

Currently estimated Facilities project cost is ca. $US 250 million.

This project will be executed by an integrated Company / Contractor team under a risk reward contract basis

Position Requirements


Formulate and carry out all tasks needed to ensure the successful execution of the GEFD Project on time, within budget and with due regard to HSES and quality, including:

1.Manage the execution of the GEFD project via the Corporate “ADS” stage gate approval process.

2.Prepare and maintain a “fit for purpose” Project Execution Plan (PEP).

3.Maintain a project risk register and develop mitigation plans for all major identified risks.

4.Prepare and maintain Project budgets, identify and raise Approval-For-Expenditure requests (AFE’s), and monitor the same.

5.Carry out monthly Forecast At Completion (FAC) cost estimation exercises.

6.Coordinate constructability reviews for associated installation and tie-in activities.

7.Coordinate commissioning activity planning.

8.Ensure the GEFD design adequately caters for Production requirements in terms of operability and obtain Production acceptance of same.

9.Liaise closely with Production department on all aspects of the execution including Permits to Work, shutdowns, and work coordination to ensure that the Project is completed and formally handed over on schedule.

10.Provide input to Technical Work Programmes and annual budgets as part of the annual business cycle.

11.Provide monthly reports in accordance with departmental reporting requirements.

12.Prepare Project close out and “lessons learnt” report.


1.No fatalities, Zero LTI’s.

2.Accurate and timely monthly reporting on status, cost and schedule (both actuals and forecast).

3.Progression through ADS stage gates in accordance with Project schedule.

4.Full project delivery in accordance with agreed overall schedule and budget, and to level of quality as required by Company standards.

5.Both NAPIMS and AFE approvals secured ahead of making commitments, including any revisions.

6.Project close-out report to be issued no later than 3 months after start-up.

7.Formally close-out all contracts within 6 months of Project start-up.


Accountable for the execution of the total Project within the overall approved Internal and NAPIMS budgets. The Facilities component of the project is currently estimated at some $US 250 million.


Minimum of a University 2nd Class Honours degree in an engineering or relevant technical discipline.

Membership of a relevant Professional Institution preferred but not essential.

Minimum of 15 years experience in project, engineering and construction management, with at least 10 years recently in similar positions in the offshore upstream oil and gas industry.

Previous experience of working in Nigeria is preferred but not essential.

Previous experience working internationally is a prerequisite.

Previous experience of working for an EPCI contractor preferred.

Managed multidiscipline teams of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Computer literate (including sound working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MSProject ).


Ability to deliver quality projects safely with due regard to the environment, on time and within budget.

Ability and experience of working at the levels of detail required by EPCI contractors (Note that Company and contractor carry out all works together, as an integrated team)

Good understanding of Project Management systems and the application thereof.

Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency, accuracy and quality is essential.

Sound understanding of the relevant engineering codes and standards.

Good interpersonal skills, able to deal with a broad spectrum of cultural and organisational styles, as well as being able to lead a team.

Ability to manage project interfaces both internally, and externally with contractors and authorities.

Sound understanding of HSES Management systems and the application thereof.

Good presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex information into well structured and meaningful management reports and presentations.

Fluent spoken and written English.

Good communication and team building skills – well able to lead and gain the respect of both colleagues and 3rd parties.

Self starter, results-driven and focussed on delivery of quality products on time and within budget.

Able to hold own ground when challenged but can present a balanced view in putting arguments forward.

Comfortable working with others in a “workshop” oriented environment.


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