Drilling Manager Consultant

Posted 9 months ago by Genel Energy
Location Iraq Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
Location: Erbil or Sulaymaniyah
Genel Energy Plc is an Anglo-Turkish exploration and production company with a focus on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We are one of the largest London listed independent oil producers, primarily through our interest in the Tawke Production Sharing Contract, which contains the world-class Tawke field and promising Peshkabir discovery. Our growth aspirations are supported by a robust balance sheet and strong cash flow generation. The Genel Drilling Department is taking a long-term view toward developing a performance drilling team to optimize drilling efficiency and drive down trouble time and costs in very challenging drilling environments.The Drilling Manager in Kurdistan will work close with the London Drilling Team and the daily rig operations to develop and implement the Drilling Programs (Drilling, Workovers, Plug and Abandonments, Completions, Well Tests, etc) while pursuing performance drilling and reducing NPT.
Key Accountabilities (Bold indicate the key qualifications for initial assignments)
  • Start up in-country drilling operations and assist with MNR and other meetings as required, etc.
  • Assist the in-country drilling personnel with managing the existing inactive wells. Develop a plan for what is required to ensure well safety and monitor the inactive wells.
  • Visit in-country the drilling rig contractors and service companies to assess their capability and equipment condition.
  • Provide third party engineering QaQC for well engineering planning conducted in the London and Ankara offices.
  • Daily monitor and review the JV partner drilling activities (DDRs, etc) and ensure their best practices and learnings are captured and implemented into Genel drilling planning and operations.
  • Work with the Head of Drilling to develop a world class performance drilling team with goals for annual performance improvement.
  • Assist Subsurface, HSE, Civil works, and other Departments with start-up activities.
  • Numerous other projects as directed
  • Manage the Drilling Superintendents and oversee the day-to-day drilling, workover, well test, and completion operations.
  • Fill in for Head of Drilling as requested.
  • Show strong HSE leadership during the well engineering planning and execution phases.
  • Follow up of the performance of the well with respect to established KPIs and develop recommendations for operational improvement. Monitor service company performances and review reports of non-conformance events.
  • Support and organize peer assists, technical reviews, DWOPs, CWOPS, TWOP, Spud meetings, BARs, AARs, etc.
  • Review annual drilling and completion and testing plans and budgets.
  • Review drilling engineering studies to ensure optimum well design and operations execution.
  • Review the Basis of Design (BOD), Drilling and Completion Programs from Genel and JV partners
  • B.S. Engineering Degree
  • Significant industry training courses
  • Current Well Control Certificate

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