Drilling Specialist

Job Location: Accra
Job Type: Temporary
Job Category: Oil and Gas
Objectives and Performance Criteria
No.Tasks for which the position is introduced
1.Provides recommendations during the contracting phase of the projects.
Performance criteriaDeliver assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Quantitative impact indicatorsContracting strategy executed.
2.Provides recommendations during planning, execution, and evaluation phases of the projects.
Performance criteriaSupporting well-engineering processes. Supporting rig operations as required.
Quantitative impact indicatorsDrilling programs approved in time.
3.Performs analysis of the well cost and budget.
Performance criteriaDeliver assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Quantitative impact indicatorsDatabase is created and updated.
4.Manages communication with partners on drilling subject matter.
Performance criteriaProviding required support.
Quantitative impact indicatorsEstablished proper communication.
5.Performs offset well analysis.
Performance criteriaProviding required support.
Quantitative impact indicatorsDatabase is created and updated.
Business process/functional blockExploration and Field Development
Task No.Functions
1Review scope of services and related technical specification prior the tender;Review cost estimation for each tender package; Provide recommendations on the selection of contractors and suppliers during competitive tender proceedings, as well as for single source procurement for the deep water drilling operations;Review term and conditions of the contracts related to drilling operations activities.
2Provide recommendations on matters including the evaluation and implementation of new technologies, equipment, materials and products used in deep water drilling operations, including completion and workover;Perform technical analysis of all drilling programs, work plans, reports on the results of operations and final well reports.Monitor the daily drilling operations and update the appropriate charts and files;Participates in technical seminars and sessions on well construction activities, including seminars on value creation, technical evaluation of solutions, seminars on drilling and completion “on paper”, performance reviews;Review and analyzes deep water drilling operations risk register.Liaise with contractors and services to enable efficient execution of the well operations.
3Perform analysis of the well cost and budget, identifies and recommends cost improvement initiatives to senior management.Develop materials, technology and services cost database for the region.
4Participate in technical meetings with Lukoil IOCC Wells Department as required;Participate in technical meetings drilling service providers and partners as required.
5Review and analyzes available offset well data to determine the most technically and environmentally sound operating practices and areas where innovative drilling ideas can be implemented.Develop offset wells database.
6Participate in developing training programs;Active involvement in the process of D&W design and analysis, cost estimates, tendering documentation review, tendering process supervising, and others;Improving professional skills and abilities through constant interaction;Joint participation in meetings related to projects activities;Control interface with other engineers to ensure work coordination and the project schedule and the budget are on track.
Qualification Requirements 
EducationHigher technical education (drilling, oil and gas business) 
Relevant professional experienceAt least 10 years of relevant experience in the drilling engineering. At least 5 years of experience as a drilling specialist on offshore projects, most of which is associated with Deepwater / West Africa;  Experience in the full range of deepwater drilling engineering techniques and methodologies.Experience in planning and executing offshore projects utilizing floating drilling platforms (semi-submersible rigs, drill ships).Field experience on floating drilling platforms (semi-submersible rigs, drill ships) is preferred. 
Professional knowledge, skills and capabilitiesKnowledge of the casing string design principles and maximum load design cases for deep water wells. Knowledge of specific operations related to deep water drilling. Knowledge of required logistics operations to support deep water drilling. Strong teamwork and meeting facilitation skills.Strong communication and influencing skills.Demonstrated ability to contribute to an environment that fosters innovation, risk-taking, continuous improvement, and continuous learning. 
Corporate competencesTeam Work.Focus on Development.Taking Initiative.Personal Influence.Analysis of Problems & Decision Making. 
Language skillsEnglish Fluent 
PC proficiencyExperience in Landmark EDM or similar drilling engineering software is preferred;Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) 
Special requirements Candidate must be able to undertake reasonable business travelsCandidate must be able to travel offshore as needed, and pass required offshore safety training (BOSIET/HUET). 

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