Latest Opportunities

Senior Petroleum Engineer

Our client, an oil and gas operator is seeking an experienced Senior Petroleum Engineer to join their operations in a staff position.

The job holder will be responsible for Production and Petroleum Engineering activities for selected operated producing oil and gas asset(s).   To optimise production and injection wells via surveillance techniques, well modelling and field implementation.

There will also be a required to work closely with Operations on a day to day basis in response to any operational issues and with Reservoir Engineers to define and implement reservoir management plans.


  • Extensive experience as a Petroleum Engineer with an E&P Operator working on a broad range of operated field development and production projects.
  • Track record of proactively proposing and implementing successful production optimisation opportunities and well intervention work.
  • Experience and detailed understanding of Offshore well intervention operations, production operations, facilities optimization and artificial lift techniques (gas lift, ESP, etc.) are required.
  • A degree in Engineering or a related discipline. Preferably a post-graduate qualification in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

If you would like more information  please add this opportunity to your job basket attaching a a copy of your most recent CV providing an indication of your availability and day rate expectations.

Night Drilling Supervisor

Our client, a large international operator is seeking an experienced Night Drilling Supervisor for an initial 12 months contract to support their offshore operations.  

Working offshore rotation on a platform campaign the job holder must have:

  • Considerable experience in a Night Drilling Supervisor role
  • Valid Offshore Survival, Medical and IWCF certificates.
  • UK North Sea experience

Should you be interested in discussing this requirement further, please add this opportunity to your job basket below and attach a copy of your most current CV.

Project Engineer
London, UK
Immediate / ASAP

Experienced Project Engineer required for our client, an Oil and Gas Operator company.  To start immediately / asap and contract duration will be approximately 2 months.  The position will be based in London.

Ideal candidates should have considerable experience in a Project Engineering role – various project engineering disciplines may be considered, providing you have a technical background and are adaptable.

Electrical Engineer
London, UK
Immediate / ASAP

Experienced Electrical Engineer required for our client, an Oil and Gas Operator.  To start immediately / asap and contract duration will be approximately 2 months. The position will be based in London.

Ideal candidates should have significant experience in a similar role and ideally have experience with rotating equipment with electric motor drive, electric gas turbine power generation, and eHouse/eRoom switchgear / transformers / control panels.

Commissioning Engineer
London, UK

Commissioning Engineer required for a large operator in London area to start ASAP for an initial 2 months contact.

Significant experience in FPSO pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up, operations is an essential requirement for this role.

Offshore Safety Coaches
Aberdeen / UK North Sea

Experienced Offshore Safety Coaches required for one of our key client’s, an oil and gas Operator in Aberdeen.  The role will involve working offshore in the UK North Sea. Contract duration 1 year+.

Support in the development and maintenance a highly effective safety culture throughout the organisation; supporting the delivery of Incident Free Operations through coaching, knowledge sharing and by sustaining a high level of visible safety support, mentoring and guidance across all operations.

  • Drive a culture of incident free operations. Improve awareness and knowledge of hazards and the human contribution to risk.
  • Conduct inductions and deliver safety expectations to all personnel arriving offshore.
  • Attend, support and where appropriate facilitate: tool box talks, team safety discussions, the identification of the hazards, risks and mitigations for all tasks to ensure understanding.
  • Support the review and scrutiny of procedures and risk assessments to ensure control measures are adequate, suitable and understood.
  • Deliver specific training, coaching and, where appropriate, conduct competency assessments in all areas associated with safety equipment and risk management.
  • Act as the conduit between the platform, the onshore HES team and the workforce (in conjunction with the Safety and Environmental Reps) with new initiatives, delivering safety presentations on current topics or activities.
  • As the offshore Synergi Focal Point – support accident/event investigations/RCAs and the delivery of findings throughout the organisation.
  • Ensure safety alerts/Synergi actions from events are communicated and understood.
  • Conduct audits of processes, including Permit to Work administration, compliance with procedures and standards.
  • Coach, support and work with the Safety Reps and the Environmental Reps with all relevant initiatives.
  • Conduct debriefs of lessons learned, particularly following significant activity conclusion.
  • Collate incident and safety conversation data for trending, working with the HES team towards the provision of solutions for areas requiring improved safety focus.
  • This role will work in conjunction with the HES and Operations teams on the delivery of the HES strategy, providing day to day support in risk assessment, audit and incident investigation, identifying corrective actions and implementing solutions on a timely basis by involving appropriate people and resources both onshore and offshore.

