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Company: Orion Group Skills: Drilling Foreman / Drilling Supervisor Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Employment Type: Rotational Contractor Salary: Negotiable Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana Status: Active
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Responsible for drilling engineering support to the operation.Ensures EHS requirements are integral to all aspects of operational programmes and rig operational activities.Contribute to delivering operational EHS performance. Familiarization with company standards and procedures and government regulations and requirements.Ensures that all drilling activities comply with company standards and governmental regulations.Provides well engineering delivery objectives as necessary.Provide input into the specification of drilling equipment and services in accordance with company procedures.Ensures that all work within the area of responsibility is adequately documented and lessons learned are captured for the benefit of future Tullow operations worldwide.Ensure well material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.Liaise with Well Engineering Group, London and sub-surface personnel to ensure reservoir requirements are delivered.Build effective relationships and interact professionally with internal/external stakeholders and service companies. Specific Responsibilities 3.1. EHSEnsures EHS is inherent in all programming and well designsEnsures EHS is at the highest priority in all elements of programme deliveryDeliver the Tullow EHS message during any rig or site visit 3.2. Continuous ImprovementEnsures continuous improvement and Lessons Learnt are captured in the Drilling Operations Programmes and documentationIdentifies performance improvement opportunities 3.3. Operational SupportProvide on-time well engineering services which represent company standards and procedures and/or best industry practiceProvide technical expertise in drilling operations including the design, execution, and post job analysis as needed.Plan future wells and ensuring required materials and services are available in country and allocated as required. Generate Outline and Detailed Drilling Programmes on a well by well basis.Close out rig generated actions and queries in relation to well engineering and supplier/contractor relations to support the operation including FIR’s. Prepare Final Well Reports on a well by well basis.Maintain the Lessons Learned database.Liaise and verify vendors’ well specific programmes (e.g. drilling fluids, directional plans, cement programmes, etc.)Issue all programmes to the required recipients, including the drilling rig personnel.Facilitate pre-spud meetingsQA/QC Wellview DDR data quality.Conduct specialist projects from time to time as requested by the DES including optimisation and/or reduction in well cost.Work with Service Providers to develop training for Tullow Staff and for the rig crews. 3.4. RelationshipsBuild effective relationships with internal stakeholders, service companies.Mentor and develop staff (ie expat and Ghanaian) 3.5. Risk ManagementPerform well/operations hazard assessments and HAZOPs as required.Maintain well risk register.Ensure engineering mitigations are implemented. 3.6. FinancialDevelop well cost estimates for AFE compilationMaintain cost control records and Cost Reports as required.QA/QC well cost reconciliations. Qualifications A University degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in mechanical or petroleum engineering.Fluent in English both written and spoken.Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with team.High proficiency with IT and industry software includingLandmarkMS SuiteValid well control certificateValid survival certification Experience Proven experience as a drilling engineer with operating companies. Subsea drilling and completions experience in deep water or ultra-deep water.Knowledge of subsea completions preferably including running of intelligent completions, subsea well testing, and subsea tree / landing string systems.Work experience in remote locations. Our role in supporting diversity and inclusionAs an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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Orion Group are one of the world’s largest Engineering Recruitment Specialists.  With over 22 years experience Orion are market leaders in the field of International oil & gas recruitment, with regional offices in all the worlds major oil centres, including Houston, Aberdeen, Singapore, Alaska and Kazakhstan. Orion currently has around 4000 contractors working worldwide with 8 offices in the UK and 19 internationally.


Orion work with some of the world’s largest companies providing manpower solutions for both contract and permanent positions. The group operates within the following industry sectors: Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Construction, Aerospace, Rail, Mining, IT & Telecoms and Office & Commercial.


In 2009 Orion were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category

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