• Senior Drilling Engineer Vacancy at ADDAX Petroleum

  • Posted on: 11 September, 2012 Deadline: 22 September, 2012
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  • Addax Petroleum is a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, one of the largest oil and gas producers in China, the biggest oil refiner in Asia and the third largest worldwide. Addax Petroleum's mission is to create value through successful exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources whilst contributing to the socio-economic development of its host societies and maintaining environmental sustainability. 

    At Addax Petroleum, we are committed to growth for the Company and all of our employees. It is the culture of the Company to develop its own leaders by hiring individuals with high potential and promoting from within. Commitment to training at every level combined with opportunities for job assignments, allows employees to gain experience and develop new skills.

    Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer (Semi Submersible) (001163)

    Job Number: 001163
    Job Title: Senior Drilling Engineer(Semi Submersible)
    Number Of Openings: 1
    Job Type (Employment Type): Consultant
    Country: Nigeria
    Job Schedule: Full Time
    Job Category: Drilling
    Career Level: Senior (Non-Manager)
    Level Of Education: Master’s Degree
    Years Of Experience: 8


    1. Become part of a team of drilling/completion and well tested engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development, exploration and appraisal wells in water-depths between 19ft and 200ft, offshore Nigeria (OML-123)
    2. Operations involve the following special challenges:
    3. High pressure / narrow margin drilling techniques
    4. High angle/extended reach drilling
    5. Subsea completions and well testing
    6. Third party staff, service and equipment quality
    7. Complex supply chain and logistics
    8. Interaction with other (G&G) departments


    1. Minimum of 8 years relevant experience, of which at least 3 in a similar position.
    2. Extensive experience involving semi’s, knowledge of onshore operations and jack-up operations would be beneficial.
    3. Previous Nigerian /West African experience is advantageous.
    4. Technical / engineering qualification required.
    5. IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.
    6. Thorough understanding of HSE, its application in drilling and ensuring standards are met. Capable of leading by example
    7. Strong drive for continuous performance improvement.
    8. Good interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading effectively in a multi-cultural society.
    9. Good team member
    10. Completion and testing experience
    11. Able to work under sustained high workload, meet tight deadlines yet still deliver quality work
    12. Competence with drilling engineering software
    13. Proficiency with spreadsheets, word processor and presentation software
    14. Project management skills
    15. Excellent knowledge of drilling engineering and international industry standards, ideally acquired while working for a large international operator
    16. Good organisation and project management skills, ensuring efficient application of the company’s well delivery and commercial processes
    17. Contracts and contractor management

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