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Senior Deepwater Drilling Engineer in Port-Gentil, Ogooue-Maritime, GA at SeaOwl Group

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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We are currently recruiting experienced Senior Deepwater Drilling Engineer on behalf of a major international Oil Company

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



i) Develop, Plan, Assess and Execute the DW Well Test Program to achieve PETRONAS Well Test Objective for Gabon Ultra DW Drilling Campaign.

ii) Pre-planning all well test activities for 1 x Well Ultra Deep water campaign in 2018-19 including preparing the full testing services Scope of Work, budgeting, Contractor evaluation during tender process, Writing all WT Basis of Design, Well Test Engineering Proposals and Well Test Programs for this well following API Standards and Procedures. Identifying and procuring interface requirements at early stage of WT design / plan. Smart Well Test Design includes Flow Assurance, Sand design and advance PLT, Interference Test, Wireless Data Acquisition, Installation of PDG.

iii) Included Planning and Programs for CTU, N2, Slick Line, BHS, DST, TCP, Well Testing, Sub Sea Electro-Hydraulic systems, PVT Sampling, Flow Assurance, Sand Control which will perform offshore on a DP Drill ship or DP Semi Sub.

iv) Regularly assess Testing operations associated risks, update and highlight the risks to management in writing. Develop Contingencies and ERP for Well test operations, take MOC when required. Responsible for overall safety of Well Test Operations for Gabon.

v) Identify and Lead Well Test Specific Project Risk Assessments and HAZOP/HAZID risk assessments, provide Fit for purpose solutions.

vi) Responsible for monitoring well test supervisors offshore, including installation of Burner Booms and re-certification, load testing, contractor’s QAQC, certification verification, checklist for DW Testing operations, Prepare and implement Pre-Flow check list, Develop Offline activities on dual derrick rig to Optimize rig time, Cost optimization.

vii) Assisting the preparation of all Well Test associated services Contractors example Tubulars, Handling tools Scope, Reservoir Study, PVT sampling etc.

viii) Technical Committee presentations. Technical and Commercial evaluation of contracts related to Well testing and Intervention.

ix) Present well test conceptual, Program get approvals from Technical Assurance (TA).

x) Lead & Execute Well Test operations on Rig to achieve Testing objectives and ensure well test Process Safety.

xi) Review the Well test Contractors Safety Cases, Contractor Performance, Audit and submit reports.

xii) Daily Well Test Operations Report while Testing in progress, Summary Reports, Final Well Test Report to be approved by TAs.

xiii) Reports to Drilling Manager.



*Good English proficiency and able to communicate with local.

*Good negotiation and persuasion skill with the vendors.

*Good team work with project team members.

*Pleasant personality and able to interact with local.

*Specific Skills required: Well Cat, PROSPER / Wellflo / Olga, BASIC Well Test Interpretation, Flow Assurance.

*Availability to go to rig site as required.

*Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in Offshore Well Testing and Completions Operations.

*Minimum Five (5) years of experience in Deep-Water (>Water depth = 1000 ft) Well testing Operations; Run minimum 3-DW Testing jobs with E-H system at Test Supervisor level.

*Minimum three (3) years of Experience in International operations at Supervisor / Senior Engineer level in remote locations to support Testing /Completions operations.

This job will be on Resident basis






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