Vacancies @ Shell (SPDC)

Shell companies have been finding and producing oil and gas around the world for over a century. Today, we have interests in exploration and production ventures in more than 80 countries and employ approximately 90,000 people.
This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by a continuing need for research, the pursuit of new technology

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and the adoption of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. It is capable of producing an average of over one million barrels of oil equivalent per day.
The company's operations are concentrated in the Niger Delta and adjoining shallow offshore areas where it operates in an oil mining lease area of around 30,000 square kilometres.
  • Gaslift Optimization Engineer Job ID: F36762
    Responsibilities:
    - Act as the gaslift expert in Operations and train new Production programmers and Operations staff on gaslift.
    - To provide operations input into projects relating to gaslift incl field development plan.
    - Assist field operations to find the root cause of problems associated with the gaslifted wells.
    - Organise routine dual string welltest,analyse results and come up with opportunities in case one arm is taking the majority of the liftgas.
    - Highlight issues around GL metering and ensure that the relevant parties follow up to resolve.
    - Prompt the PT to work on a solution in case well Intervention is required.
    - Ensure well related production operations standards and specifications are adhered to. Report any deficiencies.
    - Ensure that relevant installed systems like PI,PU and Fieldware are used efficiently.
    - Chase the barrels: Look out for PSO opportunities beyond gaslift optimization.

    Requirements:
    Minimum HND (Engineering discipline)
    7 – 10 years operational experience in subsurface and surface operations including gas-lift. Understanding of subsurface technology would be an added advantage. Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills are essential. Opportunity exists to develop into a Snr Programmer based on available opening and proven ability

    Application Deadline: Sunday 09 June 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • Senior Well Engineer,HPHT Job ID: F36171
    Responsibilities:
    • HSE performance.
    • Maintain well control at all time.
    • Deliver planned number of wells on budget,on schedule and to the quality standards specified in the well proposal.
    • Deliver TQ performance on pacesetter wells through application of the rDTL program,in particular,benchmarking,setting of performance targets,reporting of performance,coaching of staff and management of relationship with Development function and main service providers.
    • Identification,sharing and replication of PWRs (Practices Worth Replicating).
    • Contract holder for his rig.
    • Compliance with SAP procedures,in particular: timely issue of PR and POs; approval of PRs and SEs within authority level; ensure proper accruals at the end of the year.
    • Verify that assigned wells have gone through the required steps of the 'Well Delivery Process' before and after handover from conceptual (front end) engineering.
    • Daily accurate monitoring of VOWD and progress against plan.
    • Staff performance management and development.

    Requirements:
    • Professional engineer with a degree or qualification in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in WE with 2 years as a DSV.
    • Good supervisory skills, with sound knowledge of well control techniques and drilling operations practices.
    • Good analytical, communication and writing skills, with PC fluency and familiarity with drilling engineering software.
    • Conversant with relevant software (Well Plan for Windows, Compass especially) and Technical Limit Drilling Philosophy.
    • Proficient in English language, both in speech and in writing.
    • Possess R1, R2 and valid IWCF certificates (SPDC staff).
    • Valid IWCF certificates for consultant staff.

    Application Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


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  • Front End Project Senior Well Engineer Job ID: F36159
    Responsibilities:
    Responsible for planning wells to achieve Best in Class performance and production rate in Bonga Southwest and Bonga North projects while maintaining the HSE safe practices,championing Goal Zero and the Life Saving Rules.

    Ensure are process safety considerations are fully embedded in the planning and design of the wells.

    Ensure adherence to the Global Well Delivery Process (and rDtL methodology) and effectively manage the interface between the various stakeholders.

    Develop and own the well cost and schedule estimate appropriate to the project phase using SNEPCo internal,regional and global data for top quartile benchmarks.

    Drive implementation of Decision Space for collaborative well planning with the respective integrated subsurface teams across the portfolio of projects.

    Provide Wells input to various project deliverables and control documents- including but not limited to Field Development Plan,Basis for Design,Value Improvement plan,Management of Change,Well Proposals,Environmental Impact Assessment,Risk and Opportunity register,Interface management.

    Champion the SNEPCo Wells Design Standard to ensure standardization of well concept and interchangeability of equipment across the project.

    Champion the Wells Management of Change & Risk Management process during Wells project planning per the WDP.

    Establish and maintain data and information management systems as necessary

    Provide technical input to the selection of appropriate rig selection to carry out the well execution program. This includes technical justification for top hole drilling vessel and upper completion opportunities.

    Provide support to various technical tenders,develop the technical specification and progress the following specialized tenders from tender initiation to contract award: Intelligent Wells products and services,Expandable Completion products,OCTG Production and Injection Tubing and Sand Exclusion Screens.

    Coach and mentor younger Wells staff in the Well Delivery Process in accordance with the Wells Framework.

