Tullow Oil Kenya: Senior Drilling Engineer
Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is an independent oil and gas company with over 90 licenses in 25 countries. The Company is principally engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and production and the sale of hydrocarbons and related activities. It also operates within four geographical markets, Europe, Africa, South Asia and South America.
Job Purpose: To translate G&G development concepts into well engineering plans and supervise the execution of these plans. The incumbent will take a lead on all well engineering activities for development projects.
• Preparation/supervision of drilling documents like drilling programs,. Procedures, end of well reports etc that accord with Tullow policies, standards, any applicable Government or regulatory authority requirement and recognized standards.
• Manage the Environment, Health and safety (EHS) performance of well operation and compliance with Tullow national and international EH&S standards.
• Performance analysis of Uganda wells and identification of improvement solutions/ conclusions. Participate in risk assessment sessions throughout the well planning process. Support cost engineers in the preparation of cost estimates, budget, detailed AFEs at all levels. Technical verification of invoices related to drilling.
• Provide engineering peer support to the Operations Team. Introduce and implement new technologies/methods and solutions to technical challenges.
• Provide leadership in optimizing well design in drilling testing and completions operations while maintaining a high standard of EHS performance.
Experience and Education:
• Engineering degree or equivalent is required.
• Over 10 years of direct experience in petroleum well engineering operations including well planning, design, construction and well control.
• Knowledge of production, geology and reservoir engineering disciplines is desirable.
• Advanced knowledge of industry best practice associated with drilling, testing, work-over, wire-line and completion operations.
• Experience of well budgeting cost allocation and monitoring. Knowledge of geological and petroleum engineering prorates and well associated requirements.
• Knowledge of well control techniques and advanced casing design.
Applications by e-mail only:
Deadline: 21 January 2011