Principal Drilling Engineer (Semi-Sub)

£519.56 - £719.30 per day + per diem per day
28 Mar 2013
25 Apr 2013
Serena Shallop
Full Time

My client in Nigeria is an Operator heavily recruiting in Completions and Drilling. They are currently seeking a Principal Drilling Engineer with Semi-Submersible and/or Jack-up experience. At least, one of them is needed.

The contract is a 12 months rolling one on a 4x4 (28x28) rotation. Based on outstanding performance, contract maybe considered for renewal.

The Principal Drilling Engineer (semi-submersible) would lead a team of drilling/completion and well test engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development, exploration and appraisal wells in water-depths up to 700ft, offshore Nigeria.

Operations involve the following special challenges:

  • High pressure / narrow margin drilling techniques,
  • High angle / extended reach drilling,
  • Subsea completions and well testing,
  • Third party staff, service and equipment quality


    • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.

  • Extensive experience involving semi's, knowledge of onshore and jack-up
    operations would be beneficial.
  • Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous


  • Technical / engineering qualification required.
  • IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.


  • Travel days paid for, business class as required
  • Net of Nigerian Income tax
  • Competitive day rates

Please ONLY apply to this role if you match the requirements. For other roles in Completions, Drilling, Mechanical and Subsea, please call me on +44(0)2074695227

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