Principal Drilling Engineer needed At WTS Energy

Principal Drilling Engineer needed At WTS Energy

Job description Principal Drilling Engineer – Planning

  • Lead a team of drilling / completion and well test engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development and appraisal wells for a new project in water-depths between 200ft and 700ft, offshore Nigeria.
  • Operations involve the following special challenges:
  • High angle / extended reach drilling from platforms in various water depths with the potential for some subsea wells,
  • Casing cementations (long cement columns)
  • Drilling normally pressured, depleted and potentially overpressured reservoirs
  • Interaction with other departments (G&G, Engineering / Construction)
  • Split reporting lines
  • Third party staff, service and equipment quality
  • Complex supply chain and logistics

Requirements Principal Drilling Engineer – Planning

  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.
  • Extensive experience involving platform / jack-up operations, knowledge of semi’s and onshore operations would be beneficial.
  • Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous.
  • Technical / engineering qualification required.
  • IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.
  • Exemplary HSE leadership.
  • Strong drive for continuous performance improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading effectively in a multi-cultural society.
  • Team leadership capabilities
  • Completion and testing experience
  • Able to work under sustained high workload, meet tight deadlines yet still deliver quality work
  • Competency with drilling engineering software
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, word processors and presentation software.
  • Excellent knowledge of drilling engineering and international industry standards, ideally acquired while working for a large international operator.
  • Good organisation and project management skills, ensuring efficient application of the company’s well delivery and commercial processes.
  • Contracts and contractor management.

Terms & Conditions Principal Drilling Engineer – Planning

  • Contract: 1 year, renewable based on performance
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Rotation: 28/28

Company Profile

Client is international exploration and production company.


Lagos, Nigeria


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