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Lead Drilling Engineer

  • Job reference: 933224
  • Location: Ghana
  • Salary: USD1300 - USD1400 per day + business class flights, medical
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Drilling, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 18/12/2020

Lead Drilling Engineer

Our client is an independent oil and gas company focused on Africa and South America. As part of a continued development program in Ghana, they are looking for a Subsea Supervisor to support a forthcoming offshore drilling campaign.


The Lead Drilling Engineer is responsible for progressing the well engineering of all wells through the operational and closeout phases of the Well Delivery Process. The role is heavily focused on working in a multi-disciplinary team to optimise well delivery and minimise risk exposure. Provides support to well planning and manages well execution activities.


General Responsibilities
* Responsible for developing, agreeing and implementing a sub-process of the well delivery process to support operations
* Manages a team that is responsible for well execution.
* Defines and manages project execution risk
* Oversees well programme creation
* Works with the planning team to understand the assets, development plans and proposes well design options to meet business requirements.

Qualifications
* Fluent in English both written and spoken.
* Self-starter who can develop new processes / refine existing process with minimum supervision
* Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with subsurface and subsea teams.
* Excellent organisational skills, able to deal with multiple planning scenarios at once, keeping track of relevant changes and ensuring updated plans are presented in a clear/ concise manner.
* High proficiency with IT and industry software, most importantly "power user" with:
Ø COMPASS
Ø StressCheck / WellCat
Ø Microsoft Project

Experience
* Minimum of 10 years' experience in a Well Engineering function with an operating company
* Experience of working up trajectories and optimising same.
* Understanding of wider field development business drivers
* Ideally has spent time working within different disciplines within operators
* Experience with managing contracts and budgets
* Minimum of 5 years spent in a well engineering planning/operations role either offshore or office based.
* Good knowledge of drilling operations/ well designs and risk in both Tullow's TEN and Jubilee fields.
* Full working knowledge of Well Engineering basic architecture, equipment and services

If you feel you have the skills and experience to perform well in the role, we want to hear from you. Please follow the link to apply and upload a copy of your latest CV for consideration


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