Senior Drilling Engineer

Apply by:
November 23, 2018
Position type:
Permanent Employment
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We are now looking for a Senior Drilling Engineer to strengthen our organization to support development of our oil discovery offshore Ghana.

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group. Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team. We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy. The ‘get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Responsible for leading the well planning work through the early phases and/or during development drilling phases, prior to handover to the operations team in Ghana.
  • Support exploration- and/ or development drilling team in delivery of well SOR
  • Deliver option selection recommendation and well BOD
  • Take a leading position in experience transfer and continuous improvements
  • Prepare casing design to provide required well barriers, fluid, cement programs and hydraulic & torque modelling as required
  • Ensure delivery of required emergency response plans & services
  • Prepare cost & time estimates

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Bachelors degree or Masters degree from a recognized university in Relevant Engineering discipline
  • 5 - 10 years well engineering & operational experience
  • IWCF Well Control Supervisor Level
  • Preferred experience includes deepwater / West Africa drilling experience, as well as experience working in remote locations and new country start-ups.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and interpersonal skills

We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others.
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program

Contact information

If any questions about the role, please contact:

Aker Energy

Svein Ola Syrstad
Senior Advisor Drilling and Wells


NES Advantage Solutions

Knut Eirik Hesla
Senior Consultant

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.