Contracts Administrator Job in Nigeria

Hobark International Limited (HIL) is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the oil and gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Contracts Administrator

Location: Lagos (with occasional visits with fabrication and construction sites)

Department / Division / Unit: Drilling Department

Job Objective / Purpose of Job

  • Ensure that the operational services of Drilling and Completion Fluids and Waste Management are performed in compliance with Company codes and standards.

Job Duties / Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Prepare Mud and Waste Management Programs for each well, and ensure these programs meet the objectives of delivering the well, HSSE incident free, without NPT and within AFE.
  • Daily operations follow up and ensure drilling and completion fluids properties and OOC are in the required specifications.
  • Verification of cement slurries designs.
  • Focal point for Fluids, Solids Control and Waste Management Companies.
  • Perform field visits as necessary to ensure HSE and programme compliance, assess onsite mud properties, performance of solids control equipment and assist with cement jobs as required.
  • Visit fluids’ contractor plants as necessary to ensure fluid and product storage meet contract quality and ISO 9001 and 14001.
  • Monitor utilization of drilling and completion fluids chemicals to ensure optimal treatment with minimal wastage to preclude well problems and to protect Company  interests.
  • Manage drilling and completion fluids chemical cost and ensure all fluids related KPI’s are met.
  • Participate in all well planning sessions.
  • Provide technical reports on fluids’ performances after each well is drilled; capturing lessons learnt and circulate to the rig teams.
  • Evaluate new fluids technologies and propose trials / implementation with the aim of reducing fluids’ costs and optimizing operations.
  • Monitor fluids & cement contracts and ensure the Contractors are providing and fulfilling the full scope of services, and that their performance meet the standards specified in each contract.
  • Participate in all fluids tendering / contract management processes, including SOW, as required.
  • QA/QC Fluids Services Companies reports and verify the accuracy and validity of invoices.
  • Perform periodic audits of fluids & cement Contractors.
  • Periodically organize a business plan review (BPR) for fluids vendors in order to review performance and cost.
  • Develop fluids KPI’s and ensure drilling and completion fluids’ performance meets them.
  • Compile and issue Company End Of Well Reports in due time, including Mud and Waste Management.
  • Ensure the database is maintained in the appropriate folders and adequately populated with drilling and completion fluids and waste management information.

Key Performance Indicators / Performance Goals:

  • Wells drilled HSSE incident free and without NPT associated with drilling fluids and waste treatment.
  • Compliance with Well Delivery Process.
  • Detailed drilling, workover and completion fluid programs (mud and waste management) signed and issued at least two weeks prior to commence the operations.
  • Continuous monitoring of drilling fluids performance through regularly provided performance monitoring sheets with agreed KPI’s.
  • Participation and contribution to the success of DWOP/CWOP sessions in all programs
  • Well drilling / completion drilling fluids budget performance below AFE and within 10% of budget.
  • Ensuring that drilling fluids contract ceilings are not exceeded.


  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.

Primary Skills:

  • Confidential integrity essential. Organised, interactive and methodical.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Functionally Reports To: Head, Drilling Engineering.
  • Supervises: Drilling Fluids Supervisors / Engineers in the office and at the rig sites.

Working Relationships:

  • Internal Drilling & Production Departments.
  • External Mud & Cement Suppliers and Solids Control and Waste Management Companies.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online