Hobark International Limited (HIL) Vacancies for Experienced Positions

Hobark International Limited (HIL), is an Integrated Services Company
whose subsidiaries: DrillPet International Limited (DIL), Uniterm
Nigeria Limited (UNL), UltiProc Nigeria Limited (UPNL), Hobark
Consultant Management Services (HCMS) and Gigasecprovide Manpower
Services &
Logistics Support, Drilling Operations and Consultancy
Services, On/OffShore Catering Services, Drilling Rigs & Drilling
Bits and Procurement Services to the Oil & Gas Industry. IP security

Hobark International Limited (HIL) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Onshore Pre-commissioning Engineer
Req ID: 1016
Location: Port Harcourt
Job Description

The UFR Onshore Pre-commissioning Engineer will be required to:

  • Provide assistance and reports to the respective UFR COMPANY Site Representatives at
  • UFR Pre-commissioning Leader and to the UFR Construction Manager in Lagos.
  • Ensure that the tasks are carried out with full respect to HSE,
    Quality and Schedule in full compliance to particular technical
    requirements defined in the EPCI UFR and OLT contracts.
  • Attending all the Pre-commissioning activities organised by UFR
    and /OLT CTRs – work repartition, priorities, schedule, resources,
    coordination of the preparation team.
  • Attending the daily/weekly meetings with the UFR/OLT COMPANY Site representatives.
  • Issuing daily/weekly reports within agreed or set time frame.
  • Reviewing of the pre-commissioning procedures or dossier with
    the pre-commissioning orientation and ensure precommissioning
  • Supervising UFR and OLT Contractors for the integration of UFR and OLT activities within the OPERCOM and ICAPS processes.
  • Following up the schedule of onshore pre-commissioning of UFR and OLT Contractors in order to reach the planned end date.
  • Checking pre-commissioning progress against schedule and
    recommending any necessary corrective actions, close follow up on punch
  • Reporting immediately any unexpected events which may affect pre-commissioning.
  • The review of the various pre-commissioning preparation tasks to be performed by the UFR Contractor.
  • Reviewing pre-commissioning management procedures (hand over, interfaces, punch list, internal, organization etc…).
  • Following Pre-commissioning activities ensuring the Pre-commissioning procedures are duly enforced by UFR and OLT Contractors.
  • Reporting to each Yard’s COMPANY Site Representative and UFR
    Construction Manager about all technical issues that require to be
    specifically addressed in documentation review or during
    Pre-commissioning progress meetings.
  • Supplying verified information to the reporting system that
    allows full tracking of Pre-commissioning events either to be used for
    reporting issue or for mitigation of future change order.
  • Providing inputs to contract correspondence, as necessary and issuing reports and presentations as necessary.
  • Reporting to Management any issues they may face and propose ways of improvement


  • Graduate degree in a relevant Engineering discipline with experience in Oil & Gas industry
  • Sound background in Oil & Gas installations and onshore construction.
  • Minimum 7 years cumulative experience engineering, fabrication or operations.
  • Good knowledge of international structural design codes
  • Good organizational skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
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Primary Skills:

  • Completions Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Engineering, EPC, Oil & Gas, Production

Job Title: Wells Operations Superintendent
Req ID: 1018
Location: Lagos
Job Description

  • Coordinate drilling operations in order to maximise the use of
    use of rigs, hydraulic workover unit, personnel and rentals at wellsite
  • Mentor and ensure that all activity on the wellsite are
    performed according to procedures, in with IADC and standard oilfield
  • Participate in contractors and rig service vendors evaluation
  • Ensure regulatory requirements are compiled with on all wellsite operations
  • Encourage continuous improvement in operations
  • Ensure all documentation from wellsite IADC report are approved for repository.
  • Ensure that all incidences on the wellsite are properly investigated and closed out.
  • Monitor drilling engineering parameters to support drilling operation
  • Manage cost control within limits of authority.
  • Provide clear stewardship reporting on an as-required and exceptions basis to drilling manager
  • Ensure Wellsite HSE Emergency Response Systems are periodically tested with simulation exercises
  • Observe all company health, safety and environmental instructions are implemented at wellsite.
  • Imbibe in the wellsite the culture of reporting unsafe
    conditions or activities, dangerous occurrences or injuries in the
    workplace and capability to initiate second line mitigation action in
    emergency events
  • Not interfere with, remove, displace or make ineffective any
    safeguard, safety device, equipment or appliance provided for health,
    safety and environmental purposes.
  • Coordinate the shakedown of new rigs and workover units