Qualifications / experience / knowledge / skills required:

  • NEBOSH or equivalent
  • Considerable experience in an equivalent or similar role in the oil and gas or other high hazard industry.
  • Involvement in the implementation, support and/or management of a Corporate Safety Culture program.
  • Human Factors and behaviours.
  • Good working knowledge of UK & European HES legislation.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, influencing and presentation skills
Senior Well Integrity Engineer

Our client, an oil and gas operator are seeking an experienced Senior Well Integrity Engineer to provide technical advice and ensure alignment of UK guidelines, procedures, technical standards and performance standards with respect to well integrity management, regulatory requirements and industry good practice.

The job holder must have:

  • Relevant degree qualified or equivalent
  • Experience of working for multiple operators (from large multi-nationals to small independents) and working for oil & gas service providers
  • Offshore experience at multiple production installations, mobile drilling installations, inspection and survey vessels
  • Integrated technical knowledge of Wells (Well Design, Construction, Operation & Maintenance activities Intervention, Drilling, Workovers)
  • Installation, commissioning and optimization of well equipment and management of operational activities at site
  • Professional and tenacious individual using: experience, subject matter knowledge to provide coherent reports and recommendations relating to well integrity status; drive change and continual improvement
  • Ability to travel offshore

For a full copy of the job description, please forward a copy of your most recent CV with an indication of your availability and day rate expectations.

Senior Well Site Leader / Drilling Supervisor
January 2019

Our client, a large international operator is seeking experienced Senior Well Site Leaders / Drilling Supervisors to support their offshore operations.

Reporting to the Wells Superintendent, the Senior Well Site Leader (SWSL) is accountable for leading, supervising and implementing the flawless execution of safe, compliant and reliable well operations (including new wells and side-tracking of older wells) in accordance with Company policies, standards and programs.

Although the work is primarily based offshore, some time may be required in the office undertaking operation planning, after action reviews, updating site procedures, practices or other as required work.

As the wells will be very complex and demanding, Senior Well Site Leaders will be utilized to fill both the day and night WSL positions on rotation basis.  The individuals that are selected with be willing and able to fill either slot and willing to be interchangeable.

Key accountabilities include:

HSE Compliance and Well Integrity:

  • Provide visible safety leadership & Encourage workers to “Stop The Job”
  • Manage interface between Rig Contractor Safety Management System (SMS) & Company’s Operating Management System (OMS); adherence to Company Policies, Standards and Practices; and Monitor Safety Critical Equipment (SCE) Maintenance activities including deferrals.
  • Ensure that all planned operations are risk assessed and adequate barriers and mitigations are in place.
  • Ensure Well Control Bridging Document requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensure all Environmental Rules & Regulations and Safety Management system are adhered to.
  • Conduct audits and Leadership Inspections (Continuous Audit Process & Permit to Work) as required. Follow through with e-Wells drills and verification processes


  • Demonstrate strong operational leadership, in line with Company Values and Behaviours
  • Accountable for meeting Company – Minimum Expectations for a WSL
  • Accountable for the execution of well site operations in accordance with the approved plan
  • Accountable for understanding, and effective communication of, all operational risk and associated mitigations


  • Ensure all deviations from the agreed plan are discussed with the rig management team and, if appropriate, office based wells team
  • Ensure efficient movement of all personnel, equipment and materials
  • Accountable for the preparation, understanding and issuing of Rig Work Instructions
  • Accountable for accurate recording at the Well-site, i.e. Daily Drilling Reports and ensuring distribution
  • Manage Service Companies as required
  • Accountable for conducting morning calls with onshore operations team
  • Responsible for investigation and close out of all Non-Productive Time (NPT) or failures relating to Wells operations
  • Accountable to complete Company Contractor Scorecards, Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) and provide feedback as required
  • Accountable for conducting After Action Reviews to capture and embed lessons learned / opportunities for improvement

Essential Requirements:

  • University Degree OR Valid Well Control for Subsea and Surface Supervisory Level to Industry Accreditation for example: International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), International Well Control Forum (IWCF) WellCap.
  • Valid BOSIET desirable.
  • Minimum Twelve (12) years of experience in drilling operations.
  • Minimum Seven (7) years of experience as Drilling WSL in offshore environment (drill ship or semi-submersible rig,)
  • Minimum Two (2) years as Drilling SWSL
  • Demonstrable leadership of Safety and Risk Management
  • HTHP Exploration well experience of at least two years

The start date for this role is January 2019 for an initial 12 month contract with line review on a 28/28 rotation.

