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Head, Petroleum Engineering Department at Oando Plc


Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Head, Petroleum Engineering Department

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job Type: Full-time
Entity: OER
Reports To: GM, Subsurface
Direct Reports: Lead / Principal Reservoir Engineer and Lead / Principal Production Technologist
Indirect Reports: Reservoir Engineers, Senior Reservoir Engineers, Production Technologists and Senior Production Technologists

Purpose
Summarize briefly the major function and purpose of the position:

  • Coordinates activities of the REs & P. Techs and ensures seamless interface with the G&G function
  • Ensures the Petroleum engineering team has all the necessary software and tools to deliver on their commitments
  • Prepares departmental annual budgets
  • Lead strategic staffing model development for short and long term business sustainability models
  • Lead engagement with counterparts in the operator’s organization in the non-operated ventures
  • Leads & manages the Reservoir Engineering function to deliver on the following:
    • Field Development Planning and project optimization including new field development drilling
    • Provide Petroleum Engineering support to oil fields. This includes all aspects of drilling, well completion and workover activities, from job design to on-site implementation.
    • Perform detailed simulation studies to optimize well production / design or to investigate critical aspects related to fluid movements, and will conduct analytical studies to understand the fluid flow characteristics in the reservoir
    • Build reservoir models and carry out simulations to evaluate the possible development scenarios and associated reserve profiles
    • Conduct decline curve and pressure transient testing analyses
    • Prepare reserve estimates and economic analyses for exploration and development drilling and recompletion projects, and analyze electric logs, formation pressures, and reservoir fluids
    • Prepare and supervise the implementation of programs for drill stem testing & pressure surveys
    • Evaluate potential acquisitions and divestitures, as well as identifying and recommending exploitation opportunities on existing properties
    • Provide effective reservoir management for the developed reservoirs
    • Participate in interdisciplinary reservoir study teams
    • Work with geoscientists and production engineers to predict production potential
    • Production performance monitoring and evaluation
    • Database structure and application of production database management system (OFM)
    • Conduct economic evaluation (including extensive decision analysis work) of exploration and development drilling opportunities, acquisitions, and divestitures
    • Periodic reserves certification exercises & supervision of reserve studies performed by consulting firms
  • Leads & manages the Production Technology function to deliver on the following:
    • Wellbore integrity management system
    • Conduct periodic wellbore surveillance reviews, including well performance modelling and interpretation
    • Prepare completion design and well deliverability assessment for new drill wells
    • Perform well production optimization studies and supervise execution
    • Well candidate selection for production enhancement using production engineering tools.
    • Support drilling plans and execution, develop and maintain well deliverability models and running economic models of production optimization proposals
    • Prepare and supervise the implementation of programs for well testing, well workovers and well stimulations
    • Design, application, safety precaution and evaluation of artificial lift such as gas lift, electric submersible pump and sucker rod pump
  • Maintain and develop internal processes for decision making, performance analysis, and planning and
  • Advise the GM, Subsurface on business plan development / execution and strategic business development.

Job Specification

  • First Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • 15+ years' work experience as a Petroleum Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry with demonstrated Surveillance
  • Proven experience at recommending remedial well work solutions for both deviated & horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirs with variable geo layer parameters: porosity, permeability, water saturation, thickness, etc.
  • Experience with well testing and allocation of well test production data.
  • Experience with tubing & IPR modelling and gas lift design troubleshooting.
  • Experience with interpretation of cased hole production and diagnostic logs
  • Desirable to have experience working in mature producing fields where finding, assimilating, and integrating data from incomplete files and variable sources can be challenging.
  • Production Engineering expertise in optimizing well production in large oil and gas fields.
  • Leads the reservoir engineering & the production technologist functions
  • Proven experience at effective reservoir management & surveillance
  • Field development planning experience
  • Knowledge of standard petroleum engineering software such as :
    • Well and Reservoir Analysis Software: OFM, Saphir ( Kappa),
    • Well Inflow Performance Modelling Software: PROSPER
    • General Allocation and Production Network Software: GAP
    • Reservoir simulation software: Eclipse.

Core Competencies:

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Production Technology
  • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
  • Team Playing
  • Oral & written Communication
  • Strong exposure to good HSE
  • Experience, practice and certification.
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Leadership Supervisory

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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