Posted 1 month ago

Head of Drilling Department

  • Location
    Algeria
  • Reference
    HoDP-ALG-001
  • Industries
  • Discipline
    Operations & Production

Missions & Responsibilities

  • Plan the performance of drilling-well operations in accordance with the rules of the art, safety and environmental protection. Ensures the adequacy of the Drilling schedule with the overall schedule of the project.
  • Contribute to the profitability of the project through a permanent search for cost / efficiency optimization of equipment, services and operational procedures. Writes / validates the corresponding engineering documents (equipment and service specifications, operational programs).
  • Contribute to the establishment of the contracts necessary for the construction of the wells.
  • Perform engineering studies in order to optimize the design of the wells, define the specifications of the rigs, equipment and operational procedures for producing the wells.
  • Write, in collaboration with Sub-Surface, the specifications (SOR) of the wells and the detailed operating programs.
  • Keep well budgets and operations planning up to date according to new information (calls for tenders, program adjustments)
  • Participate in the establishment of the contracts necessary for the realization of the wells during the following phases: calls for tenders, clarifications, technical and commercial evaluations, and recommendation of the contractor.
  • Validate technological innovations to optimize the profitability of the project
  • Encourage and encourages HSE initiatives, manages the analysis of incidents (real or potential).
  • Supervise the management of daily reports and the monitoring of costs by the fracturing and production engineers.
  • Participate in the monitoring of supply contracts and well services, collaborate in the preparation of budgets
  • Ensure continuous performance improvement through feedback: sources of NPT (Non Productive Time), improvement opportunities, QA / QC issues. Keep the DIP (Drilling Improvement Process) register alive with the collaboration of operational elements (office and site) of the drilling department and ensures that actions are closed on time. Validate the end of operation documents: operation reports, experience feedback, formal transfer from the well to the Operation.
  • Write up and optimize operational procedures, ensures their effective communication to operational teams through meetings before starting operations.
  • Participate in periodic meetings with contractors, evaluate their performance and participate in SQM (Service Quality Meeting)
  • Contribute to the writing of feedback reports
  • Ensure, in conjunction with the HSE manager of the Group, that the activities under his responsibility are carried out in compliance with Algerian HSE regulations, Sonatrach and the Partner.
  • Ensure that subcontractors comply with Algerian regulations both administratively (obtaining the necessary authorizations from the competent ARH authorities, Wilaya, etc.), in terms of local content, and in terms of personnel ( compliance in particular with the rules in terms of work permits); for this last point, in conjunction with the HR entity of the Group.

Qualifications & Experience required

  • Engineer (Bac + 5) from engineering school or Master 2
  • IWCF certificate less than 4 years old
  • HSE management training
  • Professional experience: at least 20 years working as a drilling-well engineer in an operating company, partial experience in an integrated services company is also acceptable
  • Proficiency in French and English
  • Mastery of computers

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