Friday, 22 February 2013

Drilling Engineers Vacancy at Chevron Nigeria

Job Title: Drilling Engineer
Requisition Number: 081119865
Location: Lagos
Drilling and Completions at Chevron
We hold strategic positions in some of the
world’s largest and most productive oil and
gas regions. The approximately 1,400
people in the Drilling & Completions (D&C)
team work in some of the world’s most
challenging technical and operating
The D&C “Clear Leader” philosophy provides
us with a passion for safety and
environmental protection, leadership for
the development of new and innovative
drilling and completions technology, and a
commitment to the education and
development of our workforce.
Chevron has established drilling and
completion operation in over 20 countries
around the world with an exploration/new
ventures team that plans and executes
projects in new countries where we do not
yet have production. Our staffing plan is
each country includes a mix of local staff
that is supplemented by expatriate
personnel. These expatriate personnel are
made up of employees from the countries
where we have established operations,
plus several others. An expatriate drilling
engineer can expect a career path that
includes opportunities to work in many of
these countries or within the individual’s
home country, as situations warrant.
Our expatriate positions are predominately
residential, but we do have some positions
that are filled on a rotational basis (typically
28/28). Depending on local laws and
regulations, an expatriate employee can
expect assignments to typically last 3 to 4
years, longer in some cases.
Position Details
Responsibilities for this position may
include but are not limited to:
Focus on all drilling planning and
execution issues
Developing cost estimates and
scoping of data for alternative
well options – consider “life of
well issues” (e.g. future
workovers, recompletions,
sidetracks, abandonment, etc.)
Recommend drilling design
alternatives (casing design,
connectors, hydraulics, bit
selection, drilling fluids, cement
design, etc)
All aspects of drilling program
design, development and
permitting. Coordinate the
gathering of pre-drill data for
design criteria; including bottom
hole assembly (BHA) data, offset
well data, pore pressure, frac
gradient, wellbore stability data,
Equipment procurement/
Management of Contracts for
Third Party services
Vendor evaluation and selection,
as well as work order
development for vendors critical
to the process
Participation in the Chevron
Project Development and
Execution Process (CPDEP) phase
gate meetings
Drilling Execution – participate on
a Rig team to monitor and
execute the drilling program
Supply engineering and technical
support to the Superintendent
and Drill Site Manager/Company
Man as necessary to execute the
drilling program
Involvement in numerous health,
safety and environmental efforts
Mentoring of national engineers
Required Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in an
Engineering discipline
Minimum of 5 years experience
as a drilling engineer or as a
company representative. Note:
Each country has specific
requirements for non-national
personnel to work in their
country, initial assignments will
be to locations commensurate
with the successful candidate’s
education and work experience.
A valid passport issued from
country of citizenship.
Fluent in reading, writing and
speaking English
Proven competency in well
design, execution planning, and
drilling operations
Strong communication and
leadership skills for interaction
with technical employees in the
work group, their peers, and
internal and external customers
Candidate must be results and
performance driven
Candidate should be self
motivated with the ability to act
as a change agent
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to learn non-English
Experience in multiple types of
operations (e.g. land, offshore
shelf, deepwater, geothermal,
Relocation Options
Relocation may be considered within
Chevron parameters.*LI-CM1
Application Closing Date
20th March, 2013
Method of Application
Interested and Qualified candidates should
Apply Online

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