    Requirements:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
    Minimum 10-12 years Well Engineering experience with at least 3 years in Drilling.Demonstrated success in a technical Deep Water Drilling position is required
    Skill in Deep Water well design and programming and the application of DCAF.
    Experience in operations logistics and materials
    Knowledge of the application of QA/QC processes and procedures.
    Skill in floating, deepwater well operations.
    High level of HSE commitment and awareness.
    Good working knowledge and experience with the standard suite of well engineering software including:
    -WellCat
    -Prosper
    -EDM
    -Well Plan for Windows
    -Stress Check

    Good communication skills in order to fit into a multinational work force.
    Good command of the English language, written as well as verbal.
    Good report writing, communication skills and PC skills
    Good commercial awareness and appreciation of life cycle costing.
    An ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
    Flexible, self-motivated and dynamic personality, capable of performing in a work environment which only provides limited resources.

    Application Deadline: Saturday 22 June 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Senior Completions Engineer Job ID: F36120
    Responsibilities:
    Responsible for planning the completion design to achieve Best in Class performance and production rate in Bonga Southwest and Bonga North projects while maintaining the HSE safe practices,championing Goal Zero and the Life Saving Rules. The Bonga South Wells and Bonga North completion design vary from single zone Cased Hole Frac Pack wells to triple zone Smart Completion.

    Ensure are process safety considerations are fully embedded in the planning and design.

    Ensure adherence to the Global Well Delivery Process (and rDtL methodology) and effectively manage the interface between the various stakeholders.

    Develop and own the completion cost and schedule estimate appropriate to the project phase using SNEPCo internal,regional and global data for top quartile benchmarks.

    Provide Support to wells input to various project deliverables and control documents- including but not limited to Field Development Plan,Basis for Design,Value Improvement plan,Management of Change,Well Proposals,Environmental Impact Assessment,Risk and Opportunity register,Interface management.

    Champion the SNEPCo Completion Design Standard to ensure standardization of well concept and interchangeability of equipment across the project.

    Provide support to various technical tenders,develop the technical specification and progress the following specialized tenders from tender initiation to contract award: Intelligent Wells products and services,Expandable Completion products,OCTG Production and Injection Tubing and Sand Exclusion Screens.

    Coach and mentor younger CWI staff in the Well Delivery Process in accordance with the Wells Framework.

    Requirements:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
    Minimum 10-12 years CWI experience with at least 3 years in completions
    Drilling/CWI Round I and Round II
    Demonstrated success in a technical Deep Water Drilling/CWI position is required
    Skill in completion design and programming and the application of DCAF.
    Experience in operations logistics and materials
    Knowledge of the application of QA/QC processes and procedures.
    Skill in floating, deepwater completions and intervention operations.
    High level of HSE commitment and awareness.
    Good working knowledge and experience with the standard suite of well engineering software including:
    -WellCat
    -Prosper
    Good communication skills in order to fit into a multinational work force.
    Good command of the English language, written as well as verbal.
    Good report writing, communication skills and PC skills
    Good commercial awareness and appreciation of life cycle costing.
    An ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
    Flexible, self-motivated and dynamic personality, capable of performing in a work environment which only provides limited resources.

    Application Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • Well Engineer - Equipment [High Tempreture High Pressure] Job ID: F36116
    Responsibilities:
    •Ensure suitable,cost effective and Shell Group compliant HPHT drilling equipment are deployed on SPDC wells.
    •Originate,review and update SPDC HPHT drilling equipment standards,as necessary.
    •Evaluate proposals from vendors for introduction of new HPHT drilling equipment systems.
    •Publish HPHT drilling equipment performance highlights periodically and technically evaluate problem areas for improvement.
    •Monitor HPHT equipment performance and resolve equipment related problems beyond the immediate capacity of the Rig teams.
    •Ensure availability of adequate quantity of relevant HPHT drilling materials.
    •Introduce new HPHT technologies as necessary to enable drilling beyond current capabilities.

    Requirements:
    •University degree in Engineering or in the Sciences.
    •Drilling R1, R2
    •Minimum of 10 years experience in the oil industry especially in HPHT Well Design/Ops.
    •Strong knowledge of HPHT well planning, design and ops.
    •Strong performance improvement orientation.

    Application Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • Principal Well Engineer,Design Job ID: F36115
    Responsibilities:
    1. Develop and manage technical and operational skills,resource and capability of highest standards to create significant value in technical inputs into SPDC onshore and offshore oil and gas development concepts and programmes,through structured coaching,mentoring,placements,shared learning and projects execution.

    2. Develop and manage the standards,policies and guidelines for well concepts and types,inventory of historical well data,best practices,new and emerging technologies (cluster drilling,high rate wells,multilaterals,expandable tubulars,etc.) which go into field reviews (FRs),volume to value (V2V) opportunity framing,field development plans and economics (FDPs),value assurance reviews (VARs) to ensure overall profitability and reduction in the unit development cost of the SPDC oil and gas portfolio.

    3. Develop and manage the technical risks in well design throough out-of-the-box thinking,new ideas,evaluation of well concepts and models,investigation of opportunities for local and regional integration of workscope (farm-ins,farm outs),tie-ins (to nearby facilities),leap frogging of rig equipment,etc.,to improve the project economics.

    4. Develop specifications and standards for HSE critical elements and technical uncertainties inherent in well types,well concepts and technologies recommended for the oil and gas development under consideration,with a view to identify upfront the "Right" well and optimum development option.

