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  • Posted on: 20 May, 2014 Deadline: 3 June, 2014
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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 was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas, exploration and production company focused on Africa and the Middle East.

    Addax Petroleum is recruiting to fill the below position:

    Head, Petroleum Engineering


    Position Description
    To build and maintain a strong and cross-functionally integrated Petroleum engineering capability to support the asset-based organisation.
    • Develop Reservoir engineering and production technology staff and enhance their competencies through continuous assessment of skills, design and implementation of training and career development plans (in consultation with the asset managers).
    • As technical expert on all petroleum engineering activities, introduce, implement and maintain technologies, tools, guidelines and workflows that enable the ADS and well & reservoir management processes and activities to be delivered and fully in line with global petroleum engineering technical standards.
    • Provide Technical and Value Assurance of all Petroleum Engineering input to key Asset Management deliverables as the operating company’s technical authority on reservoir engineering and production technology.
    • Develop, maintain and deliver in-house technical courses and best practice guidelines in integrated reservoir modelling for reservoir and field studies input to field development plans.
    • Ensure quality management of all petroleum engineering data, information, documents and records.
    As part of the global Nigeria subsurface studies team (GNSST) leadership, support all NBU projects at the opportunity identification, planning and execution stages and act as petroleum engineering custodian of all reservoir engineering and production technology content both for internal and external (NAPIMS, DPR) engagements.

    Position Requirements

    Create/adapt and recommend technical standards for Asset Management petroleum engineering practice, including integrated reservoir modelling input, volumetric estimation and petroleum resources classification for annual reserves reporting.
    • Technical Authority for Petroleum Engineering in APDNL & APENL, and thereby accountable for the functional quality of all reservoir and production engineering work carried out on NBU projects, including the deployment of approved technical standards and the integration of the petroleum engineering results in development projects and the management of assets.
    • Ensuring that across APDNL & APENL, all petroleum engineering related safety critical activities (e.g. geomechanics – compaction & subsidence, pore pressure prediction and monitoring for developed reservoirs) are identified and have effective response processes.
    • Development and execution of Petroleum Engineering Functional Improvement Plans for APDNL & APENL.
    • Development of skills and competencies of the reservoir engineering and production technology skill-pool in APDNL & APENL including resourcing of new staff and development of standard petroleum engineering learning programmes, together with technical coaching and mentoring schemes, and the implementation of on-boarding programs for new technical professionals within the discipline.
    • Provide input to scope of reservoir and production engineering work required to support short, medium and long term

    Technical Work Programmes for APDNL and APENL development assets

    • Plan, implement, supervise, and monitor all petroleum engineering technical studies projects, leading to detailed description of reservoir dynamics, recovery processes, well completions and integrated well reservoir and production facilities management and optimisation, quantification of oil and gas resources, and estimation of exploitation risks.
    • Provide leadership for petroleum engineering inputs into Field Development Planning for APDNL and APENL assets
    • Identify need for, and supervise delivery of 3rd party studies (by contractors) to ensure agreed specifications on quality, time, and costs are met.
    • Act as lead resource person on petroleum engineering related evaluation issues and development projects requiring quick turn-around times (rapid deployment).
    • Continually monitor industry technology trends to identify, test, and recommend cost efficient subsurface evaluation software and hardware; manage petroleum engineering technology deployment within the Asset Management team.
    Lead technical defence of petroleum engineering basis for investment plans before internal and external stakeholders (the Addax Decision Review Board, NAPIMS, DPR).
    • Technical coach for all reservoir engineers and production technologists in APNL.
    Member of the APNL Technical studies leadership team and act as Senior Manager technical studies as delegated.


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    Senior Engineer, Reservoir


    Position Description
    Provide technical and operational support on all activities vis-a-vis drilling, completions, production, well intervention activities,etc. to maximise recovery of Addax's Oil and Gas reserves from both mature and new fields in assigned area.
    Monitor and evaluate well, reservoir, and field performance in assigned area.
    Provide input into appraisal, development and reservoir management activities.
    Execute detailed reservoir engineering activities as part of integrated field studies.
    Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and experience of reservoir energy material balance, recovery process, well placement and completion technologies, open hole and production log analysis and interpretation techniques, well test analysis in Oil and Gas reservoirs, simulation model results analysis,SCAL and PVT applications.
    Supervise,mentor,motivate and competently develop junior staff.
    Ensure adherence to government statutory regulations in all matters relating to reservoir engineering.
    Prepare data-decks for simulation models to include rock properties, relative permeability, PVT, capillary pressure, vertical lift performance, well specification and production data.
    Carry out history match exercises using historical production data and pressure information.
    Perform prediction simulation runs to evaluate a range of possible development options.
    Provide production forecasts and reserves estimates for planning and reserves reporting
    Perform reservoir engineering studies using classical analytical techniques (e.g. material balance, fractional flow, decline curve analysis).
    Provide reservoir engineering input into ATDs and field development plans - and presentation of same to partners and local approval agencies.
    Carry out subsurface studies as requested by Asset Teams to assist in development decisions.
    Recommend and prepare detailed data gathering programmes (pressure surveys, PLTs etc) for fields and reservoirs based on Asset Team requirements.
    Prepare and obtain approval for contracts to cover reservoir engineering technical work associated with third party service providers as required to support in-house study teams and ensure adherence / compliance with agreed scopes of work and contract ceilings.
    Mentor and develop junior engineers

