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Senior Drilling Engineer at Amaiden Energy Nigeria Limited

Amaiden Energy Nigeria Limited, (formerly Moody International Nigeria Limited) was established in 1996 as a partnership between Moody International Group and Nigerian investors. Since commencing operations in March 1997 the company continues to grow and exerts its presence in numerous Projects in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer

Job Type: Contracts
Category: Drilling and Rig

Job Description

Drilling Engineering:
  • Contribute to the engineering details for new field development studies.
  • Prepare drilling engineering calculations linked the projects planned: well design, casing design, trajectory design, torque and drag simulations, hydraulic simulations.
  • Participate in defining the drilling programs, the well location reports and procedures to fulfill operations for planned projects wells.
  • Participate in defining with GSR & Assets Management the Scope of Requirement (location, trajectories, well design, initial completion, data acquisition, etc.) for wells activities.
  • Work with Reservoir Engineering, Geology, Production Engineering to ensure all well objectives are met in the delivery of optimum producing wells which also includes exploration/appraisal wells.
  • Contribute to the completion and sand control design (design evolution, optimization, follow up).
  • Participate to down hole tools and Bit selection.
  • Coordinate with Fluid team the Fluid and Cementation Program and calculations.
  • Ensure equipment and materials meet technically valid and applicable to the specific well conditions.
  • Ensure equipment and materials meet technical and quality control standards.
  • Develop and maintain contingency plans for potential problems that could occur during the program.
  • Liaise with all drilling, operations and well engineering personnel.
  • Participate in HSEQ related audits and investigations as required by the drilling and completion department.
  • Participate in Quality and pre-acceptance related audits and inspections as required by the drilling and completion department.
Project and Contracts:
  • Develop requirement about call for tender for drilling equipment and services with respect to partner and COMPANY rules.
  • Conduct evaluation/clarification about call for drilling equipment and services with respect to partner and COMPANY rules.
  • Prepare Contract / Purchase Order in accordance with project plan. Ensure contracts for operations are in place prior to the starting of operations.
  • Ensure high level of co-ordination between project drilling engineering activities and the project teams plus all other operations within COMPANY.
Cost and Performance:
  • Understand the economic impact of technical and business decisions.
  • Monitor and collect operational, financial and well performance data (Cost and NPT Tracking) to prepare next projects budgets efficiently.
  • Participate in the development of AFEs for projects and/or studies.
  • Provide accurate and timely (1) technical inputs to and (2) costs for Work Programs to GSR & Assets Management to facilitate preparation of budgets and closing forecasts.
  • Conduct studies to improve cost performance follow-up.
Venture Management:
  • Liaise with external agencies on technical issues like NAPIMS/DPR and Partners.
  • Participate in the preparation of well initial completion/ Side Track/ Plug & Abandon approval packages to DPR and NAPIMS.
  • Whenever required, produce the technical and operational presentations (to Partners or internal).
Perform complex technical studies:
  • Supervise small task forces, comprising junior engineers and contractors to resolve engineering / technical issues.
  • Provide technical advice on specific area of technical expertise.
  • Propose technological innovations.
  • Contribute to improving skills and know-how.
  • Participate in the training of job holders.
  • Supervise and coach entry level engineers.
  • Create, optimize, maintain then isolate the interface between the HC reservoirs and surface facilities
  • Prepare the drilling & completion engineering for projects, work-over, well testing, wireline, plugging & abandonment of wells in full respect of commonly defined scope of work with GSR or PROD
  • Maintain objective of cost containment, and in full respect of Company Rules (HSE and Technical)
  • Ensure adequate engineering and preparatory work for well design are performed
  • Ensure Engineering for New projects
  • Ensure the adequate resources, equipment and contracts necessary are timely mobilized
  • Ensure that DCD material are ordered timely and cost effectively in accordance with forecasted activity
Job Requirement
  • Master in Engineering (ENSPM if possible).
  • English: fluent - French is a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Drilling and Completion activities (incl. Onshore & Offshore drilling on exploration, appraisal and development wells, completion techniques, work-over, well servicing, fluids)
Experience is required in:
  • Drilling Engineering: well design, casing design, trajectory design, torque and drag simulations, hydraulic simulations.
  • Project preparation: Call for tender process (definition of needs, ITTs, follow up of CFTs, evaluation of tender received, recommendations to award)
  • Completion and sand control (design evolution , optimization, follow up)
  • AFE and cost preparation
  • SIMOPS dossier preparation
  • Liaison with Partners (presentations, follow up of dossiers,...).
  • Well preparation in liaison with Project, geosciences, completions and operation teams.
Application Closing Date
18th October, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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