Major Maintenance Lead Needed At SEPLAT – Oil&Gas

Major Maintenance Lead Needed At SEPLAT – Oil&Gas

SEPLAT is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company incorporated and operating in Nigeria with a strategic focus on Nigeria. The company was founded in 2009 by Shebah Petroleum Development Company Limited and Platform Petroleum (Joint Ventures) Limited for the purpose of investing in Nigerian oil and gas opportunities. Maurel & Prom, a French independent oil company, subsequently acquired a 45 per cent equity interest in SEPLAT; this interest was later spun-off to form Maurel & Prom Nigeria S.A (now Maurel & Prom International)

In July 2010, it acquired a 45 per cent participating interest in three producing assets (OMLs 4, 38 and 41) and was appointed operator of these portfolio of three on-shore producing oil and gas leases located in the prolific western Niger Delta basin of Edo and Delta states. The 45% participating interest in these OMLs were acquired from SPDC, Total (E&P) Nigeria and NAOC. At the beginning, SEPLAT was in JV partnership with NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Co-operation) until NNPC transferred its 55% interest to NPDC (Nigeria Petroleum Development Company). SEPLAT is the operator of these assets in the NPDC/SEPLAT Joint Venture.

SEPLAT has become a leading indigenous oil and gas operator in Nigeria. The company has increased its production and reserves year-on-year and has grown revenues and net profit in each year since it commenced operations. The company’s production has maintained a remarkable growth trajectory, rising from a gross operated oil production of 14,000 barrels per day at inception to its current daily crude oil production of around 60,000 barrels per day. The OMLs have a combined proven and probable reserve in excess of 500 million barrels of liquid hydrocarbon and gas reserves in excess of 1.6TCF. These provide a platform for significant potential growth.

Major Maintenance Lead

Job description

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Provide technical guidance and champion successful delivery on major maintenance activities for Asset Maintenance Teams.  Ensure that all major maintenance activities are conducted in a safe and cost-effective manner, ensuring that all decisions and actions comply with the relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Responsible for the overall direction, strategic development, performance and maintenance of the organisation’s compliance with industry best practice and legislation.

Principal Accountabilities:

Ensure that major maintenance activities are planned and executed in line with industry standard.


Consult regularly with major and routine maintenance supervisors to share best practices and lessons learned. Ensure after action reviews are completed on major jobs and learnings captured to improve business performance and develop human capital.


Identify, negotiate and manage contracts for maintenance and overhaul of major equipment and lead contract reviews to ensure business needs are met. Lead the management of the maintenance and overhaul contracts of major equipment in the Asset Teams with due regard for safety, reliability and availability to ensure technical integrity, production efficiency and compliance with statutory requirements.


Monitor the major equipment performance within the Assets and where adverse trends or technical issues are identified, ensure investigative, proactive and corrective action is undertaken


Deliver all major maintenance activities safely and economically within the required time frame


Monitor the performance of major maintenance contractors and direct investigative / corrective action where appropriate. Identify requirements for product and original equipment supplier assessment audits in conjunction with the best industry practices in compliance with Seplat HSE Management System.


Produce and regularly review major maintenance standards and guidelines for reference on execution of such activities in all Seplat operations.


Ensure appropriate archiving of major maintenance reports and critical data.


Establish appropriate quality assurance and quality control requirement for all major maintenance activities.

Desired Skills and Experience

Job Knowledge and Qualifications:

A degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum 15 years of experience in general maintenance and at least 5 years broad experience in maintaining heavy machinery in an oil and gas industry.


Experienced in maintenance activities, Production management experience, Full understanding of statutory/compliance requirements, Client service skills, Contract management skills, Analytical and problem solving skills, Decision making skills, Negotiations skills, Planning etc.


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