Vice President Drilling and Wells Operations

Bærum, Norway
Apply by:
April 06, 2019
Position type:
Employee (Office / Offshore Core)
Competency area:
Business & Project Leadership

We are seeking a VP for our Drilling and Wells Operations department to strengthen our organization in Oslo, Norway. This role is expected to provide effective leadership and coordination of drilling- and completion activity for exploration- and production projects for Aker Energy.

The VP role is responsible for leading the operations team offshore Ghana, with water depths ranging from 2,000 – 3,500m. The upcoming rig activity, likely to be for several rigs, covers exploration drilling, development drilling and planning for future interventions.

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.

Our values are Transparent, Safe, secure & sustainable, Innovative, Decisive; Respectful; Value Creating. These values are integral part of our Company and the right candidate for Aker Energy identifies with these qualities.

Responsibilities and tasks

Responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large offshore and office-based teams.
  • Experience with subsea operations, horizontal drilling and advanced completions.
  • Familiarity with IOR/EOR operations and project design.
  • Manage service companies to deliver excellent HSE & operational performance
  • Mentor less experienced team members in Oslo & Accra to develop organisational capability for Aker Energy
  • Serves as principal client contact for communication with authorities, partners & contractors.
  • Coordinates team activities for timely responses, submittals, presentations and proposals.

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Diploma or equivalent bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Should have at least 15 years' experience within Drilling & Wells
  • Should have a minimum of three (3) years as a Drilling Supervisor (DSV), Drilling Superintendent, Senior Tool pusher or other equivalent operational leading position
  • Well Engineering experience
  • Strong HSE leadership & behaviours
  • Strong track record for performance delivery

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 you are interested in this position, please do not hesitate to submit your resume and application.
For further information regardin the position, please contact:

Paal Urdal, Manager of Executive Search, NES Advantage Solutions AS, tel: +47 928 25 089

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.