The Senior Drilling Engineer (SDE) function shall be a key member of the OEPL Drilling Team for preparing, planning and delivering wells in OEPL Assets. Current portfolio includes OML 56 (Obudugwa), OPL 278 and 236 and OML90 (Akepo). Reporting directly to the Well Operations Manager/Drilling Manager. He shall
Assist in the location, set up and maintain OEPL operational base in Port Harcourt to include
Warehouse and operational office (including furniture and computer access)
Storage space for Offshore operations at Onne Port
Operational Personnel requirement to support set up and management of operational base
Communication and administrative facilities
Identify and organize well operations files in a project structure
Support and work with OEPL subsurface team on well engineering aspects of field development plan (FDP)
Prepare the well engineering aspects of well proposals and assess re-entry feasibility for existing wells
Develop and maintain/ensure technical integrity of the drilling and completions programs
Coordinate well planning and execution operations
Prepare and maintain the wells basis of design for all operations (drilling, completion and well test)
Organize peer reviews of the wells basis of design/programs (drilling, completions and testing)
Prepare technical input and attend Technical Committee meetings with stakeholders and regulatory agencies.
Have oversight and coordinate Wellsite operations as well as logistics, equipment, material and personnel support
Coordinate the development of OEPL Well Engineering Polices and Standards, Procedures and Guidelines to deliver safe and efficient operations
Maintain and close out remedial work plans following audits.
Maintain well programs in compliance with OEPL Policies and Standards.
Confirm programs adequately highlight risks, and include suitable mitigation.
Complete necessary exemptions in advance to leave adequate time for project, and Management review.
Closeout operating Failure reports for unscheduled events that occur on all three exploration wells to be drilled. Ensure corrective action is completed on time. Ensure Lessons Learnt register is complete and of high quality.
Confirm well programs for three exploration wells in OPL 236 and OPL 278 have technical integrity, and are prepared in compliance with OEPL Policies and Standards.
Develop and maintain OEPL drilling program processes, and ensure check sheets, are completed.
Capture Lessons Learnt in all programs.
Provide technical input to bids for services and equipment.
Provide technical input to tender reviews as necessary.
Challenge engineers to provide technical solutions to unscheduled events.
Assist operations in the management of unscheduled events.
Administration and training
Maintain medium and long-term material requirement lists for all wells.
Ensure End of Wells Reports are completed on time.
Complete cost reconciliation the end of all wells. Provide cost estimation refinements to the Cost Controller.
Develop and maintain Score Cards for services suppliers
To direct Junior Well Engineers working on OEPL projects
• Oral and written Communication
• High energy level
• Control of costs/Quality
• Well construction technology and operational knowledge
Minimum of 10-12 years well engineering and operational experience. He should hold a B.Sc. Degree in engineering. He should have worked as Well Site Supervisor and gained operational knowledge. Should have a valid supervisor level well control certificate. He should have in depth knowledge of horizontal, deviated drilling, mud engineering, casing design, completions design and well testing.