Senior Drilling Engineer for Operator Company


  • Prepare drilling and workover/ intervention programs for platform infill, slot reclamation, sub-sea production and exploration wells as required and dictated by the business plan
  • Prepare cost estimates for all programs as mentioned above
  • Follow up the daily drilling costs and third party suppliers
  • Prepare documentation and facilitate the gate reviews associated with the program planning processes
  • Capturing of all lessons learned and ensure these get incorporated in subsequent programs and shared with the wider drilling and completion team in the company
  • Mentoring of younger Drilling Engineers in team
  • Interface with other project functional members like Subsurface, HSSE, Supply Chain Management and Production Operations to ensure optimum solutions are obtained for the project

Technical and personal skills

  • University degree required (MSc degree preferably)
  • Extensive Drilling, Completion, Well Workovers and Intervention experience (office and field) is beneficial to position (8-10 years minimum)
  • Genuine HSSE commitment and behaviours
  • Extensive experience from exploration and appraisal drilling, development drilling and completions
  • Experience in well interventions techniques and field operations
  • Very good knowledge of a variety of drilling systems, techniques, technologies and processes
  • Effective professional relations with service companies 
  • Display technical and business innovation
  • Experience in managing personnel and ability to gain the respect and trust of direct subordinates
  • Experience of working in different cultures, physical locations and organisational structures is preferable to position
  • Must be able to communicate effectively