Senior Well Engineer at Oando


Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees

Oando Plc

Oando is a proud African company that provides comprehensive energy solutions. It is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as a secondary listing.

Title: Senior Well Engineer

Location: Lagos


  • The Senior Well Engineer is responsible for well planning, design and programming and for providing engineering support during execution of the drilling campaign.
  • The SWE shall support a wide range of well engineering activities including the planning and execution of different well designs; exploration, appraisal, development, land, surface, subsea, deviated, horizontal and multi-lateral wells, including well reviews and field operations performance and has a broad responsibility covering drilling engineering, completion engineering and drilling supervision/operations management.
  • Mentors and supervises all well engineers, Interns.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Interns
  • Well Engineer I&II&III
  • Contractors and consultants
  • Service Providers
  • Liaises with Well Engineers, Production Technologists, & Production Operations Engineers, Reservoir Engineers and service providers.

Job Specification:

  • Minimum of 12 years cognate work experience as a drilling engineer
  • 1st degree in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Valid IWCF certificate (Supervisor- Surface/Subsea Stack) or in view.
  • Excellent command of the Landmark Drilling and completions Engineers suite
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering well campaigns
  • Experience with an Operator or Oilfield service company with at least 3 yrs. as a Manager.
  • Highly developed technical skills enhanced by practical knowledge of the well delivery process
  • Good analytical, communication and writing skills, with PC fluency
  • Excellent proficiency in English language, both in speech and in writing.

Scope of Responsibility & Accountability:

  • Able to perform duties without guidance
  • Able to supervise jobs carried out by WE I,II,III
  • Performs duties in line with guidelines in OER’s WE&S Standard Operating Procedures
  • Responsible for HSE Compliance at the field

Core Competencies:


  • Well Planning
  • Well Design (Casing Design, Hydraulics Program, Bits Programming, Drill string Design)
  • Directional/horizontal well drilling
  • Drilling fluids & Circulating system
  • Drilling Problems & Optimization (Stuck pipe Prevention)
  • Drilling Technology
  • Rig Selection
  • Site Preparation & Construction
  • Well Control
  • Workover
  • Well Intervention
  • Plug and Abandonment
  • Well completions


  • Effective Presentation
  • Business Writing
  • AFE Prep/Budgeting
  • Project Scheduling


  • Deliver Contract Value
  • Contracting Process


  • Equipment Inspection/QA/QC

Demonstration of Advanced/Intermediate level of competency is required

Major Responsibility Area:

Essential Function:

  • Lead multi-discipline well planning process
  • Comply with Policies, standards and procedures, use well planning tool in developing final design
  • Develop detailed well design
  • Prepare drilling program
  • Identify and implement ideas to improve performance by repeating best composite well times, reducing NPT, estimating red money, using of new techniques/technologies and modifying procedures.
  • Develop Well AFE
  • Supervises Daily Operations Meetings
  • Prepare end of well report.
  • Coordinate DWOP and AAR
  • Monitors performance against operational goals and develops reporting and auditing processes used to analyze operational effectiveness.
  • Develop ITT and Contracting, Vendor management and Procurement Assist with the tender document preparation and evaluations for service and equipment contracts for Drilling & Wells teams
  • Coordinates  Risk Identification and Mitigation
  • Implement change control procedures to ensure that changes to procedures either planned or unplanned have the necessary level of technical authority approval.
  • Understand the Company health, safety and environmental policy, procedures, regulations and objectives as they relate to his area of responsibility, and ensure that they are effectively implemented in his domain.

Non-Essential Function:

  • Supports other departments as necessary

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Cost/ft
  • Cost/day
  • NPT <10 %
  • No of wells drilled per year
  • Successful New Technology Deployment
  • Days/well

Deadline: Not Stated

How to Apply: Interested applicants should Click Here to apply online.

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