    5. Create and implement feedback processes that will ensure well engineering considerations and design criteria selected during the project planning phase are followed-through to execution to mitigate value erosion of the identified cost savings.

    6. Manage the overall QA/QC of the Conceptual Well Engineers' works and quality of the interface between the Asset Teams,Exploration,External studies and the Wells organisation.

    7. Develop high level strategies for the effective implementation of the technical limit concept for wells in the work area.

    8. Champion performance reviews,learning events,workshops and global networking in this aspects well delivery.

    9. Provide leadership support required for implementing performance enhancement initiative such as RtL to reduce unit development cost and improve wells productivity.

    10. Foster the use of the services of the wells global networking in the application of relevant new technology,and benchmarking to ensure continuous improvement in well delivery performance and overall cost optimisation.

    11. Create and enforce work culture within the team to ensure team motivation to deliver high performance and achieve overall company objective.

    12. Participate as a member of the Wells Management team with joint responsibility for the development of the overall long term drilling strategies,policies,technical,commercial and resource acquisition.

    Requirements:
    1. A graduate degree in engineering or physical science, with a minimum of 15 years oil and gas drilling and completion experience, 10 of which must be in well technology, planning, design and construction activities. Must possess Shell Round 1 and 2. Experience in subsurface engineering is mandatory.

    2. Leadership: Strong Leadership position in SPDC or an OU, excellent influencing skills and ability to forge strong relationships at various levels, proven ability to lead and inspire cross-discipline groups, commitment to technical leadership and ability to lead skills pool staff working under different asset teams.

    3. Technical Skills: Experienced Well Engineer in SPDC or an OU, global exposure an advantage, deep understanding of the workflow linking the relevant disciplines to generate the "Right" wells and optimum field development plan.

    4. Commercial skills: Strong management skills, proponent of Strategic Cost Leadership, deep understanding of commercial implications of emerging ways of working, techniques and technologies in the Discipline of the applicant.

    5. People Development Skills: Respected technical mentor with excellent coaching abilities, and with a proven track record of commitment to people development. He/she will have demonstrated respect for people. This person would be a top choice amongst the majority of peers, an excellent networker.

    Application Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • Rigless Intervention Engineer/Supervisor Job ID: F35993
    Responsibilities:
    Rigless Intervention Engineer provides support to plan and execute the rigless intervention campaign.
    The Rigless Intervention Engineer will provide support to deliver the program to achieve the yearly target oil from well restoration using rigless intervention techniques.

    Accountabilities: Provide support in planning the rigless intervention programs in cooperation with the Asset while maintaining the HSE safe practices, championing Goal Zero and the Life Saving Rules. The rigless intervention varies from acidization, use of Slickline Intervention Package but also developing the possibility for Open Water Completion using a vessel of opportunity.
    Ensure are process safety considerations are fully embedded in the planning and design.
    Define the rigless intervention cost and schedule estimate appropriate to the project phase.
    Provide Support to rigless input to various project deliverables and the WRFM team including but not limited to rigless well intervention strategies, value improvement plans, Risk and Opportunity register, Interface management.
    Provide support to the rigless intervention contracting strategy.
    Provide support to the Wells aspiration for Opoen Water Completion using a vessel of opportunity.
    Provide support to various technical tenders, develop the technical specification and progress the following specialized tenders from tender initiation to contract award: Slick Line Intervention systems, Open Water Completion Systems, Intervention Vessels.
    Coach and mentor younger CWI staff in the Well Delivery Process in accordance with the Wells Framework.

    Dimensions: The Bonga projects are amongst the largest Wells projects in the Group’s portfolio.
    The rigless well intervention has been in the past a very successful contributor to the over Business Target for oil production.
    The Open Water Completion opportunity for Bonga South West and Bonga North is a major step change in the delivery of high production and injection wells.

    Special Challenges: The nature and style of P&T-Wells deepwater operations in general means that the work performed is often intense and always high cost and high profile. The incumbent will be expected to possess and harness skills to work effectively in such an environment, sometimes with challenging timelines while maximizing the team's opportunity to achieve Best in Class performance.

    Requirements:

    - Experience and Qualifications required Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
    - Minimum 8-10 years CWI experience with at least 3 years in completions
    Drilling/CWI - Demonstrated success in a technical Deep Water Drilling/CWI position is required
    - Experience in completion design and programming and the application of DCAF.
    - Experience in operations logistics and materials
    - Knowledge of the application of QA/QC processes and procedures.
    - Experience in floating, deepwater completions and intervention operations.
    - High level of HSE commitment and awareness.

    - Good communication skills in order to fit into a multinational work force.
    - Good command of the English language, written as well as verbal.
    - Good report writing, communication skills and PC skills
    - Good commercial awareness and appreciation of life cycle costing.
    - An ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
    - Flexible, self-motivated and dynamic personality, capable of performing in a work environment which only provides limited resources.
    - Knowledge of completions and work-over programming, design and execution, specifically within the sub-sea operations environment.


    Application Deadline: Saturday 15 June 2013

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified