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Senior Drilling Engineer

An Exploration And Production (E&Amp;Amp;P) Company   |  Greater Accra Region


Oil & Gas

Preferred Years of Experience


Available Slots


Application Deadline

Apr 28, 2017

Job Description

Our Client is an Exploration and Production (E&P) Company, with it’s Headquarters in Ghana. Our client is currently carrying out an evaluation of existing discoveries and exploration operations offshore Ghana

We seek the services of a Senior Drilling Engineer


Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer   


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Prepare/Present well design concepts based on information provided by the subsurface team
  • Preparation of cost estimates to generate well/project specific AFE’s
  • Forecast and accountable for the timely ordering of well/project specific long lead requirements
  • Integrate with fellow drilling, completion/testing, subsea and/or subsurface team members as required

HSE Support:

  • Support the preparation of HSE documents if/where required

Well / Project Specific Duties:

  • Provide engineering support as part of the drilling team which includes optimizing well planning, design, engineering, costing and assisting with operation execution, as well as the service associated with these activities
  • Establish subsurface well/project life cycle functional and operational requirements, including material & equipment selection
  • Capable of preparing detailed scopes of work for tender documents, performing vendor capability assessments, evaluating tenders methodically and capable of presenting a succinct recommendation
  • Ensure compliance of Vendor supplied materials, equipment and services which includes review of design, pre-assembly verification, pre-installation testing and equipment documentation
  • Support the operations team in well execution and subsequent well/project closeout
  • Review all applicable operating, installing & testing procedures, including interface documents
  • Support the operations team in well execution and subsequent well/project closeout
  • Assist with preparation of Management of Change (MOC) documents and conducting a risk assessment for those changes with relevant parties


Qualification and Requirement

  • Degree qualification in Engineering
  • 15+ years of oilfield drilling engineering experience which includes:
  • Minimum of 12 years as a drilling engineer, involved with well planning, design, engineering, costing and assisting with operation execution with an internationally recognised major E&P company
  • Minimum of 5 years involvement in Deepwater (i.e floater/drillship) drilling activities with subsea type wells
  • Experience shall include ground level involvement with exploration, appraisal and development type projects
  • Knowledge of approriate and relevant engineering tools (e.g. Landmark Suite (or similar) – Stresscheck, Compass etc) and software packages
  • Current well control certification (IWCF) – Subsea Supervisor (Or Equivalent)
  • Current BOSIRT/HUET Certification
  • Good written and oral command of the English langauge
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