General Manager - Assets in Lagos, Nigeria

at R.S Hunter

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Our Client

We are representing an independent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with various producing assets across Nigeria, and who are seeking to identify an experienced professional for the role of General Manager – Assets.

Role Profile

The General Manager - Assets must have a good knowledge of operational and technical practices in an E&P company with an in-depth knowledge of drilling engineering & operations, reservoir performance analysis, optimisation of field production, development planning, economic evaluation & production forecasting. The candidate must be able to lead and manage multiple concurrent projects, work in a team environment and be able to effectively communicate within and outside the company.  

Job Description

  • Develop business plans for all assets with the aim of maximising asset value in line with the company's corporate strategic objectives.
  • Optimise the utilisation and capacity of existing facilities together with the development of new facilities (e.g. development drilling, development of nearby satellite opportunities and increasing production and reserves base).
  • Analyse technical data and studies, including well tests, production performance, PLT, RFT, PVT data
  • Technically interface with other functional units such as the:
    • Drilling department on well drilling, completions and work-over operations
    • Asset management teams that facilitate engineering 
    • Projects department on field development planning and infrastructural designs and installation
  • Operationally and administratively interface with supply chain management & logistics, human resources and administration, security department(s), etc.
  • Stakeholder management, including JV partners, government agencies, communities and other third party services.


Required Skills & Requirements


  • Degree level essential - preferably in engineering or related degree.
  • Minimum 15 years experience in oil/gas exploration and production companies in one or several of the following disciplines - Drilling, Production Technology, Reservoir Engineering, Facilities & Project Management.
  • Strong leadership/management skills/people skills - proven experience of managing a diverse set of people skills at various levels essential.
  • Strong financial acumen - experience in devising capital & operating budgets related to full field development plus upstream economics is essential.
  • Strong commercial acumen - experience with technical/commercial tenders essential.
  • Highly diplomatic with the ability to develop and maintain strong relations with JV partners and governmental officials at highest levels essential.
  • Previous expatriate experience in developing countries favoured.
  • Driven, self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organisation to achieve objectives.



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