Oil Jobs – Head of Drilling Engineering – TotalEnergies

Job Title:  Head of Drilling Engineering

Organisation: TotalEnergies

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to HSE rules with associated implementation and control within his area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and update the General Drilling Program. Prepare drilling related DRILLEX (CAPEX, OPEX).
  • Manage and coordinate Directional drilling, MWD/LWD, Downhole tools, Drilling bits, RTOC and OCTG contracts, ensuring contracts readiness and implementation prior operation start up. and during operations.
  • Liaise closely with the Contracts and Cost Control departments to ensure all contracts are up to date (duration, budget, amendments etc.).
  • Elaborate in collaboration with Completion engineering team and GSR team all necessary drilling requirements to issue wells’ SOR in due time.
  • Ensure well technical feasibility. Guarantee collaborative work with GSR team to minimize well trajectories complexity while maximizing reservoir requirements ensuring wells productivity.
  • Actively participate to drilling sequence recommendation and decision based on wells design, wells trajectory and drilling pads configurations.
  • Update the weekly drilling operations planning, in line with the drilling schedule, ensuring all equipment’s are in place to meet the activity requirements.
  • Lead drilling engineering studies and drilling software simulations to ensure wells construction and wells integrity, taking into account complex anti-collision requirements and follow up. Develop detailed drilling programs and operations guidelines, in line with FP referential.
  • Select and promote new drilling techniques and equipment’s.
  • Prepare wells authorization for expenditures in relation with managed contracts. And track wells costs.
  • Lead Authorities permitting submission process. with the objective to get the required approvals on time for the planned operations.
  • Ensure preparation & participation of the Drilling Team to Contractor Audits and Services Quality Meetings. Coordinate the participation of Drilling team to the Drilling Improvement Process system.
  • Ensure QAQC & follow-up of Drilling hardware consumables and stock throughout the supply chain process.
  • Initiate derogation dossiers and keep track of downgraded situations and mitigation plans.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Petroleum Industry MSc (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Minimum of 10 years of international experience in drilling.
  • The job holder should preferably have a previous experience in an operational position.
  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability to manage an international team of engineers.
  • Well design, Directional drilling, contracts management and team management.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 24th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-10T05:59
Valid Through 2024-05-25T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization TotalEnergies EP Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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