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Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East, and the North Sea.
Addax Petroleum’s assets are located in Nigeria, the Joint Development Zone of São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Cameroon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the UK North Sea, comprising an excellent combination of oil and gas reserves and exploration opportunities. The Company’s approximate average oil production for 2012 was 167,000 bbl/d.

Addax Petroleum has over 1100 employees worldwide with service offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Houston (USA), and operating offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Port-Gentil (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon).

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  • Principal Engineer, Mechanical (002122)
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    Principal Engineer, Mechanical (002122)
    Job Number: 002122
    Job Title: Principal Engineer, Mechanical
    Number of Openings: 1
    Job Type (Employment Type): Consultant
    Country: Nigeria
    City: Lagos
    Job Schedule: Full Time
    Job Category: Facilities - Engineering
    Career Level: Manager(Team Leader or Supervisor of Staff)
    Level of Education: Masters Degree
    Years of Experience: 20

    Position Description
    To act as a focal point/technical authority for mechanical engineering questions throughout all phases of engineering design, construction and offshore installation, commissioning and operation
    To provide mechanical engineering input to other disciplines to assure that design outputs are consistent.
    To act as Company / Alliance authority for the review of Design Bases, design drawings, specifications, etc.
    To act as required as the Company / Alliance representative (Mechanical) to ensure that design work by contractors meets Company standards and relevant industry codes
    To monitor the performance of design contractors and suggest remedial actions related to mechanical design.
    To assist Company / Alliance resident and/or project engineers with the mechanical engineering aspects of Facilities design.
    To assist construction and commissioning teams with field questions encountered during installation
    To initiate and coordinate tasks needed for project execution including permitting or government reviews, material specification, installation procedures, testing, etc.
    To participate in HAZOP’s and other key design reviews.
    To assist in the development Nigerian mechanical engineers
    To provide input to Front End/Conceptual Engineering studies with respect to mechanical design aspects
    To establish and maintain a facilities mechanical installations database
    Provide input to Integrity Management and Planned Maintenance planning


    Position Requirements

    Minimum twenty (20) years relevant experience with an oil industry design and fabrication contractor
    Must have worked in as a mechanical engineer/senior mechanical engineer for an Operator and have been involved in both onshore and offshore projects
    Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment
    Good communication and team building skills – well able to lead and gain respect both internally and externally 3rd parties.
    Ability to improvise/prioritise with little notice without losing attention to detail.
    Proven track record of managing in multicultural situations.
    Good understanding of project management controls and procedures.
    Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency and accuracy.
    Solid working knowledge of oil and gas industry mechanical engineering codes and standards.
    Have thorough knowledge of the design of onshore and offshore oil production facilities
    Have the ability to utilise common process and mechanical design software for systems design and analysis
    Sound understanding of HSES management systems and the application thereof, particularly with respect to design integrity and safety.
    Ability to manage interfaces both internally and externally with contractors
    Apt reporting skills with the ability to write well structured and easily understood reports

    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 20 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified


  • Senior Subsea Engineer (002083)
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    Senior Subsea Engineer (002083)

    Job Number: 002083
    Job Title: Senior Subsea Engineer
    Number of Openings: 1
    Job Type (Employment Type): Consultant
    Country: Nigeria
    City: Lagos
    Job Schedule: Full Time
    Job Category: Facilities - Engineering
    Career Level: Senior(non-manager)
    Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
    Years of Experience: 15

    Position Description
    • Co-ordinate the pipeline construction engineering and constructability aspects of projects to ensure that objectives are met within the approved scope, budget and schedule with available construction equipment, assets and resources.
    • Monitor and review Contractors pipeline engineering effort, ensure constructability and make recommendations to Senior Engineering Co-ordinator.
    • Draft/ review/ approve the pipeline route survey and pipelay work processes.
    • Prepare the documentation required by the necessary regulatory bodies with special reference to the pipeline route survey and laying works.
    • Prepare and maintain the BOD for the pipeline project in order to ensure that all disciplines work to consistent and up-to-date information. The BOD will be maintained in a “current” condition throughout the project phases by regular review and updates.

    • Develop specifications for material selection, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning and operation of the various pipelines in service with Company.
    • Maintain pipeline records of all existing pipelines in order to avoid unplanned pipeline crossings, etc.
    • Co-ordinate land acquisitions and secure pipeline right of way (ROW) easement.
    • Co-ordinate and develop pipeline engineering plans and specifications including pig launchers and receivers, leak detection systems and flow measurements.
    • Ensure that Addax quality control procedures are being followed while performing the various tasks on the project as per QMS and PQP.
    • Perform construction engineering calculations for onshore and offshore pipelines, in accordance with international codes and standards, good engineering practice and specific project requirements.
    • Interact with other disciplines as required for design development on projects and with Contractors / Vendors / PSC department. Co-ordinate with other lead engineers for interdisciplinary tasks.
    • Identify issues that impede project progress and report to the Senior Engineering Co-ordinator.
    • Prepare and present man-hour estimates, PEP and weekly reports, progress reports, etc as required.
    • Technically evaluate and specify equipment and services associated with pipeline route survey, pipeline installation, PLEM installation, sub-sea mattress installation, subsea pipeline crossing construction, etc.
    • Ensure the implementation of HSE requirements throughout all the phases of pipeline system design.
    • To participate in HAZOP’s and other key design reviews.
    • Co-ordinate and maintain pipelines environmental assessment studies and developing mitigation strategies.
    • Identify new methodology of work process required for higher productivity.
    • Carry out conceptual studies, including techno-economic feasibility studies for optimum pipeline design development.
    • Provide offshore pipelay barge engineering support as well as other interdisciplinary support should the requirement arise.
    • Carry out site visits, offshore and onshore, as required, to confirm that the works is being executed by Contractor as specified in the Contract and with optimum planning.
    • Monitor and approve as-built documentation prepared by construction contractor, perform walk-throughs where necessary and prepare close-out reports.
    • May occasionally be required to act in the capacity of consultant and produce discreet work package deliverables.
    • To provide input to Front End/Conceptual/Detail Engineering studies with respect to pipeline design, constructability and operating issues.


    Position Requirements
    Minimum fifteen (15) years relevant oil industry experience 10 of which should be with an oil industry pipeline installation contractor at least 5 years must be with an offshore pipelay contractor in the role of construction engineering support and analysis.
    Must have worked as a pipeline construction engineer/offshore field engineer/senior pipeline engineer and have been involved in both onshore and offshore projects.
    Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment.
    Must have extensive experience of Offpipe, Caesar2 and similar construction Engineering analysis software for construction support engineering
    University Engineering Degree (Pipeline) – 2nd Class Honours or better

    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 15 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified