Drilling Project Management

POLICY STATEMENT: Matpatson Petroleum Services shall ensure that Wells are designed, constructed-fit for purpose, cost effective with the application of available technology and applying best practices and procedures that guarantee mechanical integrity for 15years.


The  project Management Team's involvement in Well delivery  covers the entire life cycle of a well as shown below ;


Matpatson  participation in well delivery process  starts with well identification through construction(Drilling and completion) and Operation(Producing), Modify (Workover) and abandonment which represent the entire life cycle of a well.

In MATPATSON  the summation of experiences in excess of 300years in various functions of Drilling and Well Engineering.  First class dedicated Engineering Degree holders with professional drilling certification backed by extensive practical experience.

MATPATSON takes up a well project from Well identification to production and handover after successfully taking the well through the valid stage of well delivery process.


Key functions  of Drilling Engineers  at  the identification phase are but not limited to:

  • Feasibility studies.
  • Well design support to the subsurface for well selection.
  • Contracts and contracting processes.
  • Equipment/Material determination(identification)
  • Long lead items identification.
  • Procurement process
  • Cost estimates(AFE)


Key activities at the execution phase but not limited to:

  • Detailed well design.
  • Detailed material listing.
  • Budget approval
  • Finalize contract.
  • Well operations management
  • Well operation supervision at well site.
  • Well completion design
  • Production testing
  • Project Close out 


It is a MATPATSON procedure to close out on projects and submit a close out report to client . This report would  indicate lessons learnt and recommendation for improved performance in future projects.

This  close  out loop  provides  the opportunity for staff development  and performance review and improvement.

Our Vision

To become distinguished as a cost effective ONE STOP SHOP for drilling and Well Engineering process in Nigeria and the West African sub region. 

Our Mission

To develop a reservoir of indigenous Well Engineering Competencies, provide Technical, operational, and project management support and services to the oil and gas sector in Nigeria and the West African sub region

Our Competence

To develop sufficient drilling equipment supply chain capable of supporting a five-well program at all times.

Our Commitment

Matpatson Petroleum Services is committed to providing efficient, cost effective and commercially competitive services to its clients/customers while we remain focused on the continuous development of our capacity for the achievement of our Vision to the industry in Nigeria and West African Sub region.

Overseas Office

Aberdeen Office
26 Bannermill Place, AB24 5EA,
Aberdeen, Scotland.
Phone Number
+44 1224 923379

Where to find us?

Head Office
110 East-West road, Rumuodara,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Phone Number
+234 (0) 708 717 4966
+234 (0) 802 053 3666
+234 (0) 808 666 6485