Manager Drilling

Manager Drilling

Manager Drilling 150 150 HRSG


Position Title:     Manager Drilling

Department:       Technical



Implementation/Delivery of the business targets in GHPL’s exploration & development portfolio and new ventures in Drilling discipline


  • Manage and co-ordinate daily drilling & work over operations with different operators all over Pakistan (especially North, South and fold belt areas)-
  • Review and monitor daily drilling activities going with different JV Partners blocks.
  • Ensure drilling of the wells within approved time and AFEs
  • Perform Risk analysis and prepare mitigation plan to ensure smooth/efficient drilling operations.
  • Review/verify all drilling & work over programs, risk assessments and associated documentation. Review and secure approval of drilling contracts for procurement of Drilling equipment, tools and drilling rig allied services in a timely manner
  • Review and approval of AFE for all Drilling/workover operations in a timely manner
  • Participate in Technical Workshops and TCM/OCMs and highlight/discuss all drilling related technical, operational & financial matters with operators.
  • Participate and provide input on planning, designing of wells and execution of drilling projects.
  • “Drill on Paper Exercise” as and when required & liaise with relevant stakeholders for approval purposes
  • Provide full support /participation for drilling optimization by utilizing new drilling practices and technologies that can improve well quality and reduce well time and cost.
  • Perform/review comparative performance analysis of operators w.r.t. drilling practices and coordinate with them on the areas for improvement.
  • Contribute to studies conducted with different JVPs focusing on delivering business objectives by optimizing well design, enhancing productivity and improving well life cycle integrity.
  • Ensure compliance with government guidelines during operations
  • Co-ordinate with the operator on the major incidents reporting, root cause analysis & incorporate lessons learned for future optimization.
  • Strong emphasis on the execution of safe and efficient drilling/workover operations in accordance with local procedures, guidelines and corporate standards.
  • Basic Subsurface understanding, Economics and Offshore drilling experience will be considered as an advantage.
  • Act as a catalyst for bringing CAPEX savings from drilling operations (Contracts, AFEs, operational excellence, etc.)
  • HSE compliance to ensure safe operations
  • Maintain inventory of all the approved contracts and AFEs
  • Any another job assigned by the management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 16 years of Education with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Petroleum/ Mechanical Engineering or relevant field

Minimum Experience:

  • 8 years of experience with 7 years in diverse drilling experience including horizontal drilling execution preferably with an E&P operated company.
  • Sound Technical background
  • Hands on Experience in industry Drilling applications like EDM for Well Design/Planning, Optimization, Costing, etc.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Sound understanding of E&P business including PCA
  • Cross discipline integration with other disciplines like reservoir engineering, production, geology, etc.
  • Ability to deliver under tight timelines
  • Team Player
  • 45 years

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