Senior drilling engineer

Job Summary

JOB DESCRIPTION AND PROFILE This position will provide drilling and well engineering functions to support drilling, completion and work-over projects

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 18 years

Job Description


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Drilling Engineering and Well Designs for extended reach (ERD), multi-lateral and horizontal wells in co-ordination with G and G and other relevant departments for Exploration

Management of exploratory, appraisal, development and workover wells in offshore environment

Preparation of detailed drilling and work-over programs and procedures

Champion for End of Well and Project reports,

Real time monitoring and capture of learning curves for continuous improvement,

Preparation of Budgets and AFEs

Rig sizing and casing design optimization,

Develop SORs for rig, tangibles and services and technical scope of work for tenders

Develop Risk register with mitigation plans and contingency planning.

Ensure that Company’s HSE policies are strictly adhered and followed.

Extend training and technical support to direct reports

Perform Contractors management, function including checking and approving of invoices (technically)

Co-ordinate, review and quality check DDRs and DCEs (Cost),

Maintain data base and actively participate on the day to day operations and ensure that operations are carried out on the rigs as per the program and as required.


Strong both verbal and written communication skills

Understanding of all well construction project management starting from well engineering design, planning, preparation to the execution phase.

Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and tight deadlines;

Effective decision maker with the ability to apply and follow through on decisions and actions

Drilling engineering skills to allow for effective coordination and interface with internal team and external contractors, and partners.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work with teams.

Must be innovative and positive in dealing with changes and reacting to project difficulties

Effectively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently 

Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than have standards imposed

Strong computer skills (MS Office) and familiar with relevant industry software


Minimum of 18 Years of Experience in the oil and gas industry with at least 5 years as Senior Drilling Engineer with relevant experience.

Extensive experience with Drilling and Workover rigs for all types of well construction activities

Recent offshore experience (preferably Jack-up and/or deep-water rig) is required

Experience with international oil companies will be added advantage.

Experience using leading well engineering software is important


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum engineering (Other Engineering Disciplines may be considered e.g. Chemical, Mechanical, etc.)

Well control certification

Offshore survival and HUET (BOSIET) certification

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