Company: Airswift Skills: Drilling Manager Experience: 10 + Years Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq Status: Active No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Currently seeking a Drilling & Completions Manager for an international oil operator in Erbil to join their subsurface and production team. Successful applicant will help to plan and design all required new well developments.Job Purpose

The Drilling & Completions Manager will provide leadership and direction to a team of Professional Engineers and Well Operations staff tasked with delivering the planning, detailed design and safe and efficient execution of all wellbore related activity. This will include input to the creation of field development plans that will generate economic reserve growth opportunities and maximize net income and cash flow for the company. As a member of the Technical Directorate Management Team, the position is also responsible for contributing to the development of the company’s Iraq oil and gas strategy and the operational plans and business processes required for optimal economic development of hydrocarbons and the corresponding delivery of projects.

Main Duties
To provide oversight and approval for all required well programs and develop strategies for equipment and services.

Responsible for the efficient delivery of all objectives associated with drilling, completion and testing operations. Ensure Drilling and Completion activities are prioritized effectively and that teams execute plans and projects in accordance with the established schedules.
Ensure design and operations are carried out in accordance with the company’s HSSE standards, the company’s Well Engineering standards and country legislation.
Collaborate with the Technical Managers and share responsibility for the creation and maintenance of all required Field Development Plans. This includes document management, obtaining Ministry of Natural Resources approval and the integration of Field Development Plan commitments into the internal planning and budgeting processes.
To Provide leadership and direction to the Drilling and Completions Team, ensuring the group is appropriately resourced and that skills and expertise are developed to support the delivery of business objectives.
Establish the work plans and priorities for all efforts required to support field development activities as described in the Field Development Plan.
Contribute to business performance with rigorous cost management processes for all functional AFEs.
Provide input and support to the Leadership Team in the planning, development and implementation of the company’s Iraq’s strategy and business plans.
Share knowledge and learnings with other Drilling & Completions professionals internationally. Interface with other technical communities internationally to ensure best practices are defined, shared and put into place.
Promote and facilitate the development of strong working relationships and effective communication between the Technical and the Operations teams in country. Provide coaching and mentoring in areas of expertise across the organization.
Facilitate the development of highly positive relationships and effective communication links with regulatory/government organizations within the industry. Represent the company externally through membership in industry forums, attending conferences/seminars and participation in industry initiatives.
Contribute to development and implementation of cross-company initiatives to help develop, engage and retain high performing employees (e.g. talent management programs, training/development programs, succession planning).
Support company’s core values of safety and sustainability, pursuit of excellence, trust, working together, courage and creativity.

• Bachelor/Master of Science degree in Engineering

• Professional designation


• MBA or other related Master’s degree


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