Neptune Energy

Energie, Mines, Matière première 2, Allée des Amandiers, 16035 Hydra , Alger, Algérie Site web

Neptune Energy

Energie, Mines, Matière première 2, Allée des Amandiers, 16035 Hydra , Alger, Algérie Site web

Lead Drilling Engineer (CVs only in English)

  • Lieu de travail Adrar, Algérie| Alger, Algérie
  • Date d'expiration 15 Janvier 2022
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté
  • Secteur d'activité Energie, Mines, Matière première
  • Nombre de postes 01

Only cvs in english will be taken into consideration


Function:  Drilling

Location:  Adrar-Algeria

Site:  Algeria

Reports To:   Head of Drilling GTG

Position summary

Provision of well design, planning, programming and operations management, promoting techniques and strategies that optimise asset value and enhance life of well performance. Targets efforts to ensure that all wells are designed and delivered in accordance with local statutory requirements and GTG corporate policies, standards and procedures, whilst driving excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance, technological innovation and continuous performance improvement. Mentoring of operational and Drilling Engineering staff as and if required.

Main duties & responsibilities

•         Excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance.

•         Prepare well designs, drilling programmes and regulatory submissions in compliance with local statutory requirements and GTG corporate policies, standards and procedures.

•         Conduct well planning and ensure compliance.

•         Consider and involve respective disciplines and departments such as geology, reservoir, production, stimulation and completion in the well construction process as required.

•         Prepare note de opportunities (NDO) scope of works (SOW) and appropriate specifications for procurement of GTG equipment and services. Take the required part in tender exercises and prepare required documentations.

•         Technical lead for assigned contracts. Responsible for managing the agreed relationship with service providers and in setting the KPIs with the Contract Owner and C&P Specialist

•         Provide input as required into preparation of permits and applications to statutory bodies to conform to local governmental and other agency requirements.

•         Prepare scoping, budgetary and AFE level well costs. Monitor field costs and analyse variances.

•         Monitor/measure performance against expectations. Analyse variances and act as focal point for lessons learned.

•         Coordinate and liaise with other GTG disciplines on well related issues.

•         Coordinate service company support to GTG.

•         Liaise with and support well-site activities as directed together with the Drilling Superintendent and the Drilling Supervisor involved in the operations. 

•         Work closely with the Drilling Superintendent, Drilling Supervisor, Completion Engineer and Completion Operation Department together.

•         Management of well construction performance improvement initiatives resulting from lessons learned.

•         Maintenance and up-dating of well design, drilling procedures manuals, and any applicable statutory guidelines.

•         Mentoring relevant engineers and operational staff as required.

•         Develop wells to an appropriate state of readiness to facilitate rig selection and well allocation.

•         Ensure that long lead material and equipment are identified for procurement on time.

•         Initiation of shallow hazards assessment and borehole surveys.

•         Optimise performance where possible by appropriate application of new technology.

•         Scheduling of material and personnel required to meet program objectives.

•         Implementation of lessons learned system in relation to drilling operations.

•         Accurate and timely reporting of all program activities.

•         Maintenance of end of well records, lessons learned and complete well files.

•         Encourage good, open communications with contractors, promoting a culture of involvement and participation

•         Submission of all drilling permits and permissions required to meet drilling plan.

internal and external interfaces


•            Facilitate effective interfaces between all services provided to drilling operations.

•            Liaise with; Drilling & Wells team, Subsurface Team G&G, HSEQ Representatives, Contracts & Procurement (inc. Logistics), Finance and Service Coordinators.

•            Contribute to the optimisation of the asset's performance.

•            Participate in cross company initiatives to identify new technologies and enable GTG to benefit from completion and well operation experiences elsewhere.

Context and environment


Rotational position based in Ouedzine, Algeria.


Able to work in a remote desert area under high outside temperature during summertime and low humidity.

Required Competences/ Qualifications / Experience / Profile



Education:                              University Degree (Bac+5) – Drilling Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or similar.

                                                    IWCF Well Control Certification (Level 4)

Experience:                            9 + years well engineering and site supervision - preferably in onshore drilling operations.

Languages:                              Ability to work in English. French would be of benefit.



Personal Qualities

·         Collaborative: To work and communicate effectively with colleagues, partners and all other stakeholders. Respecting the knowledge and experience of others, sharing information and building effective relationships.

·         Supportive: To encourage & celebrate success, performance and diversity. Being approachable, assisting & developing others according to their needs.

·         Problem Solving: Ability to analyse multiple sources of data, make connections & create high quality solutions, prioritising the key issues & consequences.

·         Drive: To strive for excellence. Being energetic, passionate and resilient, taking personal accountability for performance and delivering results.


Special conditions

·         Demonstrated capacity of teamwork in multinational teams with different cultures. Demonstrate with the team analytical competences.

·         Able to work with respective Landmark Products such as, Stressheck, WellCat, WellPlan, Compass or similar.

·         Experiences with and able to understand water-based mud systems and its rheology and the ability in inhibition through the entire well bore sections.

·         Able to understand cement slurry designs and basic understanding in evaluating USID & SBT logs.

·         Could be required to work at well site during critical drilling operation and during running casing and cementation operations to support the drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent.     

·         Will be required to achieve and maintain appropriate competence in with CASMAX® competency profile.

  • Lieu de travail Adrar, Algérie| Alger, Algérie
  • Date d'expiration 15 Janvier 2022
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté
  • Secteur d'activité Energie, Mines, Matière première
  • Nombre de postes 01

Qui sommes nous ?

Groupement TouatGaz (GTG) is Neptune’s first co-operated joint venture project in North Africa and employs about 2,000 persons rotating to our Touat site of which around 100+ are engaged by Neptune Energy. Working alongside our partner Sonatrach, production at Touat came on stream in September 2019.  Delivering around 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at plateau (around 450 million standard cubic feet of gas) GTG will represent around 10% of Algeria’s total gas exports to Europe, and will be in production for more than 20 years. The development is located around 1,400 km southwest of Algiers and close to Adrar, and comprises 19 development wells, a gas treatment plant for gas and stabilized condensate with a gathering network and export pipelines. In addition, several Corporate and Social Responsibility initiatives have been implemented near Touat facilities and a number of environmental improvement projects are being considered. A second phase for the development and the investment of around $500m is now being explored which is expected to include, drilling 16 new wells to cover the remaining eight fields, debottlenecking, LP compression, and a major CPF facility upgrade, with the objective to maintain the plateau for many years to come. A further project is underway to provide state of the art accommodation, living and office facilities which is due to complete in late 2021. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to be part of a growing project that is core to Neptune’s success and further growth.

1000 à 4999 personnes


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