Drilling Engineer Full Time

Lagos, Nigeria | Bachelor's Degree | 10 - 15 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Engineering | Oil & Gas / Mining

Job Summary

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. 

To learn more, visit the Explore Chevron website .

Drilling and Completions at Chevron:

We hold strategic positions in some of the world’s largest and most productive oil and gas regions. The approximately 1,400 people in the Drilling & Completions (D&C) team work in some of the world’s most challenging technical and operating environments.

The D&C - Clear Leader - philosophy provides us with a passion for safety and environmental protection, leadership for the development of new and innovative drilling and completions technology, and a commitment to the education and development of our workforce. 

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Drilling Engineer rotating to Escravos, Nigeria through July 23 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 

The preferred candidate will rotate to Lekki during the planning phase and to Escravos during the execution phase.

Job Responsibilites

  • Responsible to steward JV drilling programs and procedures through all phases of the project. 
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of well-written, risk-assessed/mitigated detailed procedures.
  • Evaluate complex and critical well problems and makes recommendations/develops procedures for corrective actions.
  • Provide additional DE support as required for JV contracts, service-partner, and materials-management issues. 
  • Support other Drilling Operations Engineers and Drilling Superintendent and acts in the capacity of those team members who might be offshore or out of country. 
  • Liaison w/ other JV departments (SCM, Prod Ops, FE, HES and IT). Interfaces with Production and Construction teams on issues affecting JV D&C SIMOPS conflicts.
  • This position will coordinate new rig start up operations.
  • Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in offshore and/or swamp well drilling projects and operations. Technically and operationally credible to influence engineers, superintendents, DSMs, asset team & service partners, as appropriate to achieve safe, regulatory-compliant, reliable, and efficient designs and operations.
  • Proven Communication, Documentation & Mentoring Skills: Able to work well with all stakeholders and maintain clear communication channels. Provides technical guidance and mentoring to well completion, intervention, and workover engineers.
  • Proven organizational skills: Responsible for preparing well completion, workover, and intervention project plans to achieve Clear Leader OE results. Able to manage and coordinate, with a dynamic rig schedule in a challenging remote location, ordering, delivery, and QA/QC of equipment and operational activities of many service partners in support of complex completion, workover and intervention operations.

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters. 

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will be considered.
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