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Drilling Superintendent in Puerto La Cruz at SeaOwl Group

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description

We are currently recruiting experienced Drilling Superintendent on behalf of a major international Oil Company

Location: Venezuela   Onshore

Start Date:  01/11/2018

Duration:  01/11/2019


Rotation 4x4
Dirección : Petrocedeño
PetroCedeño Drilling Superintendent

* PetroCedeño is an integrated asset Upstream (Drilling and production) / downstream (Upgrader), started in 2000. It is operated by PDVSA (60% Share) since 2008. Total (30.3%) and Statoil (9.7 %) are partners.
* Upstream Capacity designed to produce and export 200 kbpd (Extra Heavy Oil 9. API) diluted with Nafta (26%),
* Downstream capacity designed to produce and export 180 kbpd of Synthetic crude oil named Zuata sweet (32 API) in the market. Side products are petcoke and sulphur.
* Financial key figures : Drillex unit rate # 150 M$
* Drilling and completion campaign: ~ 30 -40 well/yr +/- 80 M$ budget. 500+ well services / workover operation/year. Currently 4 drilling rigs and 7 servicing rigs in operation.
* Interfaces
o Interfaces with Presidency and Technical Management, Geoscience, Corporate Planning, EOR and new technology, Production division management.
o Interfaces with Upstream Department (Petroleum, Field Operations, Project, Technical Mgt)

* Influence positively PetroCedeño
o To improve safety and environmental performance
* Responsible for all field tasks related to drilling, completion, test, slickline, stimulation, well services operations to be performed on Petrocedeno Field. Ensure Simultaneous Operations Standing Instructions are implemented. In accordance with Cy-Rules.
* Prepares and maintains highest level of compliance with statutory requirements and company’s safety procedures during operations.
* Organizes and leads safety meetings and follows up the implementation of action points raised.
* Directly manages and controls drilling, completion, test, slickline, stimulation operations with the assistance of adequate engineering support for operations performed with the drilling & work-over rigs and required slickline crews.
* Coordinates all equipment and services provision to rig site as much as returns to Logistic base, doing an updating rigs forecast.
* Taking care of pre-invoicing, control of jobs tickets and invoicing in conformity with contracts, same as for AKTS.
* All contacts with local authorities (Blow-out Brigad..RTN) etc..
* Review of all drilling and completion programs done by headquarters, same as for all debriefings and slick line program as per SDi coming from site.
* Rigs optimization, by partipating to Dip and CiP.
* Ensures that all equipment used and procedures enforced are in conformity with company policy and standards.
* Ensures that equipment is available for operations, initiates procurement, maintenance.

* Harsh economic country environment
* Production has been improved recently with new south area drilling and intensive stimulation campaign. However the well portfolio is significantly shrinking.
* Hyperinflation in the country
* Operations must cope with specific Venezuelan context & regulation
* Operations are located at San Diego de Cabrutica y Paraguan (1 hour private flight from headquarters)

* Deliver on time in full : Reach the highest possible level of quality (safety, performance, accounting and reporting) on the subsidiary’s drilling, completion and well servicing activities within the budget assigned.
* Be recognized by PDVSA – PetroCedeño as a proactive partner with added value in matter of technological knowhow transfer.
* DOD Performance Objectives through optimization of drilling, completion and work-over operation’s performance.

* Relevant experience in field support and management (15-20 years) in drilling, completion, testing, and work-over, both practical and theoretical.
* Planning and management skills.
* The ability to quickly carry out a technical and economic analysis of a situation, understanding its main issues and challenges for the company.

This job will be on Rotation basis






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