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Job Title: Head of Wells

 

Ref no:  109245

 

Closing Date: 1 June 2022

 

Org Structure No:

70004057

OME:

Energy Business

 

Business Unit:

EBU: Gas Sourcing & Ops

 

City / Town:

Temane

 

Short Description/ Purpose of Job

The Head Wells is a Senior Manager position accountable for the results of Sasol Gas Sourcing & Operations (GSO) Wells Department, which is mandated to:

  • Deliver the Mozambique Exploration, Remediation and Infill Campaign (MERIC) in Southern Mozambique, and
  • Safely Deliver Quality Wells to the highest SHE performance, quality and capital efficiency standards on behalf of the PPA, PSA and PT-5C assets.
  • Ensure a world class Well Delivery and Engineering technical manpower competence and leadership capacity for all areas in which we operate,
  • Ensure that world class technical and operating integrity systems are designed and that internationally accepted governance standards are applied to all wells projects, activities and associated interests,
  • Provide the functional assurance for Well Integrity and support for Well Services activities in the assets, and
  • Establish and transition to an in-country Wells team for all future activities and assist with the skills transfer, training and coaching of local Mozambican Well Engineers (drilling, completion, operations, servicing).

 

The Mozambique Exploration, Remediation and Infill Campaign (MERIC) in Southern Mozambique is an ongoing four-year drilling campaign. These onshore operations in and around the Temane and Pande fields in Southern Mozambique are critical to maintain contracted gas quantities for the Sasol Group, our partners and the country of Mozambique, as well as deliver the wells for the PSA Project and PT5-C exploration commitments.

The exploration, infill and development wells, workovers and P&A activities are anticipated to cost up to $500 million. MERIC is expected to employ 300-400 people at a time and expenditure rates of US$350,000 per day are not uncommon during peak activity periods.

Furthermore, GSO is looking to contract an additional slickline unit for Well Services work, a Hydraulic Workover Unit for workovers and applicable plug & abandonment activities, as well as acquire additional exploration licenses in Mozambique for which additional wells will need to be planned and executed. The Head Wells will be involved and have accountabilities in all of these activities.

There is also a commitment to drill exploration wells in block A5-A, offshore central Mozambique. These activities are likely to take place in 2022/23 and will be operated by ENI in semi-sub/drillship territory but will require governance and oversight by the Head Wells to ensure the projects are being delivered to plan and that GSO’s interests are being maintained.

 

Recruitment Description/ Key Accountabilities

Accountable for executing the Mozambique Exploration, Remediation and Infill Campaign (MERIC) in Southern Mozambique to Safely Deliver Quality Wells on behalf of the PPA, PSA and PT-5C assets.

  • Delivering the well campaign and component well projects according to agreed requirements and within budget, schedule, SH&E and quality targets
  • Provide visible and felt leadership in-country to ensure ongoing improvement in safe and reliable well operations and services.
  • Assuming final financial accountability for the approved budget for such campaigns (post approval)
  • Accountable to measure and monitor cost performance to deliver activities against approved budget.
  • Accountable to implement and achieve continuous improvement targets and achieve Top Quartile performance in the MERIC campaign.
  • Accountable to ensure ongoing improvement in safe and reliable well operations with an emphasis on the safety culture in the MERIC campaign through behavioural based safety and process safety enhancements.
  • As the custodian for Wells, provides the functional assurance for Well Integrity and support for Well Services activities in the assets.
  • A member of the PSA Project leadership team, accountable for the delivery of the development wells and workovers.
  • To establish and transition to an in-country Wells team for all future activities (timing to be determined).

 

Other requirements:

  • To collaborate effectively with Subsurface team to design and install fit for purpose and quality wells wrt deliverability and reliability,
  • To collaborate effectively with the Senior Project Manager MERIC who has accountability for the construction of the roads and well pads as part of the campaign,
  • To collaborate and manage interfaces with Projects, who are accountable for flowline and well hook-up project execution,
  • Maintaining common standards, procedures and practice to guide the execution of well campaigns across all projects and licenses,
  • To ensure timely operational decision making, effective risk management and mitigation, opportunity identification and realisation, and improve contractor engagement and performance,
  • Ensuring that all work complies with agreed standards and best practices (SH&E, technical and operational) – this applies to well engineering and completion design as well as drilling, workover and well services operations,
  • Ensuring that proper internal and external governance processes are applied during the execution of all well related activities during all phases of work,
  • Optimally resourcing the team and maintaining a core competency of well delivery, well engineering, completion engineering, well integrity and well services skills within GSO,
  • Assist with the skills transfer, training and coaching of local Mozambican Well Engineers (drilling, completion, operations, servicing),
  • Representing GSO (and Sasol) interests in external dealing with partners, contractors, consultants and industry forums,
  • Maintaining relationships with technical partners, industry peers and other international communities in order to stay abreast of:
  1. New technology developments and novel approaches
  2. Industry trends
  3. Opportunities for information sharing and performance benchmarking.

Formal Education

Post Graduate Masters Degree

 

Min Experience

Bachelor degree in science or engineering is require; a Master’s degree is preferred.

 

Minimum of 25 years of international experience with the last 10 as an in-country Well Delivery or Wells Manager, with extensive Africa Onshore experience

With the following requirements:

  • A proven track record of delivering single string well campaigns in remote locations within budget, schedule, SHE and quality targets,
  • Having work experience with BOTH big and small oil and gas companies,
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement experience and results,
  • High level of maturity, independence and cost consciousness.

 

Competencies

Business Leadership: Demonstrates commercial acumen, a global mind-set and exercises sound judgement. Achieves results through others and holds them accountable.

 

Decision Making: Ability to know when and what decisions should be made and to make several decisions simultaneously in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

 

Partnership Leadership: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes. Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

 

People Leadership: Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation. Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.

 

People Management: The interaction, communication, relationships and dealings with staff members, and the style in which those interactions take place. It includes the development of employees and work places that are inclusive.

 

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

 

Strategic Leadership: Provides vision and direction aligned to One Sasol. Leads organisational change, innovation and sustainability.

 

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