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Wells RIG Subsea Lead-Onshore RIG Ops Team Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Luanda
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/08/2011
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The Company:
Our global leading client is seeking highly skilled, experienced & capable contract international employees to work on a large multinational complex oil & gas project.

The Role:
The Angola SPU Subsea operations team is seeking Onshore Wells RIG Subsea Lead for the Onshore RIG operations team.

The Lead will report to the Wells Subsea Team Leader in the onshore Subsea Operations support team that will support the FPSO on both of the project Blocks and the new FPSO Drilling and Completions installations and associated field developments.

The successful applicant will be based onshore in Torres Atlantico office located on the marginal in Luanda. These positions will be on a 28/28 day rotational basis. Occasional visits to offshore facilities or contractors sites in Angola may be required.

This position is associated with both Project Blocks covering Two FPSO developments in which the major capital spends will be the provision of large Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO) and associated Risers, Flowlines and Umbilicals linking to subsea equipment


The primary role of the Wells RIG Subsea Lead is to provide the onshore preparation and support for offshore installation and pre-commissioning activities.

•Promote safety in all aspects of onshore and offshore mobilization and de-mobilization of equipment to and from the RIG, supply vessel, planning and installation operations.
•Define and oversee the work plan, participate and lead the related onshore activity, preparation of SimOps between Rig, and other vessels safety programmes.
•Interface with Wells Subsea Team and be the focal point with D&C to ensure goals are aligned and deliverables are ready when needed.
•Provide training support of Angolan nationals to provide the future staff for subsea engineering roles.
•Liaison with the subsea facilities and operations team.
•Liaison with subsea contractor in Angola.
•To prepare installation procedures in sufficient detail to examine the potential risks and hazards involved during the installation activities.
•To support installation and construction activities by providing a knowledge based contact for coordination of offshore activity in support of operations.
•To identify and work concerns in order to deliver solutions to the offshore installation teams.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate would be experienced Wells RIG Subsea Lead with formal qualifications and specific experience in the subsea deepwater field, with the following,

The industry experience level is normally Many number of years.
Academically qualified preferable to degree and/or professional status
Can generate basic Statement of Requirements (SOR) & Basis of Design (BOD) outline for equipment used in SWE operations.
Is familiar with and can interpret relevant Engineering Technical Practices (ETP’s), Guidance on Industry Standards (GIS’s) and Site Technical Practices (STP’s).
Has good understanding of cross-discipline requirements for subsea well intervention planning and execution.
Has participated in 3-5 subsea well operations
Proven ability to organise and supervise offshore installation activity including overseeing third party service personnel and equipment preparation.
Subsea installation and construction activity involving marine experience, including a working

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
The role requires the successful candidate to have broad industry experience and possess knowledge of the design and operation of typical subsea equipment including trees, manifolds and connector systems, and the applicable subsea industry standards and practice. A thorough understanding of subsea materials, manufacturing methods, welding and quality processes is also required. Knowledge of Clients standards and group practices is desirable.
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