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Head Of Drilling Engineering, Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2024-05-25
Expires 2024-05-25
ID #2150055547
Head Of Drilling Engineering, Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified May 10, 2024


Profil du candidat Petroleum Industry MSc (or equivalent professional experience)Minimum of 10 years of international experience in drilling.

The job holder should preferably have a previous experience in an operational position.

Very good interpersonal skills and ability to manage an international team of engineers.

Well design, Directional drilling, contracts management and team management.

Activités Main Duties and Responsibilities: Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to HSE rules with associated implementation and control within his area of responsibility.

Prepare and update the General Drilling Program.

Prepare drilling related DRILLEX (CAPEX, OPEX).

Manage and coordinate Directional drilling, MWD/LWD, Downhole tools, Drilling bits, RTOC and OCTG contracts, ensuring contracts readiness and implementation prior operation start up, and during operations.

Liaise closely with the Contracts and Cost Control departments to ensure all contracts are up to date (duration, budget, amendments etc.).

Elaborate in collaboration with Completion engineering team and GSR team all necessary drilling requirements to issue wells’ SOR in due time.

Ensure well technical feasibility.

Guarantee collaborative work with GSR team to minimize well trajectories complexity while maximizing reservoir requirements ensuring wells productivity.

Actively participate to drilling sequence recommendation and decision based on wells design, wells trajectory and drilling pads configurations.

Update the weekly drilling operations planning, in line with the drilling schedule, ensuring all equipment’s are in place to meet the activity requirements.

Lead drilling engineering studies and drilling software simulations to ensure wells construction and wells integrity, taking into account complex anti-collision requirements and follow up.

Develop detailed drilling programs and operations guidelines, in line with FP referential.

Select and promote new drilling techniques and equipment’s.

Prepare wells authorization for expenditures in relation with managed contracts.

And track wells costs.

Lead Authorities permitting submission process, with the objective to get the required approvals on time for the planned operations.

Ensure preparation & participation of the Drilling Team to Contractor Audits and Services Quality Meetings.

Coordinate the participation of Drilling team to the Drilling Improvement Process system.

Ensure QAQC & follow-up of Drilling hardware consumables and stock throughout the supply chain process.

Initiate derogation dossiers and keep track of downgraded situations and mitigation plans.

Contexte et environnement There is no equivalent project of such an industrial drilling magnitude in a remote and sensitive area within the Group today.

The Tilenga oilfields are partly situated in a protected National Park, partly beneath the river Nile wetlands area, and within densely populated area in a rural and remote part of Uganda.

Activities exposed to the risk of major incidents with severe potential consequences due to local environment and important presence of NGO’s.

Factory Drilling with a well delivered every 4 days using 3 drilling rigs simultaneously will necessitate standardization of equipment and procedures, strict enforcement of Drilling & Well instructions, safe and efficient logistic management on site.

The project is focused on delivering the lowest possible cost, which requires challenging TOTAL design concepts as well as substantially challenging the TOTAL referential.

Multicultural environment: Contractors are anticipated to be located in various parts of the world.

Ugandan rules and regulations, administrative requirements and technical authorizations as well as International codes for onshore plant will apply.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Head of drilling engineering

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