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Drilling Superintendent in Port-Gentil, Ogooue-Maritime, GA at SeaOwl Group

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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

Location: Gabon   Offshore

Start Date:  01/12/2018

Duration:  31/10/2019


Location: Gabon Offshore

Start Date: 01/12/2018

Duration: 31/10/2019


Malaysia KL . Engineering and Contracting Phase: DEC 18-MARC19

▪ 1 Senior Drill Eng.

▪ 1 Senior Well Test Eng.

▪ 1 Drilling Spdt

Move to Gabon at the end of engineering


Gabon Pre-Ops Phase: APRIL19-JUNE 19

▪ 1 Senior Fluids Eng/Fluid Superintendent

▪ 1 Logistic Spdt. French speaking mandatory for this position



Gabon . OPS phase JULY19-NOV 19

▪ 2 HSE Officer (back to back = 4) Onshore + Offshore

▪ 2 Day drilling Supervisor + 2 Night Drilling Supervisor

▪ 2 Material Coord.


All technical positions MUST have DeepWater + West Africa experiences

Drilling depth = 2800M of water. Deepest well ever for Petronas

Drillship Unit. Lot of salt formation. No HP/HT



  1. i) To provide technical input and feedback on well design and planning.
  2. ii) Direct, organize and manage the overall implementation of PETRONAS offshore / on-land exploration drilling activities at the work sites in accordance with approved programs, procedures and practices and with the specific objective of achieving optimum operating cost, safeguarding the safety of personnel and property and protection of the environment.

iii) Review SID program.

  1. iv) Provide technical expertise to troubleshoot major operational problems, such as blowout, rig on fire or serious accident that may occur during the operations.
  2. v) Manage the drilling activities safely by implementing and enforcing good oil field drilling practices and other statutory requirements as required by law.
  3. vi) Identify unsafe practices, procedures and advise innovative solutions to remedy the problems.

vii) Plan and control rig activities such as timely scheduling of equipment, materials and services to avoid costly delays by continuous forecasting rig forward activities and requirements.

viii) Enhance operations efficiency by constantly evaluating and analyzing the practices,  procedures and problems and recommending changes for improvement.

  1. ix) To train PETRONAS Drilling Engineer assigned to the project team.
  2. x) To be involved in post drilling performance analysis activities to enable capturing of lesson learnt.



*Good English proficiency and able to communicate with local. Exp  West Africa required

*Possess valid International Well Control Forum (IWCF) certificate

*Pleasant personality and able to interact with local.

*Minimum 15 years’ experience in drilling operations

*Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as Drilling Superintendent.

*Minimum five (5) years of experience as Drilling Superintendent on wells with > 1,000m (>3,281ft) water depth. 

This job will be on Resident basis






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