Drilling Engineer at Padua Petroleum Nigeria Limited (PPNL)

Drilling Engineer at Padua Petroleum Nigeria Limited (PPNL)

Padua Petroleum Nigeria Limited (PPNL) is an indigenous company established to provide a unique range of services to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. We venture into this industry with the objective of building on existing limited in- country capacity. In view of the enormous opportunities which abound in the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria and the new findings in other African countries, there is need for more indigenous players to fill the yawning gap by providing competitiveness and quality service delivery to the industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Purpose Statement

  • This role will support and direct drilling engineering functions to support drilling operations; and lead major drilling engineering projects that require original or unusual analysis and solutions. This role will also

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on drilling operations.
  • Execute and accomplish assignments and studies in areas outlined in the scope, assuring conformance to overall objectives of all phases of drilling operations in areas including drilling penetration rate optimization, new drilling technology, and drilling studies.
  • Deliver technical support for many types of drilling wells including complex multi-lateral and extended reach (ERD) horizontal oil and gas wells, offshore and deep water. Wells include water injections and producing wells, exploration wells and all kind of work overs.
  • Analyze advanced drilling data and the performance of new or existing drilling techniques to determine a need for or benefit from studies, recommendations, and/or modifications with respect to unit costs, and operating efficiency consistent with established operations.
  • Assume ownership of relevant General Instructions and standards and, when applicable, recommend improvements to operational processes and guidelines.
  • Prepare standard development practices and procedures to ensure maximum drilling efficiency consistent with safety, economics, reservoir, and aquifer considerations

Required Qualification / Experience

  • BSc. Degree in Engineering, preferably in Petroleum, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience as a drilling engineer or foreman in the conventional oil industry. At least 10 years of this should be with a major international organization.
  • A minimum of 5 years working as an operations drilling engineer with at least 1-yearcumulative time working on a rig as a Drilling Engineer or Drilling Supervisor/Foreman or equivalent.
  • Experienced in developing cost analysis and preparing detailed work over evaluations and programs.

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Highly analytical and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong managerial, delegation and negotiation skills
  • Strong IT knowledge: Word and Excel skills
  • A critical thinker and good problem-solving ability.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Report-writing abilities
  • Committed to accuracy and completeness.

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: career@ppnl.com.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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