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Monday, 4 March 2013

Drilling Engineers at Chevron Nigeria Limited - Nigerians & Expatriates

Chevron Nigeria is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron Nigeria Limited hereby invites applications from qualified candidates for employment.

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 environments.

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, etc.
Equipment procurement/forecasting
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 languages
Experience in multiple types of operations (e.g. land, offshore shelf, deepwater, geothermal, etc.)

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
Click Here To Apply Online

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