  • 25 years of experience as a drilling professional with an independent or major oil company
  • Possess extensive industry training and a valid well control
    certification (IWCF- L4, Shell round 2 certificate may be an advantage)
  • 3 years’ minimum experience as a driller and 5 years’ minimum experience as rig superintendent or equivalent position
  • 3 – 4 years’ minimum experience as Hydraulic Workover Unit superintendent the Niger Delta or swamp operations
  • Technical knowledge of drilling and completing oil and gas wells
  • Hands on experience drilling wells with a detailed understanding of drilling techniques and equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of drill bits, drilling motors, and drilling rig circulating system
  • Experience with various weighted and non-weighted mud systems (WBM, OBM, SSM and completion fluids)
  • Ability to coordinate operations of multiple rigs and HWU in a safe and cost effective manner
  • HND, BSc or BEng certificate

Primary Skills:

  • Completions Engineer, Drilling Operations, E&I COMMISSIONING, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Production

Job Title: Wells Contracts Engineer
Req ID: 1017
Location: Nigeria
Job Description

  • Proactively identify & understand Well Engineering
    contracting and procurement requirement from Logistic, and C & P
    departments and collaboratively propose competitive solutions.
  • Constructively challenge the business demand &/or
    procurement practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the
  • Execute procurement activities that meet NAPIMS ’s Work Plan.
  • Prepare detailed Tender Plan (TP), Technical Evaluation Report (TER), Techno Commercial and Award Recommendation (TCEAR).
  • Develop contracts in compliance with terms & conditions and in compliance to NIPEX process.
  • Ensure strong connect across the wider Organisation (Production,
    Operations, Petroleum Engineering, Finance and Projects) to ensure
    continuous cross sharing and leverage of best practices.
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  • Experienced CP professional with at least 15 years’ experience
    with proven evidence of Rig and Well Engineering Contracting through
    NIPEX Process.
  • Must have 3yrs Local Nigerian rig and related service contract management within the last 5 years
  • Tertiary education and professional accreditation, e.g. CIPS.
  • Skilled in strategy development and category management.
  • Skilled in relationship management, with exposure to complex remote working environments.
  • Skilled in contract negotiations and complex tender evaluations.
  • Skilled in performance management of strategic contracts.
  • Skilled in team leadership and development of (local) talent.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with others,
    able to work independently and makes a constructive contribution within
    immediate team.

Primary Skills:

  • Completions Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Drilling Operations, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Production

Job Title: Operations Delivery Manager – Shipyard
Req ID: 1015
Location: Lagos
Job Description

  • The Operations Delivery Manager will be responsible for
    day-to-day operations of the shipyard operations responsible for all
    ship repair activities, management and the administration of
    engineering, technical, commercial, bidding and administrative functions
    needed to support shipyard operations.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a shipyard manager or other
    management level responsibilities in a heavy steel manufacturing
    environment, Oil & Gas background.
  • In depth knowledge of all business functions associated with
    shipyard management including estimating, pricing and all aspects of
    technical delivery
  • A strong client facing background with previous experience of
    dealing and presenting information to major clients on large projects

Primary Skills:

  • Oil & Gas, Operations, MS Office, MS Power Point, EPC

Job Title: Senior Ship Manager
Req ID: Req-1014
Lagos, Nigeria
Job Description

  • Manage and perform all Ship and Vessel repair works, support all
    administrative and commercial functions required to support the
    shipyard operations.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a shipyard manager or other
    management level responsibilities in a heavy steel manufacturing
    environment, Shipyard and Marine background.
  • In depth knowledge of all business functions associated with shipyard management.
  • Experience in the following disciplines: design engineering, implementation, maintenance, shutdown and operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.

Primary Skills:

  • Operations, Oil & Gas, MS Power Point, MS Office, EPC

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