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Works in New Business Development / NV Team to identify, screen, evaluate, pursue and capture high-quality new opportunities, essential for VAALCO’s continued growth. Initial focus will be opportunities which consist of both undeveloped field discoveries and undiscovered exploration potential. Therefore, the ability to apply new field and mature field knowledge to undrilled prospects is essential for the successful candidate. Works with Production Engineering Team on longer-term, asset-specific Reservoir Engineering projects for VAALCO’s Gabon and Equatorial Guinea fields, as dictated by business need.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Reservoir or Petroleum Engineering or similar and at least 12 years of directly related experience in Development and/or Production environments working primarily with conventional reservoirs. Experience in offshore West Africa is strongly preferred.

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HSE ADVISOR (LEAD TRAINER)                                                                                    

The HSE Advisor (Training Lead) develops, implements and administers the HSE training, competency, and assessment programs to support embedding the HSE Management System and delivering a learning culture. This role will also be active in development, implementation and continual improvement of other HSE programs and technical procedures. The HSE Advisor will provide training that includes notifications, recordkeeping, both face-to-face and on-line facilitation, and competency assessment.

Significant experience in Oil and Gas or a similar Process with strong preference for offshore operations, including: Safety Culture; Behavioral-Based Safety; Personal Safety, including Manual Handling, Lifting Awareness, Dropped Objects and Working at Heights; Electrical Safety; Chemical Handling and hazard communication; Gas Testing and Confined Space Entry; Process Safety; Environmental Management including Waste Handling; Permit to Work; Risk Management; Near miss reporting; Incident Reporting and follow up; Incident Investigation; Emergency Response; and First Aid and CPR.

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Operations or similar field; preference for five 5 years as a Training Instructor and assessor in offshore HSE; must be able to travel internationally up to 60%; must possess passport at least 6 months from expiration; must be citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and fluency in French is a major plus.

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These positions offer exceptional compensation, incentive and benefits packages.


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