Apply for Chief Operating Officer at A New Independent Oil Exploration and Production Company in Nigeria.

A new independent Oil Exploration and Production company is looking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer to start the operations of the company and drive business growth and expansion to operational excellence. The ideal candidate will be someone with wealth of knowledge and experience in oil and gas upstream management.

Chief Operating Officer
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience18 – 20 years
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial, Oil and Gas / Energy 

Location: Lagos and other francophone African country

Job Description

  • Develop and supervise the execution of exploration and production work program with respect to geosciences – (geophysical and geological>, environmental activities, pre-drilling, evaluation and post drilling appraisal wells.
  • Lead a group of geoscientists and engineers with regard to assets evaluation, leading to drilling and other operational matters
  • Lead the development of the company’s short and long term strategies to meet the goals set by the board of directors
  • Conduct technical and economic studies to define, plan and execute field development plans.
  • Develop plans, identify and collate relevant documents for obtaining permits, approvals and consents for asset development
  • Plan and execute the process of obtaining regulatory permits and project approvals for drilling and other field development activities from relevant authorities.
  • Drive and manage the company activities, investments with corporate alliances/joint venture partners.
  • Design and implement bushiess strategies, plans and procedures.
  • Planning, programming of investment requirements, estimates and budgets.
  • Prepare and present reports from time to time to the Board of Directors and government agencies in all technical and operational matters.
  • Overall responsibility for the P&L.
  • Examine risks and potentials for the business opportunities.
  • Identify, establish and maintain business relationships.
  • Overall responsibility for the P&L.
  • Perform any other duties incidental to the work described herein or as assigned by the Board of Directors


  • Must have a good first degree in Petroleum Engineering or Geosciences and a Master’s degree in same field or an MBA
  • Must have a minimum of 18 years of continuous and progressive operational leadership and managerial experience in a reputable oil and gas exploration and production company.
  • Must demonstrate competency in strategic planning and data analysis and performance/operations metrics.
  • Must have business development experience
  • Must have interpersonal and high communication skills and be problem solving.
  • Knowledge and fluency of French (oral and written) is compulsory.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Highly driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial
  • Highly disciplined with strong attention to detail

Only qualifued candidates will be contacted.