Careers At Tullow Oil Ghana 2017 (August)

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17 Aug, 2017

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Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a portfolio of 119 licenses across 21 countries. Our focus is on finding and monetizing oil in Africa and the Atlantic Margins.

Since 2006, Tullow has had interests Ghana and was appointed as the Jubilee field Operator. First oil was achieved In November 2010 and has become Tullow’s key asset generating significant high-margin oil production. Tullow’s second major discovery and subsequent development in Ghana is the TEN field where first oil was successfully achieved on time and on the budget in August 2016.

Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licenses across 18 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa, and New Ventures.

We create value in two simple ways: we find oil and we sell oil. To achieve this we must execute exploration campaigns, deliver selective development projects, maintain our production and ensure we are suitably financed through a mix of diverse funding options and portfolio management

There are further exploration opportunities for Tullow Ghana including expanding Jubilee to include outlying deep-water reserves. More information can be found here Ghana BU

Our localization strategy is very important to us in order to deliver our growth ambitions within our shared prosperity philosophy. As such we are always looking to identify Ghanaian nationals who are either within Ghana or looking to relocate to Ghana, that will develop into our local staff, managers, and leaders who are capable of sustaining a world class business.

Position Description

Job Title: Operations Subsea Engineer
Location & Team: Jubilee & TEN Production Operations (Projects & Engineering), Accra
Reports To: Operations Subsea Engineering Lead
Interacts With: Internal:

Jubilee & TEN Operations team

Well Engineering

Subsurface department

Development Projects (GJFFD & TEN Future Expansion)

Onshore Logistics Base



ROV Services (DeepOcean, Oceaneering, etc)

Technology Suppliers (TechnipFMC, Aker , Onesubsea, Masterflo etc)

Engineering services providers (WoodGroup, GATE, 2H,etc)


Supervises: Trainee Subsea Engineers
Job Purpose/Key Accountabilities The Operations Subsea Engineer will be responsible for onshore operations subsea support and occasional company representative offshore for subsea intervention and other related activities.


The Subsea Engineer will provide offshore technical support by participating in the day-to-day operations/maintenance of subsea hardware, frequent trips offshore for invention work, initiate corrective/maintenance actions for failed equipments and IMR activities.


The position will be primarily based in the Tullow Ghana Ltd. Accra office, and will require occasional or frequent offshore or overseas visits, as dictated by business demands.

Responsibilities / Key Objectives: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the operations and maintenance of all subsea facilities.  Onshore focal point for the operation of all subsea equipments and troubleshooting.  Participate in the reviewing of the Jubilee & TEN operating procedures necessary to support subsea operations.

Resolve ongoing technical issues concerning all aspects of the subsea equipment.

Reviewing and commenting technical documentation produced by contractors.

Monitor and report technical progress to Subsea engineering Lead.

Provide onshore technical assistance for the offshore operations of subsea facilities (trees, manifolds, etc) and related topsides equipment (HPU, SCU, etc).


Understand and demonstrate a good working knowledge of the subsea control system in order to provide an onshore support to offshore engineers regarding subsea equipment control issues (e.g. Valve signature/configuration, alarms/trips setpoints).

Develop understanding of flow assurance issues in the TEN and Jubilee subsea facilities.

Assist the Subsea IMR engineer in the development of work scope for subsea inspection and IMR activities (e.g. Subsea GVI / Riser annulus Testing).  Assist in the preparation and maintenance of short/long-term schedules of activities for intervention support vessel.  Participate in the review of IMR documents and subsea equipment procedures for the integrity and operations of all subsea assets.

Monitor the performance of the subsea equipment for potential failures identification, sensor/other auxiliary equipment (ASD, MPFM, Chokes) malfunctions and to initiate proper remedial actions.

Interface with Development Project activities on behalf of the P & E team to ensure equipment (jumpers/trees/control system) reliability/ operability before installation, and to ensure correct procedures are followed during installation.  Participate in Risk Asessments, FATs, SITs, HAZOPs and HAZIDs as necessary.

Onshore focal point for coordinating mobilization of vendors to support critical offshore activities.

Support offshore technical support by offshore participation in critical intervention activities (e.g. support offshore subsea engineer on IMR vessel during critical intervention activities).

Financial Responsibility: None



Person Specification

Education & Experience: An engineering degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical or Subsea engineering from a reputable organization

The candidate is expected to have a minimum of 5 years working experience in the Oil and Gas industry providing topside controls support.

The Candidate must possess knowledge of the design, operation and inspection of subsea equipment, pipelines, manifolds and connectors.

Working in similar position/experience with other subsea equipment suppliers/service providers.

Good knowledge and working experience with the FMC control system, (Smart tool, KOS 200E, KOS 150), Yokogawa, etc.

Good knowledge of subsea hardware intervention and operations.

Good working knowledge in ROV and intervention vessel operations.

Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly

Good interpersonal skills, and able to work both as part of a dynamic team, and alone with minimal supervision

Excellent MS Office skills

Good understanding / interpretation of engineering drawings.

Proficiency or willingness to learn the use of AutoCad or similar software.

Project Management skills

Good troubleshooting skills

Good negotiation skills

Business Behaviours: Entrepreneurial Spirit, proven problem-solving skills and keen to learn about & experiment with new ideas.

Respect & Integrity.

Able to perform under the pressures of multiple high-importance priorities.

Flexible and able to adapt to frequent changes in demands/ priorities/ routines.

Patient and capable of working in a complex cultural and challenging environment.

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