Drilling engineer


Job Summary

The successful candidate will support opportunity generation and maturation work program planning and execution.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the application of the best available economical technology in drilling and completions operations
  • Preparing well cost estimates, equipment selection and application, program execution surveillance, improvement of daily progress and follow-up assessments
  • Preparing, and revising when necessary, a complete drilling or completions program. Work closely with cross-functional team to assure the program is based on all available geological and drilling information from other wells in the area (if any)
  • Monitoring drilling operations according to safety and quality control standards, environmental regulations, corporate policy, and contract terms
  • Providing rig site technical support to Drilling & Subsurface Supervisors during procedure execution activities including but not limited to critical operations, well control situations or abnormal pressure detection
  • Analyzing drilling performance at intermediate depths and upon completion of the well. Work with Operations personnel and third party service partners to implement changes in procedures and equipment based on results of analyses
  • Devising cost-effective techniques to drill, complete, and rework company-operated wells
  • Preparing final well reports with strong emphasis on lessons learned.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a strong drilling and completion engineering background with the ability to assure application of the best available economical technology in planning andexecuting drilling, completions and workover operations.

Must be self-motivated with the ability to make effective individual contributions within a functional team.

The ideal candidate must meet the following requirements:

At least a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of second Class Upper Division (2.1) in any of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Petroleum, Electrical/Electronics, and Subsea

Evidence of 5 - 10 continuous years of drilling and cognate operations experience. Advanced technical skills in Drilling Engineering including directional drilling, borehole management, casing design, cementing, abnormal pressure detection, bit selection, drilling fluids

Ability to work in, and develop all phases of drillwell operations; from well design and planning to execution

In addition to the drilling experience, the position requires an individual who brings a wellrounded knowledge and exposure to completion and workover activities

Excellent computer skills - familiarity with relevant drilling engineering software and applications

Good understanding of basic safety practices in oil and gas offshore operations

Ability to work within a team with good interpersonal skills and to thrive in a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural environment

Support creativity and possess good coordination skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Uncompromising integrity

NYSC discharge or exemption certificate

Readiness to work in our various work locations.


This position offer competitive compensation and benefit packages commensurate with what is obtainable in the upstream oil & gas industry. 

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