Senior Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs) – WTS energy

WTS Energy is currently seeking a Principal/Senior Drilling Engineer (Jack-up Rigs) for an independent oil/gas company operating in Nigeria.

  • Based in Lagos, on 28/28 rotation
  • Competitive day rate, net of Nigerian Tax
  • Travel days paid
  • 12 months contract, renewable based on performance
  • Project Duration – 3 years. Potential reassignment to other projects upon completion

The Princial Drilling Engineer will lead a team of drilling/completion and well test engineers in planning and supporting the safe and efficient delivery of development, exploration and appraisal wells in water-depths between 19 ft and 200 ft, offshore Nigeria.

Operations involve the following special challenges:

  • High angle / extended reach drilling
  • Casing cementations (long cement columns)
  • Drilling depleted reservoirs
  • Use of splitter wellhead technology
  • Potential for deep leg penetrations (>150ft)
  • Third party staff, service and equipment quality
  • Complex supply chain and logistics
  • Interaction with other (G&G) departments

Desired Skills & Experience


  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a similar position.
  • Extensive experience involving jack-up operations, knowledge of semi’s and onshore operations would be beneficial.
  • Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous.


  • Technical / engineering qualification required.
  • IWCF sub sea well control at supervisory level or equivalent.

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