Drilling Superintendent/SDE in Lagos, Nigeria

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

Job Description

  1. Ability   to contribute effectively in company HSSE programs & systems. Promote   active use of the SHIC system and ensure strict compliance with HSSE-MS   manual.
  2. Ability to conduct and lead investigations on incidents with team to   determine route cause, learning’s and recommendations to Management.
  3. Ability   to assess the suitability of new and existing drilling and camp sites   for  drilling operations.
  4. Ability   to provide daily support to the field drilling, completion and well   intervention supervisors in all aspects of the planning and execution of well   operational activities.
  5. Ability   to perform and lead regular technical and HSE audits and inspections as per   the HSE plan, the audit plan and contractual requirements.
  6. Ability   to provide immediate and effective/efficient solutions to drilling and   completion challenges real-time, including down-hole and equipment   equipments.
  7. Ability   to manage the interfaces between field production, logistics and materials,   HSE departments and drilling, completion and well intervention activities,   and resolving any conflicts.
  8. Ability   to review all service contractors programs for various drilling and   completions operations with the aim of optimising the programs and making   objective contributions.
  9. Ensure   that the drilling contractor and service personnel deliver the highest   quality performance and technical integrity of the wells during the execution   phase.
  10. Ability   to participate and contribute effectively to in Drilling the Limit, DWOP,   CWOP, WWOP & AAR meetings for all wells scheduled in the Technical Work   Program.
  11. Ability   to make decisions under emergency operating conditions to solve problems and   protect rig crew, rig and well.
  12. Manage   Drilling and Completion contracts by ensuring that the right set of tools are   called-off from the appropriate contract without exceeding the ceiling value   and the contract validity.
  13. Ability to review detailed and executable Drilling / Completion   /Work-over program with the aim of optimising the programs and making   objective contributions.
  14. Assist   contractor to setup a robust PMS, procurement strategy and / or identify +   foster relationship with key OEMs/OEM-agents (local & overseas.
  15. Ensure   smooth start up of new rigs (either swamp and land) by coordinating   inspection and ensuring follow-up of the punch list and/or the refurbishment   the case may be. Ensure reasonable up-time of older rigs.
  16. In charge of full rig acceptance in compliance with industry &   international standards and Ensure rigs or contractor has the minimum stock   of spare parts required and as per contract.
  17. Follow-up   of rig & rig crew performance: HSE, timelines, NPTs, personnel   qualifications  (Mechanic, Electrician   and TP).
  18. Ability to monitor drilling engineering parameters to support drilling   operations.
  19. Coaching,   development and supervision of younger engineers.


Any Engineering Degree, (MBA added advantage)

Minimum of 10yrs experience in drilling & Completions (at least 6 of which in managing rig operations from the office.)

-         Excellent understanding of well   operations, drilling contractor and rig activities

-         Excellent oral communication skills

-         Excellent   knowledge of rig equipment

-         Good   knowledge of IADC regulations and standards

-         Poses valid IWCF Certification

-         Member   of at least one professional body, including SPE.

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