    Position Requirements

    B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Petroleum Engineering.
    Minimum of 12 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry (Petroleum Engineering), of which at least 10 years must have been spent conducting integrated reservoir and other technical studies. Expert proficiency in Eclipse, good understanding of static modelling


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    Senior Petrophycist


    Position Description
    Ensures that the Asset team petrophysical activities are performed safely, timely and on budget.
    Provides operational and study petrophysical support to the Asset teams.
    Contributes to a consistent G&G Data Management strategy and deployment across ADDAX, including contributions to relevant asset teams and projects.
    Supervises, mentors, motivates and competently develops junior staff.
    Ensures adherence to government statutory regulations in all matters relating to petrophysical activities (radioactive sources etc.).

    Position Requirements

    1) Performs/supervises and documents petrophysical studies as part of the reservoir and field reviews.
    2) Performs and documents in Petrophysical Note for Files ‘first pass’ log interpretation for APDNL and APS teams during drilling operations and reconcile interpretation with APS.
    3) Participates in formation evaluation contract strategy and contract bids to ensure the most cost effective and technically sound approach is adopted.
    4) Provides technical / operational advice while drilling, whilst maintaining up-to-date well progress data.
    5) Participates in Operational Duties outside office hours.

    Other duties:
    QC and load digital log data to Geographix.
    Establish impact of environmental corrections on acquired logs.
    Determine petrophysical evaluation parameters using all available data.
    Prepare code and perform the final petrophysical well evaluations.
    Display petrophysical results as required (e.g. depth plots, crossplots, histograms etc).
    Database management:
    Applies rigorous data management procedures.
    Primarily responsible for G&G data base architecture, project management, data integrity, maintenance and accessibility.
    Facilitate and advise APDNL’s Asset teams in Data Management best practices. In conjunction with the Asset teams, develop and maintain guidelines for Data Management and promote the application of these guidelines.
    Together with the IT department in APDNL ensure an adequate, fit-for-purpose infrastructure environment for Data Management.
    Manage, maintain and ensure integrity and update of APDNL’s G&G digital / analog data store.
    Act as the prime responsible facilitator/coordinator for arranging and managing smooth and timely data transfers between APD(N)L, APE(N)L, and APS.


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    Senior Production Technologist


    Position Description
    Provide technical and operational support on all production engineering, well intervention, drilling and completion matters to maximise recovery of Addax’s oil and gas reserves from both mature and new fields in his assigned area.
    Monitors and evaluates well, reservoir, facilities and field performance in his assigned area together with all attendant production technology aspects.
    Actively engages in problem identification and solving in connection with the complete production process.
    Participates in the design and construction of wells. Identifies solutions to improve the efficiency of the well construction process.
    Supervises mentors, motivates and competently develops junior staff.
    Ensures adherence to government statutory regulations in all matters relating to production technology.

