Posted on :
1 Sep, 2010
Marine Officer Job ID: F21822
Location: Bonga FPSO, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today, Upstream International employs some 17,000 people worldwide and has interests in ventures in 36 different countries. This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by research and the pursuit of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) uses advanced cutting edge technologies in ‘frontier’ deepwater areas of over 1,000 metres. The Bonga deepwater discovery made in 1995 increased Nigeria’s crude reserves by some 600 million barrels.
SNEPCO is a rapidly growing company comprising a range of large operated and non-operated deep and shallow water assets. The production operations support, plus well and reservoir surveillance, subsurface and well delivery work for SNEPCO is currently being migrated from the global technical partners to Locally-based staff.
We are currently looking to recruit two Marine Officers to be responsible for the operations, marine movements, security and stock handling in our very challenging business environment in and around the Bonga Floating Production Storage and Off-loading facility
The keys tasks include:
· Manage the relationships with host communities, Government Agencies (Customs, Immigration, NNPC, DPR, etc.) company’s legal team and external third party attorneys to ensure timely and peaceful resolution of claims.
– Perform Cargo and ballast tank management and handling operations
– Maintain stability and longitudinal strength of all Vessels
– Accountable for first line maintenance of Marine System
– Accountable for Deck operations including management of Life Saving Equipment – Lifeboat, Life-rafts, Lifejackets etc
– Ensure the proper performance of Offtake operations
– Monitor the Oil in storage stock record-keeping and ensure stock reconciliation
– Ensure the availability of SPM and ancillary equipment (Bonga)
– Monitor Helicopter movements & field Personnel transfer
– Supply vessel movements in and around the Bonga FPSO and associated facilities including the OGGS riser jacket and Bonga SPM.
– Management of marine movements within 5000m zones around the Bonga FPSO and her associated facilities including the OGGS riser jacket and Bonga SPM
– Ensure the provision of adequate Security in the field with particular reference to the ISPS code as Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
– The ideal candidate must be GMDSS qualified with a minimum of 5 years sea time on tankers, including Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs).
– Valid STCW95 Deck Officer Class 2 certificate with tanker endorsement. (A Deck Officer Class 3 certificate may be acceptable subject to relevant gained experience)
– Experience in the operation of a crude oil terminal and Single Point Mooring buoys would be an advantage
– Must demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision
– Must be prepared to train and become qualified to undertake the duties of a Permit Signatory and System Auditor.
– Knowledge and experience of offshore loading hoses would be an advantage in ensuring that hose maintenance and maintenance of spare parts is carried out.
– A working knowledge of the Crude Offtake & Loading (COL) procedures and Terminal working practices is required, while hands-on experience with submerged FRAMO pumping systems and inert gas generators would be a definite advantage.
– Must have demonstrated experience in man-management, communicate effectively in teams and maintain good networks with diverse interest groups.
– Experience in the field of loading and discharging supply vessels and knowledge of helicopter operations are also desirable.