Competitive expat day rate.

Further details available upon request.

If you would be interested in this position, please respond attaching a copy of your current CV and provide an indication of your day rate expectations and anticipated availability.

Subsea Opportunities

In support of Avanteq’s continuing growth strategy and to strengthen our capabilities in identifying the best subsea talent for our clients’ operations, Avanteq would like to hear from high calibre subsea professionals who would be interested in learning about future opportunities in the UK and international subsea sectors.


Register your details with us now to ensure that you don’t miss out on any future subsea opportunities which may be of interest to you.

Once registered you will be included in Avanteq’s job alert system which will highlight those positions specific to your skills and discipline and will also keep you updated with market activity in your area of interest.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Drilling Engineer

Our client, an oil and gas operator is seeking an experienced Drilling Engineer (with Well Engineering experience).  The job holder will be a key member of a variety of small multi-discipline project teams supporting current and future projects.  Individual activities will also be assigned relating to topics such as new technology and performance analysis.

Key Activities:

  • Provision of front-end engineering and feasibility studies in support of company projects and wells as directed by the Well Engineering Leader and/or Senior Drilling Engineer.
  • Ensure wells related risks and opportunities are identified early and incorporated into the project risk register and planning process.
  • Provide input on well abandonment workscopes into decommissioning studies to be carried out.  The studies will comprise offset reviews, feasibility analysis and front-end engineering design.
  • Accurately prepare budget and duration required for projects.
  • Investigation and promotion of well construction performance improvement initiatives resulting from the lessons learned on previous developments.

The job holder must have:

  • The job holder will hold a BSc of MSc or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Offshore or Petroleum) with appropriate experience in well engineering.
  • Knowledge of UKCS suspension and abandonment guidelines.
  • Organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer skills, especially in Drilling Engineering software.

If this position is of interest to you, please forward a copy of your most recent CV and provide an indication of your availability and day rate expectations.

Fluids Supervisor

Our client, an oil and gas operator, is seeking an experienced Fluids Supervisor to work offshore 3/3 rotation on board a semi-submersible rig in the UK North Sea.

Key Activities:

  • Optimise and the application of fluids, cement, and waste management services in the field.
  • Coordinate actions between the different parties involved in order to ensure that the best procedures are followed.
  • Follow up the daily consumption of the chemical approved and issue the required report at the end of each well.
  • Review laboratory analyses, control logistics and inventory management
  • Ensure that Fluids and Cement programs and procedures are available, understood and adhered to by personnel involved.

Job Holder Requirements:

  • Possess current UK Offshore Survival Certificate and current UK offshore medical certificate, MIST, Fire fighting
  • Must have Drilling Well Control Programme (IWCF Certification), Combined Surface and Subsea BOP Stack Level 4
  • Should be educated to graduate level or similar level with engineering training and demonstrate high level of technical knowledge in the fluids area with appropriate experience in offshore drilling operations
  • Extensive cementing experience
  • Should have good working knowledge of internal and external rules, standards and procedures in the fluids and environmental areas, and be trained to level appropriate to statutory regulations
  • Fluent spoken and written English compulsory
  • Fluent spoken and written French desirable

For further details, please forward a copy of your most recent CV with an indication of your availability and day rate expectations.

(Future) Decomissioning Specialists

Decommissioning Specialists sought for future opportunities in the UKNS. Please register your details with us now.

Please be advised candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

This will enable our Recruiters to keep in touch with any relevant positions in line with your discipline and area of expertise, ensuring you don’t miss out on potential opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Our proven and industry-leading sourcing capabilities are focused on key discipline areas.

Well engineering


Subsurface geosciences


Production engineering


Subsea engineering


Supporting disciplines


  • NQA ISO9001
  • FPAL
  • Subsea