    Position Requirements
    Well Performance
    • Actively monitor and evaluate well performance data. Within the asset team take a lead in production problem diagnosis, well performance monitoring and optimisation of well and process throughput.
    • Have an excellent knowledge of gas lift operations and be able to design, operate and optimise a gas lift system.
    • Advise operating departments on the physical constraints applicable to the well / reservoir / field production (e.g. critical drawdown pressures, water coning limits, gas cusping limits, maximum reservoir off-take rates).
    Production Technology
    • Have an excellent understanding of well construction and completion issues and techniques and their application in a subsea environment.
    • It is advantageous to have experience in the use of intelligent completions and the design and implementation of such completions in a subsea environment.
    • Initiate and participate in the design and programming of well completions, with the aim of optimising well inflow performance and maximising recoverable reserves.
    • Have an excellent knowledge of horizontal completion techniques in an unconsolidated environment. Some of this knowledge to be gained from onsite experience.
    • Have an excellent understanding in the area of sand control. Needs to be able to interpret log, core data and production requirements to come up with reasoned sand control recommendations. Needs to be aware of technology and techniques within this environment and understand the well construction pros and cons to various techniques.
    • Must be able to interface with the drilling group and provide real time support to drilling well construction issues.
    • Must have an excellent understanding of PVT analysis.
    • Must be able to identify well problems and formulate solutions through proposals for well interventions that will improve productivity.
    • Must understand and have experience of well intervention techniques for coiled tubing, wireline and slickline.
    • Needs to be able to provide Production Technology input to field development plans, including well completion design, well performance prediction, tubing sizing, material selection, optimum artificial lift method, flow assurance, processing facilities, HSE issues, formation evaluation issues and the risks and uncertainties associated with these.
    • Liaise with other disciplines / departments and Production Technology peers in APDNL and APS.
    • Actively search for improvements and keep abreast of new technologies within the Production Technology field.
    • Should have extensive experience of using well performance simulation software (nodal analysis) to optimise well performance. Must have experience of matching observed well performance to actual well performance.
    • Must understand how to conduct tubing designs, artificial lift selections, completion design and tubular selection for new wells and workover candidates.
    • Participate in operational duties outside office hours.
    • Needs to have the experience of and be able to conduct offshore supervision of operations should novel or new equipment or techniques be utilised offshore.
    • Should be able to help in the design, implementation and analysis of drill stem tests and MER test in a subsea environment.


    Must have excellent presentation skills and be able to present to internal and external bodies.
    Essential to have experience in the Gulf of Guinea.
    Respects and implements Company’s health, safety and environmental policy, procedures, regulations and objectives as they relate to his area of responsibility.
    Participates in operational duties outside office hours.


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    Database Administrator


    Position Description
    Ensures that the Asset team Databases are up-to-date.
    Quality Checks and loads all newly acquired data to the Asset Database.
    Contributes to a consistent Data Management strategy and deployment across Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited.
    Ensures data are delivered to both internal and external customers (APS, NNPC and DPR, etc.) as required.
    Ensures easy retrieval of data from databases.

    Position Requirements

    1. Ensures QC and loading of digital log data to Asset Databases.
    2. Applies rigorous data management procedures.
    3. Primarily responsible for maintaining data integrity and accessibility to Petrophysical, Geoscience Reservoir Engineering, and Production Technology data bases.
    4. Ensures that prescribed guidelines for data Management are adhered to, and promote the application of these guidelines by users.
    5. Liaise with IT department to maintain adequate infrastructure service levels in support of storage of Asset Management data.
    6. Maintain and ensure integrity and update of APDNL’s Asset Management digital / analogue data store.
    7. Responsible for arranging and managing smooth and timely data transfers between APD (N) L, APE(N)L and APS, Regulatory Agencies.
    8. Keep an inventory of available data and data transfers.


    1. No fatalities, Zero LTI’s.
    2. Accurate and timely monthly reporting on status, cost and schedule (both actuals and forecast).
    3. All contract tendering and awards in place in accordance with Project schedule (in so much as these can be controlled by PMT).
    4. Full project delivery in accordance with agreed overall schedule and budget, and to level of quality as required by Company standards.
    5. Both NAPIMS and AFE approvals secured ahead of making commitments including any revisions.
    6. Project Closeout reports to be issued no later than 3 months after startup.
    7. Formally close-out all contracts within 6 months of Project startup.


    1. Accountable for the execution of assigned projects typically ranging from $US 10 – 100 million.
    2. Responsible for engineering/construction contracts ranging from $US 50,000 upwards.


    Degree in an engineering or relevant technical discipline.
    Membership of a relevant Professional Institution preferred but not essential.
    Minimum of 7 years experience in project, engineering and construction management in the upstream oil and gas industry (both onshore and offshore).
    Previous direct experience in offshore facilities construction work, especially installation of platforms and laying pipelines, as well as working on facilities expansions where simultaneous production and construction operations are required.
    Previous experience of working in Nigeria is preferred but not essential.
    Previous experience working internationally is a prerequisite.
    Managed multidiscipline teams of diverse cultural backgrounds.
    Computer literate (including sound working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project ).


    The ability to communicate well and get along well with other team members and functional peers, the ability to work independently within an integrated team and the willingness to seek guidance when needed are essential.
    Good understanding of Petrophysical, Geoscience and Production Engineering data architecture.
    High computer literacy.
    A good knowledge of different evaluation and Data Management packages.
    A degree in any of the Engineering disciplines, Geo-sciences: Geology, Geophysics or Surveying and Applied Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Science.
    Five years oil and gas industry experience, including data management experience for a minimum of two years. Experience in Petrophysics and/or Geoscience evaluations will be an advantage.


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