Drilling Manager - onshore assets


This is an in country office based position to lead the planning and managing the Drilling operations on Onshore African assets.

Minimum 25 years of experience with at least 10 years of the experience as Drilling Manager role.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and managing with the drilling team
  • Leading the well planning, rig and services contracting and logistics arrangements
  • Liaising with Company's exploration personnel and developing well objectives
  • Review of well designs, well test designs and operations programmes that achieve the objectives at optimum cost
  • Working from the operating office and supervising and leading the drilling the wells
  • Interfacing with local government and submission of required government applications
  • Instigating the Company's CSR programme
  • Producing a long lead and well AFEs and managing expenditure versus these AFEs
  • Identifying technical, operational and HSE risks and putting in place sensible mitigating measures to reduce these risks
  • Setting up HSE procedures such as Emergency Response and Oil Spill Contingency Plans
  • Ensuring drilling operations are performed in accordance with Company's Drilling Management system
  • Preparing final well reports, operations critiques and lessons learned.
  • Sending the samples to the lab as required and provide support to the Post well studies.

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