Company: ENI
Skills: Drilling Manager
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Status: Active

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We are currently recruiting an Assistant Manager- Drilling Operations for our activities in Nigeria to provide expertise on the evaluation of the most suitable sequence of wells and rigs to be used, in order to minimize cost, on the basis of the general programme and of instructions received.


The Key responsibilities are:

  • Provide for the preparation of the annual drilling program, interacting with other relevant units to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness.                                                                        To ensure the correct and effective carrying out of drilling, in terms of depth, direction, time, costs while the geological program is defined by the Exploration Department.
  • Prepare and control, as Budget Sub-item Holder, the pertinent budget sub-items and their periodic revision.                    
  • Ensure that the activities carried out by contractors are in compliance with the time and cost budget and in accordance with good petroleum engineering practice.
  • Supervise drilling activities and associated contractors; to report any technical or economic deviations from original scope of approved drilling program to Management through his superior, proposing necessary changes in the well target if there are operational constraints; ensures the timely supply of materials and control of the contractor's invoices.
  • Evaluate the need for services, equipment and materials and to provide for the issuing of requisitions; provides, in co-operation with other units, for the definition of the economic level of the stock of drilling materials; participates in contract negotiations in accordance with Company's policies and procedures.                                                                                   
  • Keep abreast of developments in drilling technology and to assist his superior in ensuring the appraisal, training and professional development of his personnel in accordance with Company's policies and procedures.                                         
  • Maintain contact with ENI Div E&P, NNPC, DPR and with other oil companies, in order to give, receive or exchange materials, etc.
  • Participate as a member of the Emergency Task Force in the event of a blow-out of a well and to carry out other duties assigned to him by his superior.                                                                                                                                          Participate in Technical Committee Meetings when required.
  • Comply with the requirements of the different HSE policies of the Company, by applying the HSE Integrated Management System and the HSE Management System Guidelines and providing proper HSE conditions of work to everyone

Employment contract

Temporary (overseas) Rotational 6/2 - 6/3



  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility
  • Innovation
  • Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Change management



  • Extensive years of working experience in oil and gas
  • Experience in planning, drilling and operational activities                                            
  • Practical experience in the safe drilling and logging of wells in order to fully meet prognosis targets in different operative and geological situations.                                                                                                
  • Analytical judgment in well operations activities due to a considerable number of non-routine decisions, with very significant time and cost implications

Eni S.p.A.

Welcome to Eni – and your future with a dynamic global business that operates across the entire energy supply chain. With more than 33,000 employees working across 73 countries, our activities span oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as the supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity, fuels and chemical products.


We’ve grown dramatically since our beginnings in 1953, but we’ve stayed true to our roots in many ways. Today we may be one of the largest companies in Italy and among the world’s most successful oil and gas companies in exploration, but our culture remains genuinely people-focused. Our values of respect, integrity and sustainability guide every aspect of our operations.


As for the future, we’re adapting to rapidly shifting market conditions as we complete our transformation into a fully integrated oil and gas company. Through an ambitious strategic plan, Eni will continue to create sustainable value within this changing energy landscape.



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