Position Description

Location Headquarters (Lagos)
Job Code 77
Number of Vacancies 1
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The Head Technical will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for technical disciplines by building a high caliber team of engineers and geoscientists to drive company’s growth. The role involves development and ownership of Asset Development Plans, JV Strategy, support of subsurface matters, drilling/workover/completion, reservoir management and project delivery.

REPORT DIRECTLY TO:      Managing Director/CEO


  • Provide technical leadership and support for company's oil and gas development projects and provide strategic oversight for drilling and exploration activities (Operated and Non- Operated Assets).
  • Develop and deliver projects through the deployment of cross-functional technical and operational teams.
  • Ensure quality plans are in place through robust technical assurance in all stage gate reviews as well as the annual business planning cycle.
  • Ensure the development of short, medium- and long-term appraisal and development plans for Company acreage cycle.
  • Deliver, in conjunction with the Operations directorate, production optimization and enhancement programs.
  • Oversee the delivery of resource maturation and field development plans.
  • Oversee field studies and ensure robustness of processes for reserves determination & reserves bookings.
  • Accountable for successful delivery of all drilling campaigns and well optimisation activities.
  • Serve as the Technical Authority for authorizing projects and ensuring funding is in place as well as approving changes to project budget.
  • Hold overall responsibility for projects success by ensuring integration and optimisation of resources.
  • Oversee the approval of feasibility studies, designs, costing and technical contract terms & conditions.
  • Responsible for approving project changes in alignment with the business strategy.
  • Provide oversight for Technical directorates input to Annual budgetary cycle and 5-Year Business Plan.
  • Liaise with JV partners to align company’s interest with stakeholder expectations.
  • Represent the company externally as a technical expert with government, partners and industry.
  • Support strategic business development opportunities as required.


  • Minimum 15 years post-qualification experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, with at least 10 years in a managerial role.
  • Proven management, leadership & technical skills across the subsurface/wells and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in managing capital projects in the E & P industry
  • Strong understanding of field development planning process 
  • Good understanding of the exploration philosophy and able to work with explorers to convert a prospect into a producing asset.
  • Good understanding of reserves estimation and categorization. 
  • Experience developing, coaching and mentoring staff. 
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • Strong economic, risk assessment and strategy development skills.
  • The ability to work independently, can meet strict deadlines with a strong delivery focus.
  • Build and maintain business relationships, internally and externally including JV technical management.


  • A University degree in Engineering, Geology, Physics (Second-Class upper at the Minimum).
  • A master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering will be an advantage. 
  • Relevant certifications will be an added advantage.


  • Subsurface Team
  • Exploration & Geosciences Team
  • Well Engineering Team
  • Gas Development Team
  • Project & Facilities Engineers
  • Leadership Team & Board of Directors
  • Production Team 
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Asset Managers
  • Head HR


  • JV Partners
  • NOV Assets


  • Leadership – Skill
  • Functional Technical Leadership – Mastery
  • Geophysics/Geomatics – Skill
  • Well Engineering – Skill
  • Reservoir Engineering – Skill
  • Credibility – Skill
  • Adaptability – Skill
  • Teamwork - Skill
  • Self- Motivation – Skill
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