Drilling Project Manager

Job Description:

Reports to the client's Development Management

• Generates the PEP and tracks project performance against the PEP

• Ensures real time monitoring of the project and implements improvements in a timely basis

• Leads the well planning, rig and services contracting and logistics arrangements

• Accountable for the preparation and implementation of the Bridging Document.

• Review of well designs, well test designs and operations programmes that meet international standards I best practices and achieve the objectives at optimum cost

• Produces well AFEs

• Identifies technical, operational and HSE risks and ensures sensible mitigation measures are put in place to reduce these risks

• Ensures key HSSE procedures are in place to support the project (Emergency Response and Oil Spill Contingency Plans, etc)

• Coordinates any management of change requests

• Promote the principles of continuous improvement – creates a performance-based system with SMART KPls to monitor and drive the project

• Provide guidance and support to personnel as required

• Primary interface with wider project team

• Maintains engagement with all key stakeholders

• Hosts project meetings

• Maintains a project action list

• Oversees and completes the successful delivery of the work scope in accordance with the requirements of the client (HSSE, time, budget and quality)

• Ensures effective project closeout – lessons learned, NPT II LT, end of well report, AFE closeout.

• Resources Management

o Manages the Contractor's resource to ensure the project meets all objectives and requirements

o Ensures Contractor personnel comply with client's management system requirements

o Acts as the liaison between the client and the Contractor's personnel

o Manages all project resources – client and contractor (Procurement, HSSE, Subsurface, Drilling & Completions)

• Preparation of Contractor's invoices

• Liaises with the required departments as required to deliver the project

Qualifications & Qualities:

• Drilling engineering training

• Industry experience level minimum 20 years

• Well control training to an industry recognized standard

• Proven career advancement and variety of job positions held

• Minimum 10 years experience as a Drilling Operations Manager / Drilling Superintendent

• Overall, 10 years' experience on land wells and recent experience on land well operations

• Multiple country work experience – MENA preferable

• Deep experience in performance driven culture and practices

• Ability to get the best out of the work force

• Mentors the client's work force

• Determination to deliver and improve

• Willingness to live in country for long periods

• Flexibility of work pattern, including potential breaks

• Fluent in written and spoken English language

• Strong analytical and communication skills together with excellent computer literacy

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