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Are you looking for Engineering Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Head of Drilling Engineering job at Total Energies

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 24, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company based in France, engaged in the production and supply of energy products including oil, natural gas, and electricity. It operates in over 130 countries and is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The company focuses on sustainable development, investing heavily in renewable energies such as solar, wind, and biofuels. TotalEnergies aims to be a key player in the energy transition, promoting cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable energy solutions worldwide. With a diverse portfolio and strong emphasis on innovation, it strives to meet the world's growing energy needs while minimizing its environmental impact.

Job Title

Head of Drilling Engineering job at Total Energies

Job Description

Manage and coordinate Directional drilling, MWD/LWD, Downhole tools, Drilling bits, RTOC and OCTG contracts, ensuring contracts readiness and implementation prior operation start up, and during operations. Liaise closely with the Contracts and Cost Control departments to ensure all contracts are up to date (duration, budget, amendments etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to HSE rules with associated implementation and control within his area of responsibility.

  • Prepare and update the General Drilling Program.

  • Prepare drilling related DRILLEX (CAPEX, OPEX).Manage and coordinate Directional drilling, MWD/LWD, Downhole tools, Drilling bits, RTOC and OCTG contracts, ensuring contracts readiness and implementation prior operation start up, and during operations. Liaise closely with the Contracts and Cost Control departments to ensure all contracts are up to date (duration, budget, amendments etc.).

  • Elaborate in collaboration with Completion engineering team and GSR team all necessary drilling requirements to issue wells’ SOR in due time. Ensure well technical feasibility.

  • Guarantee collaborative work with GSR team to minimize well trajectories complexity while maximizing reservoir requirements ensuring wells productivity.

  • Actively participate to drilling sequence recommendation and decision based on wells design, wells trajectory and drilling pads configurations.

  • Update the weekly drilling operations planning, in line with the drilling schedule, ensuring all equipment’s are in place to meet the activity requirements.


  • Lead drilling engineering studies and drilling software simulations to ensure wells construction and wells integrity, taking into account complex anti-collision requirements and follow up.

  • Develop detailed drilling programs and operations guidelines, in line with FP referential.

  • Select and promote new drilling techniques and equipment’s

  • Prepare wells authorization for expenditures in relation with managed contracts. And track wells costs.

  • Lead Authorities permitting submission process, with the objective to get the required approvals on time for the planned operations.

  • Ensure preparation & participation of the Drilling Team to Contractor Audits and Services Quality Meetings.

  • Coordinate the participation of Drilling team to the Drilling Improvement Process system.

  • Ensure QAQC & follow-up of Drilling hardware consumables and stock throughout the supply chain process.

  • Initiate derogation dossiers and keep track of downgraded situations and mitigation plans.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Petroleum Industry MSc (or equivalent professional experience)

  • Minimum of 10 years of international experience in drilling.

  • The job holder should preferably have a previous experience in an operational position.


  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability to manage an international team of engineers.

  • Well design, Directional drilling, contracts management and team management.

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How to Apply

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