HEAD, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING (140505) in Lagos, Nigeria

at Addax Petroleum

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

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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