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Job Summary

A reputable Oil & Gas company is looking hire an experienced Drilling Manager who will be the technical authority driving upstream exploration and drilling performance in Nigeria. He/ She will provide senior leadership drive and direction to the upstream team responsible for new (- and existing Group wide upstream asset portfolio

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description


  • Deliver approved upstream work programme and budget based on a 3-5year outlook 
  • Manage the activities and performance of all drilling and work over contractors/subcontractors, and employees, through effective supervision and guidance 
  • Develop, implement and ensure strict financial control of all operating and 
  • capital budgets related to upstream operations and authorize expenditure within the Limit of Authority as approved by the Chief Operating Officer 
  • Ensure that the Company's Health Safety and Environment (HSE) policy is effectively implemented in all areas of work 
  • Operate at the highest level of business integrity and ethics and set the tone for all direct and indirect reports 
  • Mentor and develop upstream staff in technical and managerial areas across the Group, to enhance their capabilities 
  • Manage existing onshore Niger Delta assets and identify potential new 
  • material opportunities in the onshore/shallow water space Identify ready to drill leads and prospects and develop mature prospect inventory
  • • Responsible and accountable for: 

    - Subsurface (Geology and Geophysical, Petroleum Engineering, Production Engineering)

    - Well Engineering (Drilling and Completion)

    - Project interface & integration (linkage to existing midstream business, gas sales and industrial offtake customers) 

    •Manage and coordinate upstream operational readiness

    Qualification & Experience Required 

    • Degree in Petroleum Engineering or any other engineering degree, as well as relevant professional qualifications 
    • Solid background in Upstream and Oil Field Development: well performance, well monitoring, drilling, production, maintenance of oil and gas facilities including exposure to prolific exploration basins/geology 
    • Minimum of 10 years' experience in upstream gas and liquids project delivery in the Gulf of Guinea (Nigeria) and globally from an operator and contractor perspective 
    • Must be experienced in executing world class upstream projects in a community/sensitive terrain 
    • Be a tenacious, hands-on team player, equally comfortable in the field as well as dealing with senior internal and external regulatory and community stakeholders 
    • Have proven influencing, communication and leaderships skills

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NGN 150,000 - 250,000
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