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  • Job reference: RMS0143588

Senior Drilling Engineer (Operations)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: CÔte D'ivoire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/06/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

The Role:
The SDEO provides, and is responsible for, the overall drilling engineering support to the offshore operation from the in-country office. This role will work with the Rig Superintendent(s) to ensure well integrity and a high level of operational efficiency is maintained. This specific role is to prepare for, plan and support operations in Guinea.

Responsibilities include:
Responsible for drilling engineering support in Guinea.
Ensures EHS requirements are integral to all aspects of operational programmes and rig operational activities.
Contribute to delivering operational EHS performance.
Ensures that all drilling activities comply with company standards and governmental regulations.
Provides well engineering delivery objectives as necessary.
Provide input into the specification of drilling equipment and services in accordance with company procedures.
Ensures that all work within the area of responsibility is adequately documented and lessons learned are captured for the benefit of future Company operations worldwide.
Ensure well material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.
Liaise with Well Engineering Group, Overseas Offices and sub-surface personnel to ensure reservoir requirements are delivered.
Build effective relationships and interact professionally with internal/external stakeholders and service companies.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A University degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in mechanical or petroleum engineering.
Fluent in English both written and spoken.
Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with team.
High proficiency with IT and industry software including
MS Suite
Valid survival certification

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Extensive experience as a drilling engineer with operating companies.
Subsea drilling experience with, preferably, experience in water depths greater than 800 metres.
Preferably, knowledge and experience in design and running of Cased Hole Frac Packs, subsea well testing, and subsea tree / landing string systems.
Work experience in remote locations and knowledge of work environments in West Africa.
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