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Principal Drilling Engineer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Nigeria
Salary$ - $
Job TypeTemporary
EducationBachelors/3-5 year Degree
Experience15+ years’ relevant experience (Semi-Submersible)

Job Description

An oil drilling consultancy is looking for a Principal Drilling Engineer (Nigeria).

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelors/3-5 year Degree

• 15+ years’ relevant experience (Semi-Submersible)


• Previous Nigerian / West African experience

• Extensive experience involving semi's, knowledge of onshore and jack-up operations would be beneficial

• IWCF subsea well control at supervisory level or equivalent

• Exemplary HSE leadership

• Strong drive for continuous performance improvement

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading effectively in a multi-cultural society

• Team leadership capabilities

• Completion and testing experience

• Able to work under sustained high workload, meet tight deadlines yet still deliver quality work

• Competency with drilling engineering software

• Proficiency with spread sheets, word processors and presentation software

• Project management skills

• Excellent knowledge of drilling engineering and international industry standards, ideally acquired while working for a large international operator

• Good organisation and project management skills, ensuring efficient application of the company's well delivery and commercial processes

• Contracts and contractor management

• Competitive day rate, paid overseas by first week of following month, net of Nigerian Income Tax. Travel days paid

• 12 months, renewable based on performance


• Lead a team of drilling/completion and well test engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development, exploration and appraisal wells in water-depths up to 700ft, offshore Nigeria

• Operations involve the following special challenges:

o High pressure / narrow margin drilling techniques

o High angle / extended reach drilling

o Subsea completions and well testing

o Third party staff, service and equipment quality

o Complex supply chain and logistics

o Interaction with other (G&G) departments

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or fax to +27 (0) 86 605 3312. You can also contact Lindy on +27 (0) 21 555 0432.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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